Benzotropine (Cogentin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Cogentin?

benzotropine

What is the Trade Name for benzotropine?

Cogentin

What are the Indications of Benzotropine (Cogentin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

treatment for Parkinson’s disease

What are the Actions of Benzotropine (Cogentin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

exhibits anticholinergic properties (blocks acetylcholine) in the CNS to reduce rigidity and tremors

What is the Therapeutic Class of Benzotropine (Cogentin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Antiparkinson agent

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Benzotropine (Cogentin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Anticholinergic

What are the Nursing Considerations of Benzotropine (Cogentin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • may lead to arrhythmias, hypotension, palpitations, and tachycardia
  • anticholinergic effects like constipation, dry mouth
  • assess for extrapyramidal symptoms
  • instruct patient to take as directed
  • instruct patient to maintain good oral hygiene

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