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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Tiamate (Overview)

Tiamate is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Is Depakote a dopamine antagonist?

Is Depakote a dopamine antagonist?

No: According to our current understanding, Depakote work by altering calcium current, sodium channel, and the synthesis and breakdown of gaba, the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Tiamate (Overview)

Tiamate is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm control drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Please describe the medication: diltiazem hydrochloride?

Diltiazem: Diltiazem is a medicine which lowers the blood pressure but also lowers the heart rate. This gives it an extra advantage but also means that people on this drug should be monitored by a cardiologist for slow heart rates. There are also multiple drug interactions with this drug. It is quite safe when prescribed by an eerie need doctor. ...Read more

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Is wellbutrin (bupropion) a dopamine agonist drug?

Is wellbutrin (bupropion) a dopamine agonist drug?

Mostly: Wellbutrin (bupropion) interferes with reuptake of dopamine&norepinephrine(noradrenaline)in the central nervous system, thereby leaving these neurotransmitters to sit longer&stronger in the synapse between communicating brain cells, which enhances dopamine&adrenaline activity at the cellular level. That can treat depression, feed pleasure to help sex&bypass tobacco, improve adhd&cognition, lower weight, etc. ...Read more

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How does Gabapentin compare to Glutamate-blockers like Budipin, Lamictal, Remacemide and Memantime? Is gabapentin a weaker glutamate-blocker?

How does Gabapentin compare to Glutamate-blockers like Budipin, Lamictal, Remacemide and Memantime?  Is gabapentin a weaker glutamate-blocker?

Not glut blocker: Gabapentin is used as both an anticonvulsant & chronic pain medication. It's mechanism of action is not entirely known. It was synthesized to mimic the chemical structure of the neurotransmitter GABA. It may also act through calcium channels. The other drugs drugs you mention are largely used in treating Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease. They would not seem comparable in use or action. ...Read more

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Is felbatol (felbamate) good for epilepsy?

Is felbatol (felbamate) good for epilepsy?

In rare situation: It was used in intractable epilepsy with great results, miraculous in some cases unfurtunatelly found to cause aplastic anemia and liver failur now very rarely used, but seems to be available under unusual circimstances discuss with neuro. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin addictive drug?

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Is gabapentin addictive drug?

Neurontin (gabapentin): No, but sudden discontinuation is not advised. ...Read more

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What is felbatol (felbamate)?

What is felbatol (felbamate)?

Felbamate (Felbatol): another new anticonvulsant and unfortunately, it is associated with a high risk of aplastic anemia and hepatic failure in epileptic patients. Because of these adverse effects, the use of Felbatol (felbamate) in patients with neuropathic pain is not recommended. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin addicting?

Is gabapentin addicting?

Good Question: Most substances to be addictive must be shown to be associated with a Dopamine release in the brain's reward centers. I'm not aware of evidence for that with Gabapentin but nonetheless it is for some a potent anti-anxiety agent, so it doesn't surprise me that addictive like patterns can emerge. If that's the case it is time to look for other ways to safely and effectively address the anxiety. ...Read more

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Is Lyrica (pregabalin) a controlled substance?

Is Lyrica (pregabalin) a controlled substance?

Lyrica is indicated: Lyrica is a prescribed medication that "binds with high affinity to the alpha2-delta site (an auxiliary subunit of voltage-gated calcium channels) in central nervous system tissues." In the U.S., it is indicated for the following conditions: Neuropathic pain associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) ;Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN); Fibromyalgia; Partial onset seizure. ...Read more

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Is monosodium glutamate (msg) harmful?

Is monosodium glutamate (msg) harmful?

Neurotoxic: It acts like the natural neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain to excessively allow influx of calcium into brain cells thus causing their early death, a condition called abnormal apoptosis. ...Read more

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Is seroquel (quetiapine) an anticonvulsant?

Is seroquel (quetiapine) an anticonvulsant?

No -an antipsychotic: Seroquel, or quetiapine, is a second generation antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and bipolar disorder. It has been shown to be helpful in treating bipolar depression as well. It is not an anticonvulsant. If anything, it has the risk of lowering the seizure threshhold and making someone slightly more susceptible to seizures. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin a barbiturate or benzodiazepine?

Neither: It is an anti-seizure med. However, it may have some effects on the gaba receptor, though this may not be it's main mechanism of action. It can be sedating, like the other 2 classes of drugs. ...Read more

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Neurontin, (gabapentin) tramadolany cause headaches, migraines as side effect?

Headache : Is one of the most common side effects with medication. And yes, both Neurontin (gabapentin) and tramadol can cause headache as a side effect. ...Read more

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Are migraines a keppra (levetiracetam) withdrawal symptom?

Are migraines a keppra (levetiracetam) withdrawal symptom?

Neurologist : Headache can be a side effect of Keppra (levetiracetam) medication. Migraine, however, is a specific diagnosis, which is usually not caused by a specific medication. You can have neurologist consultation to discuss further. ...Read more

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Why is lyrica (pregabalin) a controlled substance?

Why is lyrica (pregabalin) a controlled substance?

It is schedule V: Which is the lowest of the schedule numbers (for example, oxycodone is schedule ii and benzodiazepines are schedule iv). Lyrica (pregabalin) acts at the same kinds of receptors that benzodiazepines act at - GABA receptors- and has been shown to have some abuse potential, particularly in people who already have substance abuse issues, particularly alcohol and benzodiazepine abuse/dependency. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) a narcotic?

Is lyrica (pregabalin) a narcotic?

No but......: Narcotic is more a legal term than a medical term. It does not necessarily refer to just opiate type medications. In general i think Lyrica (pregabalin) is a very helpful medicine, and i rarely see any addiction problems, however i did have a recent case of Lyrica (pregabalin) dependence. With that said most patients even with addiction history may still try this med if indicated and monitored. ...Read more

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Is buproprion a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi) type of drug?

Is buproprion a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (maoi) type of drug?

No: Bupropion (wellbutrin) inhibits re-uptake of norepinephrine and Dopamine into neurons (nerve and brain cells). It does not inhibit mao, so there are no dietary restrictions or common medication interactions, unlike the the maois. ...Read more

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Lexapro, celexa, keppra (levetiracetam) xr, Depakote ER for racing thoughts, which is best?

Lexapro, celexa, keppra (levetiracetam) xr, Depakote ER for racing thoughts, which is best?

Racing thoughts: If the racing thoughts are from bipolar disorder, Depakote is probably the best. Keppra (levetiracetam) has been studied in bipolar depression, but the results have not been so good. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21034692 Lexapro and Celexa are both antidepressants which could worsen bipolar disorder if given by themselves without a mood stabilizer like depakote. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Diltiazem Hydrochloride (Definition)

Diltiazem hydrochloride is a calcium channel blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more