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General Information on Cogentin
Cogentin is used for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as muscle stiffness, excessive saliva, sweating, and difficulty moving about. Its generic name is Benztropine, and it belongs to the class of anticholinergics.
The drug is available in the form of an oral solution. It works by blocking acetylcholine in the body, which is responsible for causing such symptoms.
Cogentin can also be used for treating symptoms caused by certain drugs such as fluphenazine, chlorpromazine and perphenazine. It cannot be used for treating movement related problems caused due to tardive dyskinesia and is not appropriate for patients less than 3 years of age.
Side Effects of Cogentin
Dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, constipation, depression, memory problems, excitement, numbness in the fingers, double vision, nervousness, increased sensitivity to light, flushing, dry mouth, and blurred vision may commonly occur during Cogentin treatment. These are temporary side effects of the drug and subside as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, you should inform your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms worsen or persist.
Dry mouth can be easily relieved by sucking on ice chips or sugarless hard candies, chewing a sugarless gum, drinking water, or using saliva substitutes.
Some serious side effects associated with Cogentin include chest pain, high fever, extreme weakness, vision changes, difficulty urinating, painful swallowing, abdominal or stomach pain, decreased libido, confusion, decreased or stopped urination, hallucinations, dry and hot skin, heavy sweating, eye pain, excessive dry mouth that interferes with eating, swallowing and speech, mental or mood changes, fast, slow or irregular heartbeat, fainting or severe dizziness. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms. These may be signs of some serious underlying condition and need to be treated immediately.
Some patients may also develop an allergic reaction after using Cogentin. Symptoms of an allergy include breathing problems, hives, facial swelling or severe dizziness. Stop using the drug and seek medical help immediately if you have any of these symptoms.
Dosage of Cogentin
Each ml of Cogentin contains 1mg of Benztropine, and you may be recommended to take Cogentin 1 to 2ml per day. You may need to take it at bedtime if you are taking it only once a day, or 2 to 4 times a day with meals. Try to take Cogentin at almost the same time each day so that a constant level of the drug is maintained in your body.
If you are also taking an antacid containing aluminum, calcium, or magnesium, take Cogentin at least one hour before the antacid. If you are taking an absorbent anti-diarrheal drug such as attapulqite, pectin, or kaolin along with Cogentin, you should maintain a gap of 1-2 hours between both of them.
Cogentin may take 2-3 days to show signs of improvement. Therefore, it is important to continue taking it as prescribed by your doctor.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.