Benztropine mesylate Drug Information

Contains Benztropine mesylate drug information and provides Benztropine mesylate drug indication, contraindication, special concerns, side effects, overdose management and dosage
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Indications:
Adjunct in the treatment of parkinsonism (all types). To reduce severity of extrapyramidal effects in phenothiazine or other antipsychotic drug therapy (not effective in tardive dyskinesia).
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Contraindications:
Use in children under 3 years of age
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Special Concerns:
Geriatric and emaciated clients cannot tolerate large doses. Certain drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms may not respond to benztropine
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Side Effects:
No Available information
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Overdose Management:
No Available information
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Drug Interactions:
No Available information
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Dosage:
•Tablets Parkinsonism.

Adults: 1-2 mg/day (range: 0.5-6 mg/day).

Idiopathic parkinsonism.

Adults, initial: 0.5-1 mg/day, increased gradually to 4-6 mg/day, if necessary.

Postencephalitic parkinsonism.

Adults: 2 mg/day in one or more doses.

Drug-induced extrapyramidal effects.

Adults: 1-4 mg 1-2 times/day.

•IM, IV (Rarely) Acute dystonic reactions.

Adults, initial: 1-2 mg; then, 1-2 mg PO b.i.d. usually prevents recurrence. Clients can rarely tolerate full dosage.
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