benztropine

Adult
Uses
  • Parkinson's disease
  • drug-induced parkinsonian symptoms or dystonic reactions
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • hypersensitivity, angle-closure glaucoma, myasthenia gravis
Drug interactions
  • phenothiazines, haloperidol or other drugs with anticholinergic/antidopaminergic activity, cholinesterase inhibitors, potassium chloride supplements
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • tachycardia
  • paralytic ileus
  • constipation
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • dry mouth
  • toxic psychosis
  • blurred vision
  • dilated pupils
  • urinary retention
  • dysuria
  • allergic reaction
  • heat stroke
  • hyperthermia
  • fever
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
Parkinson's disease: initial dose 0.5-1mg daily; usual dose 1-2mg twice daily; max dose 6mg/day Parkinsonian symptoms: 1-4mg once or twice daily
Source of Suggestion
Commonly prescribed medication (Added on March, 2016)