Cogentin (Benztropine Mesylate)
Generic equivalents for Cogentin... What are generics?
Benztropine Mesylate (℞)
(℞) Prescription required. May be split. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada.
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Benztropine Mesylate Information
(benz' troe peen)
Before taking benztropine,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to benztropine, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in the benztropine preparation. Ask your doctor or pharmacist or check the package label for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: tricyclic antidepressants such as desipramine (Norpramin), clomipramine (Anafranil), imipramine (Tofranil), or trimipramine (Surmontil) or haloperidol (Haldol).
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had tardive dyskinesia (uncontrollable movement of the face, tongue, or other body parts); glaucoma; prostatic hypertrophy (BPH, enlargement of the prostate gland) or other problems with your urinary system; or heart or blood pressure problems.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while taking benztropine , call your doctor.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking benztropine.
- you should know that this drug may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you.
- remember that alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by benztropine.
- plan to avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight and to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Benztropine may make your skin sensitive to sunlight.
- talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of taking benztropine if you are 65 years of age or older. Older adults should not usually take benztropine because it is not as safe or effective as other medications that can be used to treat the same condition.
- dry mouth
- difficulty or pain when urinating
- loss of appetite
- fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
- delusions or hallucinations
- vision changes