Flashcards in Medications Deck (42):
Aricept (Donepezil) & Namenda (Memantine) are meds commonly used to treat which disorder?
Intuniv (Guanfacine), Strattera (Atomoxetine), and Kapvay are meds commonly used to treat which disorder?
Saphris, Invega, and Fanapt are common types of
Viibryd, Cymbalta, and Pristiq are meds commonly used to treat which disorder?
What are the most common meds used to treat schizophrenia?
How are antipsychotics administered?
pill or injections every 2 to 4 weeks
name 2 antipsychotic injectables
Haldol D & Prolixin D (effective for non compliant folks)
Combativeness and belligerent behavior
are example of symptoms most likely to do what when treated with antipsychotics
Lack of insight
are symptoms most likely to do what when treated with antipsychotics
Haldol, Thorazine, Prolixin, Loxitane, Mellaril, moban, Navane, Serentil, Stelazine, & Trilafon are examples of
Typical Antipsychotic Drugs
Name some side effects of antipsychotics
sedation, hypotension, weight gain, photosensitivity, sexual dysfunction, gynecomastia, dry mouth, blurred vision, urinary hesitation, constipation.
What is TARDIVE DYSKINESIA?
side effect of antipsychotics. Abnormal, involuntary movements of the tongue, lips, jaw, face, and twitching, snakelike movement of the extremities, and occasionally the trunk. Symptoms may persist indefinitely after discontinuation of meds (nerve damage irreversible).
Which drugs are most effective for treating atypical depressions?
MAOIs however they have crazy food restrictions and drug interactions
Nardil, Parnat, Marplan are most common types of...
Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, Luvox, and Celexa are most common types of...
T or F SSRIs are less toxic to the heart and safer in overdose than the TCAs
What 2 medications are most common for treating bipolar
Lithium & Anticonvulsants
When should lithium be avoided?
1st trimester of pregnancy
T or F Lithium is Sometimes used in combination with antipsychotic or antidepressant
How long does lithium need for full build up in blood stream
T or F 70-90% of bipolar people on lithium usually do not respond
False they respond
Why should you frequently check blood, thyroid, & kidney function with patients on lithium
can be toxic depending on does and shut down function
Tegretol, Depakote, Neurontin, Lamictal, Topomax are used to treat
Which medications are used to treat Panic disorder with or without Agoraphobia?
Tricyclic Antidepressants, MAOIs, Xanax, SSRIs
Which medications are used to treat OCD?
Tricyclic Antidepressants, MAOIs, SSRIs
Beta blockers and paxil can be used to treat what?
social phobia and specific phobia
What is the only medication used for ADHD that is not speed?
Name the drugs commonly used to treat generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
Benzos, Barbituates, Antipsychotics, BuSpar
Valium, Librium, Ativan, Xanax, Buspar, Klonopin Tranxene are common
Anti anxiety drugs (benzos)
T or F benzos can be used to treat people detoxing from drugs or alcohol
impaired muscle coordination and impairment in short-term memory (anterograde memory) are common side effects of which meds?
T or F benzos are less effective and have more abuse potential than barbiturates?
False (more effective/less abuse potential
Why have barbiturates been phased out?
high abuse potential, safety problem, dangerous when combined with alcohol
Name the 3 common sleep aids
benzos, barbituates, trazadone
What type of meds are used to treat hyperactivity in children?
psychostimulants like ritalin and adderall
Xanax, klonopin, ativan, and valium are commonly used to treat
Abilify, Clozaril, Geodon, Risperdal, Seroquel, Zyprexa, are examples of
Depakene, Lamictal, Lithium, Tegretol, and topamax are examples of
Anafranil, Asendin, Elavin, Norpramin, pamelor, surmontil, tofranil, vivactil are examples of
Adderall, concerta, dexedrine, metadate, ritalin are common examples of
Stimulants used to treat ADD and ADHD
T or F SSRIs are most effective w/ depression and axiety