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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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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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For side effects from the Abilify
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  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. Discussion: Cogentin is working :)
    I will mention it to my PA when I go in this month. I have right hand tremors and they keep me awake at night [More]
  5. Discussion: Cogentin is working :)
    I am on 5 mg Cogentin at bedtime, and my tremors in my hand have virtually stopped, and the ones in (on?) my chin have stopped altogether. Talked to... [More]