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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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Can cogentin (benztropine) cause memory loss?

Can cogentin (benztropine) cause memory loss?

Yes : Cogentin is benztropine and is used in psychiatry to treat medication side effects. It is highly anticholinergic, which means it can bind you up, blur your vision or make it hard to pee. However, too much of it clouds thinking and memory, in fact, the drugs used to treat alzheimer's have the opposite effect and benztropine is contraindicated in alzheimer's as a result ...Read more

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Does Cogentin (benztropine) counteract Concerta in any way?

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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Besides propanolo and cogentin, (benztropine) what other meds can be used for akathisia?

Besides propanolo and cogentin, (benztropine) what other meds can be used for akathisia?

Akathisia: For specific treatment advice, ask your neurologist or psychiatrist. Not much scientific evidence guides clinical judgment if Propranolol has failed; still, consider asking your doctor about other lipophilic beta-blockers, benzodiazepines, levetiracetam, valproic acid, or tricyclic antidepressants. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long after one stops geodon (ziprasidone) and cogentin will one be fully functional and ready to go?

Within a few days: Cogentin is usually prescribed to counteract the effects of typical antipsychotic drugs, not atypical antipsychotics such as geodon (ziprasidone). How quickly you respond to the discontinuation depends largely on why the drugs were prescribed in the first place and whether you are receiving other medications. ...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

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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


Dr. Olav Jaren
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Cogentin (Definition)

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