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Why Was Phenobarbital Used As One Of The Drugs For Encephalitis
Sedation and seizure: Phenobarb was used as a way to comtrol seizure and sedate . Peaple with encephalitis many time are very agitated and may risk seizures there is not much use today but it was used in the past successfully. Our area dosen't see this use anymorelike we used to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more
I read that there are 2 different types of donnatal, (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) one with phenobarbital and one without? Is this accurate?
Not really Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine): Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) is an anticholinergic and barbiturate combination to treat irritable bowel syndrome and intestinal ulcers. It works reducing intestinal muscle contraction. It contains hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine (all anticholinergics) and Phenobarbital (an anticonvulsant) It comes in tablets and elixir (containing only phenobarbital.) Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) is the brand name, but only if having Pb in it. ...Read more
I was prescribed 25mg of largactil for my fragmented sleep. Is largactil the same as chlorpromazine? If not, is it as dangerous and as obsolete?
Largactil= Chlorprom: I don't know what it is being prescribed for or what dose is being used. I can't think of many situations that would call for this medication. ...Read more
What are the long term effects of a 12000 mg aspirin overdose that was in my system for 2 1/2 hours before initial treatment?
Why do you ask?: No lasting harm. You have my word this is true. I am so glad you failed to end your life. I also want to reassure you that there is more good in this world than bad, and that you can find something better than death anywhere. Try to understand how your mind played a trick on you, and how to avoid this in the future. Best wishes. ...Read more
What happens if beta-blockers are drugs used to treat hypertension what is the name of the types of drugs for low blood?
Yes: Whereas in the past there were only a few drugs, now there are many that can be customized based on risk factors and even the type of seizures. Older medicines like Depakote and Dilantin are still used, and still work well, but new medications like Keppra (levetiracetam) are becoming the mainstay in treatment for many types of seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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It is NOT LSD: Ergot alkaloids are related to LSD, but are not the same chemical. They are now rarely used, since the triptans came into use over 30 years ago, and even less so since medications to prevent migraine (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, anticonvulsants) came into use about the same time. Methylsergide and ergonovine are still available and helpful in some cases, and are cousins of LSD. ...Read more
Clingen: Clingen is not available in the US but online it states that it is a form of Clindamycin tablet that is supposed to be used vaginally. The medication is safe for use during pregnancy but it should be used as directed. Confirm the instructions with your doctor and follow them as directed. If instructed to use vaginally then they are not to be taken orally. ...Read more
Is there barbituates and or benzodiazapans in a epidural?(the kind of epidural you receive while in labor) failed a drug test for barbituates and benzodiazapans at the birth of my child. I do not take any kind of perscription drugs, the only thing i was g
Are "complicated migraines" and "sporadic hemiplegic migraines" the same thing? I had one doctor use one term and the other doc used the other name...
While it one of: The oldest anti-cancers, it has no marrow suppressive effecs. As a vinca alkaloid, it interferes with the mitotic spindle formation necessary for actively dividing cells. It is used in many pediatric tumors as a cornerstone drug. Leukemias and lymphomas. It does not work very well in most adult solid tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is an echocardiogram with contrast safe? How long does that test take in general?Lastly, is the IV they use as big as the one used during surgeries?
I know all antipsychotics are bad for the elderly. Which one is the most effective for elderly agitation?
No concensus: First find cause of agitation.Is the person in pain, has a rash, hypo or hyper=thyroid, uti, anemia, glucose ok? If all non-'psychiatric' causes have been r/o, then behavioral management, for sensory deprivation-check hearing, eye sight, social anxiety etc. If anxious or depressed treat that. If psychotic to the point of being a potential danger to themselves or others then use whatever works. ...Read more
Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride): Yes - definitely.Get a more detailed answer ›
I know there is controversy regarding use of ssri/snri in bipolar 2 but if OCD is highly prevalent how can the use of one be avoided.Cbt is also used?
Yes, CBT for sure: Cbt is a very well-researched and useful part of treatment for ocd. Other-than-ssri medications may be used, and you may still be able to use ssri's. However, you need to work with a skilled psychiatrist who keeps up with the most recent psychopharmacological treatments. http://ocd.stanford.edu/treatment/pharma.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a sexual assault, hospital gives a few medications, is one of the medications used to prevent herpes both oral/vaginal or is there no such thing?
Herpes: No such medicine to prevent getting herpesviruses . Only medicine to help if you have it. ...Read more
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