Medquiz 4

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  1. Desyrel
    Trazadone

    • Tablet
    • 50 mg
    • 1 tablet 2-3 times daily and maximum 400 mg/day

    • indications:
    • depression,
    • insomnia(not proven officially)

    • counseling points:
    • taper dose
    • watch for worsening symptoms
    • may take 4 weeks to work
    • drowsiness avoid alcohol
    • take with food
  2. Xanax or Xanax XR
    alprazolam

    • tablet
    • 0.25mg, 0.50 mg or 1 mg XR
    • 1 tablet 3 times daily regular OR 1 tablet daily for XR and maximum 4 mg/day regular OR 10mg/day for XR

    • indications:
    • anxiety
    • panic disorder

    • counsel:
    • taper dose
    • avoid alcohol
    • drowsiness
    • controlled substance- C4
  3. Klonopin
    clonazepam

    • tablet
    • 0.5 mg, 1 mg
    • 1 tablet 2-3 times a day and maximum 20 mg/day

    • indications:
    • anxiety
    • panic disorder
    • seizures

    • Counsel:
    • Taper dose
    • avoid alcohol
    • drowsiness
    • controlled substance C4
  4. adderall or adderall XR
    amphetamin/dextroamphetamine

    • tablet or XR capsule
    • 15 mg
    • 1 tablet 2-4 times a day or 1 capsule in the morning for XR and maximum 60 mg/day

    • Indications:
    • ADHD
    • narcolepsy

    • Counsel:
    • insomnia
    • decreased appetite
    • controlled C2
  5. concerta
    methylphenidate

    • tablet
    • 18 mg, 27 mg, 36 mg, 54 mg
    • 1 tablet daily in the morning and maximum 72 mg/day

    • Indications:
    • ADHD

    • Counsel:
    • insomnia
    • decreased appetite
    • controlled sustance C2
  6. St. John's Wort (herbal supplement)
    hypericum perforatum

    • capsule
    • No strength, No dose/frequency ?

    • Indications:
    • depression

    • Counsel:
    • multiple drug interactions
    • photosensitivity
    • GI upset
    • do not take with other anti-depressants
  7. Effexor or Effexor ER
    venlafaxine

    • tablet or XR capsule
    • 37.5 mg or 75 mg for XR
    • 1 tablet twice daily or 1 XR capsule

    • indication:
    • depression

    • counsel:
    • taper dose
    • may take 4-6 weeks to work
    • watch for worsening symptoms
    • insomnia
    • avoid alcohol
    • **increased blood pressure
    • **take with food to decrease nausea
  8. zoloft
    sertraline

    • tablet
    • 50mg
    • 1 tablet daily and maximum 200mg/day

    • indications:
    • depression

    • counsel:
    • taper dose
    • may take 4-6 weeks to work
    • watch for worsening symptoms
    • insomnia
    • avoid alcohol
  9. cymbalta
    duloxetine

    • capsule
    • 20 mg,, 30 mg, 60 mg
    • 1 capsule daily or 1 capsule twice daily and maximum 120 mg/day

    • indications:
    • depression

    • counsel:
    • taper dose
    • may take 4-6 weeks to work
    • watch for worsening symptoms
    • insomnia
    • avoid alcohol
  10. Wellbutrin, wellbutrin SR, wellbutrin XL, zyban
    bupropion

    • tablet
    • 150mg
    • 1 ST tablet twice daily or 1 XL tablet daily

    • Indication
    • depression
    • smoking cessation

    • counsel:
    • taper dose
    • may take 4-6 weeks to work
    • insomnia
    • avoid alcohol
    • **caution if history of seizures or anorexia
  11. elavil
    amitriptyline

    • tablet
    • 50 mg
    • 1 tablet at bedtime and maximum 300 mg/day

    • indication
    • depression
    • chronic pain (not officially proved)
    • prevent migraines (not officially proved)
    • insomnia (not officially proved)
  12. What two drugs have exactly same indication and counseling
    Zoloft (sertraline) and Cymbalta (duloxetine)

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