There are three variations of Cogentin that I am personally aware of.
Cogentin's generic name is called Benztropine, or Benztropine Mescylate.
Cogentin is mostly a muscle relaxant. It's a bit of a downer too, in regards to its
muscle relaxing affect.
Congentin is usually prescribed along with certain Psychotrophic Medications to relieve
their side-effects. Cogentin will relieve muscle rigidity, and will relieve oculo-gyrics,
such as like when experiencing an oculo-gyric crisis which is like one's eyes rolling
backward into one's head, sort of, not really in fact rolling back into one's head, but
more like the eye muscles vobrating and pulling the eyes in the wrong direction other
than focusing on what you want to look at.
Cogentin may be prescribed in addition to many of the anti-psychosis medications
which mostly all have that nasty side-effect of muscle rigidity and/or muscle spasms.
The cogentin will allieviate these side-effects so that the anti-psychosis medicine can
work effectively without the client suffering from those severe side-effects that often
occur. If you experience any problems with Cogentin, there are other side-effect meds
such as Artane, as well as others.
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