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#1 In_Remission_peterlost123

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 02:44 AM

My GP said if you go over 4mg of Cogentin you risk developing TD(Tardive Dsykinesia) and facial tics.

Is this true?



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#2 netsavy006

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 06:15 PM

I've not heard of such a thing but that doesn't make it untrue. I'd consult a psychiatrist about that because they're trained in psychotropic medications.

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Posted 24 May 2008 - 08:16 PM

so tell me why my doc just gave me a script for cogentin to help stop TD???

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 12:38 PM

so tell me why my doc just gave me a script for cogentin to help stop TD???

Well, cogentin is THE thing to take for antipsychotic induced diskinesias, akathisisa and movement abnormalities. It works great on akathisia. I heard that somewhere too, that Cogentin and Kemadrin can give you TD. Well... there are always risks when taking a medication. Its a question of weighing the pros and cons. I keep cogentin only for times when I am on more antipsychotics than usual. Do not take it and would not like to take it daily. Maybe you can keep your cogentin PRN and take it only when you have symptoms.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:52 PM

Inderal (propranolol) is pretty great for akathisia, and has a much more pleasant (and even therapeutic) side effect profile.

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 03:59 PM

they just hate giving anything that would potentially increase dopamine in a schizophrenic, so they give you cogentin, which is highly unlikely to do anything like that, but what they are giving up for that is total effectiveness of the drug. would you give a person with parkinson's cogentin? i don't think so. but then again is your schizophrenic like symptoms, that bad??

dx: schizotypal personality disorder, dystonic neck and back pain, GERD. a bit of TD, akathisia, dysmorphic thoughts, affect is questionable

seroquel and inderal 60mg made me fatigued/ depressed. may hafta try lopressor or bisoprolol

inderal interacts with ssris and anti-psychs.

success HCTZ not only lowers my blood pressure and pulse more effectively. but it also has helped with the headaches ive been having. i should see a doctor about this.

[color="#0000FF"]rx: klonopin .5-1 prn, omega 3 fish oil, vitamin D3 iu, albuterol sulfate inhaler, magnesium hydroxide(for the constipationg)

in flux: seroquel 50mg
up and coming: nuvigil

looking into injectables.


artane 2 mg PRN(rare), trazodone 50mg PRN, lyrica PRN?



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