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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Cogentin (Definition)

Cogentin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


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How long does a benztropine high take?

How long does a benztropine high take?

Cogentin (benztropine) high: Delirium caused by too much Cogentin (benztropine) is very unpleasant experience, along with blurred vision & drying effect. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: benztropine?

Cogentin (benztropine): It is an Anticholinergic medication used to combat side-effect of Dopamine blocking Antipsychotic medications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: benztropine?

What is the definition or description of: benztropine?

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 younger patients, but has bad effect in older patients, including urinary retention and confusion. ...Read more

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If someone over doses with 7 mgs of benztropine what would be the estimated reaction time and the possible effects that are expected?

If someone over doses with 7 mgs of benztropine what would be the estimated reaction time and the possible effects that are expected?

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 friend to take you. And if this is just a thought exercise, i would offer that this type of overdose may produce delirium, seizures, and tachycardia among a host of additional negative effects. I hope everyone stays safe! ...Read more

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My doctor has prescribed me benztropine. What's it for?

My doctor has prescribed me benztropine. What's it for?

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 a second-line drug for the treatment of parkinson's disease. It improves tremor but not rigidity and bradykinesia. It is also sometimes used for dystonia, a rare disorder that causes abnormal muscle contraction. ...Read more

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When does someone need to take benztropine (cogentin)?

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Cogentin (benztropine): Mainly to counteract side-effects of Psychotropic medications, such as Extra pyramidal symptoms for example muscle rigidity. ...Read more

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It's possible that 1mg of benztropine make you hallucinate?

It's possible that 1mg of benztropine make you hallucinate?

Possibly: Possibly yes. All anticholinergics can cause hallucination in susceptible individuals (e.g. Elderly with dementia, other medications, dehydration, heat exposure, etc). If you are concerned about this as a side effect of the medication, please check with your doctor. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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120mgs of Latuda, (lurasidone) getting where I can't sit still in evenings, on benztropine but not helping, is there anyway this will go away on it's own?

Try non-pharma: Let me suggest trying to find a good health psychologist to counsel you on mgmt of your chronic illnesses and strategies for relaxation, sleep habits. You can learn skills that really help. Also, Mindfulness Meditation practice develops abilities to settle yourself. These will help rather than hurt your conditions as medications might. Best! ...Read more