What are the long term affects of bipolar disorder?
What does lithium do to your body? And what other mental illness can also be confused with bipolar disorder?
Asked by Maggie Kita 2 years ago.
Lithium Active Ingredients: Lithium Representative Names: Eskalith, Lithane, Lithonate, Lithotabs Available Product Images: What are lithium tablets or capsules? What should my health care professional know before I take lithium? How should I take this medicine? What if I miss a dose? What drug(s) may interact with lithium? What side effects may I notice from taking lithium? What should I watch for while taking lithium? Where can I keep my medicine? What are lithium tablets or capsules? (Back to top) LITHIUM (Eskalith®, Lithonate®, Lithane®, Lithotabs®) helps to control extreme mood swings in manic-depressive illness. Lithium helps you to maintain a more balanced state, without swinging from a highly elated, over-excited state to that of being very sad and depressed. Lithium can prevent or reduce these episodes. Generic lithium tablets or capsules are available. What should my health care professional know before I take lithium? (Back to top) They need to know if you have any of these conditions: •dehydration (diarrhea or sweating) •heart or blood vessel disease •kidney disease •leukemia •low level of salt in the blood, or low-salt diet •Parkinson's disease •psoriasis •seizures (convulsions) •under-active thyroid, or thyroid disease •an unusual or allergic reaction to lithium, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives •pregnant or trying to get pregnant •breast-feeding How should I take this medicine? (Back to top) Take lithium tablets or capsules by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow the tablets or capsules with a drink of water. Take after a meal or snack to avoid stomach upset. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your prescriber's advice. Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. Elderly patients over age 65 years may have a stronger reaction to this medicine and need smaller doses. What if I miss a dose? (Back to top) If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose (less than 2 hours), take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses. What drug(s) may interact with lithium? (Back to top) •antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, or COX-2 inhibitors, such as celecoxib) •caffeine •calcium iodide •carbamazepine •filgrastim, G-CSF, or pegfilgrastim •guarana •medicines for diabetes •medicines for high blood pressure •medicines for mental problems and psychotic disturbances •metronidazole •potassium iodide, KI •sodium bicarbonate •sodium chloride •verapamil •water pills Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines. What side effects may I notice from taking lithium? (Back to top) Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible: More common: •diarrhea •drowsiness •loss of appetite •muscle weakness •nausea, vomiting •slurred speech These symptoms can progress to: •blurred vision •clumsiness or loss of balance •confusion •dizziness •seizures •trembling Rare or uncommon: •difficulty speaking or swallowing •fainting •hair loss •hoarseness •slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat (palpitations) •pain, coldness, or blue coloration of fingers or toes •rough, dry skin •sensitivity to cold •swelling in the neck •unusual tiredness or weakness •unusual weight gain Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): •increased thirst •increased frequency and urgency to pass urine •muscle twitches •nausea •skin rash •stomach bloating, full feeling •trembling of the hands What should I watch for while taking lithium? (Back to top) Visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. It can take several weeks of treatment to get improvement in your condition. You must continue to take lithium at regular intervals even when your symptoms are better. Do not stop taking lithium except on your prescriber's advice. The amount of lithium you take is very important. Taking more than the prescribed dose can cause serious side effects. The amount of salt (sodium) in your body influences the effects of lithium, and lithium can increase salt loss from the body. Eat a normal diet that includes salt. Do not change to salt substitutes. Avoid changes involving diet, or medications that include large amounts of sodium (such as sodium bicarbonate). Ask your prescriber or health care professional for advice if you are not sure. Drink plenty of fluids while you are taking lithium. Avoid drinks that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea and colas. You will need extra fluids if you have diarrhea or sweat a lot. This will help prevent toxic effects from lithium. Be careful not to get overheated during exercise, saunas, hot baths, and hot weather. Consult your prescriber or health care professional if you have a high fever or persistent diarrhea. You may get dizzy, drowsy, or have blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how lithium affects you. Make sure that family members or friends know of early signs of lithium toxicity (see side effects above). If you are going to have surgery, tell your prescriber or health care professional that you are taking lithium. Where can I keep my medicine? (Back to top) Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open. Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Lithium is one of the best drugs to use for bipolar disorder because it helps to manage the mania and depression associated with it. You just have to be careful because there is a small range between the therapeutic levels and the levels of toxicity Answered by Shamika Sievel 2 years ago.
As someone who is bipolar, and not taking meds, I would have to say that unless you have a religious calling (are very devout and can depend on that to keep from committing suicide or becoming sociopathic) you are better off getting a proper prescription to stabilize you. Personally, I believe that God made me this way for a reason, and the visions that I have when I am manic are not necessarily a bad thing. More often than not, the clarity that I have when manic, even though I see things that other people don't, allows me to see things that almost always turn out to be true. When I am in fellowship with other Christians, it gives me enough strength to endure the pain that comes with the chronic depressions. I have pretty much given up the hope of ever having a normal life, but I hold on to the belief that there is a reason for it. Without that support and religious devotion, I would have surely committed suicide. Just so you know, the depressions were much milder when I was young... not much more than a normal teenage angst. If you try to live without medication, you absolutely MUST have the love and support of friends and family, and I wouldn't do it unless you feel that you have a religious calling, because it certainly will prevent you from having normal relationships with people. If you want to have a normal life, you should see a doctor and a psychiatrist and get a proper prescription. Answered by Jodi Frayser 2 years ago.
Lithium is one of the best drugs to use for bipolar disorder because it helps to manage the mania and depression associated with it. You just have to be careful because there is a small range between the therapeutic levels and the levels of toxicity. Answered by Lakeesha Tofte 2 years ago.
Psychotic mania and psychotic depression will end you up in a loony bin before you kill yourself Answered by Manie Dietlin 2 years ago.
What is lithium?
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Asked by Raguel Bauknecht 2 years ago.
What is lithium? Lithium carbonate--a salt--came to be regularly used to control manic depression in this country in the 1960's. Today it is the most commonly used medication to treat bipolar disorder (manic depression). There are a variety of different brands of lithium dispensed in tablets, capsules, and liquid form: Cibalith-S, Eskalith, Lithane, Lithobid, Lithonate, and Lithotabs. Lithium is helpful in 70 percent to 80 percent of people with bipolar disorder, making it one of the most effective psychiatric medications available. What does lithium treat? Lithium has been most frequently and effectively used to control and prevent manic episodes in persons with bipolar disorder. Lithium has been successful in treating depression as well. In fact, the occurrence of depression in a person who has been taking lithium is often an indication that a higher dose is needed. In some cases, lithium is even a successful treatment for those with unipolar depression, or those who have never had a manic episode. Individuals who respond to lithium for depression are often those who have not responded to tricyclic antidepressants after several weeks of treatment. When given lithium in addition to their antidepressants, some of these people have shown significant improvement. Lithium has also successfully treated schizophrenia in cases where there is a schizophrenic thought disorder accompanied by a change in mood that mimics either mania or depression. The similarity between people with this type of schizophrenia and those diagnosed with manic depression is their affective disorder--that is, the experience of strong emotions not related to what is happening in the environment. People with schizophrenia not experiencing an affective disorder will not likely respond to the combination of lithium and antipsychotic medication. How long does lithium take to work? For lithium to reach its maximum effectiveness, two or even three weeks is often required. To control severe mania, doctors often will prescribe an antipsychotic such as Haldol while waiting for lithium to take affect. When the manic symptoms disappear, the antipsychotic will usually be discontinued, but the lithium continued. Physicians using combinations of lithium and antipsychotics are urged to closely monitor patients because of the danger of a toxic reaction to the combination of lithium and Haldol. Some people on lithium report having breakthrough depression. These individuals may respond to an increase in the dosage or the addition of an antidepressant. When depressions occur in those who have been taking lithium and who are able to tolerate a higher dose, it is possible that the dosage has been inadequate. What are the side effects of lithium? Common side effects of lithium include nausea, loss of appetite, and mild diarrhea. These usually will taper off after the first few weeks. Dizziness and hand tremors have also been reported, and tremors can be diminished effectively if the dosage of lithium is gradually decreased. Medications that control tremors are Cogentin and Inderal. With Inderal, however, there may be a lowering of the patient's blood pressure and heart rate, and sudden discontinuation can cause anxiety and tremulousness. Increased production of urine and excessive thirst are two common side effects that are usually not serious problems, but patients with kidney disease should not be given lithium. Midamor is a drug that can reduce urinating. Taking the day's dosage of lithium at bedtime also seems to help with the problem of increased urination. Other side effects of lithium include weight gain, hypothyroidism, increased white blood cell count, skin rashes, and birth defects. People who are taking lithium should consult their doctor before taking the following: Ibuprofen (Advil), acetazolamide, antihypertensives, anti-inflammatory drugs, calcium channel blockers, carbamazepine, diuretics, hydroxyzine, inderal, procardia, marijuana, muscle relaxants, neuroleptics, table salt, baking powder, tetracycline, tricyclic antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, or caffeine. While on lithium, a patient's blood level must be closely monitored. If the blood level of lithium is too low, the patient's symptoms will not be relieved. If the blood level of lithium is too high, there is a danger of a toxic reaction. Are there specific concerns about lithium and pregnancy? A study was done in 1992 to measure the effect of lithium on unborn babies. It was found that exposure to lithium during the first trimester of pregnancy might be associated with the increased risk of Ebstein's anomaly, a rare cardiac malformation. Otherwise, the rate of congenital malformations did not differ between the group that took lithium and the control group. Birthweight, however, was found to be significantly higher in the lithium group, despite the high percentage of lithium users who were also cigarette smokers (almost twice as many as the control group). Reviewed by Robert Prein, MD of the National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, MD Answered by Teisha Cart 2 years ago.
a nirvana song and a evenesence song lol no but really its: Atomic Structure of Lithium Atomic Radius: 2.05Å Atomic Volume: 13.1cm3/mol Covalent Radius: 1.23Å Cross Section (Thermal Neutron Capture) a/barns: 70.5 Crystal Structure: Cubic body centered Electron Configuration: 1s2 2s1 Electrons per Energy Level: 2,1 Shell Model Ionic Radius: 0.76Å Filling Orbital: 2s1 Number of Electrons (with no charge): 3 Number of Neutrons (most common/stable nuclide): 4 Number of Protons: 3 Oxidation States: 1 Valence Electrons: 2s1 Lithium affects the flow of sodium through nerve and muscle cells in the body. Sodium affects excitation or mania. Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of manic depression. Manic symptoms include hyperactivity, rushed speech, poor judgment, reduced need for sleep, aggression, and anger. Lithium also helps to prevent or lessen the intensity of manic episodes. Answered by Brain Street 2 years ago.
Everybody missed the point. Lithium is a metal that is even cooler than sodium when you chuck it into water. Rather than just fizzing around like sodium, lithium is almost explosive. Answered by Renee Sievertsen 2 years ago.
Lithium is a silvery white metal in the group known as Alkali Earths in the periodic table. It is the least active member of this group.You can look the rest up for yourself. Answered by Lavette Beedham 2 years ago.
It's a soft, highly reactive metal. It is used in medicine to treat manic depressive disorders and correct brain functions. It is lethal in large doses and effect metabolism, depending on the person whether it increases or decrease it. It's symbol is Li, and it's atomic # is 3. Answered by Michale Molenda 2 years ago.
Usually used as a heavy duty anti-depressant. Answered by Aron Kedra 2 years ago.
a rare metal with industrial applications as well medicinal uses. Answered by Richie Tomka 2 years ago.
lithium is a prototype acid thingy i learned bout it in skool today erm im not reeli sure look it up ok. Answered by Janyce Jaurigui 2 years ago.
What are the most common kind/names of psychiatric medications for adults with mental/psychological disorders and illnesses? Thank you for your help!
Asked by Teressa Rockelman 2 years ago.
hun that is a long list...but here goes: Abilify, Adapin, Adderall, Alepam, Alertec, Aloperidin, Alplax, Alprax, Alprazolam, Alviz, Alzolam, Amantadine, Ambien, Amisulpride, Amitriptyline, Amoxapine, Anafranil, Anatensol, Ansial, Ansiced, Antabus, Antabuse, Antideprin, Anxiron, Apo-Alpraz, Apo-Primidone, Apo-Sertral, Aponal, Apozepam, Aripiprazole, Aropax, Artane, Asendin, Asendis, Asentra, Ativan, Atomoxetine, Aurorix, Aventyl, Axoren Beneficat, Bimaran, Bioperidolo, Biston, Brotopon, Bespar, Bupropion, Buspar, Buspimen, Buspinol, Buspirone, Buspisal Calepsin, Calcium carbonate, Calcium carbimide, Calmax, Carbamazepine, Carbatrol, Carbolith, Celexa, Chlordiazepoxide, Chlorpromazine, Cibalith-S, Cipralex, Citalopram, Clomipramine, Clonazepam, Clozapine, Clozaril, Concerta, Constan, Convulex, Cylert Dalmane, Dapotum, Defanyl, Demolox, Depakene, Depakote, Deprax, Deprilept, Deroxat, Desipramine, Desirel, Desoxyn, Desyrel, Dexedrine, Dextroamphetamine, Dextrostat, Diapam, Diazepam, Dilantin, Disulfiram, Divalproex, Dogmatil, Doxepin, Dozic, Duralith Edronax, Efectin, Effexor (Efexor), Eglonyl, Einalon S, Elavil, Endep, Epanutin, Epitol, Equetro, Escitalopram, Eskalith, Eskazinyl, Eskazine, Etrafon, Eukystol Faverin, Fazaclo, Fevarin, Finlepsin, Fludecate, Flunanthate, Fluoxetine, Fluphenazine, Flurazepam, Fluvoxamine, Focalin Geodon, Gladem Halcion, Halomonth, Haldol, Haloperidol, Halosten Imipramine, Imovane Janimine, Jatroneural Kalma, Keselan, Klonopin Lamotrigine, Largactil, Levomepromazine, Levoprome, Leponex, Lexapro, Libritabs, Librium, Linton, Liskantin, Lithane, Lithium, Lithizine, Lithobid, Lithonate, Lithotabs, Lorazepam, Loxapac, Loxapine, Loxitane, Ludiomil, Lunesta, Lustral, Luvox, Lyogen, Lecital Manegan, Manerix, Maprotiline, Mellaril, Melleretten, Melleril, Meresa, Mesoridazine, Metadate, Methamphetamine, Methotrimeprazine, Methylin, Methylphenidate, Minitran, Moclobemide, Modafinil, Modalina, Modecate, Moditen, Molipaxin, Moxadil, Murelax, Myidone, Mylepsinum, Mysoline Nardil, Narol, Navane, Nefazodone, Neoperidol, Norebox, Normison, Norpramine, Nortriptyline, Novodorm Olanzapine, Omca, Orap, Oxazepam Pamelor, Parnate, Paroxetine, Paxil, Peluces, Pemoline, Permitil, Perphenazine, Pertofrane, Phenelzine, Phenytoin, Pimozide, Piportil, Pipotiazine, Pragmarel, Primidone, Prolift, Prolixin, Protriptyline, Provigil, Prozac, Prysoline, Psymion Quetiapine Ralozam, Reboxetine, Resimatil, Restoril, Restyl, Rhotrimine, Risperdal, Risperidone, Rispolept, Ritalin, Rivotril, Rubifen Sediten, Seduxen, Selecten, Serax, Serenace, Serepax, Serenase, Serentil, Seresta, Serlain, Serlift, Seroquel, Seroxat, Sertan, Sertraline, Serzone, Sevinol, Sideril, Sigaperidol, Sinequan, Sinqualone, Sinquan, Sirtal, Solanax, Solian, Solvex, Songar, Stazepin, Stelazine, Stilnox, Stimuloton, Strattera, Sulpiride, Sulpiride Ratiopharm, Sulpiride Neurazpharm, Surmontil, Symbyax, Symmetrel Tafil, Tavor, Taxagon, Tegretol, Telesmin, Temazepam, Temesta, Temposil, Terfluzine, Thioridazine, Thiothixene, Thombran, Thorazine, Timonil, Tofranil, Trancin, Tranax, Trankimazin, Tranquinal, Tranylcypromine, Trazalon, Trazodone, Trazonil, Trialodine, Triazolam, Trifluoperazine, Trihexane, Trihexyphenidyl, Trilafon, Trimipramine, Triptil, Trittico, Tryptanol Valium, Valproate, Valproic acid, Valrelease, Venlafaxine, Vestra, Vigicer, Vivactil Wellbutrin Xanax, Xanor, Xydep Zamhexal, Zeldox, Zimovane, Zispin, Ziprasidone, Zolarem, Zoldac, Zoloft, Zolpidem, Zonalon, Zopiclone, Zydis, Zyprexa The site listed below also has a list of medications and what type they are...hope this helps! (not real sure why i would get a thumbs down on this answer?) Answered by Neely Pallante 2 years ago.
I feel that there is always a natural alternative and some people think they need to take antidepressants etc. Because they do not know what is really wrong with them. All to many times doctor's prescribe these meds instead of seeking out the true issue's. I can't see how it would aid spiritual work only confuse it and hinder it. Like I said I so believe there is always a natural alternative. Prescription drugs mean dependency on a man made substance and stops the user from making life changes to enhance there well being. BB Tink Answered by Danyelle Mcclanan 2 years ago.
(I use the brand names here, because they are easier to type and remember) Antidepressants (mostly SSRIs) : Lexapro (most likely the top selling psychiatric medication currently), Prozac, Zoloft, Wellbutrin... Antianxiety: Xanax (it should not be prescribed so much; very risky), Ativan, Klonopin, Valium... I should include atypical antipsychotics and anticonvulsants, but I can't think of them right now. The top two catagories are by far the most common anyway and cover a large number of disorders. Answered by Yee Paulina 2 years ago.
The website crazymeds.us has been one I've found extremely helpful. It lists all the meds according to their class and when you click on them it gives all the uses and side effects. They also have a board where you can get other people's experiences with each med and each disorder/illness. Answered by Clark Kincy 2 years ago.
The most popular medication for anti-psychotics are Abilify(the newest), Risperdal, Geodon, & Haldol(the oldest. Each one has it's own side effects and sometime you have to try more then one to get the best results. P.S. The web site crazy meds is OK, but it is one sided(the scary side only). Answered by Vicenta Alcock 2 years ago.
Depends on the problem, there are many different kind. Some used together, and most used alone. Only a Dr. can evaluate you and give you the right meds. SOmetimes it takes a while to find the right one. Answered by Mikaela Pertubal 2 years ago.
If your on celexa (the medication)......?
is there anything that your not supposed to combine with it? (like vitamins, certain foods, caffeine, anything?!)
Asked by Anthony Kadow 2 years ago.
Medication (in alphabetical order); Major Interactions 5-HTP, 5-hydroxytryptophan, Actiq, Acutrim 16 Hour, Acutrim II, Maximum Strength, Acutrim Late Day, Adapin, Adipex-P, Adipost, Alfenta, alfentanil, almotriptan, Amerge, amitriptyline, amoxapine, amphetamine, Anafranil, Anorex-SR, Aplenzin, Appecon, Asendin, Atapryl, Aventyl HCl, Axert, Azilect, Babee Cof, Balminil DM, Balminil DM Pour Enfants, Balminil DM Sans Sucrose, Benadryl for the Family Dry Forte, Benylin, Benylin Adult Formula, Benylin DM, Benylin DM Pediatric, Benylin Dry Coughs, Benylin Pediatric, benzphetamine, Bisolvon Dry, Bisolvon Dry Junior, Bontril PDM, Bontril Slow Release, Buckley's Mixture Cough Suppressant, Buckleys Mixture, Budeprion SR, Budeprion XL, buPROPion, buPROPion 24 hour extended release, buPROPion extended release, BuSpar, BuSpar Dividose, busPIRone, Calmylin, Carbex, Chem Mart Tramadol, clomiPRAMINE, Contac Cough, Control, Cough Relief, Cough Syrup DM, Covonia Bronchial Balsam, Creo-Terpin, Creomulsion, Creomulsion Children, Cymbalta, D.H.E. 45, Darvon, Darvon-N, Delsym, Delsym 12 Hour Cough Relief, Delsym 12 Hour Cough Relief for Children & Adults, Demerol HCl, desipramine, Desoxyn, Desoxyn Gradumet, desvenlafaxine, Desyrel, Desyrel Dividose, DexAlone, Dexatrim, Dexatrim Caffeine Free, Dexedrine, Dexedrine Spansule, dexfenfluramine, Dexi-Tuss, dextroamphetamine, dextroamphetamine extended release, dextromethorphan, dextromethorphan extended release, Dextromethorphan HBr Adult Formula, Dextrostat, Didrex, diethylpropion, diethylpropion extended release, dihydroergotamine, dihydroergotamine nasal, Dimetapp Cold Cough & Flu Day & Night Liquid Caps, doxepin, doxepin topical, Dristan DM, Dromadol SR, Dromadol XL, Dry Cough, duloxetine, Duragesic, Duragesic-100, Duragesic-12, Duragesic-25, Duragesic-50, Duragesic-75, Effexor, Effexor XR, Elavil, Eldepryl, eletriptan, Elixsure Cough, Empro, Emsam, Endep, ephedra, Ergomar, ergotamine, Eskalith, Eskalith-CR, Fastin, fenfluramine, fentanyl, fentanyl topical, Fentora, Frova, frovatriptan, furazolidone, Furoxone, GenRx Tramadol, GHB, Hold DM, hypericum perforatum, imipramine, imipramine pamoate, Imitrex, Imitrex Nasal, Imitrex Statdose, Imitrex Statdose Refill, iohexol, Ionamin, Ionsys, iopamidol, Iopamidol-370, isocarboxazid, Isovue-128, Isovue-200, Isovue-250, Isovue-300, Isovue-370, Isovue-M-200, Isovue-M-300, Jack & Jill Thin Strips Cough, Jumex, l-tryptophan, Larapam SR, levomethadyl acetate, linezolid, lisdexamfetamine, lithium, lithium carbonate, lithium carbonate extended release, lithium citrate, Lithobid, Lithonate, Lithotabs, Lloydspharmacy Dry Adult Cough, ma huang, Marplan, Matulane, Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT, Mazanor, mazindol, Mega-Trim, Melfiat, Mellaril, Mellaril-S, meperidine, Meridia, methamphetamine, methamphetamine extended release, metrizamide, Migranal, milnacipran, mirtazapine, Myelo-Kit, naratriptan, Nardil, nefazodone, Neocitran Thin Strips Cough, Norpramin, nortriptyline, Novahistine DM, Nucosef DM, Obephen, Obezine, Oby-Cap, Oby-Trim, Omnipaque 140, Omnipaque 180, Omnipaque 180 Redi-Unit, Omnipaque 210, Omnipaque 240, Omnipaque 240 Redi-Unit, Omnipaque 300, Omnipaque 350, Omnipaque Flexipak, Orap, Orlaam, Pamelor, Panshape M, Parnate, Pedia Relief, Pediacare, pentazocine, Pertussin CS Childrens, Pertussin DM, Pertussin ES, Phendiet, Phendiet-105, phendimetrazine, phendimetrazine extended release, phenelzine, Phentercot, phentermine, phentermine hydrochloride, phentermine hydrochloride extended release, phentermine resin extended release, Phentride, Phenyldrine, phenylpropanolamine, pimozide, Plegine, Pondimin, PP-Cap, Prelu-2, Pristiq, Pro-Fast HS, Pro-Fast SA, Pro-Fast SR, procarbazine, Propagest, Propan, propoxyphene, propoxyphene hydrochloride, propoxyphene napsylate, protriptyline, Prudoxin, rasagiline, Redux, Relpax, Remeron, Remeron SolTab, remifentanil, Rhindecon, rizatriptan, Robafen Cough Liquidgels, Robafen Pediatric Cough & Cold, Robitussin Cough Calmers, Robitussin CoughGels, Robitussin Dry Cough, Robitussin DX Cough Control, Robitussin DX Cough Control Forte, Robitussin DX Dry Cough Forte, Robitussin Honey Cough, Robitussin Junior Persistent Cough, Robitussin Maximum Strength, Robitussin Pediatric Cough Long-Acting, Robitussin Pediatric Cough Suppressant, Robitussin Soft Pastilles, Ryzolt, Sanorex, Savella, Scot-Tussin Diabetic, Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers, selegiline, Selgene, Serzone, sibutramine, Silphen DM, Sinequan, sodium biphosphate, sodium oxybate, St. John's wort, St. Joseph Cough Suppressant, Statobex, Strepsils Cough, Strepsils Cough Relief, Sublimaze, Sucrets DM Cough, Sufenta, sufentanil, sumatriptan, sumatriptan nasal, Surmontil, T-Diet, Talwin, Talwin Lactate, Tenuate, Tenuate Dospan, Teramine, Teramine ER, Terry White Chemists Tramadol, Theraflu Thin Strips Cough, thioridazine, Tofranil, Tofranil-PM, traMADOL, traMADOL extended release, Tramahexal, Tramahexal SR, Tramake, Tramake Insts, Tramal, Tramal SR, Tramedo, tranylcypromine Answered by Vikki Lucken 2 years ago.
There are no side effects at all. I have gone off of it several times and had no issues, although if you do decide to go back on, all that headache and stuff will come back. If the issue is not being able to pay for them I would like to suggest that i am taking a generic version of celexa called citralopram that only costs 20 dollars for 30 pills at 40mg. I hope i helped you, Answered by Faye Wheeldon 2 years ago.
Tramahexal Sr 100 Answered by Levi Rasely 2 years ago.
What drugs do they use to treat bipolar 1?? explain..?
Asked by Rusty Sabean 2 years ago.
I am on these medications to help treat my Bipolar II Ultra rapid cycling... Lamictal, Lithium, Vistaril, Seroquel and Abilify This is what each medication is for and how it works... LAMICTAL is indicated for the maintenance treatment of bipolar I and II disorder to delay the time to occurrence of mood episodes (depression, mania, hypomania, mixed episodes) in adults treated for acute mood episodes with standard therapy. The effectiveness of LAMICTAL in the acute treatment of mood episodes has not been established. Lithium (brand names Eskalith, Lithobid, Lithonate, and Lithotabs) is the most widely used and studied medication for treating bipolar disorder. Lithium helps reduce the severity and frequency of mania. It may also help relieve bipolar depression. Lithium can significantly reduce suicide risk. Lithium also helps prevent future manic episodes. As a result, it may be prescribed for long periods of time (even between episodes) as maintenance therapy. Vistaril has demonstrated its clinical effectiveness in the chemotherapeutic aspect of the total management of neuroses and emotional disturbances manifested by anxiety, tension, agitation, apprehension or confusion. SEROQUEL is approved to treat the depressive episodes and the acute manic episodes in bipolar disorder. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. Abilify is an antipsychotic medication. Abilify is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression). I hope this has been some help to you. Good luck! :) Answered by Zelda Novembre 2 years ago.
different ones depending on the severity of the case, some people are put on lithium and do great as long as they maintain the meds. Some take zoloft, some take thorozine, which I think is a bad one, I saw someone take that and it turned him into a walking zombie. There are so many new drugs now that do not have the side effects of the old ones. Always ask, read the literature, see if you would have an interaction if you take any other drugs, question the pharmacist or your doctor. Answered by Benedict Nefzger 2 years ago.
Normally people will take a mood stablizer which includes lithium, and anti-convulsants such as Depakote, Lamictal, Topamax, or Tegretol. Some people take more than one mood stabilizer. I have bipolar disorder, but the mood stabilizers give me headaches, so I can't take them. Instead I take anti-psychotic medications (Geodon and Zyprexa) for mania, and anti-depressants (Pexeva and Wellbutrin) for depression. Answered by Anderson Sewell 2 years ago.
Is all Lithium the same?
I have read that Lithium comes in different forms. And, I am taking Lithium Carbonate. Is that a generic form, or just plain Lithium? Sometimes I feel like what I take helps me more than other times, and I wondered if I was taking a low quality type. IF so, what is the best quality to ask for?
Asked by Branden Haffey 2 years ago.
lithium is short for lithium carbonate. there are 2 brands the main one is priadel. dont do any thing until youve had a word with the doc or it could all go pear shaped. are you having blood tests? if not why not? Answered by Maryalice Kemnitz 2 years ago.
Has anyone heard of cluster headaches and if so can someone please tell me why they happen ?
My husband suffers with cluster headaches and he suffers very badly from them. Do cluster headaches go on for days at a time and then suddenly stop. What causes them and what is the best cure? Thanks for your help.
Asked by Sarah Gosnell 2 years ago.
The exact cause of cluster headaches is not known. Many experts believe that cluster headaches and migraine headaches have a common cause that begins in the trigeminal nerve, a nerve that carries sensations from the head to the brain and that ends in the blood vessels that surround the brain. Other experts link cluster headaches to the hypothalamus, an area of the brain. Either explanation would account for the periodic nature of the headache.People with cluster headaches usually receive drug therapies. These treatments may be classified as abortive or preventive. Abortive treatments are directed at stopping or reducing the severity of an attack, and include: Inhalation of high-flow, concentrated oxygen Injection of Depo-Medrol Imitrex injection Dihydroergotoamine injection and ergotomine tartrate tablets Zomig, Zomig-ZMT, and Zomig nasal spray Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT Axert Deltasone Preventive treatments are used to reduce the frequency and intensity of cluster headaches and improve the person's quality of life. Preventive drugs include:Blood pressure medications, such as beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers,Antidepressants ,Anticonvulsants, Periactin Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such asNaprosyn ,Sansert Calan, Verelan, Covera-HS Eskalith, Lithane, Lithobid, Lithonate, Lithotabs Surgeries including nerve blocks, ablative neurosurgical procedures and radiosurgery have helped some people with cluster headaches. Nerve blocks involve the injection of pain medicine into or around a nerve or the spine. Ablative neurosurgical procedures are operations that involve the removal or destruction of a part of the brain, the spinal cord, or a nerve. Radiosurgery, a type of surgery that uses radiant energy and does not involve cutting, recently has been used to provide a less invasive alternative for people who have persistent cluster headaches.Some people with cluster headaches have been helped by alternative or complementary therapies such as chiropractic, acupuncture, osteopathic manipulation, and herbal remedies. NREMT-P Answered by Adelaida Getschman 2 years ago.
I would suggest that you visit a doctor for the best answer, I can only share what I know. I have had cluster headaches since I was young- most people think they have a 'migraine' but don't really understand what a migraine is. A migraine is means you close all the windows, blinds, and hide in your room for 3 days crying yourself to sleep / awake. I get cluster headaches that litteraly shut down my life for days at a time - I cannot work, sleep, or function when I get one. For those who are going to say 'you are just a wimp- I get headaches all the time' then you are lucky and have never had a cluster headache. Those who suffer simply ignore normal pain. For example, I had a broken foot for a week before I went to the doctor because it was a minor inconvenience. Image a pain far worse for days, that shuts down half of your head, and you simply want to die. Get to a good doctor, there are good medications for cluster headaches. I have not, however, heard of anyone dying from them, so I suspect it was something more serious. Good luck- cluster headaches suck, but when you find out the trigger, you can head off the cluster before they become life-altering. Answered by Rosemary Nicole 2 years ago.
This website has a lot of good information about cluster headaches. My brief perusal of the information says....yes they can come and go, they happen in cycles, (you may be able to chart your husband's over a period of time), Imitrex looked like the drug of choice (there is no cure), men are MUCH more likely than women to suffer from them. They sound perfectly horrid, I hope you find some relief for your husband very soon. Answered by Angelena Delbalso 2 years ago.
Cluster headache is classified as vascular headache.It is due to dilataion of brain vasculater and the real causes are not fully understood.It may be due any problem in hyporthalamus or it may be genetically in origine.Any way , some diets and behaviors can trigger it . Answered by Fransisca Emile 2 years ago.
Yes, I was actually diagnosed with that too. I underwent a lot of tests and that was their conclusion. Unfortunately, I was told I would "out grow" them. They are similar to migraines and you can take migraine medicine for them. Answered by Emery Eitnier 2 years ago.
what is lithium and include details please?
tell me its atomic number, mass number, everything i need to know for a 11 year old boy please.
Asked by Dawna Sedberry 2 years ago.
Lithium carbonate--a salt--came to be regularly used to control manic depression in this country in the 1960's. Today it is the most commonly used medication to treat bipolar disorder (manic depression). There are a variety of different brands of lithium dispensed in tablets, capsules, and liquid form: Cibalith-S, Eskalith, Lithane, Lithobid, Lithonate, and Lithotabs. Lithium is helpful in 70 percent to 80 percent of people with bipolar disorder, making it one of the most effective psychiatric medications available. Answered by Nikole Czarkowski 2 years ago.
Lithium is an element. Atomic Symbol: Li Atomic Number: 3 Protons: 3 Electrons: 3 Neutrons: 4 Mass Number: 7 For all elements Atomic number= protons= electrons protons + neutrons= mass number Answered by Jacqualine Squier 2 years ago.
Go to Wikipedia and look up Lithium. Answered by Ria Waneka 2 years ago.
It's a powerful drug & it works. I hope that's the last resort. Answered by Thanh Wayment 2 years ago.
here you go Answered by Loida Roubekas 2 years ago.
What meds are prescribed for bi-polar disorder?Also, what are the side effects of the meds?
I'm currently taking nuerontin but it doesn't seem to be helping much. I've heard some bad things about lithium and would rather not take this med.
Asked by Kathrin Isett 2 years ago.
Neurontin is no longer an approved drug for mood stabilization per multiple studies showing that it worked no better than a placebo. I would suggest that you change docs if this is what you are being given for mood stabilizing. On the other hand, Neurontin is promising as an anti-anxiety medication. If this is the reason you are taking it, that would be a different story. Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Bipolar disorder include: * Lisinopril * Carbolity * Cibalith-S * Duralith * Eskalith * Eskalith CR * Liskonium * Lithane * Lithizine * Lithobid * Lithonate * Lithotabs * Olanzapine and Fluoxetine * Symbyax * Quetiapine * Seroquel * Tigabine * Gabitril * Ziprasidone * Geodon Unlabelled alternative drug treatments include: * Gabapentin - used as part of a combination ultreatment * Neurontin - used as part of a combination ultreatment * Selegiline * Apo-Selegiline * Carbex * Dom-Selegiline * Eldepryl * Med-Selegiline * Novo-Selegiline * PMS-Selegiline * Alti-Clonazepam * Clonapam * Gen-Clonazepam * Nu-Clonazepam * PMS-Clonazepam * Rho-Clonazepam * Kenoket * Fazaclo * Gen-Clozapine * Rhoxal-Clozapine * Clopsine * Leponex * Apo-Gabapentin * Novo-Gabapentin * Nu-Gabapentin * PMS-Gabapentin * Levetiracetam * Keppra * Topiramate * Topamax Answered by Lino Camarda 2 years ago.
You need to check with your physician on this. Everyone is different. The important part is to cooperate with your doctor in finding something that works for you. It is also important for you to get a therapist. Cognitive Behavior therapy has been shown to really help people with Bipolar in their depressed phase especially. Lithium has been pretty safe for most people who use it for centuries and is a mood stabilizer it should be taken(or whatever you are prescribed) constantly and regularly. Get in a habit of taking your meds in the same place at the same time every day. Answered by Hildred Ingersoll 2 years ago.
bipolar is a disorder that is composed of mania and depression. Different drugs are prescribed for each one. Lithium is the number one drug that is prescribed for the Manic(hyper) part. Lithium is pretty safe but it does have some serious side effects. You cant take lithium if you are pregnant. Also Lithium can lead to Tremor, Hypothyroidism, Nephrogenic Diabetes insipidus (kidneys dont respond to a hormone (ADH) and you drink a lot, pee a lot). For Depression Usually good old Prozac is given and it has side effects also. Some are : Stomach aches, Sexual dysfunction, hyperthermia (really high body temperature), muscle aches, heart problems Answered by Serina Duverne 2 years ago.
maybe some luvox and/or valpro,I'm not a doctor, but they help with depression which is similar! Keep in touch with your doctor, let him know of side affects. Everyone is different and react different! Answered by Timothy Folgar 2 years ago.
a good slap usually cures it... Answered by Samuel Ambeau 2 years ago.