Benztropine is used to reduce tremors, muscle stiffness and movement problems that are associated with Parkinson’s disease and side effects of some medications used to treat mental conditions.
Common side effects include:
You should be careful when you do physical activities even as your condition improves so that you will not fall and injure yourself. Start your activities slowly so that your body can adjust to changes in balance and coordination.
Some patients may experience drowsiness, dizziness or blurred vision. Do not drive or use machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
Very rarely, this medication may cause:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking benzhexol as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
If you are told by your doctor to take benztropine regularly but forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.