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Benztropine Mesylate

Popular Brands: : Cogentin, Benztropine Mesylate, Benztropine, Benzatropine, Apo-benztropine
Official FDA Reports28,532
Social Media Events126
Total Posts301
Avg. Review Score3.10/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Benztropine Mesylate
Manufacturers
  • Merck And Co Inc
  • Quantum Pharmics Ltd

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Cogentin.

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Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Benztropine Mesylate Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Benztropine Mesylate

Sleep Disorder

... but as you go up with dosage on antipsychotic, bad things can happen....but Cogentin was pretty nasty all way around...First of all, it didn't really help...I got almost no sleep last night because I ...


Source: COGENTIN: Side effects, ratings, and p...

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Restlessness

... bad things can happen....but Cogentin was pretty nasty all way around...First of all, it didn't really help...I got almost no sleep last night because I was so restless ...I will list the really crappy...


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Drug Ineffective

... doses with few side effects but as you go up with dosage on antipsychotic, bad things can happen....but Cogentin was pretty nasty all way around...First of all, it didn't really help ...I got almost no...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sleep disorder, Drug ineffective, Restlessness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... but as you go up with dosage on antipsychotic, bad things can happen....but Cogentin was pretty nasty all way around...First of all, it didn't really help...I got almost no sleep last night because I ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I have just started this medicine, 100mg, to help my tremors. (head to toe). I take 2 a day. So far, it is working. Even with the increase of mgs.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Torticollis, Drug ineffective, Dysgeusia, Dyspepsia, Gastrooesophageal reflux disease, Insomnia, Somnolence, Vision blurred, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 21, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... Cervical Dystonia. It could be due to the antihistamine (diphenhydramine) in it. I'm not sure. It also caused tiredness, insomnia, acid reflux, blurry vision, headache, indigestion and loss of ap...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on August 8, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Made withdrawals lots more tolerable. Took away my leg shakes almost instantly.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Acne, Drug ineffective

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 19, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Constipation, acne Don't think it worked with geodon. Not sure if was effective with risperdal

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on June 2, 2013 @ 12:00 am

This medicine worked. Took my akathesia away the moment I took it.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Somnolence, Movement disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on February 24, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Just pure sleepiness, and slowness! I am taking it for about 1-2 weeks because the ER doctor gave me an injection (via "rear" muscle , OUCH!) on 02/18, for a HEADACHE! That wa...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Amnesia, Dry mouth, Lymphadenopathy

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 26, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Poor memory, extreme dry mouth and swollen glands.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Anger, Immobile, Accidental poisoning, Alcoholism, Thought blocking, Psychotic disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 28, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... were intelligent creatures. I was wrong-the devil advocates they are. Psychotic psychiatrists at Benedictine Psych in Kingston,NY said I suffered from delusions, rage, explosions. I agreed s...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Decompression sickness, Agoraphobia, Dry mouth

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 21, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Extreme dry mouth to the point I could barely swallow and felt like I was choking! Could barely think or form a sentence.HORRIBLE..made my agoraphobia come back!


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.