anti anxiety & stimulants
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Anti anxiety drugs work on _____?
Anti anxiety drugs also called what?
Antidote for opiods.
Used to treat:
- Alcohol Withdrawl
The ___ life of benzo's is important to know.
Biggest problem with benzo's is what?
Withdrawal or discontinuation symptoms are often the same as what the patient had before but more magnified.
Benzo's must be TAPERED with discontinuing.
Meds enhance inhibitory effects of GABA in the CNS.
Side effects of benzo's:
- next day sedation
- poor corrdination
- impaired memory or clouded sensorium
Which anti-anxiety does not cause physical dependence?
Buspar (non benzo)
Because it binds to serotonin and dopamine receptors.
Teaching while taking benzos:
- NO alcohol!
- don't discontinue without a doctor
Release norepi and dopamine into the CNS and inhibit the reuptake of norepi and dopamine.
Potential for abuse is high in this.
Causes weight loss, attention.
Now used to ADHD.
Type of non stimulants:
Most important thing stimulants cause in CHILDREN:
With kids, may give drug holidays
A couple of months off the stimulant.
Signs of mild overdose on stimulants:
Signs of severe overdose on stimulants:
- circulatory collapse
Regular side effects of stimulants:
- weight loss
While using stimulants try to avoid:
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