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Benztropine and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with 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.

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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.


  1. "Product Information. Cogentin (benztropine)." Merck & Company Inc (2001):

Benztropine drug interactions

There are 340 drug interactions with benztropine.

Benztropine disease interactions

There are 12 disease interactions with benztropine which include:

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
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 interaction information available.

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