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Benztropine Mesylate

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Cogentin Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

You may sweat less than usual while you are taking this medicine. As a result your body temperature could rise to a dangerous level. Be careful not to get overheated during exercise or in hot weather. You could get heat stroke. Avoid taking hot baths and using hot tubs and saunas.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain

aggressive and violent behavior

being forgetful

bloating

burning while urinating

confusion about identity, place, and time

constipation

decrease in frequency of urination

decrease in urine volume

diarrhea

difficult or painful urination

difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)

difficulty with speaking

difficulty with swallowing

discouragement

dizziness

dry mouth

extremely high fever or body temperature

fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse

fast, shallow breathing

fast, weak heartbeat

feeling sad or empty

fever

headache

hot, dry skin

irritability

lack of appetite

lack of sweating

listlessness

loss of interest or pleasure

mood or mental changes

muscle cramps

muscle weakness

nervousness

numbness of the fingers

pale, clammy skin

seeing things that are not there

thirst

tiredness

trouble concentrating

trouble with sleeping

vomiting

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur:

Symptoms of overdose

Blindness

blurred vision

change in consciousness

cold clammy skin

decreased vision

dizziness

eye pain

holding false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact

lightheadedness

loss of consciousness

muscle weakness

nausea or vomiting

no breathing

nosebleeds

numbness or tingling in the face, arms, or legs

shakiness and unsteady walk

sweating

tearing

unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination

unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness

vision problems

wheezing

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

Enlarged pupils

loss of appetite

skin rash

weight loss

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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