benztropine (Cogentin)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

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PEDIATRIC DOSING: For drug induced extrapyramidal symptoms oral, intramuscular or intravenous doses are available.

  • Children = 3 years of age have been treated (off-label) with 0.02 to 0.05 mg/kg/dose 1 to 2 times daily.
  • Adolescents have been treated (off-label) with 1 to 4 mg every 12 to 24 hours.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Co-adminstration of benztropine with other anticholinergic agents increases the risk of anticholinergic side effects such as:

Commonly used drugs with moderate to significant anticholinergic effects are:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/21/2014

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