Posted by: Pdfprep Post Date: October 12, 2020
A client was prescribed a major tranquilizer 2 months ago. One month ago she was placed on benztropine (Cogentin).
What would indicate that benztropine therapy is effective?
A . Smooth, coordinated voluntary movement
B . Tremors
C . Rigidity
D . Muscle weakness
(A) Benztropine is prescribed to decrease or alleviate extrapyramidal side effects of major tranquilizers. Smooth, coordinated voluntary movement indicates minimal extrapyramidal side effects.
(B) Tremors are an extrapyramidal side effect.
(C) Rigidity is an extrapyramidal side effect.
(D) Muscle weakness is an extrapyramidal side effect.
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