My father lives in a nursing home. After he broke his hip, he steadily deteriorated mentally.
Author: John Buducci
An Asthma Handbook For Patients and Families
Ordinarily it should not take three people to review a book of 350 small pages with large print. The fact that this is so suggests that there must be something very special about either the subject or the book. In this particular case, it is both.
Chlorpromazine. Background. Adverse Effects
It decomposes on exposure to air and light. Very soluble in water freely soluble in alcohol. A freshly prepared 10% solution in water has a pH of 3.5 to 4.5.
At Day Care and School
Kia’s asthma was diagnosed when she was a year old, only a few months after she started attending a day care program. Her parents gave copies of her asthma management plan to the day care director and Kia’s teacher.
Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD)
Could you tell me more about hallucinogenic persisting perception disorder? I know that neuroleptics make it worse, but what about the SSRIs? Can you also provide me with an address of Dr. Henry Abraham, who is an expert on this disorder?
Constipation in Children
Constipation occurs in approximately 5% to 10% of children; it accounts for 3% of visits to the pediatric outpatient clinic and 25% of visits to a pediatric gastroenterologist. Defined as difficulty in passing stools; passing hard, dry, or unusually large stools; or infrequent defecation, constipation is sometimes associated with pain and a feeling of incomplete evacuation. The normal frequency of bowel movements has been characterized for infants and children as follows: Newborns have, on average, four stools per day the first week of life, with frequency decreasing to 1.7 and 1.2 stools per day around ages 2 and 4, respectively.
Enhanced sedation or respiratory and cardiovascular depression may occur if diazepam or other benzodiazepines are given with other drugs that have CNS-depressant properties these include alcohol, antidepressants, sedative antihistamines, antipsychotics, general anaesthetics, other hypnotics or sedatives, and opioid analgesics. The sedative effect of benzodiazepines may also be enhanced by cisapride. Adverse effects may also be produced by use with drugs that interfere with the metabolism of benzodiazepines.
I had a problem with constipation
Because I’m trying to lose some weight, I’m careful about what I eat. When I was young, I had a problem with constipation.
Very soluble in water slightly soluble in dehydrated alcohol soluble in methyl alcohol. A 5% solution in water has a pH of 4.0 to 6.0. Effects on the cardiovascular system.
Special Topic:Asthma and Children
Asthma is not an infectious condition. It cannot be transmitted from person to person, nor can it spread between people. That said, it has been noted for many years that the tendency to develop asthma tends to run in families.
Mandy is 13 years old and her asthma is usually quite well controlled with a ‘reliever’ and a ‘preventer’ medication. Her father and brother also have asthma.
Diazepam. Uses. Preparations
Diazepam is readily and completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, peak plasma concentrations occurring within about 30 to 90 minutes of oral doses. Diazepam is rapidly absorbed when given as a rectal solution peak plasma concentrations are achieved after about 10 to 30 minutes. Absorption may be erratic after intramuscular injection and lower peak plasma concentrations may be obtained compared with those after oral doses.
Pharmacological Treatments of Generalized Anxiety Disorder
For many years, benzodiazepines were the preferred pharmacotherapy for Generalized anxiety disorder and considered the treatment of choice. There is ample evidence to conclude that the benzodiazepines are safe and provide effective symptomatic relief for the majority of patients.
Fentanyl is one of a group of strong painkillers called opioids. The painkiller, fentanyl, slowly passes from the patch, through the skin and into the body. Inform your doctor if you develop a fever during the treatment, as the increased body temperature may cause too much medicine to pass through the skin.
The toxic effects of theophylline, aminophylline, and other xanthines are additive. Use with other xanthine medications should therefore be avoided if intravenous aminophylline is to be given for acute bronchospasm in patients who have been taking maintenance theophylline therapy, serum-theophylline concentrations should be measured first and the initial dose reduced as appropriate (see Uses and Administration, below).
Constipation is a common problem experienced by many patients and can be caused by chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, stress, or medications. Please do not be afraid or embarrassed to call your doctor or nurse at any time; if left untreated the constipation may get worse and not improve on its own. Many chemotherapy and anti-nausea medications cause constipation, so when starting chemotherapy take a stool softener like Ducosate every day unless otherwise directed.
A disturbed holiday – Diarrhea
Sixty-year-old Mrs Kaye was a very healthy lady who never missed her daily walk to the park and went swimming twice a week. She had never experienced any health problems, except occasional indigestion, for which she usually took ranitidine.
Constipation in the Elderly: Causes
Why do old people become constipated? Generally for the same reasons that young people become constipated. Certainly they do not become constipated as a simple consequence of aging.
A colourless to yellow, slightly viscous liquid having a characteristic pungent odour. It darkens on exposure to air and light.
The term “diarrhea” originates from the Greek diarr, which means through, and rhein, which denotes flow. Although this descriptive term is appropriate for the symptoms, the word diarrhea may not have the same meaning for all patients and physicians.
Response to Medications and Neurochemistry
Has there been any research done on individual responses to psychotropics as a predictor of their underlying neurochemistry? For example, when an individual is given Prozac and experiences extreme fatigue, can we use this information in a clinically relevant way? I’d appreciate your comments on this issue as well. I am not aware of any published research on this intriguing question, as you have phrased it, but perhaps I can point you in a useful direction.
Specialty care for asthma can be confusing because each type of provider may have a different focus. Pediatric allergists specialize in the reactions of the immune system to common environmental allergens, such as pollens, dust mites, or pet dander, that can play a key role in asthma. Allergists use skin tests to detect allergies and may, in some cases, treat allergies by giving repeated small doses of the allergen.
The following terms have been used as ‘street names’ or slang names for various forms of nitrazepam: Don Moggies; Moogles; Nitro’s; The Don. Practically insoluble in water slightly soluble in alcohol.
Diarrhea: Special Populations
Of special concern are infants and children and elderly or debilitated patients with diarrhea. These patient populations are at increased risk from complications from diarrhea, including dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.