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Can Prescription Drugs Cause Hallucinations
Hallucinigens abound: The brain is capable of misfiring under many circumstances ... Some drugs are known for their tendency to induce or bring on hallucinations such as possibly hallucinogenic mushrooms or others. But many drugs can pose a risk depending on the person and circumstance. "True hallucinations" are that persons experience of the misfiring of brain neuro circuits. Best to work to protect one's brain. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on which prescription drugs you're talking about -- but one mental illness that can happen is addiction. It does not happen automatically, but certainly can with medicines like valium, ativan, klonipin, xanax, (alprazolam) vicodin, etc. Some people abuse these. I have also seen bipolar disorder unleashed by giving an antidepressant without taking an extensive personal and family history. ...Read more
Yes: Benzodiazepines such as klonopin, ativan, valium, and xanax (alprazolam) can all cause sedation anytime they are used. Dose adjustments and monitoring are very important. When used long-term and consistently, they can produce physical habituation and dependence. This is one reason ssri and other less habit-forming medications are safer (plus effective) when anxiety is chronic. ...Read more
Initially: I was going to try to research the answer. But, after pondering it, I became concerned that this information could be used in attempts to use prescription medications recreationally. ...Read more
Actually, in your: Situation, yes. The problem is not mixing marijuana with the medications you're on, rather, the problem is mixing marijuana with the fact you already have a psychotic illness. This is an absolute contraindication to marijuana use. You should stop using it immediately. It is of no benefit to you and can cause subtle brain damage in those areas of your brain that help you stay in touch with reality. Best wishes. ...Read more
Some are illicit: Methanol can cause blindness, and anti-tb drugs like Ethambutol & rifampin. Steroids can cause glaucoma, antimalarials like Hydroxychloroquine can damage the macula. Talc retinopathy can occur with intravenous drug use. Direct retinal toxicity can occur from injected gentamicin. The precautionary principle demands withdrawal of potentially toxic drugs once diminished visual function is documented. ...Read more
Can fluoxetine 20 or alprazolam 0.5 intensify propranolol's effect? I meant, can it intensify propranolol's side effects? Can these 3drugs cause death
Multiple medications: These 3 medications can work together safely if taken as prescribed ; you're seeing your doctor regularly. Prozac (fluoxetine) and Alprazolam may increase potential blood pressure-lowering effects of propanolol. Prozac (fluoxetine) may also decrease clearance of alprazolam, or increase its concentration -- leading to more drowsiness than expected. All these medications do need careful monitoring by your doctor. ...Read more
None I know of.: I am not aware of any drugs that will cause significant change in temperature if stopped. Some stimulants can raise temperature mildly while under influence. ...Read more
Yes: Marijuana use temporarily relieves depression/anxiety and withdrawal exacerbates this. Withdrawal can take weeks to resolve. Several years ago, a study comparing daily users to a normal population found a lower incidence of depression in marijuana users suggesting a treatment of depression by marijuana. However, too many side effects and varying serum levels make it a poor choice for rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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