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Cogentin Injection

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Benztropine is an effective medication used to alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and involuntary movements that may arise as a result of certain psychiatric drugs, such as antipsychotics like chlorpromazine and haloperidol. Benztropine is able to reduce muscle stiffness, sweating, and saliva production, while enhancing walking ability in individuals affected by Parkinson’s disease. It can effectively manage severe muscle spasms of the neck, back, and eyes that may be associated with psychiatric drugs, and lessen other side effects like muscle rigidity and stiffness. This medication falls under the classification of anticholinergics and operates by obstructing the activity of a natural substance known as acetylcholine.

Uses and Dosage

If you are self-administering this medication at home, ensure that you understand all preparation and usage instructions provided by your healthcare professional.

Before using, visually inspect the product for any particles or discoloration. Do not use the liquid if either of these is present.

This medication is administered through injection into a vein or muscle, as directed by your doctor, typically 2 to 4 times a day or as a single dose at bedtime.

To minimize the risk of side effects, your doctor may instruct you to start with a low dose and gradually increase it. Adhere closely to your doctor’s instructions. The dosage is determined based on your medical condition, age, and response to the treatment.

Consistently use this medication to maximize its benefits, and to help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.

If you are using this medication to manage side effects from another drug, your doctor may advise regular use or use only as needed. If it’s for Parkinson’s disease, your doctor might adjust the dose of other medications like levodopa. Follow your doctor’s instructions closely.

Extended use of this medication may lead to reduced effectiveness over time. Discuss with your doctor if you notice a decrease in effectiveness.

While effective for many, this medication may carry a risk of addiction, especially for those with a substance use disorder. Take it exactly as prescribed to minimize this risk. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Avoid increasing your dose, using it more frequently, or prolonging its use beyond the prescribed duration. Cease the medication as directed. Abrupt cessation may worsen certain conditions; your dose may need to be gradually reduced.

It may take 2-3 days for the drug’s benefits to become apparent. If your condition persists or worsens, inform your doctor.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • dry mouth
  • difficulty or pain when urinating
  • constipation
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • loss of appetite

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • rash
  • fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
  • fever
  • confusion
  • depression
  • delusions or hallucinations
  • vision changes


  • Prior to taking benztropine, inform your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you have any allergies, including allergies to this medication or any other substances contained in it. This product may contain inactive ingredients that could lead to an allergic reaction or other issues.
  • Prior to using this medication, inform your healthcare provider or pharmacist of your medical history, particularly if you have a personal or family history of glaucoma, breathing difficulties, diarrhea caused by an infection, heart problems, high/low blood pressure, intestinal problems, blockage of the bladder/esophagus/stomach/intestines, kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood problems, a certain muscle disease (myasthenia gravis), a certain nerve disease, seizure, stomach problems, stroke, overactive thyroid, problems urinating, or a personal or family history of a substance use disorder.
  • This medication may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. Alcohol or marijuana may intensify these effects. Do not operate machinery, drive, or perform any activities that require alertness or clear vision until you can do so safely.
  • This medication reduces saliva production, which can lead to an increased risk of gum and tooth problems (such as cavities and gum disease). Practice proper dental hygiene and have regular dental check-ups.
  • Benztropine can reduce sweating, making you more susceptible to heat stroke. Avoid activities that can cause you to overheat, such as strenuous labor or exercise in hot weather, or using hot tubs. Consume plenty of fluids and dress lightly. If you overheat, immediately seek a cool place to rest. Contact your doctor right away if you experience a fever that persists, mental/mood changes, headache, or dizziness.
  • Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this medication, particularly dizziness, drowsiness, heat stroke, memory problems, difficulty urinating, and constipation. Dizziness and drowsiness can increase the risk of falling.
  • Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this medication, especially its effects on heart rate.
  • This medication should only be used during pregnancy if it is absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor regarding the risks and benefits.
  • It is unclear whether this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Form and Strength

Cogentin Injection is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • benztropine ampules:
    • 1 mg / mL


Is Cogentin used for anxiety?

No, Cogentin won’t help with anxiety.

Is Cogentin a sedative?

Reports have indicated that Cogentin has a very large sedative effect.



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