Benztropine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Food Interaction and all others data.

Trade Name Benztropine
Availability Prescription only
Generic benztropine
Related Drugs Gocovri, Rytary, Sinemet, Sinemet CR, diphenhydramine, Benadryl, ropinirole, pramipexole, carbidopa / levodopa, amantadine
Weight 1mg/ml, 0.5mg, 1mg, 2mg,
Type Injectable Solution, Oral Tablet, Injection
Therapeutic Class
Available Country United States
Last Updated: September 19, 2023 at 7:00 am

Benztropine Alcohol interaction


Use of anticholinergic agents with alcohol may result in sufficient impairment of attention so as to render driving and operating machinery more hazardous.

In addition, the potential for abuse may be increased with the combination.

The mechanism of interaction is not established but may involve additive depressant effects on the central nervous system.

No effect of oral propantheline or atropine on blood alcohol levels was observed in healthy volunteers when administered before ingestion of a standard ethanol load.

However, one study found impairment of attention in subjects given atropine 0.5 mg or glycopyrrolate 1 mg in combination with alcohol.

Alcohol should generally be avoided during therapy with anticholinergic agents.

Patients should be counseled to avoid activities requiring mental alertness until they know how these agents affect them.

Benztropine Hypertension interaction

[Moderate] Cardiovascular effects of anticholinergic agents may exacerbate hypertension.

Therapy with Benztropine should be administered cautiously in patients with hypertension.

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