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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. Tiffanie Noonan
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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 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

Anticholinergic (Definition)

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


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Cogentin (Definition)

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