benztropine mesylate-injection, Cogentin


BRAND NAME(S): Cogentin

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USES: This medication is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease and similar drug-induced side effects.

HOW TO USE: This drug must be administered as directed by your doctor. Use this drug as directed. It may take a few weeks or months before the full benefits of this medication are observed. Do not stop using this medication without your doctor's approval. Suddenly stopping the medication can sometimes lead to a worsening of symptoms.

SIDE EFFECTS: May cause drowsiness, dizziness, headache, loss of appetite, stomach upset, vision changes, sleeplessness or trembling of the hands. These effects should subside as your body adjusts to the medication. If they persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor. May cause dizziness especially when rising quickly from a seated or lying position. Change positions slowly and be careful on stairs. May decrease your sweating ability making you more prone to heat stroke. Use caution during exercise and hot weather. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, difficulty swallowing, difficulty urinating, uncontrollable movements, chest pain, rapid heart rate, skin rash, mood or mental changes. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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