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Indication for risperidone in elderly ....
maximum duration ....

Aggression in Alzheimers disease - where there is a risk of harm to pt or others
6weeks

2

Nitrates are used in treatment of....
work by...

angina
vasodilators - reduce venous return which reduces LV work

3

Duration of action of sublingual GTN

20-30 mins

4

advantage and disadvantages of transdermal nitrate preparations

- tolerance may develop
-duration of effect prolonged

5

advantage of isosorbide dinitrate over GTN

stable for longer - suitable for less frequent use

6

activity of isosorbide dinitrate is dependent on what pt factor

productions of the active metabolite isosorbide mononitrate

7

how to maintain effectiveness of transdermal nitrates

reduce blood nitrate levels for 4-12 hours daily or tolerance will develop

8

how to maintain effectiveness of MR isosorbide dinitrate and conventional release isosorbide mononitrate

second dose 8 hours after first - not 12 hours. Or tolerance may develop

9

s/e of nitrates (4)

tachycardia
throbbing headache
postural hypotention
dizziness

10

GTN tabs discarded .... after opening

8 weeks