Cogentin

Active Ingredient(s): Benztropine
FDA Approved: * March 5, 1954
Pharm Company: * MERCK
Category: Parkinsons

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Cogentin Overview

Benzatropine, also known as benztropine, is an anticholinergic marketed under the trade name Cogentin which is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, Parkinsonism, and dystonia. Contents 1 Medical uses 2 Adverse effects 3 Pharmacology 4 See also 5 References Medical uses Benzatropine is an anticholinergic drug used in patients to reduce extrapyramidal side effects of antipsychotic treatment. Benzatropine is also a second-line drug for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. It i...

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Cogentin for treating anxiety

Hello. I was given a few Cogentin (Benztropine 2mg) for my anxiety. Does this medication help at all for anxiety? Any help would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you. ## No, it is not usually prescribed for anxiety, it is most commonly used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease, as well as the side effects of some medications. The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and diarrhea. Are you on any other medications?

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what are the treatments for sulpitac induced dystopia

My nephew was put on sulpitac for anxiety and depression on progressive doses and continued taking it for 11 months. He developed tar dive dystonia and was taken to neuro Doctor and was commenced on cogent in staring at .25 mg increased to2.5 mg with no improvements to his dystonia symptoms. He is 23 yr old computer professional. Kindly advice. Thank you ## Hello, Jessy! How is your nephew doing? He should return to his neurologist, treatment for this usually has to be highly individualized, there is no one thing that works for everyone. Is he still taking the Sulpitac? The FDA lists the typical side effects of Cogentin as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and blurred vision. He may need a higher dose of it, or to combine with other treatment options. Is there an...

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cogentin abuse

I have unbearable anxiety and cogentin 2mg helps for a few hours but not the whole day. It was prescribed because I take Haldol. It gets me stoned when I take it and I feel guilty but I prefer that to gut-wrenching anxiety. Do the side effects go with time or am I going to feel stoned for as long as I take cogentin? ## Hello, Alex! How are you? Side effects typically go away with time, once your body gets used to a medication, though they may recur, if your dosage is raised at any point. The FDA lists other typical side effects as possibly including blurred vision, constipation, headache and impaired memory. Is there anything else I can help with?

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pliva 394

pliva 394 ## pliva 394 ## This is Benzotropine 1mg, a generic for Cogentin IM/IV. This is a med used to help prevent the movement related disorders such as tics and twitching that can occur with the use of some Psychotropic medications.

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PAR 166

small, white round PAR on top,line 166 on bottom ## This is benzotropine 2mg, chemcial name for cogentin. It is a medication used sparingly for those people who are on anti-psychotic medication. It helps prevent and/or control rigid muscle, muscle spasm, etc. Also, it can be used for some of the parkinson's disease disorder. Side effects are many. Some are blurred vision, confusion, headache, dizziness.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Benztropine
  • Injection: 1mg/ml
  • Tablet: 0.5mg, 1mg, 2mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Cogentin: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 76478-611 Cogentin 1 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection by Oak Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Subsidiary of Akorn, Inc.)

Other drugs which contain Benztropine or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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Cogentin for treating anxiety
Hello. I was given a few Cogentin (Benztropine 2mg) for my anxiety. Does this medication help at all for anxiety? Any he... 1 reply
cogentin abuse
I have unbearable anxiety and cogentin 2mg helps for a few hours but not the whole day. It was prescribed because I take... 1 reply






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