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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Anticholinergic Drug (Overview)

Anticholinergic agents are a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug (brain and nerve drug).


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Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Apparently, yes.: Hydroxyzine is used with opioid analgesics to increase their pain-killing ability of a given dose of opioid, and lower the quantity needed to stop a given level of pain, and/or stop some side effects of opioids like itching, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
17 doctors shared insights

Anticholinergic Drug (Overview)

Anticholinergic agents are a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug (brain and nerve drug).


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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

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Which anxiolytic drug works best?

Which anxiolytic drug works best?

Many options: No single anti-anxiety medication is considered universally superior to the others. Ssri/snri classes of medications are considered among the best/first line treatment for anxiety disorders. Benefit by biological relatives can be a basis to go with one medication over another. Psychotherapy in combination with medication treatment generally yields the best outcome. See your doctor and good luck! ...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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Drugs likeclopomide causes insomnia?

Drugs likeclopomide causes insomnia?

Not likely: The only reason for sleep problem may be that you might have to go to the bathroom more often during the night. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is gabapentin addictive drug?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is gabapentin addictive drug?

Neurontin (gabapentin): No, but sudden discontinuation is not advised. ...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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Odd drug side effects from nimodipine?

Odd drug side effects from nimodipine?

Nimodipine: Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: chest pain (may be related to your disease and not a side effect) fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat unusual tiredness or weakness wheezing or trouble breathing if you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor: runny or stuffy nose skin rash stomach discomfort. ...Read more

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Levodopa is ineffective in drug induced parkinsonism, why?

Levodopa is ineffective in drug induced parkinsonism, why?

A few reasons: First there are two different drug induced parkinsons. Acutely (in which case just stop the drug), and chronically (tardive dyskinesia...TD). TD is generally in those with psychosis. Levodopa can make that worse. Bad. AND, Levodopa has been associated with more rapid progression in regular Parkinsons, so we dont like to use it in anyone if we can avoid it. ...Read more

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Is wellbutrin (bupropion) a dopamine agonist drug?

Is wellbutrin (bupropion) a dopamine agonist drug?

Mostly: Wellbutrin (bupropion) interferes with reuptake of dopamine&norepinephrine(noradrenaline)in the central nervous system, thereby leaving these neurotransmitters to sit longer&stronger in the synapse between communicating brain cells, which enhances dopamine&adrenaline activity at the cellular level. That can treat depression, feed pleasure to help sex&bypass tobacco, improve adhd&cognition, lower weight, etc. ...Read more

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Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Not really: Drug misuse can eventually lead to drug abuse before one is even aware of what is happening. Both are problematic and need medical intervention before these become larger issues. ...Read more

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What antihypertensive drug belongs to the beta-blocker class of drugs?

What antihypertensive drug belongs to the beta-blocker class of drugs?

Many: Beta blockers include: metoprolol, carvedilol, bisoprolol, nebivolol, atenolol, nadolol, sotalol, esmolol, acebutolol are a few. Some of them are more useful in CHF, others for angina, arrhythmias and most for hypertension ...Read more

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Adverse drug reactions from mixing lexapro, Xanax (alprazolam) and metoprolol?

Adverse drug reactions from mixing lexapro, Xanax (alprazolam) and metoprolol?

No, should be OK: These medications may be used together and should not cause any significant interactions. There is a slight chance of a small increase in the blood level of metoprolol caused by the lexapro, (escitalopram) but it is unlikely that this would be significant. ...Read more

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Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Course of addiction : Typically drug addicts use drugs because of the way it makes them feel. Drugs of abuse are fast acting, hit the reward center of the brain and are thus reinforcing. As tolerance for the drug's effects develop, people take more of the drug in hope of obtaining the same high feeling. Physical dependence occurs and the drug is taken no longer to get high but to try to feel normal & avoid withdrawal. ...Read more

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Is zoloft's dopaminergic effect dose dependant like effexor's noradrenalinergic effect?

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Is zoloft's dopaminergic effect dose dependant like effexor's noradrenalinergic effect?

Zoloft (sertraline): Yes it is. Dopamin reuptake inhibition increases as dose increase. ...Read more

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Why would anyone abuse the perscription drug thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

Why would anyone abuse the perscription drug thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

Wow ... : That is strange. It is a cheap way to fall asleep, so, if someone wants to sleep their life away, while putting up with all of the unpleasant side effects of thorazine, (chlorpromazine) i guess that could be a reason. Otherwise, i'm at a loss. ...Read more

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Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Tough 2 decide!: What an interesting question! Hard to say, steroids cause shrunken testicles, enlarged prostate, breast development, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, severe acne, high blood pressure and strokes. Hallucinogens like LSD cause psychosis, flashbacks, schizophrenia, depression. Club drugs could be a lot of things, sudden death from arrhythmia is reported with several. All are dangerous! ...Read more

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Anticholinergic (Definition)

Most drugs have some anticholinergic qualities, which means they interfere with the normal function ...Read more