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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Crixivan (Overview)

Crixivan is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Crixivan (Overview)

Crixivan is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Is crixivan (indinavir) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is crixivan (indinavir) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: There is little evidence that it causes problems in women. There are some studies of eye problems in animals. On the other hand, it treats HIV which can both help the mother and prevent HIV from spreading to the baby. Overall, the benefits of taking indinavir are in taking it if you have HIV infection. ...Read more

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Are nembutal and seconal (secobarbital) illegal drugs?

Are nembutal and seconal (secobarbital) illegal drugs?

If they are not Rx: If these are not prescribed for you they are. These are drugs used in monitored setting, not for home use usually. It is like Propofol for michael jackson. ...Read more

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Are clonazepam, lorazepam, triazolam the same drug?

Are clonazepam, lorazepam, triazolam the same drug?

Not same group: All are sedatives but are different; clonazepam (klonopin) is long-acting benzodiazepine for anxiety @12 hours). Lorazepam (ativan) is short-acting benzodiazepine for anxiety (4-6 hours). Triazolam (halcion) is hypnotic for insomnia & is short-acting. ...Read more

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When is inapsine (droperidol) used?

When is inapsine (droperidol) used?

Refractory PONV: Inapsine (droperidol) is also known as Droperidol which was extensively used in 90s then it had fda warning for qt prolongation leading to cardiac arrest so we have not been using it unless patients have resistant postoperative nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Hyoscine butylbromide and alprazolam?

Hyoscine butylbromide and alprazolam?

Sedation: There is no direct drug interaction between these 2 that i can find. But you might become more sleepy and sedated than with either alone -- they both can produce that effect. ...Read more

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Why would anyone abuse the perscription drug thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

Why would anyone abuse the perscription drug thorazine (chlorpromazine)?

Wow ... : That is strange. It is a cheap way to fall asleep, so, if someone wants to sleep their life away, while putting up with all of the unpleasant side effects of thorazine, (chlorpromazine) i guess that could be a reason. Otherwise, i'm at a loss. ...Read more

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Why is chlordiazepoxides, diazepam, clofibrate, barbiturates contraindicated in renal failure?

Why is chlordiazepoxides, diazepam, clofibrate, barbiturates contraindicated in renal failure?

Impaired elimination: All drugs that are taken are eventually metabolized and eliminated from the body. Although liver enzymes perform the bulk of metabolizing of these agents, elimination of the drug and their metabolites relies, to varying degrees, on the kidney. If the kidneys are failing, elimination is impaired, and a toxic buildup of the drug and/or its metabolites is possible. ...Read more

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Hyoscine butylbromide (buscopan tablets) with paracetamol ok?

Hyoscine butylbromide (buscopan tablets) with paracetamol ok?

Buscopan Plus: Scopolamine butylbromide (buscopan) is an antispasmodic agent used to treat irritable bowel and/or menstrual cramps etc...This med is also available as a combo with paracetamol =buscopan plus, thus has been shown as safe. So if you have buscopan, adding paracetamol in recommended dosage should be ok. Consult doc if you encounter problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is doxylamine succinate habit-forming?

Is doxylamine succinate habit-forming?

Unisom: is not considered to be addictive in that there are no withdrawal side effects. Its use over a long period of time is not recommended as it has anticholinergic side effects that can interfere with memory, attention and ability to deal with outside stimuli. Do not take it with other sedatives or antihistamines like Zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Course of addiction : Typically drug addicts use drugs because of the way it makes them feel. Drugs of abuse are fast acting, hit the reward center of the brain and are thus reinforcing. As tolerance for the drug's effects develop, people take more of the drug in hope of obtaining the same high feeling. Physical dependence occurs and the drug is taken no longer to get high but to try to feel normal & avoid withdrawal. ...Read more

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Effect of darvon-n tablet(propoxyphene napsylate)?

Effect of darvon-n tablet(propoxyphene napsylate)?

Off market: The drug was pulled off the market in the us last year due to adverse cardiac effects. ...Read more

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Is baclofen safer than anarex (painkiller+orphenadine)?

Is baclofen safer than anarex (painkiller+orphenadine)?

Anarex vs Baclofen: Orphenadrine is a centrally acting muscle relaxant. Baclofen is a GABA agonist that is classified as a centrally acting skeletal muscle relaxant and antispastic medication. Based on reports from the FDA and social media Baclofen is more effective, but has more side effects. ...Read more

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How is seroquel similar to seconal (secobarbital)?

How is seroquel similar to  seconal (secobarbital)?

Completely different: Seconal (secobarbital) is a barbiturate and seroquel is an antipsychotic that is used in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and at lower doses for depression (in combination with an antidepressant). ...Read more

Dr. Mari Kitahata
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Indinavir (Definition)

Indinavir is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more