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Is thorazine (chlorpromazine) used for last days of cancer patient?

Is thorazine (chlorpromazine) used for last days of cancer patient?

Yes, it can be: Some patients have great restlessness and agitation at the end of life. Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is among the medicines that can be helpful in such palliative care situations. http://tinyurl.com/lo7p272 it can also be used for persistent hiccups that are extremely troublesome for people whose cancers are irritating their diaphragms. http://tinyurl.com/mrn4zga. ...Read more

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Pt. has chronic hiccups. Given thorazine (chlorpromazine) injection. Why? Thorazine if effective lasted only about an hour and hiccups returned. Explanations?

Pt. has chronic hiccups.  Given thorazine (chlorpromazine) injection.  Why? 
Thorazine if effective lasted only about an hour and hiccups returned.  Explanations?

Chlorpromazine : Thorazine is a commonly accepted treatment for intractable hiccups. It's unfortunate that the effect lasted for so little time, as this medication has a significant half life and should have remained active for some time. Here's an overview of Thorazine - Hope it helps! http://reference.medscape.com/drug/chlorpromazine-342970 ...Read more

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How long for 5mg of compazine (prochlorperazine) to leave system? Had for migrain cocktail, feeling restless/anxious!

How long for  5mg of compazine (prochlorperazine) to leave system? Had for migrain  cocktail, feeling restless/anxious!

Liver/kidney at work: This medication has to be metabolized in the liver, and there are both biliary and kidney elimination routes, after liver clearance. Therefore, it might take 8 hours or longer. However, side effects might clear when blood level is gradually lower. ...Read more

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What is lithium carbonate hallo peridol artane prescribed for ?

What is lithium carbonate hallo peridol artane prescribed for ?

See Below: Lithium prescribed for treatment and management of the manic stage of bipolar disorders. Sometimes it's given for depression if antidepressants have proven to be ineffective. Haloperidol is conventional antipsychotic and is also used to treat motor tics. Artane used to control sx of parkinson's and side effects of anti-psychotic drugs, such as haloperidol (haldol). ...Read more

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Are there any known interactions between risperidone, benztropine mes., vistaril, (hydroxyzine) cephalexin, and marijuana for someone who has neuro-lyme disease?

Are there any known interactions between risperidone, benztropine mes., vistaril, (hydroxyzine) cephalexin, and marijuana for someone who has neuro-lyme disease?

Sedation: Neuro lyme disease can cause confusion, memory problems, fatigue, weakness and even seizures. The risperdal, vistaril (hydroxyzine), (hydroxyzine) benztropine ; cannabis can be sedating. U may not need both vistaril (hydroxyzine) ; benztropine if u r being treated for a psychiatric condition. Have u received IV antibiotic tx for the lyme disease? It would be better to stop smoking the marijuana. ...Read more

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Does anyone know protocol for discontinuing thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

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Does anyone know protocol for discontinuing thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

Symptom exacerbation: Discontinuation protocol must address major risk of discontinuation. In the case of thorazine (chlorpromazine) and other antipsychotic medications, the big risk is return of psychotic symptoms (voices, paranoia, other delusions). Since these symptoms, almost by definition, is difficult for the sufferer to detect by him/herself, a person who can monitor for return of symptoms is needed: ideally, a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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A 42yr female,posted for TAH,received IV dopamine200mg accidentally in OT,but managed successfully.What are effects & management of dopamine toxicity?

A 42yr female,posted for TAH,received IV dopamine200mg accidentally in OT,but managed successfully.What are effects & management of  dopamine toxicity?

Dopamine: is a naturally occurring substance. Accidental administration can cause irregular or fast heart rate, high blood pressure, maybe headache. It is metabolized very quickly, it's half life is about 2 minutes. So no treatment is really needed unless the heart rate, high blood pressure is severe. Since you are communicating with us now, it seems it all turned out fine. You can put it behind you. ...Read more

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Of three anti-emetics (ativan, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and zofran) used on a pediatric oncology floor, why is ativan used?

Of three anti-emetics (ativan, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and zofran) used on a pediatric oncology floor, why is ativan used?

It works for some: Each of the three drugs you listed work by targeting a different mechanism to help battle chemotherapy-induced nausea. It is not uncommon for a patient to require a schedule of all three, depending on the chemo being administered and the individual patient. Ativan can help with anxiety, but it is also an anti-emetic. Reglan (metoclopramide) is also commonly given with Benadryl to help fight nausea. ...Read more

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Is there anyone whose given "imigran" medication for migraines?

Is there anyone whose given "imigran" medication for migraines?

Yes: There is a newer combination of natural agents that is being marketed as imigran. It contains butterbur and b2 as well as magnesium and other natural agents. It appears to be a safe and reasonable mode of treatment. Imitrex is a different prescribed medication that is a triptan (sumatriptan). ...Read more

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What is more effective for akathisia caused by geodon (ziprasidone) and other antipsychotics. Artane or cogentin?

What is more effective for akathisia caused by geodon (ziprasidone) and other antipsychotics. Artane or cogentin?

Both can work, BUT: I think these traditional drugs both work equally well and have significant and substantial anti-cholinergic side effects, such as visual blurring, dryness of mouth, postural hypotension, bladder issues, drowsiness, dizziness. With your restless leg issues, maybe a dopamine agonist could address both issues. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm currently in Thailand. Is it possible to sub serlatine for citalopram, as they are both SSRI anti- depressants for anxiety. ?

I'm currently in Thailand. Is it possible to sub serlatine for citalopram, as they are both SSRI anti- depressants for anxiety.
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Sure, for now.: You can make that substitution at a dose equivalent of 2.5:1. So, 25mg of Sertraline would be 10mg of Citalopram. 50mg of Sertraline would be 20mg of Citalopram, and 100mg of Sertraline would be 40mg of Citalopram. Don't take more than 40mg of Citalopram. And you can return to Sertraline upon your return. ...Read more

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Is latuda (lurasidone) ever used for severe insomnia?

Is latuda (lurasidone) ever used for severe insomnia?

Not usually: Latuda (lurasidone) is a second generation antipsychotic medicine -- used for psychotic symptoms like hallucinations and delusions. Also Latuda (lurasidone) has indications for bipolar depression. It's not as sedating as some other medications in its class. So unless the severe insomnia is related to bipolar disorder or other psychosis (which it could be) Latuda (lurasidone) would not be most doctors' medication choice. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for insomnia. Is this dangerous?

Not necessarily: Thorazine (chlorpromazine) is an antipsychotic medication with strong sedative properties -- that it can cause drowsiness. If you are also having psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions along with insomnia, it may be helpful. Thorazine (chlorpromazine) isn't usually used for insomnia alone, though, as side effects like movement disorders and restlessness can result. It may help you sleep more than Risperdal will. ...Read more

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What is kemadrin (procyclidine) used for ?

What is kemadrin (procyclidine) used for ?

Parkinson's disease: Kemadrin (procyclidine) is an anticholinergic medication used to treat some symptoms of parkinson's disease. It is not available in the us. ...Read more

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I am taking the generic for flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for muscle spasms. Is there a safe medicine for long term use.

I am taking the generic for flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for muscle spasms. Is there a safe medicine for long term use.

Does it Work?: Flexeral is not recommended for long term use. Generally 2-3 weeks is about the recommended time, especially at age 65. Having said that, there may be a good reason for your doctor to extend the duration time of taking the medication. ...Read more

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Are anti-eplieptics like Lamitcal, Diamox, (acetazolamide) or others ever effective for Tinnitus?

Are anti-eplieptics like Lamitcal, Diamox, (acetazolamide) or others ever effective for Tinnitus?

No: Seven randomized clinical trials of anticonvulsants for the treatment of tinnitus failed to show they were effective. I would not advise taking these medications for tinnitus. ...Read more

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What is the best of these three drugs for schizo paranoid; chlorpromazine, risperidone, divalproex..

What is the best of these three drugs for schizo paranoid; chlorpromazine, risperidone, divalproex..

Different meds: Each person is different. Chlorpromazine (thorazine) is in a class of antipsychotic medications called neuroleptics. For some people with psychotic disorders it is just the right medication. However, i believe that most psychiatrists would want a trial of a newer class of medication called atypical antipsychotics first (side effect profile & effect on negative symptoms of schizophrenia). >>. ...Read more

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If Thorazine (chlorpromazine) isn't helping alone what other medications will help while taking Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for severe mood changes?

If Thorazine (chlorpromazine) isn't helping alone what other medications will help while taking Thorazine (chlorpromazine) for severe mood changes?

Below: This is a question you need to be asking your treating DR about. This format does not allow one to give an accurate treatment course. ...Read more