BenztropinePrices, Coupons & Savings
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- Benztropine MesylateGeneric for CogentinRx1mg30 tablets $4.8 USD30 tablets $4.8 USD - $0.16 USD/tabletSave $6.90
- Benztropine MesylateGeneric for CogentinRx0.5mg60 tablets $5.7 USD60 tablets $5.7 USD - $0.1 USD/tabletSave $17.70
- Benztropine MesylateGeneric for CogentinRx2mg30 tablets $4.8 USD30 tablets $4.8 USD - $0.16 USD/tabletSave $6.90
Do you need a prescription for benztropine?
Yes, benztropine is only available with a valid physician Rx.
How much is benztropine without Insurance in the US?
Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase benztropine, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.
What will my out-of-pocket cost be for benztropine in the US?
There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.
Is Now Patient a benztropine savings card?
Yes. Save up to 90% on your benztropine with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.
Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?
Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.
Is Now Patient a benztropine coupon provider in the US?
No. Now Patient does not provide benztropine coupons or FREE benztropine samples.
Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for benztropine in the US?
No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.
Does Now Patient work with Medicare?
Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.
Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?
Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.
What should you do if you use too much benztropine?
Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using benztropine. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much benztropine. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.
What should I do if I miss my dose?
There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.
Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication
What is generic benztropine?
Generic benztropine refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.
FDA approval of benztropine.
Benztropine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS).
Active ingredient of benztropine
The active ingredient of benztropine is benztropine mesylate.
US brand name of benztropine and manufacturer
Benztropine is available in the US under the brand name Cogentin. The manufacturer is Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
UK brand name of benztropine and manufacturer
In the UK, benztropine is called benztropine and is only available on an unlicensed basis and supplied via specials laboratories.
Prescription requirement for benztropine
A prescription (Rx) is required for benztropine in both the US and the UK.
Availability of benztropine in the UK with NHS prescription
Benztropine may be available in the UK with an NHS prescription, typically under the unlicensed generic name.
Conditions treated by benztropine
Benztropine is used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects movement, and drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) caused by certain medications.
How does benztropine work?
Benztropine is an anticholinergic drug that works by blocking the action of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in motor function. By reducing the effects of acetylcholine, benztropine helps alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and drug-induced extrapyramidal symptoms.
Forms of benztropine available
Benztropine is available in oral tablet and injectable forms. Benztropine should be stored in a closed container at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and direct sunlight.
Dosage of benztropine
Your dose of benztropine will vary depending on your condition and response to the medication. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.
Directions for benztropine use
Benztropine should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. It is usually taken orally, with or without food. The injectable form is administered by a healthcare professional.
Warnings and precautions for benztropine
- Benztropine may have certain risks and potential side effects. It is important to discuss these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication and to check for any drug interactions with other prescription drugs
- This medicine may make you sweat less, causing your body temperature to increase. Take extra care to not become overheated during exercise or hot weather while taking this medicine. Overheating may cause heat stroke
- Tell your doctor if you have ever had tardive dyskinesia before you start treatment
- Benztropineshould not be used if you have angle-closure glaucoma
Use of benztropine if pregnant or planning pregnancy
The use of benztropine during pregnancy should be discussed with a healthcare provider. Check with your healthcare professional for medical advice before using benztropine and breast feeding.
Possible adverse effects of benztropine
Common side effects of benztropine may include dry mouth, drowsiness, trouble breathing, constipation, blurred vision, muscle weakness, urinary retention, and confusion. Serious side effects are rare but can occur. Promptly report any concerning symptoms to a healthcare provider as you could be experiencing an allergic reaction (skin rash, hives, swelling of the face, tongue, or throat).
Interactions with other drugs
Benztropine may interact with other medications, including antihistamines (such as cetirizine, and diphenhydramine), haloperidol, and phenothiazines (such as prochlorperazine and chlorpromazine), and certain other antidepressants. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter medication, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential drug interactions.
Similar drugs to benztropine
Other anticholinergic medications, such as trihexyphenidyl, may be used as alternatives for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and drug-induced EPS.
- FDA Prescribing Information for Cogentin
- MHRA product information for Benztropine
- WebMD – Benztropine
- Drugs.com – Benztropine
- NHS UK
Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.
The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.
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