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(also known as Benztropine)

Antidyskinetics are used to treat Parkinson's disease, sometimes referred to as "shaking palsy." By improving muscle control and reducing stiffness, this medicine allows more normal movements of the body as the disease symptoms are reduced. It is also used to control severe reactions to certain medicines such as res... continue

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Bipolar Disorder
Parkinson's Disease
Overall, 76% (225 Members) find Cogentin helpful

Cogentin Reviews

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Works good. Take this to keep my hands from shaking.
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Started on Cogention 2/13 and it seems to be working well with minimal side effects.
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don't know yet
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took this for prevention of dyskenesia symptoms
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worked good I took it along with Haldol for side effects
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Calms shaky muscles.
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take this for dry mouth. it keeps my hands from shaking.
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It helps with some side effects she's had with the anti-psychotics- muscle tightness, twitching, trouble talking.
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  1. Discussion: Cogentin?
    It could be Essential tremors, so you should get an appointment with a neurologist as the longer you wait the longer it will take to get t an answer. ... [More]
  2. Discussion: Cogentin?
    I do not have a parkinson's diagnoses but i have an extreme amount of twitching and involuntary movements, so my psychiatrist put me on Cogentin. It ... [More]
  3. Discussion: cogentin
    I am glad that the med is working for you. So sorry about the side effects. Maybe you could take a lower dose. Ask pharmacist if it is a med that can ... [More]
  4. Discussion: cogentin
    Is anyone on the drug cogentin? I am given cogentin in the emergency department when I have dystonia. It really makes me light headed and I feel that ... [More]
  5. Discussion: Benztropine 1mg..anybody?
    Benzotropine is Cogentin and is used to counter the side effects that are caused by psychotropic medications, like stiff neck, dry mouth, etc . As far... [More]