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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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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Narcolepsy (Definition)

A condition characterized by extreme sleepiness every few hours during the day and frequent, unexpected sleep attacks. This sleep disorder is believed to be caused by a decrease in a protein in the brain. There is no cure for narcolepsy, but its ...Read more


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Which type of medication is used for psychotic depression?

Which type of medication is used for psychotic depression?

Antipsychotics: Psychotic depression is very serious and the most effective treatment is ect. However, many respond to a combination of antipsychotic medications with either a mood stabilizer as lithium or/ and antidepressant. There is no evidence that any one med in any class is more effective than the other. There is serious risk of suicide and other life threatening behaviors. ...Read more

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Which type of laser is used in treating insomnia?

Which type of laser is used in treating insomnia?

Treat sleep apnea: Lasers are usually used to perform uvulopalatopharyngolplasty procedures in order to eliminate soft tissue redundancy and laxity in the back of the throat which may contribute to sleep apnea. ...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 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 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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Which medication is used to treat pinworm?

Which medication is used to treat pinworm?

Pin-X: Over the counter medication that should adequately treat pinworms. Just be sure to follow the instructions and repeat the dose in 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Which type of medication is prescribed for liver problems?

Which type of medication is prescribed for liver problems?

Numerous: It would depend on the symptoms. Antiviral medicine may be used to treat infection (hepatitis b or c). If cirrhosis and liver failure are present, there are many other medicines used to treat the symptoms of fluid overload, confusion (encephalopathy), risk of infection. Etc. ...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 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 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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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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How is meds used in the treatment of sleep disorders?

How is meds used in the treatment of sleep disorders?

Medications: are NOT recommended in the treatment of sleep disorders! Sleep hygiene (sleep habits) must be addressed first! A sleep "study" may be necessary! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the drug used to treat meningitis?

What is the drug used to treat meningitis?

Varies: Meningitis can be caused by various germs:bacteria, fungi, viruses,etc. The drug or drugs used will vary with the cause. Physicians often use 2 or 3 drugs to start with until the germ is identified and the choice would vary by age and presenting signs. ...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