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List Of Sedative Drugs
Yes: There are a lot of medications that cause sedation sold on the internet. Most cold remedies. If u are trying to get controlled substances don't know of any legal way to get off internet and if u do without a proper prescription and u are discovered would less to many legal problems. ...Read more
A sedative is a medication that induces calm, relaxation, and usually, decreases anxiety. Sedatives - especially at higher doses - can induce sleep. The sleep-inducing attribute is more correctly called "hypnotic". Not surprisingly, most medications produce more than one specific effect. Therefore, one sedative may dominate in the reduction of anxiety and ...Read more
2nd time around on olanzapine. Become more sensitive to the sedative effects at same dose. Guessing it's an inevitable feature of the drug, but does sedation diminish with time? If so, how long?
Can a CKD patient (Creatinine 2.6) occasionally use any sedative for a good night's sleep? What drugs are relatively mild on kidneys?
Talk to doc.: Talk to your renal doctor about your best choices. There are other ways to ensure a good night sleep, regular exercise but not within 4 hours of bed time, no napping. No caffeinated beverages before bed. Search health tap for insomnia or see the checklists for good sleep hygiene methods. Studying French at bedtime puts me to sleep every time. Try it! Or Latin or ancient Greek! Guaranteed snoozing! ...Read more
What is the difference between a sedative anti anxiety drug and one that increases serotonin? what is the difference in how they make you feel?
Mechanism of Action: Different anxiolytic meds target different neurotransmitter systems. 'Sedatives' usually refer to drugs that modulate GABA in some way, e.g. benzodiazepines, and are usually very effective immediately, however a small percentage (about 2%) will develop dependency/addiction problems. Other medications target serotonin and noradrenergic pathways, can take weeks to work, but aren't habit forming. ...Read more
Can a healthy person have a screening colonoscopy without a sedative? Am eager to avoid any drug that causes confusion or memory loss, even if it's just "temporary."
Are there any non-sedative antihistamines that work like doxylamine? It is the only drug that helps my allergies. Claritin/lortadine do not help.
Yes: Doxylamine has anti-allergy power superior to almost every other antihistamine on the market, with the exception of Diphenhydramine (benadryl), which is also sedating. Other than claritin/loratadine, there are other non-sedating antihistamines such as allergra (fexofenadine). Zyrtec (cetirizine) (ceterizine) is generally non-sedating although ~5% feel sedated with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothetically (although dangerous) can an alcohol induced coma stop a seizure like a coma other sedative drugs such as phenobarbital or propofol?
Not reliably: If the seizure is for sure due to alcohol withdrawal, this may be possible -- but the amount needed may kill the person first. I'm sure you've heard of death from alcohol poisoning. There are many other possible causes for seizures, and alcohol-induced coma is not the way to treat those either. ...Read more
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