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Do you know which prescription drugs can cause hallucinations when taken in excess?

Do you know which prescription drugs can cause hallucinations when taken in excess?

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

Dr. Alan Ali
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Hallucinations (Definition)

Hallucinations involve sensing things while awake that appear to be real, but instead have been ...Read more


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Please let me know if there is a prescription drug that relieves stress/pressure/relaxes, but may cause severe hallucinations?

Please let me know if there is a prescription drug that relieves stress/pressure/relaxes, but may cause severe hallucinations?

Benzodiazepines: Benzodiazepines can reduce anxiety, but also induce tolerance and dependency. If the medication is reduced or stopped suddenly, withdrawal delirium with severe hallucinations can result. ...Read more

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Can this drug cause hallucinations?

Can this drug cause hallucinations?

Hallucinations: Some drugs, mostly illicit drugs, can, but I am not sure which drug u r referring to! ...Read more

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Which drugs cause "true 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

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Can prolonged use of prescription drugs cause a mental illness?

Can prolonged use of prescription drugs cause a mental illness?

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

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Can drug abuse in the past cause hallucinations in the future for a teen, even when the drug abuse has stopped?

Can drug abuse in the past cause hallucinations in the future for a teen, even when the drug abuse has stopped?

Yes: Yes. But this has nothing to do with being a teen. Some drugs simply hang around much longer in the brain (and other tissues) than one would reasonably desire...Whether one is a teen...A middle-aged guy...Or a bona fide member of the aarp...Or not... ...Read more

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Which drugs cause hallucinations?

Hallucinogens: Abused substances are Psychedelics such as LSD, Dissociatives such as PCP, or Delirients such as Nutmeg. ...Read more

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What are some drugs that can cause hallucinations?

What are some drugs that can cause hallucinations?

Many: Recreational drugs such as lsd, ecstasy, psilocybin, mescaline, marijuana, and ketamine are some. Also many prescription medications can do this as well: antimuscarinic agents; levodopa; donapezil; antidepressants including ssri's and occasionally bupropion; opiates; proton pump inhibitors; steroids; quinolone antibiotics such as cipro, (ciprofloxacin) etc. Hallucinations happen in alcohol & drug withdrawal too. ...Read more

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Could doing drugs in the past cause hallucinations?

No: The "storage" of hallucinogenic drugs in fat cells that are then released years later when the fat cell is burned is a myth that has been debunked.
Flashbacks are a known psychiatric entity but are psychological in nature and not due to a late release of a therapeutic level of an old hallucinogen. ...Read more

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Tactile hallucinations from some mediciness? Which drugs might cause that?

Tactile hallucinations from some mediciness? Which drugs might cause that?

Several: One of the most common causes of tactile hallucinations is not really a "medicine" at all -- it's withdrawal from alcohol. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can cause it also. Tactile hallucinations -- also called "formication" -- commonly happen with use of Cocaine and amphetamine. Ketamine is another agent that can cause these. ...Read more

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What causes command hallucinations? I do not use drugs or booze. I am not on medication

What causes command hallucinations? I do not use drugs or booze. I am not on medication

Be careful: Command hallucinations are often seen in serious psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia. They can be very dangerous if directing one to do harmful things to self or others. If you are having these, please see your physician and/or a psychiatrist for an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can prescription drugs cause seizures?

Help plz! Can prescription drugs cause seizures?

Some: Prescription medications could potentially lower seizure threshold. ...Read more

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Is it true that some prescription drugs misused can cause psychosis?

Is it true that some prescription drugs misused can cause psychosis?

What cause?: What "cause" are you speaking of? Please include that info and we can try again. Thanks. ...Read more

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Wondering what non-prescription drugs or medicines would cause temporary incontinence?

Wondering what non-prescription drugs or medicines would cause temporary incontinence?

Beer: Any diuretic type of product such as drinking beer can aggravate incontinence because of the increased urine production. Vitamin b complex can aggravate urge incontinence. Highly acidic foods and foods containing caffiene such as tea, chocolate, coffee and energy drinks can aggravate urge symptoms. Tomatoes, onions, and citrus foods can also aggravate urge symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any prescription drugs that appear to cause or worsen symptoms of schizophrenia? Experienced symptoms of schizophrenia but only voices w med

Are there any prescription drugs that appear to cause or worsen symptoms of schizophrenia? Experienced symptoms of schizophrenia but only voices w med

Yes: Yes, any stimulant can exacerbate the positive symptoms of schizophrenia and also induce a psychotic like process. Basically any drug that increase dopamine too much in the brain can create a psychotic process whether it's a prescription drug or a street drug. Now every person is different so what amount can cause psychosis in one may not in another. ...Read more

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What are the causes of prescription drug abuse?

What are the causes of prescription drug abuse?

Addiction: Most commonly abused are pain and anxiety medications which develop tolerance. With time more is needed to get same effect. Most common cause for abuse of anything is a desire and/or need to alter something about one's current reality or "get high" quicker onset of effects leads to increased abuse potential. ...Read more

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What could cause prescription drug abuse?

What could cause prescription drug abuse?

See below: Prescription drugs have a street value. Thus they are stolen and sold. People take opioids for non medical reasons in order to get high and escape reality. ...Read more

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What're the cause and effects of prescription drug abuse?

Abuse: Lack of monitoring, euphoric effects, easy access, avoiding withdrawal, doctor-shopping, tolerance. Outcome is dependency (addiction) & more suffering & resistance to tx. ...Read more