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What sort of medicine is ativan (lorazepam)?

What sort of medicine is ativan (lorazepam)?

Anti-anxiety: Ativan (lorazepam) is a medication used to treat anxiety, panic attacks in particular. It is in a class of medications known as benzodiazepines which share similar properties such as valium, klonopin, xanax, (alprazolam) and Librium the advantage is that it works quickly, but the risks are developing a physical dependence (tolerance over time and withdrawal when stopping it) or an addiction. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Steiner
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Ativan (Definition)

Ativan (lorazepam) is a medication used to treat a person with anxiety or anxiety related to depression. Lorazepam is a type of medication called a benzodiazepine. It slows the activity in a person's brain, so he is ...Read more


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What sort of problem is cough medicine abuse?

What sort of problem is cough medicine abuse?

Potential Addiction: Cough medicine is abusable and has been abused. Known as robo tripping (http://bit.Ly/bookse), the specific "high" comes from the ingredient dextromethorphan, which essentially causes a dissociative-like state, alongside confusion, slurred speech, etc. Very high doses can lead to respiratory depression and death. Anyone with this problem should seek professional help. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an antidepressant overdose?

What sort of problem is an antidepressant overdose?

Depends: There are many types of antidepressants. Tricyclics cause tachycardia, shaking, seizures, coma, death. Serotonin inhibitors ie fluoxetine causes few problem including lethargy , but can cause hallucinations, GI symptoms. Overdoses are a serious clue to severe depression and thoughts of suicide and are reasons to strongly advise immediate hospitalization. There are few antidotes. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine is dofetilide?

What kind of medicine is dofetilide?

Dofetilide: Dofetilide (tikosyn) is made by pfizer drug company. Is an antiarrhythmic medicine used to sustain normal heart rhythm. ...Read more

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What kind of drug is trazodone?

What kind of drug is trazodone?

Trazodone: Is an antidepressant with known anticholinergic & sedative properties, leading to sleep & drying effects. ...Read more

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What kind of medication is it there for narcolepsy.?

What kind of medication is it there for narcolepsy.?

Stimulants: The most common drug used is amphetamine. But other drugs like provigil, nuvigil, strattera, (atomoxetine) Ritalin etc. Can be used. Drugs should be administered carefully and slowly with due regard to cardiovascular status, especially in middle-aged individuals. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is co-codamol addiction?

What sort of disorder is co-codamol addiction?

Very common: Co-codamol (is a non-proprietary name used to denote a particular compound analgesic, a combination of Codeine phosphate and paracetamol (acetaminophen). Co-codamol tablets are used for the relief of mild to moderate pain when paracetamol or nsaids such as ibuprofen, Aspirin or Naproxen alone do not sufficiently relieve a patient's symptoms. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine is thiothixene plz?

What kind of medicine is thiothixene plz?

Navane (thiothixene): http://www.drugs.com/mtm/thiothixene.html.

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What is the effect of this medicine coxicam meloxicam 7.5mg tablet?And for what is this medicine?

What is the effect of this medicine coxicam meloxicam 7.5mg tablet?And for what is this medicine?

Meloxicam: Meloxicam is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It is usually used to treated painful conditions. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an ampetamine overdose?

What sort of problem is an ampetamine overdose?

High metabolism: Amphetamines cause increased metabolism in general. An overdose has many different symptoms related to increased metabolism or hyperfunction. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is anxiety?

What sort of problem is anxiety?

Anxiety happens when: Your mind registers a threatening or intimidating future event and your body prepares for action (fight/flight). To manage anxiety, you can change your thoughts about the triggering situation, learn to calm your body's reaction, or deal with the situation to make it less threatening. If anxiety is a pattern or particularly distressing, talk to a psychologist, counselor or biofeedback therapist. ...Read more

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What kind of natural pain medicine is there to take place of narcotics?

What kind of natural pain  medicine is there to take place of narcotics?

Morphine: Morphine is an alkalois derived from the sap of papaverum somniferum - the common poppy. Not only is it natural, it is the gold standard against which other narcotics are measured. The poppy actually produces many other narcotics. Only a few narcotics are synthetic. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine of ashma?

What is the best medicine of  ashma?

Varies: Asthma is a complex disease that is manifested in various ways in various patients. In general the medications used for asthma include rescue medications ( albuterol) and controller medications ( inhaled steroids, long acting beta agonists and other) what the best medication is for each individual asthmatic may vary. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an anticholinergic overdose?

What sort of problem is an anticholinergic overdose?

Red as a beet: "red as a beet, dry as a bone, hot as a hare, blind as a bat, mad as a hatter, full as a flask". Cutaneous vasodilation to dissipate heat because of loss of sweat production. Pupillary dilation can manifest as blurry vision. Anxiety, agitation confusion, bizarre behavior. Urinary retention. 600 causes. Can include antihistamines, tricyclic antidepressants, sleep aids, cold meds, some plants. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is amphetamine abuse?

What sort of problem is amphetamine abuse?

Seroius: A seroius health and legal problem. Very addictive and hard to conquer. Put a risk for many conditions like hiv, hepatitis b &c, std, skin infection, heart attack or death ...Read more

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What kind of medicine is helpful for IBS?

What kind of medicine is helpful for IBS?

Fiber: Fiber is the best medicine for irritable bowel syndrome. If that does not give adequate relief then there are several meds available.b ...Read more

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What sort of problem is airsickness?

What sort of problem is airsickness?

Motion sickness: This is a type of motion sickness caused by airplane travel. In susceptible individuals, nausea, vomiting and dizziness develop when flying. It can be treated by otc motion sickness medications or your doctor can prescribe medication to use while flying. ...Read more

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What sort of drug is modafinil? What does it treat?

What sort of drug is modafinil? What does it treat?

Narcolepsy: modafinil is a vigilance promoting drug[2] (or eugeroic) that is approved by the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of the wakefulness disorders of narcolepsy, shift work sleep disorder[3][4] and excessive daytime sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea.[5] In English-speaking countries it is sold under the brand names: Alertec (CA), Modavigil (AU, NZ) and P ...Read more