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Benzhexol Hydrochloride is a type of medicine called an anticholinergic which work by preventing the activity of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Is used for the symptomatic control of all forms of Parkinsonism, including the postencephalitic arteriosclerotic, and idiopathic types. It is also used to reduce drooling and to cure abnormal movements of the hands, legs, face, neck and tongue (extra pyramidal symptoms) usually observed as side effects of another medicine.
Synonyms: Trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride; 1-Cyclohexyl-1-phenyl-3-(1-piperidyl) propan-1-ol hydrochloride
CAS NO.: 52-49-3
EINECS NO.: 200-142-5
Molecular Formula: C20H31NO.HCL
Molecular Weight: 337.93g/mol
Application & Uses: Benzhexol works by blocking the receptors that acetylcholine acts on. This reduces the activity of the acetylcholine, and helps restore the balance of acetylcholine and dopamine in the brain. In this way, benzhexol helps control some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.