Benztropine

  • Brands: Cogentin
  • Commonly prescribed for: Extrapyramidal disorders, parkinsonism
  • Side Effects: Dry mouth, blurred vision, diplopia, confusion, hallucinations, constipation, nausea, vomiting, dilation of colon/paralytic ileus/bowel obstruction, erectile dysfunction
  • Life-threatening or dangerous side effects: Angle-closure glaucoma, heat stroke, tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, hypotention, urinary retention
  • Weight gain: unusual
  • Sedation: common
  • Usual dosage range: 2-8mg/day
  • How to dose: 1-4mg once or twice daily
  • Dosing: night: improve sleep, allow for earlier rising
  • How to stop: taper not necessary