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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: 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]
  2. Discussion: Benztropine 1mg..anybody?
    Anybody take this if so has it helped or made you sick? This is my sons latest addition to his meds.He's so stiff looking and rigid from some of these... [More]
  3. Discussion: Cogentin is working :)
    My dizziness is much less, and left hand tremors and face tremors are gone. Feeling much more like me than I was. Lady Jan, so sorry for your traged... [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]