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Are most anesthetics strong respiratory irritants, stimulants, regulators or depressants?

Are most anesthetics strong respiratory irritants, stimulants, regulators or depressants?

Depressants: Most general anesthetic agents (both those given intravenously and those that are inhaled) are strong respiratory depressants because they decrease the body's urge to breathe. Specifically, they eliminate the ventilatory drive in response to hypoxia (low oxygen) and reduce the ventilatory drive in response to hypercarbia (high carbon dioxide). There are, of course, exceptions. ...Read more

Inhalants (Definition)

Inhalants are any chemicals that emit vapors that can be inhaled. Usually inhalants refers to chemicals that are dangerous to humans when inhaled, such ...Read more


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Are some foods are addictive?

Are some foods are addictive?

Probably none: Addiction refers to chemicals which fit into certain brain receptors causing symptoms when not taken. Food can be habit forming, tasty and sought over and over. But there is no withdrawal pattern and craving is not considered a withdrawal pattern. So you can eat any foods without fear of addiction. ...Read more

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Are amphetamines addictive?

Are amphetamines addictive?

Yes: And they can have serious, life-threatening side effects. They should only be used under the supervision of a doctor. If you feel you are addicted, you should get help right away. ...Read more

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Are non stimulant ADHD meds just as effective as stimulants?

Are non stimulant ADHD meds just as effective as stimulants?

Complex question: There are many classes of non-stimulant "adhd" meds some of which may target some adhd symptoms more than others - just take a look at adhd criteria - even stimulant medications can impact different cognitive functions at different levels. By and large stimulant meds are effective in 70% of adhd cases, a claim few other medications have been able to match in controled studies. ...Read more

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Which substances are addictive?

Which substances are addictive?

Great Question: How do I answer this question and it should be answered, not for substances only. The question has in fact evoked more questions in my mind when I think I have an answer From Nicotine to Caffeine From Alcohol to Heroin and in-betweens, From Eating disorders to Runners, From gambling to Promiscuity, all can be addictive. Its the pleasurable effect altering our mental state. No good answer. . ...Read more

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What are some psychiatric medications that are barbiturates?

What are some psychiatric medications that are barbiturates?

-barbital: Most of these medications have a generic name ending in -barbital. Secobarbital, phenobarbital, amobarbital are examples. These are nervous system depressants, potentially lethal in overdose, used before surgery, for seizure disorder, but often safer medications are recommended for outpatients before using them due to higher risk (used to be common anxiety/sleep meds). ...Read more

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Are there antidepressants that are addictive?

No. : People often ask this because of the withdrawal symptoms linked to abruptly stopping antidepressants (ad). Keep in mind, the hallmark of addiction is not physical dependence- it's compulsive use of a substance w/o regard to consequences. As a result something can be addictive without causing physical dependence (e.g.Cocaine), while ad discontinuation can lead to withdrawal. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are there allergens in chocolate?

Are there allergens in chocolate?

Milk and nuts: Patients can become allergic to chocolate. Also, besides peanut, milk and tree nuts are often added to chocolate candies. ...Read more

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What are some prescription metabolism stimulants?

What are some prescription metabolism stimulants?

See MD: There are many medical problems that can effect your metabolism causing fatigue, eg., thyroid, diabetes, anemia, autoimmune disorders, viral infections. Suggest you see your pcp for a complete exam/evaluation and guidance. Need to first identify the problem, if in fact, you have a metabolic disorder, to know how to treat. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are some drugs that contain pseudoephedrine?

What are some drugs that contain pseudoephedrine?

Pseudoephedrine: Depends on where you live but I would go to Drugs.com and search as there are over 30 is my guess. Or go to your drug store and see under cold medications. In some areas they are locked up because can be used o make meth. ...Read more

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Are toothpastes considered as drugs if they contain fluoride?

Are toothpastes considered as drugs if they contain fluoride?

Fluoride is a drug: Fluoride is a drug and is regulated by the fda that is why there is a limit as to how much Fluoride is allowed by fda regulation. Unless you are ingesting an entire tube of toothpaste, we consider it to be a safe drug when used properly. ...Read more

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Are all drugs addictive?

Are all drugs addictive?

Addiction definition: People can become psychologically dependent on any drug – or anything else for that matter. This means that the person using drugs feels they cannot cope or face the world unless they are under the influence of drugs. In contrast people can only become physically dependent on certain drugs. Physical dependency results from the repeated, heavy use of drugs like heroin, tranquillisers and alcohol. ...Read more

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Are antidepressants potent antihistamines also?

Are antidepressants potent antihistamines also?

Some are, yes.: Looking at receptor inhibition profiles (lab data) we can see that some do indeed block histamine receptors. Older ones in the tca class (elavil, anafranil, etc), trazodone and even a more modern one like Remeron (mirtazapine) do so which can lead to increased sleepiness and appetite. As far as potency, they're not as effective as sudafed in fighting a cold. ...Read more

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Are migraine medications addictive?

Are migraine medications addictive?

None: Pharmacologic management for migraine involves abortive therapy for the acute, occasional migraine attack, and prophylactic therapy for the more chronic and disabling attacks. None of the medications are addictive. ...Read more

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What are medical used of ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

What are medical used of ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate)?

Stimulant: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is an amphetamine-like substance that has been used medically for asthma, as a decongestant, cold/flu symptoms, and to aid in weight loss. It has been banned in the us since 2004 because it can dangerously raise blood pressure, cause heart rhythm problems and, in rarely, even death. There are too many risks and as there are so many other meds to use instead, to use it any more. ...Read more

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What kinds of medicines other than inhalers are used for asthma?

What kinds of medicines other than inhalers are used for asthma?

Yes: Multiple medications are available for management of asthma. However these medicatioons are used only when inhaled medications fail.If you are having difficulty using an inhaler talk with your doctor about using a spacer. Spacers make it much easier to use inhaled medications and make the medication more effective. ...Read more

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Are all stimulants for ADHD addicting? Or do they have ones that aren't as potent but still are as effective? Such as extended release?

Are all stimulants for ADHD addicting? Or do they have ones that aren't as potent but still are as effective? Such as extended release?

Yes.: All stimulants will change your body/brain to need them. Low potency stimulant/high potency/delayed release. Same. If you need them to function then use as doctor prescribes. ...Read more

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Is caffeine dangerous?

Is caffeine dangerous?

Can be: Symptoms of caffeine overdose may include: Restlessness, ^ heart rate, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ^ sweating, dizziness & cardiac arrest. Possible side effects of caffeine: nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, irritability feeling hyper, ringing in ears, rapid or irregular heart rate, nausea, vomiting, GI upset, shakiness, dizziness or allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Is caffeine bad for me?

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Is caffeine bad for me?

Caffeine: If over three cups a day or late at night or if you have anxiety or insomnia. ...Read more

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Is caffeine okay for kids?

Is caffeine okay for kids?

No: A little bit of caffeine consumed by an older child is probably harmless, but i'd suggest discouraging this habit. Kids who are tired need sleep, not stimulants. For more info: http://www.Webmd.Com/parenting/fun-and-fit-family-11/caffeine-and-kids. ...Read more

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Is caffeine really that bad?

No: If it doesn't bother u it's pretty much ok. ...Read more

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Is caffeine useful for runners?

Is caffeine useful  for runners?

Maybe: Some of the effects of caffeine are to help you concentrate, breathe better and speed up your heart rate these may help you with sports and activities but it can also be a diuretic - you may have to urinate shortly after drinking it so keep that in mind if you go for any hour run. ...Read more

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How to I kick the caffeine drinks?

How to I kick the caffeine drinks?

TAPER OFF: Depends on the amount of caffeine. Brewed coffee has the highest caffeine content. So the best is to decrease by 1/2 a cup a week if you drink several cups a day. This method. Applies to any caffeinated beverage. The withdrawal can be headache, feeling achy and irritability and tired. Then begin a good sleep wake regimen and exercise for the energy replacement. And yes too much caffeine is bad! ...Read more

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What quantity of is too much caffeine?

What quantity of is too much caffeine?

Caffeine: Any quantity is too much that makes you jittery and anxious rather than pleasantly awake. You can also get into a troublesome cycle with caffeine to wake up by, and sleeping pills to rest by. Much better to have your body exercise its own sleep-wake cycle, without drugs. Occasional coffee is okay -- but even 2 cups/day will habituate you such that stopping will cause withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 200mg of caffeine too much?

Need help. Is 200mg of caffeine too much?

Caffeine: To compare, a regular 8 ounce cup of drip-brewed coffee generally has 65-120mg of caffeine in it. Otc no-doz contains 200mg caffeine. Caffeine may increase blood pressure and heart rate, cause heart arrhythmias, & raise cholesterol. It can also cause nervousness, irritability, sleep disturbances, and gastrointestinal disturbances. If sensitive to it, you could experience all these effects. ...Read more

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What are thé symptoms of to much Caffeine?

What are thé symptoms of to much Caffeine?

Jittery?: Caffeine is first of all a CNS (central nervous system) stimulant and its effect can vary from simply keeping you awake to palpitations , anxiety. jittery feelings...... Second of all its a Diuretic (make you urinate) Hope this helps! Proves MODERATION is BEST in ALL THINGS Dr Z ...Read more

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Could you tell me a healthier substitutes to caffeine?

Could you tell me a healthier substitutes to caffeine?

Good sleep: Caffeine is ingested as a stimulant and a counter to a need for sleep. These seems to be common problems as caffeine containing drinks and foods are widely used and adored. You will need less caffeine if you sleep well, get a good diet and exercise and of course substitute drinks and foods with no caffeine. The health risks of caffeine are probably rather small however. ...Read more

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Is caffeine addictive?

Is caffeine addictive?

Caffeine: Yes in the sense that people do suffer mild withdrawal when they discontinue, particularly headaches.Best. ...Read more

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How could too much caffeine kill?

See below: Caffeine is a drug ; although it is present in coffee (among other food products) it should be used cautiously ; in moderation. The exact mechanism is debatable, but large doses of caffeine can cause cardiac arrhythmia leading to cardiac arrest. It is recommended that energy drinks that have excessive caffeine be avoided ; rather try to regularize your sleep so you're not tired in the mornings. ...Read more

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Does too much caffeine constipate you?

Does too much caffeine constipate you?

Caffeine?: Caffeine is a diuretic and high doses can lead to dehydration. However, avoiding constipation should be thought of as a balance of hydration, fiber in the diet, exercise, stress reduction, proper diet, and dietary adjustments when medicines that cause constipation are taken. Thyroid problems and IBS can contribute to constipation. See this link please: http://tinyurl.com/zhnjkjp ...Read more

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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

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