Pharm 101: Benztropine

Class

Antimuscarinic agent

This article is a stub due to limited previous questions regarding Benzotropine in the Viva Examination, and limited examinable information in the resource textbook.
For further information regarding antimuscarinic effects, see Pharm 101: Atropine


Pharmacodynamics
  • Centrally acting antimuscarinic agent
  • Antagonist at M receptors in basal ganglia

Clinical uses
  • Reduction of tremor and rigidity in Parkinson’s disease

References
  • Katzung BG. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology. 14th ed. United States of America: McGraw-Hill Education; 2018. 126 p.

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