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Herbal Dopamine Antagonist
No: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really there anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to antagonize dopamine. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredient (such as some other chemical) was added. Read more
Thioridazine: Wow....you sound like one of my profs in training who would just love giving us the biggest pimp questions the next morning knowing that none of us were awake and none of us believed we'd get called to have to answer any of these really hard questions. The only one I can think of which is virtually entirely NON-selective is THIORIDAZINE. Everything else has some selectivity. Read more
Even more than what?: Please repost your question with an explanation of why you think "the dopamine" is too HIGH. Please also state where in your body you want to lower "the dopamine:" Spit? Left elbow? Eyeball? What lab measured "the dopamine" & what are your numbers? (You want to lower it, right?) You know, like blood sugar? Finally, please indicate what lowering "the dopamine" is supposed to achieve. Read more
Dopamine antagonist that doesn't make you sleepy?? That serquel made me VERY sleepy the next day..
Better to talk: It would be better to talk to your doctor about this. What is being treated? seroquel (quetiapine) is used for various things. Most antipsychotic drugs bind to dopamine receptors. There are some that are less sedating then others, but again it depends on what is being treated. Read more
How do dopamine antagonist help opioid nausea if opioid nause is mediated through opioid receptors and not dopamine?
Interrelated: All receptor systems are interrelated and interact with each other. Whatever induces nausea, the reaction is triggered by dopaminergic pathways in a part of the brain called the chemoreceptor trigger zone. Most anti-emetics work by antagonizing dopamine. The combination of opioids and antinausea medications is quite common, both for synergism and to reduce nausea. Read more
Is it okay to take a dopamine antagonist for gastro emptying if you have an rbbb and had a rvh show up on an EKG.
Yes: It should be okGet a more detailed answer ›
My friend take risperidone after methamphetamine withdrawal by psych, any other antipsychotic not cause appetite inc? Not dopamine antagonist. Regards
What p450 enzymes are inhibited/induced by seroquel, (quetiapine) and what does a dopamine/norepinephrine antagonist do? Reduce dopamine levels? Specifics please?
Neither: Seroquel (quetiapine) passes through the cyp450 3a4 pathway & is extensively metabolized, but it neither inhibits nor induces the pathway itself. On the other hand, it's metabolism may be significantly affected by other medications. For instance, Dilantin induces the pathway causing seroquel (quetiapine) to be rushed through the pathway, leading to less-effective, lower blood levels. Antagonists are blockers. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increase tyrosine: Here's a nice wikihow on this topic: http://www. Wikihow. Com/increase-dopamine. Some foods high in tyrosine are almonds, avocados, bananas, low-fat dairy, lima beans, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds. Limit refined carbohydrates - sugar and flour. Eat a diet high in antioxidants to prevent the degradation of dopamine. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dopamine production: There is no proven way to increase dopamine. Ingested Dopamine is broken down in the stomach and small intesting (unless combined with a special medication...Carbidopa, for example in the medicine given to parkinson's patients carbidopa/levodopa). It can be given intravenously, which is done sometimes to help increase blood pressure. See also: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/dopamine. Read more
Wise guy answer: I know this may seem like a wiseguy type of an answer to you but truthfully it is exactly to your point. The patient is given dopamine in the form of carbidopa levodopa usually and we see if the dystonia gets better. Hence, the name "dopamine responsive dystonia."some things in medicine are just that easy. Want to become a doctor? Cheers! Read more
Yes and no: They are both catecholamines, a specific type of chemical class. In the body, there are different type of receptors in tissues which bind catechols with different effects. Dopamine and doubtamine have different affinities for different receptors and thus can have different effects. Kind of like different types of baking sugars...They are all sugars but are used for special purposes and functions. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Studies say yes: There are ongoing studies (and papers) from the NIH, etc that deal with autoimmune-induced damage of the midbrain dopaminergic pathways. Lupus, an auto-immune process is thought to be able to damage or alter this area (as well as other areas) This would definitely affect the dopamine levels and cause a multitude of possible problems, like depression, etc. Read more