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What are the classes of antiarrhythmic medications?

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

Antiarrhythmic (Definition)

Antiarrythmics treat or prevent the heart from going out ...Read more


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What are the effects of anti-seizure medications?

What are the effects of anti-seizure medications?

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

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What are the different types of hypertension medication?

What are the different types of hypertension medication?

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

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What types of antipsychotic medications are there?

What types of antipsychotic medications are there?

Newer v. Older: Older antipsychotics include drugs like haldol, thorazine, Mellaril and navane. Newer agents include risperal, zyprexa, seroquel and geodon (ziprasidone). The newer agents are associated with somewhat fewer side effects and long term complications such as tardive dyskinesia, but still have lots of side effects. For many psychiatric disorders, they are the best treatments we have. ...Read more

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What medicines are used in the treatment of akathisia?

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What medicines are used in the treatment of akathisia?

Akathisia: Benzodiazepines, Inderal, Anticholinergic agents, gradual tapering of the antipsychotic medication, Vitamin B6, Neurontin, Periactin, N-acetyl cysteine. ...Read more

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What are the different classes of antibiotics?

What are the different classes of antibiotics?

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

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What are all the names of medications used for anesthesia?

What are all the names of medications used for anesthesia?

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

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What are the effects of beta-blockers?

What are the effects of beta-blockers?

Usually dose depend: Beta blockers lower blood pressure and slow heart rate.Side effect can be dizzy, fatigue, impotence, depression, wheezing , to name a few. ...Read more

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What are examples of drugs that are vasodilators?

What are  examples of  drugs that are vasodilators?

Multiple meds: Different drugs with different mechanism of action like calcium channel blockers, ace inhibitors, arbs, Nitroglycerin , nitroprusside, direct smooth muscle inhibitor like minoxidil, sympatholytics like Alpha one receptor blockers like prazocin .. Etc. ...Read more

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What are the effects of anti-depressants?

What are the effects of anti-depressants?

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

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What are some different types of ACE inhibitor medications?

What are some different types of ACE inhibitor medications?

ACE-I: ACE-I or angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibitors, usually end with the suffix "-pril." They include benazepril, captopril, enalapril, fosinopril, lisinopril, moexipril, perindopril, quinapril, ramipril, and trandolapril. ...Read more

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What are the differences between anti-depressants and anti-adhd medications?

What are the differences between anti-depressants and anti-adhd medications?

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 more

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What are the different types of medication for airsickness?

What are the different types of medication for airsickness?

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

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What are risks of the drug losartan?

What are risks of  the drug losartan?

Risks are very minor: Can make blood pressure too low. Can rarely cause cough or painless swelling of the face or upper airway (angioedema). Not a good drug to take if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Are there effects of reducing epilepsy medication? What are they?

Are there effects of reducing epilepsy medication? What are they?

Risky: You may get less adverse effects, but likely worse seizure control with more breakthrough events. Talk to your doctor before you try this, as there are even life-threatening consequences. ...Read more

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What are some effects of the drug ketamine?

What are some effects of the drug ketamine?

Unconsciousness: Ketamine can cause unconsciousness, salivation, decrease pain sensation, dissociative hypnotic states, hallucinations, etc. ...Read more

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What are the different type of calcium channel blocker drugs?

What are the different type of calcium channel blocker drugs?

There are many: All are used for BP but some act centrally meaning they also decrease heart rate while others act peripherally meaning heart rate is unaffected. ...Read more

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What are some types of anti-psychotic medications?

What are some types of anti-psychotic medications?

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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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