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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Intropin (Overview)

Intropin is an inotrope which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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What are the food sources of dopamine?

What are the food sources of dopamine?

Most food sources: Dopamine by itself is not found in any food sources but there are two Amino Acids that are converted to Dopamine in the body. Look for foods with phenylananine and tyrosine in them, though this is not very difficult to find. Most meats, dairy, and grains are high in both of these amino acids. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Intropin (Overview)

Intropin is an inotrope which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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What is the definition or description of: dopamine agonist?

What is the definition or description of: dopamine agonist?

Parkinson's drug: Dopamine agonists work in a similar fashion to true Dopamine to maintain function in the basal ganglia in parkinson's disease, but also may help restless leg syndrome pts. The class includes requip, mirapex, Neupro patch. ...Read more

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How do I get my doctor to prescribe me dopamine agonists for depression?

How do I get my doctor to prescribe me dopamine agonists for depression?

Why?: Dopamine agonists generally don't make good antidepressants as there is rapid tolerance to this effect. This leads to agitation and addiction with dramatic worsening on discontinuation. There are better ways of getting enhanced Dopamine effect for depression with use of MAO inhibitors, wellbutrin or atypical antipsychotics like Abilify or seroquel. ...Read more

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17 yrs old was prescribed compazine by gp had stomach ach i read that it's a anti psychotic drug effecting dopamine, does that create permanent chgs?

17 yrs old was prescribed compazine by gp had stomach ach i read that it's a anti psychotic drug effecting dopamine, does that create permanent chgs?

No permanent changes: Yes it is true that Compazine is an anti-psychotic but it is also an anti-emetic drug and can be used to treat nausea and vomiting. The half-life is 3-5 hours and is metabolized by the liver. He should be fine. ...Read more

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Since maoi and cigarettes can block mao and raise dopamine levels, can maoi be used to help a smoker quit smoking? If not, why not? If so which maoi?

Since maoi and cigarettes can block mao and raise dopamine levels, can maoi be used to help a smoker quit smoking?  If not, why not? If so which maoi?

No evidence: Dopamine is increased by smoking however although in theory a good question not used options are nicotine replacements varencline nortriptine bupropion etc the risk of side effects is not worth the risk since it is not a first line treatment. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to increase dopamine activity in the brain?

What's the most effective way to increase dopamine activity in the brain?

Chemically or natura: Thrilling behavior, ie. Skydiving, will do it. Gambling will for some, unfortunately do it. Risky, edgy behaviour does it. /c/hemically, drugs to treat parkinson's will increase central dopamine, as will buproprion-a stimulating anti-depressant. Other drugs that treat high prolactins will do it as well, although some treat parkinson's. ...Read more

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When chocolate gives you chemicals like endorphins and dopamine, does that work through your tastebuds, or does it give you the chemicals internally?

When chocolate gives you chemicals like endorphins and dopamine, does that work through your tastebuds, or does it give you the chemicals internally?

Neither: Our bodies (& especially our brains) aren't 4-cylinder Chevys. NOTHING in nature is that simple. Most of taste is actually smell. We don't taste chocolate, we smell it. Smell is our most ancient sense & the least well understood. Chocolate doesn't "give" us chemicals; the smell & ingested chemicals stimulate the brain to produce them. Brain research may be your calling. Think about it. ...Read more

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Taking Luvox & Klonopin for severe OCD & anxiety but still get very depressed & anxious moods. Looking for a safe OTC mood/dopamine supplement?

Taking Luvox & Klonopin for severe OCD & anxiety but still get very depressed & anxious moods.  Looking for a safe OTC mood/dopamine supplement?

Exercise: The best non-prescription treatment for depression and anxiety is exercise and a healthy diet with a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Exercise alone can raise the chemicals in the brain that help ward off depression. That is far better than a supplement. You also just plain feel a tad better after exercise because you are doing what you can do to help treat and control symptoms. Go walk! ...Read more

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Can dopamine deficiency be dangerous?

Can dopamine deficiency be dangerous?

Dopamine: Dopamine is not a vitamin and can not be consumed. It is a neurotransmitter. Imbalance of Dopamine can affect mood. ...Read more

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A 42yr female,posted for TAH,received IV dopamine200mg accidentally in OT,but managed successfully.What are effects & management of dopamine toxicity?

A 42yr female,posted for TAH,received IV dopamine200mg accidentally in OT,but managed successfully.What are effects & management of  dopamine toxicity?

Dopamine: is a naturally occurring substance. Accidental administration can cause irregular or fast heart rate, high blood pressure, maybe headache. It is metabolized very quickly, it's half life is about 2 minutes. So no treatment is really needed unless the heart rate, high blood pressure is severe. Since you are communicating with us now, it seems it all turned out fine. You can put it behind you. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Johnson
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Dopamine (Definition)

Dopamine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more