Cogentin or benztropine

Does anyone else take this for side effects of antipsychotics? I take it and it seems to help a little bit. I’m waiting for it to work for my new haldol side effects. Hopefully my side effects go away.


I took it when I was on Prolixen. My doc told me it prevents stiffness in the arms or legs.

That is exactly my side effects omg it hurts so bad. Did it hurt you when your arms and legs were stiff. I take .5 in the morning and 1 mg at night. How long does it take to work? This hurts.

I never noticed the stiffness in myself. But every time I saw my psychiatrist he would take each arm and move it around to see if it was stiff. I also ran out of cogentin one time when I was living with my dad in my twenties and he remarked one day that my arms looked really stiff. But I never noticed it in myself. And it never hurt.

I don’t know the time frame. Maybe call up your doctor and ask him.

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