Bipolar agents

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Fari052
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267808
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Bipolar agents
Updated:
2014-03-25 00:35:29
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Bipolar
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Description:
Bipolar disease: depressive psychosis alternating between excessive phases of mania and depression
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  1. What is the MOA?
    It is unknown
  2. What are some adverse reactions?
    Bloating and abnominal distress

    Bloody stools

    Hand tremor

    Increased body weight

    Nocturia
  3. What are the contraindications?
    MAOI use within 10 days

    bone marrow depression
  4. Special considerations?
    Blood range of Lithium should be 0.6 - 0.8mg/L

    Monitored salt intake and no alcohol

    Carbamazepin reacts with benzodiazepines, diltiazem, oral contraceptives, MAOIs, phenytoin, warfarin
  5. Name 2 most commonly prescribed bipolar agents
    divalproex

    lamotrigine
  6. BN for divalproex?
    Depakote
  7. BN for lamotrigine?
    Lamictal

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