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What is the definition or description of: Norepinephrine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Norepinephrine allergy?

A drug allergy?: Norepinephrine is a hormone related to epinephrine (adrenalin). It is a normal constituent of the body, and a true allergy is unlikely. More likely you are describing a reaction to supplemental norepinephrine as a drug. It is primarily used to raise blood pressure in patients with shock. What type of reaction are you asking about? ...Read more

Norepinephrine Allergy (Definition)

Norepinephrine is a hormone related to epinephrine (adrenalin). It is a normal constituent of the body, and a true allergy is unlikely. More likely you are describing a reaction to supplemental norepinephrine as a drug. It is primarily used to raise blood pressure in patients with shock. What type of reaction ...Read more


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How does lyrica (pregabalin) work? Is it similiar to narcotic pain medicine? Or similiar to tramadol as norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake inhibitor?

How does lyrica (pregabalin) work? Is it similiar to narcotic pain medicine? Or similiar to tramadol as norepinephrine and serotonin reuptake inhibitor?

Lyrica (pregabalin): Dear pika89800
lyrica enhances GABA in the brain and suppresses pain at a cortical level, pain has 3 main levels, local, spinal and brain (cortex), it is non narcotic, it is an antiseizure medication and can sometimes help both pain and anxiety
the answer is purely for educational purposes, please contact your md. ...Read more

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Why norepinephrines cause sexual side effects?

Why norepinephrines cause sexual side effects?

Norepinephrine: Norepinephrine and some other neurotransmitter can have side effects because of their inherent pharmocokinetics...Or how they work. If you have side effect, discuss other options with your physician. ...Read more

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Why should norepinephrine be given only by central line?

Why should norepinephrine be given only by central line?

To avoid necrosis: Of the skin and subcutaneous tissues in the event of accidental extravasation, i.e. injection of medicine outside of the vein due to very potent vasoconstrictive effect of the drug that can lead to a prolonged spasm of the blood vessels. ...Read more

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What kind of disease is related to norepinephrine deficiencies?

What kind of disease is related to norepinephrine deficiencies?

Extremely rare one: Some people who suffer from depression are helped with drugs that increase the norepinephrine stores in nerve endings. Drugs such as Effexor (venlafaxine) or wellbutrin do this. Haveing a severe deficiency of these neurotransmitters is very rare and life threatening.
http://www. Ehow. Com/way_6158789_norepinephrine-deficiency-drooling-treatment. Html. ...Read more

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What is norepinephrine? Another type of adrenaline?

What is norepinephrine? Another type of adrenaline?

Yes: Norepinephrine is epinephrine (adrenalin) minus one small chemical "side group". They are very similar, but do to the molecular difference, even though they do many of the same things, there are subtle differences in function, especially in regards to neurotransmission. ...Read more

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What causes acceleration in reuptake or norepinephrine and dopamine?

What causes acceleration in reuptake or norepinephrine and dopamine?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): Wellbutrin (bupropion) acts by enhancing the levels of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine at the site of each neurotransmitter. For this reason, it's an excellent medication choice for depression and executive functioning, such as conditions with attention and concentration impairments. However, due to its actions upon dopamine, it is relatively contraindicated in psychotic conditions. ...Read more

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Can norepinephrine treat depression?

Can norepinephrine treat depression?

Kind of: Increasing norepinephrine in the brain is often a component of medications designed to treat depression such as bupropion, venlafaxine, and duloxetine as well as to a weaker degree in some ssris. Combinations of medications which influence serotonin, norepinephrine, and Dopamine are often the most effective in more moderate to severe depression. Norepinephrine alone may not be sufficient. ...Read more

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Would norepinephrine cause an amphetamine positive?

Would norepinephrine cause an amphetamine positive?

On a tox screen?: I'm not sure I understand your question. If you mean, "would norepinephrine cause a tox screen to show positive for amphetamine? ", the answer is "no". Norepi. Is a naturally occuring neurotransmitter without which you would not be alive. Amphetamine would be present in the bloodstream only if you are taking that drug. ...Read more

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What happens when the brain has too much norepinephrine?

What happens when the brain has too much norepinephrine?

Not sure: What I do know that one class of the antidepressant medications is based on the inhibition of an enzyme that reduces the level of norepinephrine, so net effect is noreinephrine increase. Opposite of depression is agitation, even convulsions. It's a complex subject though. ...Read more

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What happenes when the brain is exosed to too much norepinephrine?

What happenes when the brain is exosed to too much norepinephrine?

Neurotransmitter: Norepinephrine (ne) is a sympathomimetic catecholamine that is synthesized in the adrenal medulla, in sympathetic neuron terminals, and in the brainstem and pons. Along with serotonin and dopamine, norepinephrine is a neurotransmitter in the brain. "too much" could lead to activation &anxiety. It may enhance some types of aggression in animals, plus impulsivity and episodic violence in humans. ...Read more

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How can I raise serotonin norepinephrine and dopamine levels in my system?

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How can I raise serotonin norepinephrine and dopamine levels in my system?

Raising nor./ser./do: Mental and physical activity with healthy diet and lifestyle. ...Read more

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What are the differences between levophed, (norepinephrine) dopamine and dobutamine?

What are the differences between levophed, (norepinephrine) dopamine and dobutamine?

Receptors: These three medications are used to support the heart and cardiovascular system ie. blood pressure and heart rate. They are known as sympathomimetics and have a similar response to what you would think of as adrenaline. Each has variable effect on either heart rate, heart function (in terms of strength of 'squeeze') and on blood vessels which would translate to higher blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can you explain the differences between levophed, (norepinephrine) dopamine, and dobutamine?

Alters physiology: These are very simple answers to a complex question. Levophed (norepinephrine) increases blood pressure; Dopamine increases heart rate, blood pressure and cardiac function (contractility); Dobutamine increases cardiac contractility and heart rate. ...Read more

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In going cold turkey from effexor, (venlafaxine) does the norepinephrine increase or decrease?

In going cold turkey from effexor, (venlafaxine) does the norepinephrine increase or decrease?

Increase: It is believed that your norepinephrine levels increase when you withdrawl from drugs like effexor (venlafaxine) due to a surge of release from suddenly stopping the drug, but serotonin is the biggest issue when you withdrawl from some of this class of drugs, so called "serotonin syndrome" ...Read more

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What happens if I had infinite energy. Could it be a problem with norepinephrine and epinephrine?

What happens if I had infinite energy. Could it be a problem with norepinephrine and epinephrine?

May be thyroid: If you are not takin stimulants like caffeine or energy drinks and have a yearly physical with normal blood work then be thankful. It could be hyper active thyroid but you would also have weight loss with anxiety and difficulty sleep along with other symptom. If not seeing a physician for more than a year it may be time ...Read more

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Is levophed (norepinephrine) being used more now as a first choice of treatment for head injuries?

Is levophed (norepinephrine) being used more now as a first choice of treatment for head injuries?

Levophed (norepinephrine): Norepinephrine is not specifically used for treatment of head injuries per se but it is used routinely in ICU settings for maintaining blood pressure in critically ill pt's such as those suffering from acute neurologic trauma to attempt to maintain cerebral perfusion in the face of elevated intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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Intense anxiety all day long, plasma norepinephrine is very high. Dr. Not sure what to do? Any ideas?

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Intense anxiety all day long, plasma norepinephrine is very high. Dr. Not sure what to do? Any ideas?

Anxiety: Would be good idea to run workup to rule out organic causes, such as high thyroid function, hormonal changes, etc. ...Read more

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My 11 year old son has highly elevated levels of norepinephrine and epinephrine. How can we help him?

My 11 year old son has highly elevated levels of norepinephrine and epinephrine. How can we help him?

Elevated epi and nor: You did mention any symptoms yet. There is a condition called pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland) which he may have. Speak to his doc and since you 're in North Carolina now the place for him to be seen is Mr Duke's Place (Duke Children's Hospital). Go!! ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the differences of levophed, (norepinephrine) dopamine and dobutamine in terms of their action?

You Asked for It----: Dobutamine- direct b1 receptor stimulant or agonist in the sympathetic nervous system.

Levophed- vasoconstrictor peripherally (alpha adrenergic effects) and beta adrenergic stimulant at the level of the heart and coronary vessels

dopamine- dual b1 and Alpha adrenergic effects. Useful in hypovolemic shock because of conservancy of renal blood flow. Also, works centrally in other complex ways. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Hyperadrenergic POTS... Too much norepinephrine, so is it feasible that a Low tyramine diet maybe helpful with sympathetic overtone?

Diagnosed with Hyperadrenergic POTS... Too much norepinephrine, so is it feasible that a Low tyramine diet maybe helpful with sympathetic overtone?

Diet&adrenergic POTS: 32 F with POTS Dx asks if low tyramine diet can help, . ANS: I would look up this in PUBMED to see if there is any evidence of this supported by clinical trials. I suspect not. But only way to tell in u is to give it a try. Work with your team to find best Rx. Not always easy. Good luck. Happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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How does norepinephrine work?

How does norepinephrine work?

Neurotransmitter: Norepinephrine (ne) is a molecule used to carry signals to organs in the body. Ne is present throughout the body including the heart, blood vesssels and brain. Ne work with certain adrenergic receptors. Outside of the brain, ne primarily cause blood pressure to increase. Ne can be given intravenously to support blood pressure. In the brain, it is thought to effect attention and emotion. ...Read more

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Can you get norepinephrine levels checked? If so how?

Can you get norepinephrine levels checked? If so how?

Catecholemines: Norepinephrine is a hormone produced in the body. There are specific blood tests which can measure these levels in your body. Norepinephrine is related to your bodies "fight or flight" response. It can also related to your mood and possibly depression. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate dosage range for levophed (norepinephrine)?

What is the appropriate dosage range for levophed (norepinephrine)?

See below: Levophed’s dosing is variable, depends on the condition treated, and may itself change depending the reference or guideline you consult). A common treatment is for low blood pressure/shock, 0.1-0.5 mcg/kg/minute, adjusted to desired pressure response. An older approach some still use is flat dosing (without regard to patient weight) of 8-12mcg/minute to start and a maintenance dose of 2-4mcg/min. ...Read more

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What are some causes of excessive norepinephrine? What tests are used to determine this?

What are some causes of excessive norepinephrine? What tests are used to determine this?

Noradrenalin: Comes from dopamine which is another neurotransmiter and it is a hormone that helps us stay alive during stress. It has many important other function from the memory to the heart rate and wellbeing sensation. Regulators" such as angiotensine II and epinephine increase it. Also cocaine, amphetamines (speed), and antidepressants increase the reuptake. Can be an adrenal tumor (pheochromocitoma) ...Read more

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What anti-depressants out there contain norepinephrine?

What anti-depressants out there contain norepinephrine?

They don't: Antidepressants don't actually contain norepinephrine (ne), but several can affect ne reuptake into the neuronal synapse. The result is more ne available in the synapse, one theory of antidepressants' effectiveness. Antidepressants with this kind of activity include tricyclics, effexor, pristiq, cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) and fetzima. They also affect serotonin reuptake. Wellbutrin affects ne ; da. ...Read more

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