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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 »

Tenprolide (Quetiapine) 50mg, 200mg, 300mg and 400mg Tablets

Quetiapine What Tenprolide tablets are and what they are used for Tenprolide tablets contains a substance called quetiapine and belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. Tenprolide tablets are prolonged-release tablets which means that the active ingredients is released slowly from the tablet so that you only have to take them once a day.… 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 »

Caffeine-ergotamine combination…

A 50-year-old man noted 3 days of right leg pain that increased while walking. On examination, his right leg was cool and pale. He had been taking a caffeine-ergotamine combination preparation for several years for chronic headaches. As an astute clinician, you suspect a drug interaction. Which of his other medications is the probable culprit?… Read More »

Matching SSRI to Depressive Subtype

Atypical Depression Atypical depression is characterized by mood reactivity and two of the following: weight or appetite increase, hypersomnia, leaden paralysis and a pattern of interpersonal rejection sensitivity. MAOIs have been found to be superior to TCAs for atypical depression but recent views are that SSRIs are also an effective treatment for this subtype. Response… Read More »

Donepezil 5mg, 10mg Tablets

Generic name: Orodispersible Donepezil hydrochloride 5mg and 10mg Tablets 1 What Donepezil tablets are and what they are used for Donepezil tablets belong to a group of medicines called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. It is used to treat the symptoms of dementia in people diagnosed as having mild to moderately severe Alzheimer’s disease. Donepezil tablets are for… Read More »

Donepezil Hydrochloride 5mg & 10mg Tablets

Donepezil Hydrochloride 5 mg Film-coated tablets Donepezil Hydrochloride 10 mg Film-coated tablets Donepezil Hydrochloride 1. What Donepezil Hydrochloride Donepezil belongs to a group of medicines called acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. It is used to treat the symptoms of dementia in people diagnosed as having mild and moderately severe Alzheimer’s disease. The symptoms include increasing memory loss, confusion… Read More »

Side Effects of Mood Stabilizers and Atypical Antipsychotics

This post provides an overview of developmental issues related to side effects, and then reviews the most common adverse events and concerns related to mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics. There are clear developmental differences in adverse event expression or side effects risks when mood stabilizers and antipsychotics are used in children and adolescents. All the… Read More »

Atypical Antipsychotics

Atypical Antipsychotics: Side Effects A number of typical and atypical antipsychotics increase the QTc interval and augment the risk for torsade de pointes (torsades des pointes) and ventricular arrhythmias. Cardiovascular Risk QT relates to the time lapse from the beginning of the QRS until the end of the T-wave; this corresponds to the ventricular systole.… Read More »