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Benztropine mesylate (Cogentin®) is a medication that can be prescribed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and certain movement problems that are caused by antipsychotic medications (known as extrapyramidal symptoms). The drug is a type of anticholinergic medication that works by re-establishing a normal balance between certain chemicals of the nervous system (dopamine and acetylcholine).
Benztropine comes in the form of a tablet or injection, and is typically taken one to four times a day. Possible side effects include constipation, nausea, and blurred vision. Some people are more likely to experience problems with this medication than others, so tell your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have before beginning treatment.
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