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Active ingredients: benzatropine
What it is used for
Benzatropine Injection is recommended for all forms of parkinsonism - including arteriosclerotic, post-encephalitic, idiopathic, as well as drug induced extrapyramidal disorders (except tardive dyskinesia). It can be effective at any stage of the disease, even when a patient has become bedridden. Benzatropine Injection often is helpful in patients who have become unresponsive to other agents. Benzatropine Injection is a powerful antichlolinergic agent which is mainly effective in relieving tremor and rigidity. Therapy is directed toward control of disturbing symptoms to permit the patient maximum integration of function with minimum discomfort. In non-drug-induced parkinsonism, partial control of symptoms is usually achieved.
How to take it
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- The way to take this medicine: Intramuscular
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A clear particle free solution
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
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For the active ingredient benzatropine
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Reporting side effects
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