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Should elderly take benztropine to help with td (mouth movements) side effects of antipsychotics?

Should elderly take benztropine to help with td (mouth movements) side effects of antipsychotics?

Maybe: Tardive dyskinesia(td) is an unfortunate side effect of long term treatment with antipsychotics. Benztropine may help with the tremors, but generally is poorly tolerated in the elderly due to sedation, confusion, constipation, etc. It is usually avoided if possible in the elderly. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Benztropine (Definition)

Cogentin, 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 ...Read more


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Will cogentin help alleviate geodon side effects?

EPS: Cogentin is used to treat only the extrapyramidal side effects (eps) from antipsychotics. These include tremor, rigidity, and akithesia. It does not counteract other side effects of antipsychotics, such as cardiac issues, metabolic issues, or changes in mentation. ...Read more

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Took haldol cogentin. How long do side effects last?

Up tp 24 hours or so: The side effects of Haldol should normally take about 24 hours, but some such as akathesia may take a couple of days. As for cogentin, if you took only one dose, the effects should mostly abate after 24 hours, definitely in 36 hours. ...Read more

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What are some herbal remedies to counteract the sexual side effects of cogentin?

I know of none: It may be that you are actually having side-effects to another medication you are taking, such as the one(s) in which Cogentin is prescribed to prevent side-effects. Antipsychotic medications are notorious for causing sexual side-effects. Cogentin is prescribed to prevent other side-effects from the antipsychotics, such as stiffness, tremors and restlessness. ...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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Please describe the medication: benztropine?

Please describe the medication: benztropine?

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

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How long does a benztropine high take?

How long does a benztropine high take?

Cogentin high: Delirium caused by too much Cogentin is very unpleasant experience, along with blurred vision & drying effect. ...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, 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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When does someone need to take benztropine (cogentin)?

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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Cogentin (Definition)

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