View Full Version : Has anyone taken Cogentin for akathisia?


netsavy006
03-03-09, 04:10 PM
Has anyone taken the anti-parkinson medication Cogentin (benztropine) to manage akathisia from an anti-psychotic medication? How did it work for you? What dosage were you on? What side effects did you get? If you had to stop, why? If there's other info you could share about it, please do.

Thanks,
Andy...

Scarletta
03-03-09, 11:46 PM
Did you know Cogentin can cause tachycardia, rapid heartbeat that causes the heart to have to work harder to pump blood?

netsavy006
03-18-09, 04:34 PM
no I didn't know that, but explain further, what is tachycardia and are there measures I can take to reduce my risk?