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Flashcards in Mood Stabilisers COPY Deck (16):
1

Which receptor type do the following Mood stabilisers affect: Semi-Sodium Valporate, Sodium Valporate, Carbamazepine and Lamotorgine?

  • Sodium receptors
  • Decreases flow of sodium-ions

2

Apart from Lithium and semi-sodium Valporate, all Mood disorders have what major quality that allows them to be used with a range of neurological conditions

Anti-convulsant - used to treat and manage epilepsy

3

What are the contrainidications for Lithium?

Renal or cardiovascular disease patients

4

Typically, how many patients with bipolar respond to Lithium?

1/3rd

5

What are the side effects of Sodium Valporate (Epilim)?

  • Weight Gain
  • Gastric irritation
  • hair loss
  • nausea

6

What are the side effects of lithium?

  • Tremors
  • Stomach upset
  • Polyuria
  • metallic taste
  • dry mouth

7

What is believed to be the mechanism of action for Lithium?

Works on CNS to improve nerve cell communication

 

Recent theory that this occurs by activating the CRMP2 protein which is responsible for nerve cell communication.

8

What are the side effects of Semi-sodium Valporate (Depakote)?

  • Weight gain
  • Sleepiness
  • Skin rash

9

Which MH disorders are Mood stabilisers used for?

  • Bipolar disorder
  • cyclic mood disorders

10

What are the side effects of Carbamazepine and Lamotorgine?

  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach upset
  • nausea

11

What are the contraindications for Lamotorgine?

  • Meningitis
  • Anemia
  • renal impairment

12

What are the contraindications of Carbamazepine? 

  • Pregnancy
  • renal impairement
  • organic mental disorder
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol

13

Apart from lithium, what is the mechanism of action for other mood-stabilisers?

GABA-A agonist + inhibits breakdown of GABA

14

What are the contraindications for both semi-sodium valporate and sodium valporate?

  • Pregnancy
  • renal impairement
  • organic mental disorder

15

What is the brand name for Semi-Sodium Valporate?

Depakote

16

What is the brand name for Sodium Valporate?

Epilim