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Psychoactive Drugs Vs Psychotropic
Antianxiety meds.: There are very many prescription medications including other benzodiazepines including ativan, klonopin, serax and tranxene; there is Buspar (buspirone) for gad; antidepressants treat anxiety including the ssris, snris, tcas and maois, certain antihistamines including hydroxyzine; beta blockers for social anxiety, antipsychotics for severe anxiety in some situations. There are nonprescription products also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antipsychotics: Both are effective. The difference is the tolerability & side-effect profiles. ...Read more
Very different: Benzodiazepines bzd develop tolerance and can be addictive. Antidepressants ad are not. All bzd effect gaba and are different only in half life and onset of action are used for anxiety or insomnia short term. Ad can help anxiety or insomnia as well as depression on a longer term basis by several different mechnisms effecting serotonin, norepinephrine, and/or Dopamine in various ways. ...Read more
NO: However, given the answer above, people will use anything they can get their hands on to abuse, or help with a crash of other drugs. Both, have a high risk of a muscule movement disorder called tardive dyskensia, which can be permanent, and a syndrome called nms, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which can be fatal... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topamax = 3a4 inducer. Augments gaba. Xanax & Abilify (aripiprazole) are substrates. Potential reaction? Wondering about topa + seroquel, too. Titrating from sero.
Combo: No significant adverse interaction other than sedation, as long as doses are therapeutic & monitored. ...Read more
Do any of these drug combinations work? Prozac abilify, (aripiprazole) Prozac zyprexa, wellbutrin zyprexa, for schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia without antipsychotics. Alternative approach to psychosis? Gaba? B3? 5htp? Omega3? Dosage?
Alternatives: No responsible physician can make recommendations like you're requesting on the internet, without seeing you and evaluating your situation. Schizophrenia is a serious illness, and you deserve effective treatment with a good doctor. There are psychiatrists who know about nutrition, and who integrate different types of treatment. See http://www.Inimh.Org/ and http://www.Holisticboard.Org/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If by illegal: you mean "bootleg" drugs manufactured illegally (e.g., methamphetamine), the difference is a prescription drug is made under govt regulation to insure purity and quality. Illegal drugs have no quality control, may contain toxins, are probably of poor quality and purity, and may not be the drug claimed by the dealer. Using them is a roll of the dice with your life. ...Read more
Drugs derived from: the opium or poppy plant are officially opiates, and these include morphine, codeine, and papaverine, and semi-synthetics such as dihydrocodeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, hydromorphone and several others. "Opioids" are drugs that also act on the opiate receptors but are chemically different - methadone, fentanyl, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) darvon and many others. Endorphins/enkephalins are opioids. ...Read more
Psychoactive: The two can be used interchangeably.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there an drug interaction with Haldol, (haloperidol) Olanzapine, Zyprexa and the antidepressant Wellbutrin?
Yes there are: Zyprexa (olanzapine) is the trade name for Olanzapine so you only have 3 unique drugs listed though some would argue that brand & generic named drugs are technically 2 distinct forms of chemical compounds. There are several SIGNIFICANT reactions (heart rhythm, sedation, neurological issues) that could occur with these drugs so you should talk things over with your doctor if there are concerns or side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the side effects of withdrawal of anti psychotic drugs such as risperidone / haloperidol?
Depends: After taking medications like Haldol (haloperidol) for an extended period of time, some have something called withdrawal dyskinesias when stopping those medications. This means abnormal muscle movements which should go away in time. The other problem can be a return of the symptoms which were present in the first place for which the meds were prescribed, like psychosis. Check with your doctor first. ...Read more
Psychtropics: There are atypical antidepressant medications. Please make an appointment with a Psychiatrist to discuss psychotropic medication and have an evaluation by a specialist. ...Read more
They are all equal: In their side effects and safety, in equivalent doses, for the most part. Temazepam (restoril) is used as a sleeping pill, but is essentially identical to Oxazepam (serax). It is relatively short-acting, takes a couple of hours to peak, and is gone within 6 hours. It does not accumulate in people with liver problems. Too much can cause problems, and regular use can cause dependence, like all benzos. ...Read more
See below: Common mono amine oxidase inhibitors are parnate, (tranylcypromine) Marplan and nardil. There are many others available in other countries, and they are now used as generics. You can check for a list of them on a reputable web site. Maoi's are generally used to treat depression and some anxiety disorders. ...Read more
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