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Anticholinergic (Overview)

Most drugs have some anticholinergic qualities, which means they interfere with the normal function of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.


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What are anticholinergic drugs? And what are the function and side effects?

What are anticholinergic drugs? And what are the function and side effects?

Anticholinergics: Anticholinergics are a class of medication that block muscarinic receptors in the body. They are typically used to treat over active bladder, or oab. Common side effects are dry mouth, dry eyes, flushing, urinary retention/difficulty passing urine, confusion (in the elderly, typically), and constipation. ...Read more

Anticholinergic (Overview)

Most drugs have some anticholinergic qualities, which means they interfere with the normal function of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.


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Does anticholinergic or antihistamine alone relieve bronchoconstriction in asthma? Will doctors prescribe one or another or both with beta 2 agonist?

Does anticholinergic or antihistamine alone relieve bronchoconstriction in asthma? Will doctors prescribe one or another or both with beta 2 agonist?

Anticholinergic: Anticholinergic but not the usual doses of antihistamine relieves bronchoconstriction in some people. It may be used as a combination with a beta 2 agonist as in the case of combivent (albuterol and ipratropium). However persistent asthma should be treated with a controller drug such as inhaled steroid and/or a leukotriene blocker. Using just beta agonist alone on a regular basis may actually make your asthma worse. ...Read more

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Can I use anticholinergic drug reverse bradycardia?

Do not experiment: Talk with to u physician and listen to his advise. ...Read more

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Mother gets moderate rebound anticholinergic symptoms after transderm scopolamine removal. What can be used for treatment/prophylaxis?

Mother gets moderate rebound anticholinergic symptoms after transderm scopolamine removal. What can be used for treatment/prophylaxis?

Rebound cholinergic: Scopolamine is anticholinergic, and rebound symptoms after discontinuation of long-term treatment therefore would be cholinergic, such as urinary frequency, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, salivation, slow heart rate, rather than anticholinergic like inability to urinate, constipation. Meds with anticholinergic side effects such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl) can help such symptoms. ...Read more

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Does an anticholinergic work on the muscles?

Anticholinergic: You did not specify what anticholinergic you are asking about so I will try to answer specific medication types: a nasal spray does not affect muscles. An inhaled one may produce some bronchodilation by relaxing the smooth muscles in the airways, oral ones usually don't affect skeletal muscles but may affect smooth muscles in the gastrointestinal tract and relax them. ...Read more

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Safe for a person who takes haldol (haloperidol) + anticholinergic / antihistamine do physical activity at the gym?

Yes: The short answer is yes. I might add, that taking alot of anticholinergic medication, i.e. Cogentin/benztropine or artane/trihexylphenadil-can decrease one's ability to perspire, or sweat. As sweating is the body's natural mechanism to cool off, a concern might be that a person could become overheated. Be sure and drink lots of water and be careful not to become overheated. See: hyperpyrexia. ...Read more

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What antidepressants have side effect/benefit of decreasing urine incontinence?

What antidepressants have side effect/benefit of decreasing urine incontinence?

Older ones.: Drugs like elavil, (amitriptyline) doxepin, nortryiptyline have anticholinergic problems which cause dry mouth, urinary retention, and constipation. If certain side-effects are benefits to a patient, they are known effects of the drug. ...Read more

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How do donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) and elavil interact with each other?

How do donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) and elavil interact with each other?

Caution Advised: The combination of these two medicines can increase the anticholinergic (antagonizes the action of acetylcholine) adverse effects which include:
central nervous system depression with confusion and somnolence (sleepiness)
blurred vision
increased thirst
constipation
hyperpyrexia (increased temperature)

the combo can also decrease the efficacy of the elavil (amitriptyline). Please talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Can you die from anticholinergic overdose?

Can you die from anticholinergic overdose?

Possible: Although anticholinergic overdose leading to death is rare, it is possible. Any drug overdose can potentially lead to death. ...Read more

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Should I take a choline (or choline variant) supplement to counteract the anticholinergic effects of trazadone? If so, what form and how much?

Should I take a choline (or choline variant) supplement to counteract the anticholinergic effects of trazadone? If so, what form and how much?

Not a good idea: If you are having anticholinergic effects from the trazadone, you really should talk to your doc. He may recommend another medication that will be as effective as the trzadone is without the secondary effects. It is never a good idea to take something esle to counter the side effects of medicine be it another medication or even a supplement. ...Read more

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What anticholinergic makes you feel cold?

Here are some...: The degree of affecting parasympathetic nerve function so to induce feeling cold by anticholinergics is dose-related. As to which on does more, I doubt if there has been a study to compare such potential effect. Despite so, watch and alert for potential adverse effects while taking any new medications; if suspected and severe, stop its use and contact the prescribing doc; if mild, keep watching &. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anticholinergic?

See below: Most drugs have some anticholinergic qualities, which means they interfere with the normal function of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. ...Read more

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Can you die from anticholinergic overdose?

Possible: Although anticholinergic overdose leading to death is rare, it is possible. Any drug overdose can potentially lead to death. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an anticholinergic overdose?

What sort of problem is an anticholinergic overdose?

Red as a beet: "red as a beet, dry as a bone, hot as a hare, blind as a bat, mad as a hatter, full as a flask". Cutaneous vasodilation to dissipate heat because of loss of sweat production. Pupillary dilation can manifest as blurry vision. Anxiety, agitation confusion, bizarre behavior. Urinary retention. 600 causes. Can include antihistamines, tricyclic antidepressants, sleep aids, cold meds, some plants. ...Read more

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What is the function of an anticholinergic for mental illness?

What is the function of an anticholinergic for mental illness?

Several: Anticholinergics first were used in psychiatry for treating Parkinson's disorder, although other, more effective medicines have largely replaced them. They are perhaps most commonly used to treat side effects of other medications, especially antipsychotics, which can cause parkinsonsian-like symptoms. They also sometimes are used as calming agents in acute situations. ...Read more

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What are anticholinergic drugs? And what are the function and side effects?

Anticholinergics: Anticholinergics are a class of medication that block muscarinic receptors in the body. They are typically used to treat over active bladder, or oab. Common side effects are dry mouth, dry eyes, flushing, urinary retention/difficulty passing urine, confusion (in the elderly, typically), and constipation. ...Read more

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Does propantheline make anticholinergics stronger? Please, need some answers?

No: Propanetheline is an anticholinergic medication often used for the treatment of peptic ulcer disease. It is not designed to make other anticholinergics stronger and should not be taken in addition to another anticholinergic medication. This would be a duplication of therapy and could cause an increase in side effects such as urinary retention, constipation, and increased heart rate. ...Read more

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The last time I took Ulone was 4 days ago (Anticholinergic side effects), I still have sensibility to light and my vision is snowy.

The last time I took Ulone was 4 days ago (Anticholinergic side effects), I still have sensibility to light and my vision is snowy.

Ulone/chlophedianol: Is an antitussive/cough suppressant. It has local anesthetic and antihistamine properties, and may have anticholinergic effects at higher doses. After 4 days, your side effect symptoms should be improving, and I hope they are. If they continue more than another few days, up to a week, I would review the problem with your doctor. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Does an anticholinergic work on the muscles?

Anticholinergic: You did not specify what anticholinergic you are asking about so I will try to answer specific medication types: a nasal spray does not affect muscles. An inhaled one may produce some bronchodilation by relaxing the smooth muscles in the airways, oral ones usually don't affect skeletal muscles but may affect smooth muscles in the gastrointestinal tract and relax them. ...Read more

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Would giving someone with diarrhea an anticholinergic be ok?

Would giving someone with diarrhea an anticholinergic be ok?

Yes: It would be ok, but only take medications as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do people with dementia have a greater risk of developing a negative reaction to anticholinergic drugs?

Why do people with dementia have a greater risk of developing a negative reaction to anticholinergic drugs?

They cause confusion: Anticholinergic medications have been known to cause confusion and giving them to people with dementia further increases the confusion they already have. Plus, it causes severe dryness of the mouth, difficulty initiating urination and blurred vision, all these symptoms already present in the geriatric population ...Read more

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Strattera (adhd med) has anticholinergic effects. But its not listed as an anticholinergic? Why?

Strattera (adhd med) has anticholinergic effects. But its not listed as an anticholinergic? Why?

Here are some...: Have you had dry mouth or constipation after its use? If so, stop its use and bring these to your prescribing doc's attention if unbearable. But, in life reality, behind what we know always still hides something we do know. To help understand lief reality, go to peruse articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html & http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. More? Contact me PRN. ...Read more

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Can I use anticholinergic drug reverse bradycardia?

Do not experiment: Talk with to u physician and listen to his advise. ...Read more

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Why do anticholinergic drugs lower your blood pressure?

Less vascular tone: The anticholinergic drugs relax the tiny muscles in our arteries, relaxing the arteries and dropping the blood pressure. They also effect the muscles in our eyes (blurry vision) and that control the ladder and rectum (difficulty with going #1 and #2). ...Read more

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Can high doses of anticholinergic (biperiden hydrochloride) decrease the memory?

Can high doses of anticholinergic (biperiden hydrochloride) decrease the memory?

Yes: Amnesia has been reported with biperiden; anticholinergics such as scopolamine are famous for causing amnesia for the events that took place while the patient was taking them. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat antipsychotics, such as risperidone, anticholinergic effects?

What's the best way to treat antipsychotics, such as risperidone, anticholinergic effects?

Answer: There are a few medications to try to control the side effects off the antipsychotic medications. Cogentin (benztropine) works well and is well tolerated ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat antipsychotics (such as risperidone) anticholinergic effects?

Extrapyramidol: I guess that this is what you're referring to, rather than "anticholinergic." But there is no single best way. There are a number of medicines that can be taken, including some anticholinergic medicines. But it is an individualized decision. ...Read more

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Do medications with anticholinergic properties improve or worsen symptoms of hypothyroidism?

Complicated: You see, most medications in clinical medicine have anti-cholinergic effects, and this may help several conditions by design. However, pts with cognitive problems, such as alzheimer's, might have decreases in acetylcholine, which might result in worsening with such meds. Typically, not really a major problem in hypothyroidism, especially if treated with thyroid meds. ...Read more