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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

Treatment Success Rate

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Condition Members Success
Bipolar Disorder
Parkinson's Disease
Overall, 76% (235 Members) find Cogentin helpful

Cogentin Reviews

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It works well. Keeps my hands from shaking due to side effects from med.
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Helped with side effects of thorazine.
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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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  1. Discussion: Cogentin?
    I was on cogentin for dystonia but the more I used it, it's effectiveness decreased initially it worked wonders. In hospital they gave me cogentin an... [More]
  2. Discussion: Cogentin?
    i am still trying to get through to the neurology dept. i asked for the dosaged to be upped so now i take 2mg/day and rarely experience the involuntar... [More]
  3. 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]
  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]