Cogentin Drug Interactions
Cogentin Interactions Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Cogentin is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor Medications
Taking Cogentin with an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor can make both medications less effective. Your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more closely and adjust your dose of these medications to prevent interactions from occurring.
Combining an anticholinergic medication with Cogentin (which is also an anticholinergic medication) can increase your risk of Cogentin side effects, such as a dry mouth, constipation, dry eyes, or difficulty passing urine.
Combining Cogentin with antipsychotic medications can increase the risk of certain side effects, such as an intestinal blockage or heat stroke. When using such medications together, make sure to watch for any signs of an intestinal blockage (especially severe constipation) or heat stroke.
Both pramlintide and anticholinergic medications (including Cogentin) can slow down the movement of food through the digestive tract. Taking them together can increase the risk of constipation or nausea. Talk with your healthcare provider before combining these medications.
Combining Cogentin with a tricyclic antidepressant can increase the risk of certain side effects, such as an intestinal blockage or heat stroke. When using such medications together, make sure to watch for any signs of an intestinal blockage (especially severe constipation) or heat stroke.
Final Thoughts on Cogentin Drug InteractionsIt is possible that not all Cogentin drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific drug interactions that may apply to you.