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Cogentin

COGENTIN®
(benztropine mesylate) Injection

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Benztropine mesylate is a synthetic compound containing structural features found in atropine and diphenhydramine.

It is designated chemically as 8-azabicyclo[3.2.1] octane, 3-(diphenylmethoxy)-,endo, methanesulfonate. Its empirical formula is C21H25NO•CH4O3S, and its structural formula is:

COGENTIN® (benztropine mesylate)  Structural Formula Illustration

Benztropine mesylate is a crystalline white powder, very soluble in water, and has a molecular weight of 403.54.

COGENTIN (benztropine mesylate) is supplied as a sterile injection for intravenous and intramuscular use.

Each milliliter of the injection contains:

Benztropine mesylate………………..1 mg
Sodium chloride……………………..9 mg
Water for injection q.s……………..1 mL

What are the possible side effects of benztropine (Cogentin)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
  • feeling very weak;
  • feeling too weak to move;
  • confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • severe constipation;
  • dry mouth that interferes with speech, swallowing, appetite, or...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/3/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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