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Medication Side Effects
Traditional Anti psychotic drugs
Anticholinergic s/e -drymouth, blurred vision, tachycardia,urinary retention, constipation, and delayed ejaculation
Extrapyramidal side effects- parkinsonism, akathisia (extreme motor restlessness), acute dystonia(muscle spasms in the mouth,face and neck) tardive dyskenesai
neuroleptic malignant syndrome (Rare)
Seizures (rare)
Medication Side Effects
Atypical (novel) Anti psychotic drugs
anticholinergic effects ( blurred vision, dry eyes, constipation, urinary retention), lowered seizures threshold, ans sedation.May cause blood dycrasis (loss of white blood cell) thus need forblood monitoring
Medication Side Effects
Anti depressant drugs- Tricyclics
Cardiovascular symptoms as tachycardia, palpitations, hypertention, severe hypotension, (drop in BP),cardiac arrhythmia
Medication Side Effects
Anti depressant drugs- SSRIs
gastrointestinal disturbances ( nausea, appetite loss, costipation,or diarrhea), insomnia, anxiety, headache, dizziness, anorexia, tremor, freq urination, and sexual dysf. in conjuction with MAOI may cause Serotonin syndrome
Medication Side Effects
Anti depressant drugs- MAOIs
Anticholinergic effects -dry mouth blurred vision, nausea, constipation, sexual dysf, insomnia, agitation, confusion, skin rash, weight gain, edema, headache, dizziness, tremor, blood dyscrasia and hypertensive crisis
Medication Side Effects
Mood Stabilizing drugs
Lithium- nausea, fine hand tremer, polyuria, and polydipsia. Toxicity when dose is too high
Carbamazepine-dizziness, ataxia, visual disturbances, anorexia, nausea, and skin rash, tolerance develops quickly
Medication Side Effects
Sedative- Hypnotics
Barbituates- slurred speech, nystagmus,dizziness,irritability, and impaired motor and cognitive performance. Overdose cause ataxia, confusion,agitation,respitory depression and death. Soporific effects (sleep inducing can cause death)
Anxiolytics: drowsiness,lethargy, slurred speech, ataxia, and impaired psychomotor ability.
psychologiacal dependence
Azapirone -non noted - takes weeks to be effective
Medication Side Effects
Beta Blockers
bradycardia, shortness of breath, artrial insufficiency (usually of Raynud's type), nausea, depression, and dizziness.lethal for people with respistory problems
Medication Side Effects
Narcotic- Analgeics
Constructed pupils,decreased visual acuity, increased perpiration, constipation, nausea, vomitting, and respitory depression.OD can produce slow shallow breathing, muscle rigidity, catelepsy, clammy skin, decreased blood pressure and pulse rate convulsions, coma, and death
Medication Side Effects
Psychostimulants
methyphenidate -dysphoria (anxiety,irritability, depression, euphoria, sadness), nausea and abnominal pain, decreased appetite, and insomnia OD may cause growth suppression
Medical Side effects
Strattera
mood swings, tiredness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, and decreased appetite.