Benztropine reduces the effects of certain chemicals in the body that may become unbalanced as a result of disease (such as Parkinson's), drug therapy, or other causes. Benztropine is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as muscle spasms, stiffness, tremors, sweating, drooling, and poor muscle control. Benztropine is also used to treat and prevent these symptoms when they are caused by drugs such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), perphenazine (Trilafon), and others. Benztropine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Benztropine is a medicine available only with doctor's prescription and treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease. It is also used to control stiffness and tremors of muscles caused by antipsychotic medicines like phenothiazines. Benztropine is in a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. It works by reducing the effects of a chemical in the brain called acetylcholine.