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How Does Simvastatin Work
Phentermine...: ...shares some characteristics with its parent compound--the more dangerous and addicting drug amphetamine. Its primary action results in the releasing of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine (and to a lesser extent serotonin, dopamine and monoamines). This seems to reduce the perception of hunger which originates in the hypothalamus. Outside the brain, stored fat is broken down from fat cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atorvastatin: Starts working promptly but to effect a significant decrement in lipids we usually wait a month to six weeks to recheck the lipids for equilibrium level. We often check the liver function earlier to be sure nothing untoward is happening in that area. ...Read more
Anticholinergic: Propantheline is an anticholinergic medication, it relaxes the smooth muscle in the GI tract and decreases acid secretion. It's main use is in the treatment of ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome, but is also sometimes used to control bedwetting and excessive sweating in adults. ...Read more
SSRI: Fluoxetine is the first of the "newer generation" of antidepressants developed around 1990, called selective (or specific) serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI). It works by increasing the amount of serotonin available at brain synapses. Fluoxetine and other SSRIs are powerful anti-depressant and anti-anxiety agents. ...Read more
Depends: Stelazine is a first generation anitpsychotic which was indicated for hallucinations and delusions. However, it is a good, inexpensive alternative to second generation meds used for bipolar and severe depression. Agitation and sleep problems usually improve in days. Hallucinations and delusions can take weeks. Dosages often need adjustment. Tell your prescriber of lack of progress/ side effect. ...Read more
See below: Onset of action-within the first 24 hours. Time to peak action: several weeks. ...Read more
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