Cogentin and Alcohol/Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Cogentin (benztropine).
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.
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.
- "Product Information. Cogentin (benztropine)." Merck & Company Inc (2001):
Cogentin drug interactions
There are 340 drug interactions with Cogentin (benztropine).
Cogentin disease interactions
There are 12 disease interactions with Cogentin (benztropine) which include:
- infectious diarrhea
- angle-closure glaucoma.
- CNS disorders
- GI obstruction
- tardive dyskinesia
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|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.|
|No interaction information available.|
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