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Can Prescription Drugs Cause Hallucinations
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
Please let me know if there is a prescription drug that relieves stress/pressure/relaxes, but may cause severe 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
Can drug abuse in the past cause hallucinations in the future for a teen, even when the drug abuse has stopped?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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