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Most commonly prescribed sedative/hypnotic agent

Depress the CNS
Used for: Sedation, sleep, Anxiety, depression and epilepsy
Muscle Relaxants
Herbal-- KAVA
Anxiety, stress, restlessness

Adverse: skin discoloration, interacts with barbituates
Herbal -- Valerian
Anxiety, stress, sleep disorders

Interactions with MAOI's and warfarin. May cause N/V and headache
What drug is used to treat status elepticus?
Benzodiazapines ...diazepam (Valium)
What is chorea?
involuntary, purposeless rapid movement
What is dyskinesia?
Impaired ability to execute voluntary movements
What is dystonia?
Any impairment of muscle tone, usually of head neck or tongue
Name the chronic, progresive, degenerative disease that affects the dopamine producing neurons in the brain.
Parkinson's Disease
What causes Parkinsons Disease?
Imbalance of dopamine and acetylcholine
What are common meds used to treat Parkinson's
Carbadopa, Levadopa, Amantadine, Selegiline
What are the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's Disease?
Bradykinesia, pinrolling, tremors, rigidity and postural instability.