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Anticholinergic (Definition)

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


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Does mirtazapine have anticholinergenic properties?

Does mirtazapine have anticholinergenic properties?

Mirtazapine: has muscarinic receptor blocking activity in addition to blocking histamine. It has Alpha 2 adrenergic and D2 and D3 activity. (complicated action) I find it to be a terrific medication but its best given at night and in small doses to start (15 mg) Some people report a dry mouth in the morning and difficulty with reading The anticholinergic tendencies (muscarinic) seem to be mild. ...Read more

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Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol 2-Carbamazepine 3-Lamotrigine 4-Biperiden 5-Methocarbamol 6-Quetiapine 7-Clomipramine?

Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol  
2-Carbamazepine
3-Lamotrigine
4-Biperiden
5-Methocarbamol
6-Quetiapine
7-Clomipramine?

Asthenia : Weakness can be caused by induction of an adrenal deficiency in the setting of chronic steroid use ( withdrawal ) Any of the medications listed can produce perceived weakness in the setting of anxiety. ...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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Which are side effects of periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?

Which are side effects of periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride)?

Some common: Many people experience an increase in appetite (leads to weight gain) and some experience drowsiness. This old antihistamine has been replaced by others that tend to be as effective with less side effects. ...Read more

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Effects of nortriptyline hydrochloride?

Effects of nortriptyline hydrochloride?

Complicated: This tca antidepressant can also treat pain & enuresis. May work by increasing norepinephrine & serotonin. It is also antihistaminic. Common side effects (se's) include dry mouth, sedation, constipation, blurry vision & increased appetite. May increase suicidal ideation in a few patients. Should be monitored by md if there is a history of heart problems or suicidal behaviors. ...Read more

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Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) an effective medication for anxiety?

Is viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) an effective medication for anxiety?

Yes: Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) is a new class of antidepressant. I have found it useful for anxiety as well as depression. It has different side effects than the others so might benefit people who didn't tolerate others well. No weight gain and maybe less sexual dysfunction, but can cause a lot of nausea and diarrhea and must be taken with food. ...Read more

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Can cogentin (benztropine) cause anxiety?

Can cogentin (benztropine) cause anxiety?

Possibly: But why are you discussing a drug which has profound anti-cholinergic effects and adverse events, as this drug has mainly been supplanted by Dopamine agonists. Not sure, in this day and age, that there would be a valid role for cogentin (benztropine). Meet with your doctor and discuss. ...Read more

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Can periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine) be useful in relieving serotonin induced migraine caused by an ssri? Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) has antiserotonin affinity. Head hurts..

Can periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) (cyproheptadine) be useful in relieving serotonin induced migraine caused by an ssri? Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) has antiserotonin affinity. Head hurts..

Might be useful: Although Cyproheptadine is nominally an anti-histamine, it does have seratonin antagonistic effects, and, has been best used as a migraine preventative in years past. Since it is cheap, could try it, but likely should start low dose and aim for about 4mg every 6 hrs. May take about two weeks to decide success at the higher dose. ...Read more

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Which tcas is more potent for sciatica pain relief, amitriptyline(or nortriptyline), imipramine(or desipramine)?

Which tcas is more potent for sciatica pain relief, amitriptyline(or  nortriptyline), imipramine(or desipramine)?

TCA: Tca are classic for neuropathic pain - sciatica for example. Any of the ones u mentioned may be quite eefective - and cheap. They are not without side effects - dry mouth, constipation, sedation. Any of the ones u mentioned can be effective. I personally like amytryptilline - 10mg at night - as mentioned all will work. Additionally other meds such as lyrica, (pregabalin) neurontin, Cymbalta are options. ...Read more

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Benztropine mesylate uses?

Benztropine mesylate uses?

There are a few uses: Benztropine is an anticholinergic drug used to reduce the side effects of antipsychotic treatment, such as pseudoparkinsonism and dystonia. It is also a second-line drug for the treatment of parkinson's disease. It improves tremor but not rigidity and bradykinesia. It is also sometimes used for dystonia, a rare disorder that causes abnormal muscle contraction. ...Read more

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Does hydroxyzine have antipsychotic properties?

Does hydroxyzine have antipsychotic properties?

Not antipsychotic : We do use hydroxyzine often for anxiety but but not psychosis. That being said, sometimes anxiety can be a cause of psychosis, so in that case if the underlying anxiety was treated it would also help the psychosis. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is a highly serotonergic medication such as viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) more prone to cause sedation or stimulation?

Is a highly serotonergic medication such as viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) more prone to cause sedation or stimulation?

Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride): The side effect profile of this medication is more stimulating than sedating. However, individuals vary, and some do have sedation side effects with this medication. ...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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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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Can clozaril (clozapine) cause akathisia, restlessness?

Can clozaril (clozapine) cause akathisia, restlessness?

Can occur: These side effects would occur while taking Clozaril, but if you have stopped and instead suffer restless leg syndrome, would suggest checking iron metabolism, with ferritin level, and considering use of a dopamine agonist around the clock (suggest Neupro (rotigotine) patch). Talk to your doctor about these thoughts. ...Read more

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Nitrates are potent antianginal agents, why?

Nitrates are potent antianginal agents, why?

Nitrates: They lower the preload on the heart as well as a bit of the after load, they also mildly dilate the heart arteries. All this adds up to help. ...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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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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Trihexphenidyl (Definition)

Trihexphenidyl hydrochloride is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


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Artane (Definition)

Artane is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more