Benztropine mesylate is a synthetic compound containing structural features found in atropine and diphenhydramine.
It is designated chemically as 8-azabicyclo[3.2.1] octane, 3-(diphenylmethoxy)-,endo,
methanesulfonate. Its empirical formula is C21H25NO•CH4O3S,
and its structural formula is:
Benztropine mesylate is a crystalline white powder, very soluble in water,
and has a molecular weight of 403.54. COGENTIN* (Benztropine Mesylate) is supplied
as a sterile injection for intravenous and intramuscular use.
Each milliliter of the injection contains:
Benztropine mesylate ..........1 mg
Sodium chloride ...............9 mg
Water for injection q.s. . ....1 mL
What are the possible side effects of benztropine (Cogentin)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
- feeling very weak;
- feeling too weak to move;
- confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
- urinating less than usual or not at all;
- severe constipation;
- dry mouth that interferes with speech, swallowing, appetite, or...
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Last reviewed on RxList: 6/20/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.