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Will benadryl (diphenhydramine) have an effect on a methacholine challenge since its a anticholinergic drug?

Will benadryl (diphenhydramine) have an effect on a methacholine challenge since its a anticholinergic drug?

Possibly: To get the best indication of bronchial hyper reactivity, you should not take any antihistamines for 3 to 7 days before the challenge. Unless, of course, the point is to see if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will diminish the reactivity. That's why you need to discuss such questions with the physician who ordered the test. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Benztropine Mesylate (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can I use anticholinergic drug reverse bradycardia?

Can I use anticholinergic drug reverse bradycardia?

Do not experiment: Talk with to u physician and listen to his advise. ...Read more

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Can pseudoparkinson be treated with cogentin (benztropine)?

Can pseudoparkinson be treated with cogentin (benztropine)?

Depends: The severity and extent of parkinsonian symptoms, assuming what's being referred to is via other medications, will respond differently to different approaches. Some aspects may respond well (e.g. akathisia) and others not so much (e.g. dystonia) if using those drugs used to treat Parkinson Disease. Suggest a discussion with your doctor to assess what are the targets for therapy and side effects. ...Read more

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Can cogentin be used to lessen the withdrawl symptoms of zoloft (sertraline)?

Can cogentin be used to lessen the withdrawl symptoms of zoloft (sertraline)?

Cogentin (benztropine): Cogentin is an anticholinergic agent used to combat side-effects of psychotropic medications. Not likely it would do much for zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal, instead it will cause blurred vision, dry mouth & constipation. ...Read more

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Does the blurred vision from cogentin (benztropine) ever go away (while taking it)?

Does the blurred vision from cogentin (benztropine) ever go away (while taking it)?

Side effects: You are describing one of the common anti-cholinergic side effects of cogentin, (benztropine) and this may not necessarily depart. Other meds in this class may be less impairing, and depending upon your needs, perhaps the dose can be adjusted. Discuss fully with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take for hallucinations brought on by cogentin (benztropine) take to go away in an elderly female who was given 2 does in hospital.?

How long does it normally take for hallucinations brought on by cogentin (benztropine) take to go away in an elderly female who was given 2 does in hospital.?

Hrs to days: Cogentin (benztropine) is a rather archaic drug and can cause delirium, confusion, and both hallucinations and delusions in the elderly. It's use in parkinson's disease is quite rare these days. Typically, the side effects should depart within a few days at most, but if persistent and not resolving, other causes should be sought including other meds causing reactions. Contact the original doc and get answer. ...Read more

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How do you fix acute muscular dystonia caused by antipsychotics? Is there a method other than cogentin (benztropine) or do I have to discontinue antipsychotic?

How do you fix acute muscular dystonia caused by antipsychotics? Is there a method other than cogentin (benztropine) or do I have to discontinue antipsychotic?

Yes and no: Yes there are alternatives and no you do not have to discontinue antipsychotic I do not see an antipsychotic listed in your med profile but one option may be to switch to another antipsychotic but short of that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Artane (trihexyphenidyl)) can also be used for dystopia ...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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Benztropine mesylate uses?

Benztropine mesylate uses?

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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Can cogentin (benztropine) cause anxiety?

Can cogentin (benztropine) cause anxiety?

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 agonists. Not sure, in this day and age, that there would be a valid role for cogentin (benztropine). Meet with your doctor and discuss. ...Read more

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How much benztropine (cogentin) causes hallucinations?

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 that is unsafe. The hallucinations caused by too much benztropine can be associated with other dangerous effects. ...Read more

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Does Cogentin (benztropine) counteract Concerta in any way?

There are no drug: Interactions between Cogentin (benztropine) & Concerta. However, each medicine can interact with other drugs & foods. See: http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=363-163, 1606-976&types[]=major&types[]=minor&types[]=moderate&types[]=food&types[]=therapeutic_duplication. ...Read more

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Will cogentin help alleviate geodon (ziprasidone) side effects?

EPS: Cogentin (benztropine) 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 (haloperidol) cogentin. How long do side effects last?

Up tp 24 hours or so: The side effects of Haldol (haloperidol) 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 is the definition or description of: Cogentin (benztropine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cogentin (benztropine) allergy?

Cogentin allergy: Cogentin (benztropine) is a medication that is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease symptoms. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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Does zyprexa (olanzapine) have anticholinergenic effects? If it does would it have some properities similar to cogentin built into it?

Does zyprexa (olanzapine) have anticholinergenic effects? If it does would it have some properities similar to cogentin built into it?

Yes it does: Yes, zyprexa (olanzapine) does have strong anticholinergic effects as well as many others. In a way this would be like building cogentin-like effects into the medication, but may still not overcome certain side effects (like akathisia) of zyprexa (olanzapine). ...Read more

Anticholinergic (Definition)

Most drugs have some anticholinergic qualities, which means they interfere with the normal function ...Read more


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Cogentin (Definition)

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