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Medications

Medications -diagnose specific and side effects / medical emergency situations

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Antipsychotics For Schizophrenia and Delusional Disorders : Thorazine, Prolixin, Haldol, and Navane
Side Effects of Antipsychotic Medication Thorazine, Prolixin, Haldol, and Navane cause: Dry Mouth, Constipation, Blurry Vision, photosensitivity, Parkinsonisms, Orthostatic Hypotension, Akathisisas (restless need for movement), and tardive dyskinesia (involuntary movements of face and trunk).
Mood Stabilizers Lithium and Anticonvulsants (Depakote, Keppra, Lyrica, Lamictal, Tegretol, Topamax, and Trileptal).
Side Effects of Lithium Mood Stabilizer Lithium can cause: Thirst, Urination, Diarrhea, Weight Gain,Tremors, and Cognitive Impairment. If toxic amounts consumed: Motoric Disturbances.
Side Effects of Anti-convulsant Mood Stabilizers Depakote, Keppra, Lyrica, Lamictol, Trileptal, Topamax, and Tegretol can cause: Dizziness, Drowsiness, Ataxia, Weight Gain and Sedation
Anti-Depressants SSRIs (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, & Celexa), Tricyclics (Elavil, Tofranil, Norpramin & Pamelor), SNI/SSNRI (Effexor, Wellbutrin, & Remeron), and also MAOIs (Nardil & Parnate).
Side Effects of SRI Anti-Depressant Medication Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and Celexa can cause: Nausea, Headache and Insomnia.
Side Effects of Tricyclic Anti-Depressant Medication (Rarely Used) Elavil, Tofranil, Norpramin and Pamelor can cause: Dry Mouth, Blurred Vision, Sedation, Postural Hypotension, and AntiCholonergic Effects.
Side Effects of Selective Norepinephrine / Selective Seretonin/Norepinephrine Inhibiters Anti-Depressant Medication Effexor, Wellbutrin, and Remeron can cause: Hypertension, Anxiety, Dizziness, Sedation, Nervousness, Weight Gain, and Sweating.
Side Effects of Monoamine Oxidase Inhibiters (MAOIs) Anti-Depressant Medication Nardil and Parnate: Weight Gain, Hypotension, Insomnia and Liver Damage. MAOIs can result in a hypertensive crisis with consumption of foods that contain amino acid tyramine: severe headaches and palpitations - stop drugs/food and call doctor immediately.
Anti-Anxiety Medications Anxiolytics (Xanax, Valium, Librium, Ativan. Klonopin and Buspar) and Anti-obsessionals (Anafranil, High doses of paxil, prozac and zoloft).
Side Effects of Anxiolytics Xanax, Valium, Librium, Ativan, Klonopin and Buspar can cause: Drowsiness, Ataxia, Headache, Nausea, Depression and Dependence.
Side Effects of Anti-obsessionals Anafranil and high doses of paxil, prozac and zoloft can cause similar side effects to SSRIs, such as Nausea, Headache, Sexual Dysfunction, and Insomnia.
Personality Disorders Cluster A Paranoid/Schizoid/Schizotypal. Characterized as odd and eccentric.
Personality Disorders Cluster B Antisocial/Borderline/Histrionic/Narcisstic. Characterized as dramatic, emotional, and erratic.
Personality Disorders Cluster C Avoidant/Dependent/Obsessive-Compulsive. Described as anxious and fearful.
Foods to avoid when on MAOIs Have to Avoid: Aged/Old food (48 hrs+), Yogurt/Sour Cream/Cheese, Pickled/Smoked/Cured Foods, ripened bananas/avacados, fava beans/peapods/soy products, cold/sinus/fever/asthma meds, beer/red wine, chocolate and yeasts/meat tenderizers.
TB Medications Isoniazid & Pyrazinamide/Ethambutol/Streptomycin: loss appetite, nausea/vomiting, jaundice, >3day fever, ab pain & tingling fing/toes. Bruising, blurr-vision, & tinnitus (hear-loss) with P/E/S. Rifampin: orange tint bfluids, sun-sens, limits bcontro/metha
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