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Took haldol (haloperidol) cogentin. How long do side effects last?

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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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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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What are some herbal remedies to counteract the sexual side effects of cogentin (benztropine)?

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 (benztropine) is prescribed to prevent side-effects. Antipsychotic medications are notorious for causing sexual side-effects. Cogentin (benztropine) is prescribed to prevent other side-effects from the antipsychotics, such as stiffness, tremors and restlessness. ...Read more

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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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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

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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?

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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Cogentin (Definition)

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