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Will cogentin help alleviate geodon (ziprasidone) side effects?

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Dr. David Murdock
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Murdock
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cogentin (benztropine)

For akathisia & other extrapyramidal symptoms, yes.

In brief: Cogentin (benztropine)

For akathisia & other extrapyramidal symptoms, yes.
Dr. Alan Ali
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