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What is the most common medication used to treat drug induced akathesia?

What is the most common medication used to treat drug induced akathesia?

Varies: Traditionally, in years past, anti-cholinergic drugs were employed, but would advise usage of Dopamine agonists these days, such as Requip (ropinirole) or mirapex. ...Read more

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Bipolar Disorder (Definition)

Also known as manic-depressive illness, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that in its most severe form causes dramatic shifts in mood, ...Read more


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Which type of medication is used to treat narcolepsy?

Which type of medication is used to treat narcolepsy?

Variety: We usually prescribe wake promoting against such as mode finial and armodafinil, stimulants such as ritalin (methylphenidate). Recently, new developments allow us to improve the sleep of narcolepsy patients by using gammahydroxybutyrate at night. ...Read more

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What type of steroid is commonly used to treat pleurisy?

What type of steroid is commonly used to treat pleurisy?

Depends on type: Treatment of pleurisy depends on underlying cause. Pleurisy itself denotes inflammation or irritation of lining of the lungs & can be caused by several conditions/disorders. Hence a complete workup for underlying cause can help determine the cause which will then determine the required treatment regimen and its duration. ...Read more

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What medication is used to treat people with aids?

What medication is used to treat people with aids?

Many: Here is a list of FDA approved medications: https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv-aids/fact-sheets/21/58/fda-approved-hiv-medicines. ...Read more

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What is the most commonly prescribed antidepressant ?

What is the most commonly prescribed antidepressant ?

Zoloft (sertraline): Here are the us sales rankings from 2010: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/antidepressant#most_commonly_prescribed. ...Read more

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What is one of the best medication to treat type 1 bipolar disorder?

What is one of the best medication to treat type 1 bipolar disorder?

That depends: If the person is acutely manic than an atypical antipsychotic may be a good choice. Mood stabilizers are helpful for long term treatment. Different people respond better to one drug than another. It is very individual. Many of my patients are happy with Lamictal as well as abilify (aripiprazole). But that doesn't mean they are the best. ...Read more

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What is the most effective medication for clinical depression?

What is the most effective medication for clinical depression?

Depression: Different antidepressants work differently for different people. Choice depends on tolerability, side-effects, and history of prior favorable response in patients & family to certain antidepressants. ...Read more

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What are the most common medications used by a doctor to replace seroquel (quetiapine) XR for major anxiety disorder?

What are the most common medications used by a doctor to replace seroquel (quetiapine) XR for major anxiety disorder?

Many: There are many treatment options for GAD. Please visit with your board-certified psychiatrist to discuss the full range of treatment options, to include medications and therapy (CBT in particularly effective for GAD). ...Read more

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What is the most recommended prescription for bipolar most recent episode mixed?

What is the most recommended prescription for bipolar most recent episode mixed?

See psychiatrist: In conditions like bipolar d/o, there is no automatically recommended prescription. Certain mood stabilizing medications such as Depakote and Lamictal are usually prescribed -- but the specific combination depends on individual patient needs. See your own psychiatrist for this type of individualized care, which attends to your responses and adjusts as needed. ...Read more

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How is meds used in the treatment of depression?

How is meds used in the treatment of depression?

Please have : an older sibling ask the question. Rules of health tap have to be 16 or older ...Read more

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What are common drugs currently used to treat encephalitis?

What are  common drugs currently used to treat encephalitis?

Treat encephalitis: Treatment of encephalitis depends upon the cause and clinical progression. For many cases, there is no definite cure. In certain cases, antiviral/antimicrobial medication or steroid medication may be used. ...Read more

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What medications are most commonly used to treat hypertension?

What medications are most commonly used to treat hypertension?

Many to chose from: There are many different groups of high blood pressure meds beta blockers calcium channet blockers ace inhibiters angoitensin receptor blockers renin inhibiters diuretics alpha blockers central acting drugs vasodilaters so here you have all the groups and each group has several meds.What will work for you without causing side effects in your individual case is decided by your doctor. ...Read more

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What type of steroid is used to treat pleurisy?

What type of steroid is used to treat pleurisy?

Usually prednisone: When steroids are use the usual choice is oral prednisone. Many physicians prefer using an injectable steroid because it's easy for the patient and doesn't cause stomach upset. However if the patient has problems with corticosteroids oral Prednisone can always be discontinued. ...Read more

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What of types of prescription drungs can be used to treat a thought disorder?

What of types of prescription drungs can be used to treat a thought disorder?

Dozens: The specific mental disorder will dictate the choices for treatment. There are dozens of effective drugs available, and your doctor can make recommendations. Often there is trial and error involved because a "brain biopsy" is unpopular and different people respond in individual ways to psychiatric medications. ...Read more

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What is common medication for depression?

What is common medication for depression?

SSRI: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are the most commonly prescribed anti-depressants.These include zoloft, prozac, celexa, lexapro, paxil. Many other classes are available. These include dual action meds, such as effexor, pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) wellbutrin, cymbalta, remeron. Tricyclics such as Imipramine or anafranil. Mao inhibitors(parnate, nardil) are old but effective ad's although tricky to use. ...Read more

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What medications are used to treat ALL, a type of leukemia?

What medications are used to treat ALL, a type of leukemia?

Combination chemo: The drug choicees are variable among different age groups. Children with ALL are commonly treated with Vincristine/ Prednisone initially and later receive 6MP and Methotrexate. In adults we tend to use Cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin (doxorubicin) vicristine and Dexamethasone. L-Asparaginase is commonly used but only in children. In Ph+ve patients Imatinib is added as well. ...Read more

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What is used to treat Orthostatic Hypotension at its mildest condition? Is prednisone used to treat it commonly ?

What is used to treat Orthostatic Hypotension at its mildest condition? Is prednisone used to treat it commonly ?

Orthostatic Hypotension: The condition needs careful diagnosis and a mechanistic review of possible causes. Treatment depends on the cause and can include specialized medicines such as Northera .Prednisone would be a bad choice. ...Read more