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Cogentin (benztropine) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Cogentin (benztropine) which include:


benztropine ↔ Alcohol (Ethanol)

Moderate Drug Interaction

Ask your doctor before using benztropine together with ethanol. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking benztropine. You should be warned not to exceed recommended dosages and to avoid activities requiring mental alertness. If your doctor prescribes these medications together, you may need a dose adjustment to safely take this combination. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

benztropine - hypertension

Cardiovascular effects of anticholinergic agents may exacerbate hypertension. Therapy with benztropine should be administered cautiously in patients with hypertension.

Cogentin (benztropine) drug interactions

There are 795 drug interactions with Cogentin (benztropine)

Cogentin (benztropine) disease interactions

There are 12 disease interactions with Cogentin (benztropine) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

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