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Cogentin (benztropine mesylate) tablets are available in generic form. In fact, brand-name Cogentin tablets are no longer manufactured. Generic Cogentin tablets are made by several companies and are available in three strengths -- benztropine 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg. Injectable Cogentin is also available in generic form.

Can I Buy Generic Cogentin?

Cogentin® (benztropine mesylate) is a prescription medication used to treat Parkinson's disease and certain side effects of antipsychotic medications (known as extrapyramidal symptoms, or EPS).
Cogentin tablets were originally made by Merck & Co., Inc., although Merck has stopped making this drug. Fortunately, Cogentin tablets are still available in generic form. Injectable brand-name Cogentin is also available and is made by Ovation Pharmaceuticals.

Strengths of Generic Cogentin

Generic Cogentin tablets are available in the following strengths:
  • Benztropine 0.5 mg
  • Benztropine 1 mg
  • Benztropine 2 mg.
Injectable Cogentin 1 mg per mL injection is also available in generic form.

Who Makes Generic Cogentin?

Generic Cogentin is made by various companies, such as:
  • Major Pharmaceuticals
  • Par Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • Pliva, Inc.
  • Rising Pharmaceuticals
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
  • UDL Laboratories, Inc.
  • Upsher-Smith Laboratories.
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