benzatropine


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Related to benzatropine: Benztropine, Benztropine mesylate
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benzatropine

n benzatropina
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Prestudy antiparkinsonian therapies (1 month before study drug start) continuing on-study in >[greater than or equal to] 2 patients were levodopa or derivatives in 13 patients total (carbidopa/levodopa, 3/121 pramipexole, 2.5%; 10/125 ropinirole, 8.0%), monoamine oxidase inhibitors in 32 patients (15/121 pramipexole, 12.4%; 17/125 ropinirole, 13.6%), amantadine in 18 patients (6/121 pramipexole, 5.0%; 12/125 ropinirole, 9.6%), tertiary amines (trihexyphenidyl HCl or biperiden HCl) in 7 patients (4/121 pramipexole, 3.3%; 3/125 ropinirole, 2.4%), and benzatropine in 2 patients (1 each [0.8%] per group).
S does not have health insurance, and cannot afford a brand name medication; therefore, she is cross-tapered to perphenazine, 8 mg, and benzatropine, 0.5 mg, both taken twice daily (olanzapine was not available as a generic at the time).
(d) Anti-cholinesterase drugs, like benzatropine and diphenhydramine, can be used to help achieve a balance between the two neurotransmitters in the central nervous system--acetylcholine and dopamine.