As a school psychologist, I see a large number of students who take psychotropic medications haphazardly. I’m curious about research on the impact of taking antidepressants or antipsychotic medications “when remembered,” either in general or specific to the medication.
The following terms have been used as ‘street names’ or slang names for various forms ofalprazolam: Benzo; Coffins; Dogbones; Fo’ Bars; Fo’s; Footballs; Forgetful Pills; Four Bars; French Fries; Gold Bars; Green Bars; Quad bar; School Buses; Sticks; Totem Poles; White Bars; X-Boxes; Xan-Bars; Xannies; Xanny; Zanny; Z-Bars; Zan-Bars; Zannies; Zan-ny-Bars. Practically insoluble in water sparingly soluble in alcohol and in acetone freely soluble in dichloromethane. A white to off-white crystalline powder.
A colourless to slightly yellowish-brown liquid with a characteristic odour. Slightly soluble in water miscible with alcohol, with chloroform, and with ether.
A white to pale yellowish powder having not more than a faint odour. Soluble 1 in 1 of water, 1 in 11 of alcohol, 1 in 3 of chloroform, and 1 in 6300 of ether freely soluble in methyl alcohol. pH of a freshly prepared 1 in 100 solution is between 4.2 and 5.7.
My 12-year-old son takes Risperdal 2 mg twice per day for treatment of Tourette’s syndrome. He has developed nephrotic syndrome.
Practically insoluble in water soluble in alcohol freely soluble in dichloromethane. It dissolves in dilute acetic acid.
Although aripiprazole may share some of the adverse effects seen with the classical antipsychotics (see Chlorpromazine), the incidence and severity of such effects may vary. Common adverse effects with aripiprazole include gastrointestinal disorders such as constipation, dyspepsia, nausea, and vomiting, headache, anxiety, insomnia, lightheadedness, and drowsiness. Weight gain has been reported however, this appears to be slight.
I’m a medical student who is trying to find out exactly what the term “psychotropic drugs” includes. Does it cover marijuana and other street drugs, or is it only for mood-altering drugs (developed by pharmaceutical companies) without euphoric effects? What is the true definition?
What is your medicine used for? Your doctor has prescribed Desyrel Capsules. Desyrel 50mg Capsules: Each hard capsule contains 50 mg trazodone hydrochloride as active ingredient.
It has been declared a “smoke-free” environment, except for out on grounds. Many patients are smokers who will never be allowed on grounds, and so they can’t smoke.
If a pregnant mother takes either Clozaril or Risperdal, is there risk to the unborn child? Very little is known about the effects upon, or risks to (if any), the developing embryo/fetus/baby, as a result of risperidone or clozapine taken during pregnancy (see Altshuler et al, Am J Psychiatry, for a good review of psychotropic medications and pregnancy).
My question involves the combining of two psychotropic agents. I am unclear why it is done and why it works.
I would like information about food/drink and medications. How significant is the impact on absorption availability? And, what is it about Serzone after SSRI? I have not usually seen that much difficulty switching patients from one medication to another but this one seems quite different.
Do you know if there is an association between long-term use of antipsychotics or mood stabilizers and hair loss? If so, is there a remedy? To my knowledge, hair loss associated with antipsychotic use is very rare, certainly under 3% of patients.
Although clozapine is well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, its bioavailability is limited to about 50% by first-pass metabolism. Peak plasma concentrations are achieved, on average, about 2.5 hours after oral doses. Clozapine is about 95% bound to plasma proteins and has a mean terminal elimination half-life of about 12 hours at steady state.
I’m a school nurse at a special education school for kids with psychiatric and behavioral disorders who are a danger to themselves or others. I give lots of psychotropic meds to kids at school. This year, I’d like to provide some information for teachers and other school staff about the meds our kids are taking.
What are the risks of birth defects for a pregnancy that began shortly after (as little as one week, at most four weeks) the mother quit taking Depakote? The risk of birth defects from psychotropics such as valproate (Depakote) is greatest when exposure of the fetus occurs between 10 days and 2 months after fertilization. For the first two weeks or so following fertilization, there is very little risk to the developing embryo, because the placenta has not yet formed.
The following terms have been used as ‘street names’ or slang names for various forms of amobarbital: Amys; Birds; Blue; Blue angels; Blue birds; Blue bullets; Blue clouds; Blue devils; Blue dolls; Blue heaven; Blue heavens; Blues. Very slightly soluble in water freely soluble in alcohol soluble in dichloromethane. Forms water-soluble compounds with alkali hydroxides and carbonates and with ammonia.
When were psychotropic drugs first developed and by whom? Was it a research accident or was it intentional? Your question is actually more involved than you may think. First of all, it depends on how you define “psychotropic” and “drug” as well as whether you wish to include herbal remedies for mood problems.
Freely soluble in water and in methyl alcohol practically insoluble in acetone. Very soluble in water sparingly soluble in alcohol and in ace-tonitrile freely soluble in dichloromethane and in methyl alcohol very slightly soluble in ethyl acetate practically insoluble in hexanes.
Clozapine should not be given to patients with uncontrolled epilepsy, alcoholic or toxic psychoses, drug intoxication, or a history of circulatory collapse. It should be used with caution in patients with a history of seizures or with conditions that lower the seizure threshold. It is contra-indicated in patients with bone-marrow suppression, myeloproliferative disorders, or any abnormalities of white blood cell count or differential blood count.
Are there any psychotropics that have a negative interaction with caffeine? Is caffeine bad for people with certain disorders? There are certainly psychotropics that can interact with caffeine in clinically important ways, though not always in bad ways.
Colourless, transparent crystals. Very soluble in water freely soluble in alcohol.
I am currently on six pills of Depakote a day. I am interested in Depakote’s interaction with other substances such as birth control pills and cigarettes. I am not aware of specific effects on valproate (Depakote) levels due to either smoking or oral contraceptives; however, smoking is known to increase metabolism/elimination of many other psychotropic medications, leading to lower-than-expected levels.
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.