Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 450917

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is cogentin causing my memory problems?

Posted by Rainee on February 1, 2005, at 5:56:43

I feel it might be. anyone ever have this?

Thanks
Rainee

 

Re: is cogentin causing my memory problems?

Posted by SLS on February 1, 2005, at 7:10:46

In reply to is cogentin causing my memory problems?, posted by Rainee on February 1, 2005, at 5:56:43

> I feel it might be. anyone ever have this?

I don't remember.

:-)

Yes. Cogentin (benztropine) is a heavy-duty anticholinergic drug. Much of the brain's memory function depends on the neurotranmitter acetylcholine. Blocking its receptors can affect people's memory adversely.

Take into consideration that depression itself can produce memory impairments that are horrendous. It does mine. That is no joke.

How long do you plan to be on Cogentin?


- Scott

 

Re: is cogentin causing my memory problems?

Posted by Rainee on February 1, 2005, at 8:25:11

In reply to Re: is cogentin causing my memory problems?, posted by SLS on February 1, 2005, at 7:10:46

I have to come off cogentin I can't function normal. I have only taken it for about a week.
thanks,

Rainee

 

Re: is cogentin causing my memory problems? Rainee

Posted by Phillipa on February 1, 2005, at 17:12:37

In reply to Re: is cogentin causing my memory problems?, posted by Rainee on February 1, 2005, at 8:25:11

Why are you taking it? Usually, I believe, it is used with an antipsychotic to prevent TD, or if you have a reaction. Fondly, Phillipa

 

Re: is cogentin causing my memory problems?

Posted by alienatari on February 3, 2005, at 3:22:10

In reply to Re: is cogentin causing my memory problems? Rainee, posted by Phillipa on February 1, 2005, at 17:12:37

I was on it for Akathisia caused my antipsychotics. Ive read just the opposite in regard to TD. I have read that concurrent use of benztropine with an antipsychotic increases the likelyhood of getting TD.


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