anticholinergic drug

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Synonyms for anticholinergic drug

a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine

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Adherence, persistence and switch rates for anticholinergic drugs used for overactive bladder in women: Data from the Norwegian Prescription Database.
Synthesis of the optical isomers of a new anticholinergic drug, penehyclidine hydrochloride (8018).
After 12 months, the rate of anticholinergic drug use fell to a high of 11% on haloperidol and 6% for amisulpride.
The beneficial results seen as early as 1 week after initiation of treatment could have been affected by the use of another anticholinergic drug (42% of patients used the anticholinergic drug ipratropium) during the baseline phase of the trial rather than representing the effect of tiotropium alone.
He supported the continued use of an anticholinergic drug in selected patients with COPD despite results from two studies reported last September that called into question the safety of this drug class in patients with COPD.
Taking one moderately anticholinergic drug simulated an extra three to four years of age.
With rare exceptions, an anticholinergic drug should not be added to an atypical antipsychotic--it's likely to increase negative symptoms and cognitive dysfunction, and magnify the risk of tardive dyskinesia.
Conducted by the NHLBI's Asthma Clinical Research Network, the study compared three treatment methods: doubling the dose of inhaled corticosteroids alone, supplementing a low dose of inhaled corticosteroids with a long-acting beta agonist (salmeterol), and supplementing a low dose of inhaled corticosteroids with a long-acting anticholinergic drug (tiotropium bromide).
Previous studies have shown an association between anticholinergic drug use and decreased muscle strength or poorer cognition in older adults, possibly related to the drugs' central effects on psychomotor slowing.
The bronchodilator Atrovent, an anticholinergic drug, also is an effective COPD therapy, but needs to be taken every 4 times a day, he noted.
Anturol is a novel treatment utilizing Antares' proprietary ATD[TM] (Advanced Transdermal Delivery) gel system for treatment of overactive bladder (OAB) delivering the anticholinergic drug, oxybutynin in a sustained release basis.
Ipratropium is an anticholinergic drug administered by inhalation for the treatment of obstructive lung diseases.
Experts add an anticholinergic drug to minimize tremor in the early stages, but these agents may increase the risk of dementia later.
Use Cuvposa with caution in patients with conditions that are exacerbated by anticholinergic drug effects including: