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Is it safe to take cogentin (benztropine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take cogentin (benztropine) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Caution: Cat c means animals studies have shown concern but no human studies or case reports exist. I suspect this medication is very rarely used in OB pts or nursing moms so very few case reports would exist. The pt. Would need to discuss with her physcian and weigh risk to benefit. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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How much benztropine (cogentin) causes hallucinations?

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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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?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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. Janice Alexander
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Cogentin (Definition)

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