You have stomach pains or any other pain or discomfort in your abdomen (belly). You are elderly because your dose may need to be lower .
A small number of people being treated with antiepileptics such as sodium valproate have had thoughts of harming or killing themselves. If at any time you have these thoughts, immediately contact your doctor. Women who are receiving treatment for epilepsy are 2 to 3 times more likely to have babies with deformities than in the general population.
Stemetil Syrup contains a medicine called prochlorperazine mesilate. This belongs to a group of medicines called ‘phenothiazine antipsychotics’.
Ibuprofen is used to relieve pain and inflammation associated with backache, rheumatic and muscular pain, sprains, strains, neuralgia and sports injuries. For the relief of pain of non-serious arthritic conditions.
Clozapine is licensed for the treatment of schizophrenia only in patients unresponsive to, or intolerant of, conventional antipsychotic drugs. It can cause agranulocytosis and its use is restricted to patients registered with a clozapine patient monitoring service (see under Clozapine).
Antipsychotic drugs are also known as ‘neuroleptics’ and (misleadingly) as ‘major tranquillisers’. Antipsychotic drugs generally tranquillise without impairing consciousness and without causing paradoxical excitement but they should not be regarded merely as tranquillisers. For conditions such as schizophrenia the tranquillising effect is of secondary importance.
Camcolit 250mg tablets contain lithium carbonate, which is used to treat and prevent mania or manic depressive illness and recurrent depression. It is sometimes used to treat other behavioural disorders. It is important that you tell your doctor if you notice any side-effects or are ill whilst you are taking Camcolit.
Depakote can be used to manage or control mania (feeling highly excited, enthusiastic, being over-active and easily irritated or distracted) caused by bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder is where the mood changes between feeling very high (mania) and very low (depression). Depakote can be used when lithium can not be used.
Talk to your doctor if you have high blood pressure or heart disease. Your doctor will tell you if you should be taking Yentreve. The following are reasons why Yentreve may not be suitable for you.
Denzapine contains clozapine, which belongs to a group of medicines called atypical antipsychotics. Antipsychotics are mainly used to treat schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder that affects the way a person thinks and behaves.
Ibuspray is recommended for use by adults, the elderly and children over the age of 12 years. Children under the age of 12 may also use it if recommended by their doctor. The active ingredient in this product is ibuprofen.
Sodium Chloride 0.9% w/v Solution for Injection may be used to prevent or to treat certain types of salt and fluid imbalances that may occur in the body. The solution may be used to dilute or to prepare some medicines for use.
Xyrem is used to treat narcolepsy with cataplexy in adult patients. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that may include attacks of sleep during normal waking hours, as well as cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hallucinations and poor sleep.
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. For the same reason you should avoid exposing the patch on the skin to direct heat such as electric blankets, hot-water bottles, sauna, solarium or hot baths.
Fenbid Gel contains ibuprofen and belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s). These medicines reduce pain and inflammation and bring down a high temperature. Fenbid Gel is designed for topical (on the skin) application only.
Strattera contains atomoxetine, which increases the amount of noradrenaline in the brain. This is a chemical in the brain that is produced naturally, which increases attention and decreases impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD. This medicine has been prescribed to help control the symptoms of ADHD.
In Matrifen transdermal patch the active substance fentanyl is deposited. Fentanyl is gradually released from the patch, passes through the skin and into the body, where it relieves severe and long-lasting pain, which can only be relieved by opioids. One transdermal patch relieves pain for 72 hours (3 days).
Droperidol, the active ingredient in Xomolix, can increase the effects of sedatives such as barbiturates, benzodiazepines and morphine based products. It can also increase the effects of medication used to lower high blood pressure (antihypertensives) and a number of other medicines e.g. certain antifungals, antivirals, and antibiotics. Some medicines may also increase the effects of droperidol e.g. cimetidine (for gastric ulcers), ticlopidine (to prevent blood-clotting) and mibefradil (for angina).
Rapifen contains a medicine called alfentanil hydrochloride. It belongs to a group of medicines called ‘opioid analgesics’.
This ointment has been prescribed or recommended for you. Do not give Anacal Rectal Ointment to anyone else as it may harm them even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
This medicine contains dihydrocodeine which can cause addiction if you take it continuously for more than 3 days. This medicine can be taken by adults and children aged 12 years and over. However, some people should not take this medicine or should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.
Strepsils Original Lozenges contains two antiseptic ingredients for use in throat medications. These are used for the symptomatic relief of mouth and throat infections.
Niquitin Patches are used to help people stop smoking. This type of treatment is called Nicotine Replacement Therapy or NRT.
Seroxat treats depression and anxiety disorders. Like all medicines it can have unwanted effects. It is therefore important that you and your doctor weigh up the benefits of treatment against the possible unwanted effects, before starting treatment.
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.