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What Are The Classes Of Antiarrhythmic Medications
I, II, III and IV: Class i is divided into ia, ib, and ic. These are sodium channel blockers. An example from this class would be propafenone. Class ii agents are beta-blockers (like metoprolol). Class iii are potassium channel blockers - for example, amiodarone. Class IV are calcium channel blockers, like diltiazem. ...Read more
Brain control: Seizure medications help the brain inhibit abnormal electrical activity. Most work at the level of membranes in nerve cells that control nerve cell activity. Injured brain cells can have over active membrane that cause electrical storms that become seizures. Seizure medications stabilize these abnormal cells and keep them from going into storm. ...Read more
Medication: There are many different types of hypertensive medications. Ace inhibitors, angiotension receptor blockers, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, diuretics, Alpha blockers are the major ones. Each has a different effect and works better for different people. Most people require 2 or more medications to control high blood pressure. ...Read more
Typical and atypical: Currently there are many choices.Get a more detailed answer ›
Here are some:: Penicillins, Tetracyclines, Cephalosporins, Quinolones, Lincomycins, Macrolides, Sulfonamides, Glycopeptides, Aminoglycosides, & Carbapenems. For more info see: https://www.drugs.com/article/antibiotics.html ...Read more
Too many to list!: There are many medications used in anesthesia: some induce sleep, some relieve pain, some relax muscles, etc. That's why it takes 4 years of medical school and then 4 years of post-medical school training to become a physician who specializes in anesthesiology. We also use medications to control blood pressure, or treat asthma or heart conditions during surgery. It's a complicated field! ...Read more
Neurotransmitters: Most antidepressants work by increasing the amount of various neurotransmitters in the synapses between neurons in the brain. This includes serotonin (e.g. Ssri, prozac, celexa, zoloft), serotonin and norepinephrine (snri, Effexor (venlafaxine) and cymbalta), and Dopamine (e.g. Wellbutrin). All help reduce negative emotion and depressive symptoms, the ssris and snris also reduce anxiety and panic attacks. ...Read more
Worlds apart: Most antidepressants increase serotonin. Most adhd meds increase Dopamine & norepinephrine. Some antidepressants help adhd like atomoxetine. Some antidepressants work on norepinephrine or Dopamine as "dual action" meds. Some adhd meds worsen depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Motion sickness drug: Usually drugs used for motion sickness (dramamine for example) are used. Patches like transderm scop (scopolamine) are also available. Understand that any of these motion sickness drugs can make you drowsy so be careful not to take them before you drive to the airport. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the medicine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Examples: Abilify/aripiprazole, Zyprexa/olanzapine, Seroquel/quetiapine, Geodon/ziprasidone, Risperdal/risperidone, Latuda/lurasidone, Invega/paliperidone, Haldol/haloperidol, Thorazine/chlorpromazine, Saphris/asenapine, Clozaril/clozapine, Trilafon/perphenazine, Stelazine/trifluoperazine, Prolixin/fluphenazine. There are many others but these are some examples. ...Read more
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