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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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Tolerance of Valium -are CNS depressant qualities of this drug also tolerance forming, or just anxiolytic effect?

Tolerance of Valium -are CNS depressant qualities of this drug also tolerance forming, or just anxiolytic effect?

Valium tolerance: When valium induces tolerance, this includes all its cns-depressant effects. It's similar to alcohol, where someone could appear "sober" despite having a high blood alcohol level. If the blood alcohol level dips from usual, withdrawal symptoms may be experienced. ...Read more

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Does Neurontin (gabapentin) increase the effects of methadone?

Does Neurontin (gabapentin) increase the effects of methadone?

Pain meds: Neurontin (gabapentin) is a neuropathic membrane stabilizing medicine that works on neuropathic or nerve pain. It has a different mechanism of action from methadone, which is a narcotic. Many people consider Methadone one of or the most dangerous narcotic because it is linked to abnormal heart rhythms and sudden death. It has a black box warning from the fda stating this. Whatever you can do try to reduce it. ...Read more

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Do drugs like viagra (sildenafil) counteract the sexual side effects of suboxone?

Do drugs like viagra (sildenafil) counteract the sexual side effects of suboxone?

Yes: All opiates have, as a side-effect, sexual dysfunction. If the problem involves maintaining an erection, medications like viagra, Cialis and Levitra (vardenafil) can help. Others complain that they have problems achieving orgasm with opiates, viagra will not help this. Opiate use, especially long term can result in problems with one's testosterone level. There is a blood test and treatment for low testosterone. ...Read more

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Can taking loperamide increase the effects of hydrocodone?

Can taking loperamide increase the effects of hydrocodone?

Not really: Both will slow down your bowels, possibly causing constipation, but loperamide will not make the effects of hydrocodone (in terms of pain relief) any stronger. ...Read more

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Can ativan (lorazepam) increase the effects of tramadol?

Can ativan (lorazepam) increase the effects of tramadol?

Probably: Tramadol is used for pain relief and has less addiction risks than narcotics. Pain can cause anxiety and vise versa. I believe that ativan, (lorazepam) a benzodiazepine that decreases anxiety, can increase effects of tramadol. Reisk of abuse increase though! ...Read more

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Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more

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Can cannabis counteract the effects of anti psychotics?

Can cannabis counteract the effects of anti psychotics?

Possible: In some susceptible individuals, psychiatric reactions can occur, and possibly negate the value of the prescription items. Although to be fair, others may find marijuana to assist relaxation, and help symptom management. Since a two-edged sword, discuss fully with your psychiatrist before embarking on weed usage. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of withdrawal of anti psychotic drugs such as risperidone / haloperidol?

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

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What are the supplements that will offset the side effects of statin drugs?

Lessen you dosage: Consult with your doctor. The rx instructions indicate a reduction of dosage is in order under the guidance of your doctor. A pill splitter can cut the pills in half to give you half dose. You can eliminate certain days a week to cut your overall dose. I know a person that reduce their dose to taking only 5 mg once per week - approved by their doctor, and is doing well.. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of venlafaxime? And how potent is the 150mg dosage of it? In terms of brain sedative effects

What are the side effects of venlafaxime? And how potent is the 150mg dosage of it? In terms of brain sedative effects

Venlafaxine s.e.: Side effects in more than 10% of people include headache, nausea, insomnia, general weakness, dizziness, ejaculation problems, sleepiness, dry mouth and sweating. Side effects in 1-10% of people include anorexia, constipation, nervousness, visual abnormality, anorgasmia, high blood pressure, impotence, tremors, vomiting, and weight changes. 150mg may be potent dose in terms of sedative effect. ...Read more

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Is Prozac (fluoxetine) 1 of the safest anxiety meds available with the least major side effects and is there any cardiovascular side effects. Starting lowest dose.

Is Prozac (fluoxetine) 1 of the safest anxiety meds available with the least major side effects and is there any cardiovascular side effects. Starting lowest dose.

Its pretty safe: It's used for depression, social anxiety, panic attacks, ocd but not so much for generalized anxiety. 10mg is lowest pill but it comes in liquid form or you can dissolve it in juice and start with tongue wetting for very sensitive patients. Hope this help! ...Read more

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Does naltrexone (revia) block the effects of marijuana?

Does naltrexone (revia) block the effects of marijuana?

Apparently not: Although there are some overlapping interactions between the system that marijuana affects and opioid systems that Naltrexone affects, the evidence i could find--and there are some studies--seems to suggest that Naltrexone does not block the effects marijuana. ...Read more

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Do cigarettes diminish the effects of Clonazepam?

Do cigarettes diminish the effects of Clonazepam?

Yes: Nicotine in cigarettes is a stimulant that will increase heart rate, blood pressure and anxiety. Nicotine counters the calming effects of clonazepam. Ask your doctor for ways to help you quit smoking. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are there medications or other things besides alcohol that will dangerously increase the effects of xanax (alprazolam)?

Are there medications or other things besides alcohol that will dangerously increase the effects of xanax (alprazolam)?

Yes: Any medication or drug that sedates you, will combine with the sedating effects of xanax (alprazolam). This would include all sleeping medications, antipsychotics, other benzodiazepines, many antidepressants, etc. Xanax (alprazolam) is also metabolized by certain liver enzyme systems which can be impacted by other drugs and grapefruit juice. Drugs that inhibit these enzymes can increase effects of xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Could alcohol and cigarettes increase the drowsiness side effect of clozapine?

Could alcohol and cigarettes increase the drowsiness side effect of clozapine?

Alcohol and clonazep: Both alcohol and Clonazepam get metabolized in the liver using same pathway. Not only it will add to the sedation, the practice is very risky. I have not heard that tobacco could increase the sedative effect of the drug. ...Read more

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Which drugs have the opposite effects of antipsychotics?

Why?: I am not sure why you would want to cause psychosis, but for people who are prone to psychosis many things can cause or increase psychotic symptoms. Cocaine and methamphetamine frequently cause paranoia, hallucinogens such as LSD, PCP, etc cause hallucinations. Even marijuana can cause psychotic sxs for some ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of hydrocodone recreational use?

What are the negative effects of hydrocodone recreational use?

Sarcopenia: Sarcopenic obesity - loose essential muscle, put more body weight especially in the middle of the body with stick arms and legs. If you are a kid affects growth plate so will be short. ...Read more

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Sublimaze (Definition)

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