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Benztropine

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  1. Benztropine Benefits & Uses
  2. Benztropine Dosage & How to Take
  3. Benztropine Side Effects
  4. Benztropine Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Benztropine with Other Drugs
  6. Benztropine Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Benztropine
  8. Benztropine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Benztropine Benefits & Uses

Benztropine is used to treat the following -

  1. Parkinson's Disease Primary

Benztropine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Benztropine

Benztropine

Benztropine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Benztropine is used -

  1. Hallucinations
  2. Depression Moderate
  3. Confusion
  4. Memory problems
  5. Nervousness
  6. Blurred vision
  7. Dry Mouth Mild
  8. Constipation Moderate
  9. Nausea or vomiting
  10. Urine Retention

Benztropine Related Warnings

Is the use of Benztropine safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women can take Benztropine without worrying about any side effects.

Safe

Is the use of Benztropine safe during breastfeeding?

Benztropine has been seen to have minimal side effects on breastfeeding women.

Mild

What is the effect of Benztropine on the Kidneys?

Using Benztropine does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Benztropine on the Liver?

Benztropine is completely safe for the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Benztropine on the Heart?

Very few cases of side effects of Benztropine on the heart have been reported.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Benztropine with Other Drugs

Benztropine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Cetirizine

Benztropine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Benztropine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Bladder Infection
  3. Tardive Dyskinesia
  4. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  5. Glaucoma

Frequently asked Questions about Benztropine

Is this Benztropine habit forming or addictive?

Benztropine is not addictive in nature.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Benztropine as you may feel sleepy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Benztropine should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, in many cases, taking Benztropine can help with mental disorders.

Yes

Benztropine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Benztropine

You can take Benztropine with food.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Benztropine

Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Benztropine as it can have severe side effects.

Severe
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cogentin® (benztropine mesylate injection)
  2. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 54-55
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