We often come across some people in our everyday life who have trouble with their voluntary movements. One of the most common problems that such people face with their voluntary movements is that they walk very slowly and even rolling in the bed becomes a very hard task for them.

However, that’s only the first stage of a disease that has a lot of challenges in store for such people and that disease is known as Parkinson’s disease.

There are certain symptoms of Parkinson’s disease which will be discussed in this article.

  1. There are almost zero expressions on the face of the people who have Parkinson’s disease because they simply lose control of it.
  2. Involuntary movement or shaking of hand or leg. They have no control over that movement.
  3. Sometimes the patients do monotonous conversations and even swallowing food becomes a major problem to solve.

Such people are for sure in a precarious state and they look for a way out of it and look for solutions.

Benztropine gives them that ray of hope and it is the drug of choice for medical practitioners across the globe to fight against the indications of Parkinson’s disease.

In this article, we will try to gain as much knowledge as possible regarding this medicine.

How Does It Work?

Benztropine actually is categorized into a class of medication that is known as Anticholinergics and the medicines that belong to this category  work by blocking a certain natural substance  which is called acetylcholine.

This helps to  decrease the muscle stiffness that reduces the movement of the patients.

How Is It Taken?

This is basically an oral medicine and it comes in the form of pills.

It can be taken even two to four times a day or for even once a day and that decision lies solely with your doctor and what he prescribes.

Benztropine can be taken with water or milk and can be taken with or without food as well.

Dosage

It works well for everyone if we leave a few things with the experts and deciding the dosage of a medicine is one of those things.

We should never try to be over smart and think by ourselves that what Dosage would suit us.

There is a reason that the doctor is given the license by the government to practice his skills and the reason is simple i.e He knows more than you.

However, the generally recommended dosage by most of the doctors is sometimes two to four pills at equal intervals of time and sometimes only one pill a day is prescribed.

The dosage depends upon the medical condition of the patient at that time.

Side Effects Of Benztropine

  1. It can cause blurred vision.
  2. It can sometimes cause Constipation as well.
  3. In some cases Dizziness is also reported as well as weakness and headache.

In case of any of these conditions, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible.

Precautionary Measures To Take While Using Benztropine

  1. Always follow the instructions of your doctor regarding the usage and Dosage of Benztropine.
  2. Read the instructions given on the leaflet as well.