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Side Effects of Benztropine

Although many side effects of benztropine are minor, some side effects are more serious and require immediate medical care. If you develop side effects such as fever, severe constipation, or hallucinations, make sure to notify your healthcare provider right away. Some of the common side effects of benztropine can include constipation, nausea, and blurred vision. Typically, these types of side effects are easy for you or your healthcare provider to treat.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Benztropine

As with any medicine, benztropine mesylate (Cogentin®) may cause side effects. If side effects do occur, they are often minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with benztropine. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of benztropine side effects with you.)

Serious Side Effects of Benztropine

Some side effects with benztropine are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. Although most of these serious side effects are rare, a few may be common. These serious side effects of benztropine include, but are not limited to:
  • Fever, heat stroke, or decreased sweating
  • Severe constipation (which may be a sign of an intestinal blockage)
  • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Confusion
  • Glaucoma (an eye condition)
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:


    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.


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