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What is the definition or description of: side effects of oxycodone?

What is the definition or description of: side effects of oxycodone?

See below: In general, the adverse effects that occur with oxycodone are similar with the immediate- and controlled-release products. Adverse effects may be dose-related in opioid naive patients. Patients who are tolerant to the analgesic effect of oxycodone may be tolerant to the dose-related side effects, except constipation. ...Read more

Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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What is the duration of narcotic withdrawal symptoms?

What is the duration of narcotic withdrawal symptoms?

5 days: If your medication is stopped abruptly (rather than weaned or tapered down) symptoms should last no more than 5-7 days. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of addiction versus dependence?

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What is the medical definition of addiction versus dependence?

Addiction/Dependence: Addiction is persistent engagement in rewarding behavior inspite of consequences. Dependence is continued use to avoid withdrawal. ...Read more

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What is the rationale of bulpurphine in management of opiod dependence?N its combination with naloxone

What is the rationale of bulpurphine in management of opiod dependence?N its combination with naloxone

For Opiate Addiction: Suboxone contains Buprenorphine plus a short acting opiate blocker called naloxone. Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic partial opiate agonist. That means, it has very unique properties compared with other opiates like hydrocodone and oxycodone. Suboxone can take away the cravings for opiates so the addict can work on figuring out why he or she takes opiates in the first place. Suboxone saves lives. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Opiate withdrawal?

What is the definition or description of: Opiate withdrawal?

Opioid withdrawal: Like many medications, the body becomes used to or "tolerant" opioids. Once your body is used to a medication, abruptly stopping a medication can precipitate symptoms called withdrawal. Opioid withdrawal symptoms can be flu-like symptoms, itching, nausea, diarrhea, pain, and even worse could lead to death depending on the dosage of opioid the patient was taking. ...Read more

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What are general symptoms of drug addiction (opioid)?

What are general symptoms of drug addiction (opioid)?

Craving for drug: An intense craving for the drug of choice that becomes a greater focus in ones life than friends, family, or work. ...Read more

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What are the short and long term effects of acute morphine od with administration of naloxone?

What are the short and long term effects of acute morphine od with administration of naloxone?

Recurrence: The major side effect of overdose is slow to no breathing. Naloxone is used to treat morphine overdose. It is shorter acting than morphine, so depending on doses, the respiratory sedation you get with the od can recur. The main side effect of Naloxone is increased heart rate, BP and rarely pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Narcan IV for an overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

What are the side effects of Narcan IV for an overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

Many: Side effects fromnaltrexone include interruptions of heart rythm, rapid heart rate, increase or decrease in blood pressuer; nausea and vomitting; sweating, and withdrawal symptoms if the person has been using the drug. (the brand Narcan (naloxone) has been discontinued in the us). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Tramadol withdrawal?

What is the definition or description of: Tramadol withdrawal?

Mild w/drawal: Tramadol is an agonist/antagonist wherein morphine and the oxycodone family are pure agonists at their receptors. Thus withdrawal from tramadol is comparatively mild. However, it can involve anxiety, tremor, akathisia (inner restlessness); usually transient. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Narcotic pain medication allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Narcotic pain medication allergy?

Anaphylaxis: A true med allergy is one that no matter the dose, a full blown shut down of all major systems in the body occurs. Skin rash/hives, difficulty breathing, CV Ominous arrhythmia, full blown kidney failure. Immediate intervention and supportive care required to prevent death. Sometimes a mild variation in reaction occurs, short of breath, a skipped heart beat, itchy rash that resolves w w/o help ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Alcohol dependence?

What is the definition or description of: Alcohol dependence?

Alcohol dependence: Alcohol and any other form of dependence can be thought of as a need to drink, not to feel good, but rather, in an effort to avoid feeling bad. ...Read more

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What are the signs of vicodin addiction?

What are the signs of vicodin addiction?

Addiction?: True addiction is the psychological need for the effects that a drug does for you. If you "need" it because the pain is not controlled without it, is not an addiction. It is a medical need for the clinical benefits of an agent. Diabetics are not "addicted" to Insulin but they "need" it to control their medical problem. If you feel that you "need" the med for anything other than for pain, seek tx. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Suboxone withdrawal?

What is the definition or description of: Suboxone withdrawal?

Several.: There are several withdrawals associated with suboxone: there is precipitated withdrawal--this is when someone is on a FULL AGONIST opiate and takes suboxone which interferes with it to produce withdrawal. Similarly, not taking the suboxone produces narcotic withdrawal (suboxone is a narcotic). symptoms are runny nose, pain, agitation, GI upset. THen there is removal of positive effects on pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Drug dependence?

What is the definition or description of: Drug dependence?

Drug dependence: A psychological & /or physiologic addiction to a drug (prescription/ illicit or OTC). ...Read more

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Describe the features of benzodiazepine toxicity.?

Describe the features of benzodiazepine toxicity.?

Sedation / coma: Benzodiazepines are a class of medication which can help with anxiety and sleep disorders. Well known drugs include valium, ativan, and klonopin (clonazepam). Too much benzodiazepine typically causes sedation ranging from drowsiness to coma. Combining benzodiazepines with other drugs, especially in excess (such as alcohol) is exceedingly dangerous. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: MS Contin (morphine) overdose?

MS Contin: Ms Contin is a sustained release formulation of morphine. If crushed it can lead to sudden delivery of all the drug in short time and may cause overdose. It is a relative term as people who are accustomed to it can tolerate very high doses but people naive to opiates may get overdosed with a small amount.. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Narcan IV for overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

Withdrawal: Immediate and severe withdrawal-nausea, vomitting, severe pain sensations if chronic use. Just waking up otherwise. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse?

What is the medical definition of alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse?

Addiction: Alcohol can be robustly abused by someone but as long as the person is not addicted to it, and doesn't miss it after putting it down, the diagnosis is alcohol abuse. If, however, the person feels either physically or psychologically addicted/dependent on it and either cannot go a day without it, or binge drinks uncontrollably the diagnosis is alcohol dependence. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

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What is the definition or description of: alcohol withdrawal syndrome?

Alcohol withdrawal s: Is a set of symptoms seen when one reduces or stops alcohol consumption after prolonged periods of excessive alcohol intake. It is due to the central nervous system being in a hyper-excitable state, leading to seizures & delirium tremens. Symptoms start on waking, due to fall in blood alcohol levels during sleep, & can include agitation, hallucination, sweating, cunfusion, htn, insomnia, GI upset. ...Read more

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