Central Nervous System Agent

Central Nervous System Agent

Central Nervous System Agent
Central nervous system medications treat various medical conditions such as alzheimer's disease, depression and parkinson's disease.

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    Women appear to respond differently to amphetamine use depending on where they are in their menstrual cycle. If they take amphetamines (stimulant drugs) during the follicular phase of the cycle, they find it more pleasant and crave the drug more than they do if they take amphetamines during other times of the cycle. In part, this might be because the characteristics of dopamine receptors in the brain change with the menstrual cycle. Unfortunately, scientists know rather little about gender-based differences in the human brain, in part because neuroimaging studies in addiction have focused almost exclusively on men.
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    If you are taking Sinemet, try dissolving it in a sugared, carbonated beverage like Sprite, Coca-Cola, or ginger ale to optimize its effectiveness.
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    Before taking Azilect or any other drug, tell your doctor about all other medications you take including over-the counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements. You should also discuss your diet with your doctor, as certain foods can interact with Azilect and cause dangerous high blood pressure levels.
    Do not take certain medications (both prescription and over-the-counter) if you take Azilect. Some anti-depressants, cold medicines, and weight-loss drugs can cause high blood pressure. Discontinue the use of these medicines for two weeks after you stop taking Azilect. Taking certain antidepressants with Azilect can lead to serotonin syndrome, a serious condition confusion, hallucinations, coma, muscle spasms, shivering, rapid pulse and other symptoms, and can even lead to death. 
    People who have Parkinson&aposs disease are at increased risk for developing skin cancer (melanoma). It is not known if taking Azilect affects your risk. See a dermatologist on a regular basis to monitor any changes in your skin.
    You should not take Azilect if you have tumors on your adrenal gland (a condition called pheochromocytoma). If you have liver problems, your doctor may want to lower your dose of Azilect to prevent an unhealthy level of the drug in your blood.
    While taking Azilect, avoid elective surgery. If you have to have surgery, stop taking Azilect for two weeks before your scheduled procedure.
    Azilect also may cause low blood pressure, uncontrolled movements, hallucinations, psychotic-like behavior, compulsive behavior and extreme sleepiness. 
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    Rotigotine is a medication used to control symptoms of Parkinson's disease like tremors, stiffness and balance problems. It may also be used for restless legs syndrome. It is available under the brand name Neupro, and is administered in a patch form. Doctors aren't certain how it works, but it is thought to mimic chemicals in the brain involved in controlling movement. 

    Rotigotine had been taken off the market in 2008, but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved it again in 2012. 

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    Midazolam is a prescription medication classified as a benzodiazepine, which is a nervous system depressant. Midazolam relieves anxiety and induces drowsiness. Midazolam is given before surgery or other medical procedures. The medication also produces short-term amnesia so the individual will not remember the surgery or unpleasant effects associated with the surgery. Midazolam is typically administered by a nurse or doctor immediately prior to surgery. The medication comes as a syrup, tablet and injection. Midazolam was sold in the United States under the brand Versed. Since patents have expired, the brand name Versed is no longer available. Generic midazolam is available from several manufacturers.

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    Uprima is the name brand in Europe of a drug called apomorphine, part of a class of drugs called dopamine boosters. These drugs appear to raise dopamine levels in the brain, increasing sexual interest and sensations. Uprima is not available in the U.S.
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    Rev-Eyes is a medicine (drops) that eye doctors used to reverse the dilation normally done during an eye exam. This, like all medicine, can cause allergy that can be either local (itching, swelling or eye redness) or systemic (generalized itching, swelling of the tongue and throat, difficulty breathing). Because this medicine was not used that often it is rare to cause allergy. Recently, this medicine was removed from the market so it is no longer available.
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    An opioid or opiate is a broad category of drugs that are best known as painkillers. These are naturally derived from the poppy plant and include opium, codeine and morphine, or are synthetic and semisynthetic variants of those molecules. Hydrocodone and oxycodone are the most abused opiates.

    Opiates block pain, but also unleash intense feelings of well-being and can create physical dependence. The withdrawal symptoms are also intense, with users complaining of cramps, diarrhea, muddled thinking and nausea and vomiting.
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    If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, you may be advised to take a cholinesterase inhibitor. Cholinesterase inhibitors work by preserving the intactness of acetylcholine, which is one of the neurotransmitters that allow brain cells to communicate with each other.

    Cholinesterase inhibitors are medications that support the function of cholinergic neurons. They may help with attention and memory, and may delay placement into a nursing home. The generic names for these drugs are donepezil, galantamine and rivastigmine. You can discuss with your doctor whether this is an option.
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    Promethazine HCI is a prescription medication used to treat allergy symptoms such as sneezing, red and watery eyes, runny nose, and itchy skin. Promethazine is an antihistamine that treats those symptoms by hindering the impact of the chemical in the body known as histamine. It may also be used to treat pain and prevent nausea, particularly following surgery. Additionally, it can sedate a patient before surgery. Promethazine is known by the brand name Phenergan.