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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
More than prescribed: I wonder why you are asking this, are you trying to have hallucinations? The usual maximum dose of benztropine is six mgs per day. Any amount over tha ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Benztropine: Treats symptoms of parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Itis an anticholinergic marketed under the trade name Cogentin (benztropine) wh ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Anticholinergic drug: Cogentin, (benztropine) a brand used yrs ago, and rarely now, was intended to control parkinson's disease tremors. Might be useful in early and mild ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience in Psychiatry
Who is involved?: If you trying to help out a friend, call 911 or get them to the emergency department. If you are contemplating doing this yourself, call 911 or get a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Dibenzodiazepine: Clozaril/clozapine is not a benzodiazepine like lorazepam/ativan or alprazolam/xanax. Its chemical structure is a dibenzodiazepine and it is a 2nd ge ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Saccomando
19 years experience in Psychiatry
There are a few uses: Benztropine is an anticholinergic drug used to reduce the side effects of antipsychotic treatment, such as pseudoparkinsonism and dystonia. It is also ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Possibly: But why are you discussing a drug which has profound anti-cholinergic effects and adverse events, as this drug has mainly been supplanted by Dopamine ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Can occur: These side effects would occur while taking Clozaril, but if you have stopped and instead suffer restless leg syndrome, would suggest checking iron me ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Medication question: Dizziness is one of the listed side effects of cogentin (benztropine).
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Saccomando
19 years experience in Psychiatry
There are a few uses: Benztropine is an anticholinergic drug used to reduce the side effects of antipsychotic treatment, such as pseudoparkinsonism and dystonia. It is also ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
More than prescribed: I wonder why you are asking this, are you trying to have hallucinations? The usual maximum dose of benztropine is six mgs per day. Any amount over tha ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gena Kluwe
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
No. : You might get in the habit of taking it and find it emotionally useful or find that it improves your sleep, but addictive it is not.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Asthenia : Weakness can be caused by induction of an adrenal deficiency in the setting of chronic steroid use ( withdrawal ) Any of the medications listed can pr ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sophie Duriez
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Bad idea: You need to see the doctor who prescribed you those medications to review your treatment under medical supervision. These medications have to be slowl ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes, but not as bad: Tranxene (clorazepate) is a very long-acting benzodiazepine. The general rule is: the longer acting, the less withdrawal (like methodone withdrawal is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficu ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience in Psychiatry
No. It was there: Or not, schizophrenia or psychosis are precisely what was being treated with geodon, (ziprasidone) in most cases. It is like believing that "withdrawa ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
14 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Vistaril helps restless and anxiety through it's antihistamine activity, much like benadryl (diphenhydramine). It is not addictive, but if you are tak ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julie Stahl
32 years experience in Psychiatry
That is possible.: Trazodone does not work for everyone for sleep. Sometimes one has to go to other options for help with insomnia.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Seroquel (quetiapine): can cause akathisia, although it is rare. It's been reported in the literature especially in patients who are particularly prone to developing what's ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
There are no drug : interactions between Cogentin (benztropine) & Concerta. However, each medicine can interact with other drugs & foods. See: http://www.drugs.co ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience in Psychiatry
They differ: Klonopin (clonazepam) is longer acting but takes just slightly longer to start working. Ativan works quicker but clears from your system quicker then ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Klonopin (clonazepam) addiction: Good question. For vulnerable people, the pleasurable sensations that make addictive drugs disastrously attractive occur when Dopamine levels in the ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Murdock
27 years experience in Psychiatry
EPS: Cogentin (benztropine) is used to treat only the extrapyramidal side effects (eps) from antipsychotics. These include tremor, rigidity, and akithesia. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience in neurology
Yes: Benztropine does help parkinsonian type of tremors caused by side effect of haldol (haloperidol).
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shedler
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Yes: Everyone responds differently, but it is certainly possible to experience akathisia with abilify (aripiprazole). Talk to your doctor about your treat ... Read More
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A 85-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience in Psychiatry
Insomnia: Withdrawal symptoms are typically the opposite of what the medication is intended to do. You may have insomnia if you stop Lunesta (eszopiclone) abru ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience in Psychiatry
Maybe: I would continue working with your primary care provider. Many antidepressants can produce so called "extrapyramidal effects" that essential translat ... Read More

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