Tag Archives: Cimetidine

Treatment of the epilepsy patient with hepatic disease

The liver is the principal organ of drug metabolism. Some drugs are absorbed from the gut, delivered to the liver and undergo first-pass metabolism prior to reaching the systemic circulation. Metabolism of these drugs is significantly affected by hepatic vascular supply; if hepatic blood flow is reduced, first-pass metabolism is decreased and more drug reaches… Read More »

Treatment for Anxiety Disorders in the Medically Ill

Treatment of anxiety disorders in the medically ill depends upon the relationship between anxiety symptoms and physical disease. Some patients have persisting symptoms or exacerbations of anxiety disorders that existed before the onset of physical disease. In that case, treatment should be similar to that given to patients without comorbid illness. Other patients, perhaps the… Read More »

Delirium: Etiology

Delirium has a wide variety of etiologies, which may occur alone or in combination (). These include primary cerebral disorders, systemic disturbances that affect cerebral function, drug and toxin exposure (including intoxication and withdrawal), and a range of factors that can contribute to delirium but have an uncertain role as etiological factors by themselves (psychological… Read More »

Delirium: Neuropathogenesis

Even though delirium has many different etiologies, its constellation of symptoms is largely stereotyped, with some considered core symptoms. Somehow, this diversity of physiological perturbations translates into a common clinical expression that may represent dysfunction ofcertain neural circuits (as well as neurotransmitters) —  that is, a final common neural pathway. The involvement of certain specific… Read More »

Sleep-Related Leg Cramps

Demographics Age of Onset Sleep-related leg cramps affect all age groups, but they tend to occur more in middle-aged and older populations. In one study, the mean age of onset of cramps was 60 years; for both males and females (). Leung et al. found that no sleep-related leg cramps were reported in children younger… Read More »

Escitalopram 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg Tablets

Escitalopram (ess-sital-o-pram) [Lexapro] Escitalopram Classification (The therapeutic classification, which categorizes drugs by the disease state they are used to treat, appears first, followed by the pharmacologic classification, which is based on the drug’s mechanism of action.) Therapeutic class: antidepressants Pharmacologic class of Escitalopram: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) Pregnancy Category (pregnancy… Read More »

Citalopram 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg Tablets

Citalopram (si-tal-oh-pram) [Celexa] Citalopram Classification (The therapeutic classification, which categorizes drugs by the disease state they are used to treat, appears first, followed by the pharmacologic classification, which is based on the drug’s mechanism of action.) Therapeutic class: antidepressants Pharmacologic class of Citalopram: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) Pregnancy Category (pregnancy… Read More »

Syndol Caplets

Paracetamol 450mg Codeine Phosphate 10mg Doxylamine Succinate 5mg Caffeine 30mg What Are These Tablets Used For? Syndol is used for the short term treatment of acute moderate pain which is not relieved by paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin alone such as headache, including muscle contraction or tension headache, migraine, neuralgia, period pain, toothache and other dental… Read More »

Pramipexole Accord Tablets

Generic Name: Pramipexole Information For The User Pramipexole Accord 0.088 mg tablets Pramipexole Accord 0.18 mg tablets Pramipexole Accord 0.35 mg tablets Pramipexole Accord 0.7 mg tablets Pramipexole Accord 1.1 mg tablets 1. What Pramipexole Accord Is And What It Is Used For Pramipexole Accord belongs to a group of medicines known as dopamine agonists,… Read More »

Sertraline 50 mg & 100 mg Tablets

Generic name: Sertraline Sertraline 50 mg Film coated Tablets Sertraline 100 mg Film coated Tablets 1. What Sertraline Tablets is and what it is used for Sertraline Tablets contains the active substance sertraline and are used to treat depression (major depressive episodes). Sertraline belongs to a group of antidepressant drugs called Selective Serotonin Re-uptake inhibitors.… Read More »