Psych Central http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:37:24 +0000 PhotoPost ReviewPost 3.0 Devodil (sulpiride) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=232 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=232" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: QuietMind<br /><br />Description: Devodil (sulpiride) QuietMind Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:48:54 +0000 Saphris (asenapine) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=231 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=231" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: Curiosity77<br /><br />Description: antipsychotic mood stabilizer refractory depression anti anxiety Curiosity77 Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Latuda (lurasidone) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=229 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=229" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: vans1974<br /><br />Description: &lt;p&gt; Latuda (lurasidone) is an antipsychotic medication that works by changing the effects of chemicals in the brain. It is not known how these changes impact a person's mood or behavior. &lt;p&gt; Latuda is FDA-approved to treat schizophrenia in adults. It is also used to treat depression associated with bipolar I disorder. &lt;p&gt; Take Latuda exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. &lt;p&gt; Latuda should be taken with food. &lt;p&gt; Use Latuda regularly to get the most benefit. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely. &lt;p&gt; It may take several weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Serious side effects of Latuda:&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;p&gt; dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats; agitation, hostility, confusion, thoughts about hurting yourself; seizure (convulsions); fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat; high blood sugar (increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss); very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, feeling like you might pass out; trouble swallowing; or twitching or uncontrollable movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or legs. &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Less serious side effects of Latuda&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;p&gt; drowsiness; feeling restless; nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite; blurred vision; weight gain; breast swelling or discharge; missed menstrual periods; or decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm. vans1974 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 14:38:52 +0000 Etomine (clotiapine) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=227 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=227" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;What is Etomine?&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;p&gt; Etomine is an atypical antipsychotic medication used to treat anxiety, mania or schizophrenia. It is considered a short-acting drug and has general properties similar to those of phenothiazines. &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;What should I avoid while taking Etomine?&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;p&gt; Your doctor will warn you to avoid alcohol, anticholinergics, antihypertensives, smoking, barbiturates, beta blockers, tricyclic and some SSRI antidepressants (fluoxetine, paroxetine or sertraline) while taking this medication. &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;What dose is usually prescribed?&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;p&gt; Etomine is usually prescribed in 10-200 mg/day divided doses, up to 360 mg/day for severe psychosis. &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;What are the side effects?&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;p&gt; An altered body temperature regulation; neuroleptic malignant syndrome; CNS effects (extrapyramidal effects); GI disturbances; nasal congestion; antimuscurinic symptoms; CV symptoms, ECG changes; endocrine effects; blood dyscrasias; photosensitisation, contact sensitisation, rashes; jaundice; corneal and lens opacities; purplish pigmentation of skin and eye. &lt;p&gt; DocJohn Fri, 03 May 2013 11:32:46 +0000 Invega (paliperidone) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=218 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=218" target="_blank"><img title="invega1.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/invega1.jpg" alt="invega1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;h2&gt;Invega&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;p&gt; Invega (paliperidone) extended release tablets, an atypical antipsychotic medication, was approved in the U.S. in December 2006. &lt;p&gt; It is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents (12-17 years of age) in the U.S. The efficacy of Invega in schizophrenia was established in three six-week clinical trials in adults and in one six-week trial in adolescents (12-17 years of age), as well as in one maintenance trial in adults. &lt;p&gt; Invega is the only medication approved to treat schizoaffective disorder in adults. The efficacy of Invega in schizoaffective disorder was established in two six-week trials in adults. &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Adverse Reactions&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;p&gt; Commonly Observed Adverse Reactions: The most commonly observed adverse reactions in clinical trials occurring at an incidence of greater than or equal to 5% and at least 2 times placebo in the treatment of schizophrenia were: &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Adults&lt;/strong&gt; – extrapyramidal symptoms, tachycardia, and akathisia; &lt;strong&gt;Adolescents&lt;/strong&gt; (12-17 years of age) were: somnolence, akathisia, tremor, dystonia, cogwheel rigidity, anxiety, weight increased and tachycardia. &lt;p&gt; The most commonly observed adverse reactions in clinical trials occurring at an incidence of greater than or equal to 5% and at least 2 times placebo in the treatment of schizoaffective disorder were: &lt;strong&gt;Adults&lt;/strong&gt; - extrapyramidal symptoms, somnolence, dyspepsia, constipation, weight increased, and nasopharyngitis. &lt;p&gt; WARNING: Increased Mortality in Elderly Patients with Dementia-Related Psychosis Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death. Analyses of 17 placebo-controlled trials (modal duration of 10 weeks), largely in patients taking atypical antipsychotic drugs, revealed a risk of death in the drug-treated patients of between 1.6 to 1.7 times the risk of death in placebo-treated patients. Over the course of a typical 10-week controlled trial, the rate of death in drug-treated patients was about 4.5%, compared to a rate of about 2.6% in the placebo group. Although the causes of death were varied, most of the deaths appeared to be either cardiovascular (e.g., heart failure, sudden death) or infectious (e.g., pneumonia) in nature. Observational studies suggest that, similar to atypical antipsychotic drugs, treatment with conventional antipsychotic drugs may increase mortality. The extent to which the findings of increased mortality in observational studies may be attributed to the antipsychotic drug as opposed to some characteristic(s) of the patients is not clear. Invega is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis. &lt;p&gt; Contraindications: Paliperidone is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to either paliperidone, risperidone, or to any of the components in the formulation. DocJohn Wed, 13 Apr 2011 18:04:01 +0000 Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=217 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=217" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;h3&gt;Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride)&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;Viibryd is indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) -- also known as clinical depression. The efficacy of Viibryd was established in two 8-week, placebo-controlled trials in adult patients with MDD.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Before Taking This Medication&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Do not use Viibryd at the same time with an Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI) or within 14 days of stopping or starting an MAOI. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; The most frequent adverse reactions reported by patients taking Viibryd in clinical trials included diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and insomnia. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; Viibryd and all other antidepressant drugs have a boxed warning and a patient medication guide describing the increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults ages 18 to 24 during initial treatment. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; The warning also says data did not show this increased risk in adults older than 24 and that patients ages 65 and older who take antidepressants have a decreased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior. The warning says depression and other serious psychiatric disorders themselves are the most important causes of suicide and that close monitoring of patients starting these medications is necessary. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Warnings and Precautions&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;Clinical Worsening/Suicide Risk: Monitor patients for clinical worsening and suicidal thinking or behavior. &lt;li&gt;Serotonin Syndrome or Neuroleptic Malignant (NMS)-like Syndrome: Can occur with treatment. Discontinue and initiate supportive treatment. &lt;li&gt;Seizures: Can occur with treatment. Use with caution in patients with a seizure disorder. &lt;li&gt;Abnormal Bleeding: Treatment can increase the risk of bleeding. Use with caution in association with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aspirin, or other drugs that affect coagulation. &lt;li&gt;Activation of Mania/Hypomania: Can occur with treatment. Screen patients for bipolar disorder. &lt;li&gt;Discontinuation of Treatment with VIIBRYD: A gradual reduction in dose is recommended rather than an abrupt cessation. &lt;li&gt;Hyponatremia: Can occur in association with the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH). &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Dosage&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;The recommended dose for Viibryd is 40 mg once daily. Viibryd should be titrated to the 40 mg dose, starting with an initial dose of 10 mg once daily for 7 days, followed by 20 mg once daily for an additional 7 days, and then increased to 40 mg once daily. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; Viibryd should be taken with food. Administration without food can result in inadequate drug concentrations and may diminish effectiveness. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; When discontinuing treatment, reduce the dose gradually. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; Viibryd is manufactured by PGxHealth, New Haven, Conn. DocJohn Tue, 01 Mar 2011 01:28:59 +0000 Loxitane (Loxapine) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=216 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=216" target="_blank"><img title="loxitane.gif" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/loxitane.gif" alt="loxitane.gif" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;h1&gt;Loxitane (Loxapine)&lt;/h1&gt; &lt;p&gt; Loxitane is an antipsychotic medication which is prescribed most frequently to treat schizophrenia. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; Loxitane may also be used for other mental health conditions as well, as prescribed by your doctor. Loxitane should not be used in patients with dementia.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Before Taking This Medication&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Talk to your doctor about the following issues before taking Loxitane.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use loxapine: epilepsy or other seizure disorder; a history of low white blood cell (WBC) counts; glaucoma; urination problems; heart disease; or a history of breast cancer. &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Before using Loxitane, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). You should not take loxapine if you have drowsiness caused by other medications. Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially: &lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), belladonna (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop); &lt;li&gt;bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva); &lt;li&gt;glycopyrrolate (Robinul); &lt;li&gt;mepenzolate (Cantil); &lt;li&gt;bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare); or &lt;li&gt;irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine). &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Dosage&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Initial Dose: 10 mg twice daily is recommended, although an initial dosage up to a total of 50 mg daily may be given. Dosage should then be increased fairly rapidly over the first seven to ten days until there is effective control of symptoms of schizophrenia. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; Maintenance Dose: 60 mg to 100 mg daily. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; Maximum dose: 250 mg/day. &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Missing a Dose&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; If you miss a dose of this medication, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.&lt;/p&gt; DocJohn Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:09:00 +0000 Deplin (L-Methylfolate) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=215 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=215" target="_blank"><img title="deplin.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/deplin.jpg" alt="deplin.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;h1&gt;Deplin (L-Methylfolate)&lt;/h1&gt; &lt;p&gt;Deplin® is a trimonoamine modulator containing 7.5 mg of L-methylfolate, the only active form of folate that can cross the blood brain barrier. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; L-methylfolate crosses the blood brain barrier and aids in the synthesis of new neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) associated with mood. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; Deplin® works through a natural process in the brain to regulate all three monoamine neurotransmitters associated with mood by providing the increased dietary requirements for folate. L-methylfolate is needed by depressed patients with suboptimal folate to regulate the synthesis of monoamines (serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine) and known as a trimonoamine modulator (TMM). By managing trimonoamine neurotransmitter synthesis, L-methylfolate, when taken with antidepressants, improves benefits. &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Deplin has been approved by the FDA as an adjunct -- in addition to -- medication for the treatment of depression and schizophrenia. &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Before Taking This Medication&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; Some medications may interact with Deplin. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following: &lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;Cholestyramine, colchicine, colestipol, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (eg, ibuprofen), or sulfasalazine because they may decrease Deplin's effectiveness &lt;li&gt;Fluorouracil because the risk of its side effects may be increased by Deplin &lt;li&gt;Barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), carbamazepine, hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), primidone, or valproic acid because they may decrease Deplin's effectiveness; their effectiveness may also be decreased by Deplin &lt;li&gt;Pyrimethamine because its effectiveness may be decreased by Deplin &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Side Effects&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue). &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Dosage&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;The usual adult dose is 7.5 to 15 mg daily with or without food or as directed under medical supervision.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Safety Information&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; Some brands of Deplin may contain tartrazine dye (FD&amp;C Yellow No. 5). This may cause an allergic reaction in some patients. If you have ever had an allergic reaction to tartrazine, ask your pharmacist if your product has tartrazine in it. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; Lab tests, including blood counts, may be performed while you use Deplin. These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Deplin should be used with extreme caution in children; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Pregnancy / breast-feeding: It is not known if Deplin can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Deplin while you are pregnant. Deplin is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Deplin, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby. &lt;/p&gt; DocJohn Thu, 10 Feb 2011 13:54:05 +0000 Pristiq http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=208 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=208" target="_blank"><img title="pristiq.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/pristiq.jpg" alt="pristiq.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: Pristiq is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances in the brain (serotonin and norepinephrine), which helps to improve certain mood problems. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; Pristiq is used to treat major depressive disorder. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; Pristiq may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;h4&gt;Important information about Pristiq&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; Do not take Pristiq if you are allergic to desvenlafaxine or venlafaxine (Effexor), or if you are also using a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate). You must wait at least 14 days after stopping an MAOI before you can take Pristiq. After you stop taking Pristiq, you must wait at least 7 days before you start taking an MAOI. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; You should not take Pristiq together with venlafaxine (Effexor). &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment. Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of Pristiq. It may take several weeks or more for your symptoms to improve. For best results, keep using the medication as directed. Do not stop using Pristiq without first talking to your doctor. You may have unpleasant side effects if you stop taking this medication suddenly. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;h4&gt;Before taking Pristiq&lt;/h4&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; Do not take Pristiq if you are allergic to desvenlafaxine or venlafaxine (Effexor), or if you are also using a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate). You must wait at least 14 days after stopping an MAOI before you can take Pristiq. After you stop taking Pristiq, you must wait at least 7 days before you start taking an MAOI. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; You should not take Pristiq together with venlafaxine (Effexor). &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take Pristiq: &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;bipolar disorder (manic depression); &lt;li&gt;liver disease; &lt;li&gt;kidney disease; &lt;li&gt;heart disease or high blood pressure; &lt;li&gt;a history of stroke; &lt;li&gt;glaucoma; &lt;li&gt;seizures or epilepsy; &lt;li&gt;a bleeding or blood clotting disorder; or &lt;li&gt;high cholesterol. &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant such as Pristiq, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Tell your doctor if you have worsening symptoms of depression or suicidal thoughts during the first several weeks of treatment, or whenever your dose is changed. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment. FDA pregnancy category C. Pristiq may be harmful to an unborn baby, and may cause problems in a newborn baby if the mother takes the medication late in pregnancy (during the third trimester). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Pristiq can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Do not give this medication to anyone under 18 years old without the advice of a doctor. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; DocJohn Sun, 25 Apr 2010 19:16:53 +0000 Depakote ER http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=206 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=206" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: sneschalmers<br /><br />Description: Anticonvulsant used as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder sneschalmers Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:32:43 +0000 Wellbutrin XL http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=184 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=184" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: AliceXCullen<br /><br />Description: Depression medication AliceXCullen Thu, 10 Jan 2008 03:19:21 +0000 Norpramin (desipramine) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=183 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=183" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: Desipramine (known by brand names such as Norpramin or Pertofrane) displays an antidepressant property similar to that of other tricyclic antidepressants. It is the active &quot;in vivo&quot; metabolite of imipramine and as such, shares many of imipramine's pharmacologic effects. The anticholinergic actions of desipramine are responsible for many of the commonly observed side effects of the drug. Desipramine causes ECG changes such as prolongation of the P-R interval and a decreased magnitude with an increased width of the T wave. These ECG changes are seen most frequently in elderly patients as is postural hypotension. Desipramine is known to lower the convulsive threshold. Desipramine increases the percentage of Stage 4 sleep (deep sleep) and decreases the percentage of REM sleep. A partial recovery of REM sleep is seen after 3 to 5 weeks of drug administration. However, in spite of this recovery, a REM rebound occurs following rapid drug withdrawal, which is experienced as an increase in dreaming. The significance of these effects on the sleep cycle remains to be clarified. An increase in psychomotor activity is observed as an early manifestation of the effects of desipramine; however, a significant antidepressant effect should not be expected before the end of the second week. Desipramine is easily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract following oral administration and is extensively bound to tissue and plasma proteins in the order of 90 to 95%. It is inactivated by hydroxylation and by further demethylation in the liver. Desipramine is excreted as a glucuronide largely in the urine (approximately 70%) and partly in the bile. Therapeutic actions of tricyclic antidepressants seem to be related to their plasma steady state which, given the same oral dosages, can vary considerably from one individual to another. The largest influence on steady state levels seems to be genetic; however, the influence of concomitant drug administration is also of some practical clinical significance (see Dosage). &lt;h3&gt;Indications&lt;/h3&gt; Treatment of endogenous depressive illness, including the depressed phase of manic depressive illness, involutional melancholia and psychotic depression. It may also be indicated in the management of depression of a nonpsychotic degree such as in selected cases of depressive neurosis. Patients with transient mood disturbances or normal grief reaction are not expected to benefit from tricyclic antidepressants. &lt;h3&gt;Contraindications&lt;/h3&gt; Desipramine should not be given in conjunction with, or within 2 weeks of, treatment with a MAO inhibitor; hyperpyretic crises, severe convulsions and death have occurred in patients receiving MAO inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants. When desipramine is substituted for an MAO inhibitor, at least 2 weeks should elapse between the treatments; administration of desipramine should then be started cautiously and should be increased gradually. The drug is contraindicated in the acute recovery period following myocardial infarction or in cases of poorly controlled cardiac decompensation. It should not be used in those who have shown prior hypersensitivity to the drug. Cross-sensitivity between this and other dibenzazepines is a possibility. &lt;h3&gt;Warnings&lt;/h3&gt; Extreme caution should be used when desipramine is given in the following situations: (1) In patients with cardiovascular disease, because of the possibility of conduction defects, arrhythmias, tachycardias, strokes and acute myocardial infarction. (2) In patients with a history of urinary retention or glaucoma, because of the anticholinergic properties of the drug. (3) In patients with thyroid disease or those taking thyroid medication, because of the possibility of cardiovascular toxicity, including arrhythmias. (4) In patients with a history of seizure disorder, because this drug has been shown to lower the seizure threshold. &lt;strong&gt;Occupational Hazards:&lt;/strong&gt; Desipramine may impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks such as driving a car or operating machinery; therefore, the patient should be cautioned accordingly. &lt;strong&gt;Pregnancy and Lactation:&lt;/strong&gt; Safe use of desipramine during pregnancy and lactation has not been established; therefore, if it is to be administered to pregnant patients, nursing mothers, or women of childbearing potential, the possible benefits must be weighed against the possible hazards to mother and child. Animal reproductive studies have been inconclusive. &lt;strong&gt;Children:&lt;/strong&gt; Not recommended for use in children since safety and effectiveness in the pediatric age group have not been established (see Adverse Effects, Cardiovascular). &lt;h3&gt;Precautions&lt;/h3&gt; It is important that this drug be dispensed in the least possible quantities to depressed outpatients, since suicide has been accomplished with this class of drug. Ordinary prudence requires that children not have access to this drug, or to potent drugs of any kind; if possible, this drug should be dispensed in containers with child-resistant safety closures. Storage of this drug in the home must be supervised responsibly. If serious adverse effects occur, dosage should be reduced or treatment altered. Desipramine therapy in patients with manic-depressive illness may induce a hypomanic state after the depressive phase terminates. The drug may cause exacerbation of psychosis in schizophrenic patients. There is limited clinical experience in the concurrent administration of ECT and antidepressant drugs. Thus, if such treatment is essential, the possibility of increased risk relative to benefits should be considered. Both elevation and lowering of blood sugar levels have been reported. Leukocyte and differential counts should be performed in any patient who develops fever and sore throat during therapy; the drug should be discontinued if there is evidence of pathological neutrophil depression. &lt;strong&gt;Drug Interactions:&lt;/strong&gt; Norpramin may potentiate the effect of a variety of drugs. Close supervision and careful adjustment of dosage are required when this drug is administered concomitantly with anticholinergic or sympathomimetic drugs. Patients should be warned that, while taking desipramine, their response to alcoholic beverages or other CNS depressants may be exaggerated. This drug should be discontinued as soon as possible prior to elective surgery because of possible cardiovascular effects. Hypertensive episodes have been observed during surgery in patients on desipramine. The contraindication regarding its concomitant use with MAO inhibitors should be noted, as well as the warning regarding patients taking thyroid medication. Desipramine, on the other hand, may decrease the action of other drugs; it is capable of blocking the antihypertensive effect of guanethidine and similarly acting compounds by blocking their uptake into adrenergic neurones. There have been greater than twofold increases of previously stable plasma levels of tricyclic antidepressants when fluoxetine has been administered in combination with these agents. &lt;h3&gt;Adverse Effects&lt;/h3&gt; The more common adverse reactions involve anticholinergic effects such as dry mouth, disturbances of visual accommodation, constipation and mild urinary retention. Also commonly seen are light headedness, drowsiness, increased perspiration and mild tremors as well as insomnia. Adverse reactions of the cardiovascular system may be much more serious, however, these occur less frequently. Note: Included in the listing that follows are a few adverse reactions that have not been reported with desipramine. However, the pharmacological similarities among the tricyclic antidepressant drugs require that each of the reactions be considered when desipramine is administered. Cardiovascular: Hypotension, hypertension, tachycardia, palpitation, arrhythmias, heart block, myocardial infarction, stroke, premature ventricular contractions, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, sudden death. There has been a report of an acute collapse and sudden death in an 8-year old (18 kg) male, treated for 2 years for hyperactivity. There have been additional reports of sudden death in children. Psychiatric: Confusional states (especially in the elderly) with hallucinations, disorientation, delusions; anxiety, restlessness, agitation; insomnia and nightmares; hypomania; exacerbation of psychosis. Neurological: Numbness, tingling, paresthesias of extremities; incoordination, ataxia, tremors; peripheral neuropathy; extrapyramidal symptoms; seizures; alteration in EEG patterns; tinnitus. Anticholinergic: Dry mouth, and rarely associated sublingual adenitis; blurred vision, disturbance of accommodation, mydriasis; constipation, paralytic ileus; urinary retention, delayed micturition, dilatation of urinary tract. Allergic: Skin rash, petechiae, urticaria, itching, photosensitization (excessive exposure to sunlight should be avoided), edema (of face and tongue or general), drug fever, cross sensitivity with other tricyclic drugs. Hematologic: Bone marrow depressions including agranulocytosis, eosinophilia, purpura, thrombocytopenia. Gastrointestinal: Anorexia, nausea and vomiting, epigastric distress, peculiar taste, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, stomatitis, black tongue, hepatitis, jaundice (simulating obstructive), altered liver function, elevated liver function tests, increased pancreatic enzymes. Endocrine: Gynecomastia in the male, breast enlargement and galactorrhea in the female; increased or decreased libido, impotence, painful ejaculation, testicular swelling; elevation or depression of blood sugar levels; syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH). Other: Jaundice (simulating obstructive), altered liver function; weight gain or loss; perspiration, flushing, urinary frequency, nocturia; parotid swelling; drowsiness, dizziness, weakness and fatigue, headache; alopecia; elevated alkaline phosphatase. Withdrawal Symptoms: Though not indicative of addiction, abrupt cessation of treatment after prolonged therapy may produce nausea, headache, malaise and abdominal cramping. &lt;h3&gt;Overdose&lt;/h3&gt; Symptoms: In patients presenting with signs of peripheral atropine effects, agitation and cardiac arrhythmias, the possibility of tricyclic antidepressant overdosage should be entertained. In view of the extensive tissue and protein binding of these drugs, blood and urine levels may not accurately reflect the extent of intoxication but may be helpful in identifying the presence of the drug. The following signs and symptoms of overdosage may occur; reflecting CNS intoxication, the patient may exhibit pressure of speech, agitation, hallucinations, hyperacusia, choreoathetoid movements and myoclonus which may be mistaken for seizures, increased tendon reflexes, Babinski reflex, grand mal seizures and hyperactive coma progressing to flaccid coma; the cardiovascular complications are the most life threatening and may involve arrhythmias including tachycardia, nodal tachycardia, atrioventricular block, intraventricular conduction delays and asystole as well as myocardial damage, congestive heart failure and shock; in general, other signs of intoxication would also resemble those of atropine poisoning and would include flushed skin, dry mouth, dilated pupils, pyrexia, urinary retention with distended bladder and rarely, adynamic ileus. Treatment: General management measures as in other cases of coma and shock would be applicable including bladder catheterization, cardiac monitoring, etc. Early appropriate evacuation of the ingested material and/or the use of activated charcoal is indicated. Injectable physostigmine salicylate is presently considered the treatment of choice in the reversal of the more severe CNS and cardiovascular complications of poisoning from tricyclic antidepressants. However, in uncomplicated cases the use of this drug may not be indicated, or, may be used as a therapeutic trial only, in a reduced dosage of 1 mg injected slowly i.v. In adults, the usual dosage of physostigmine in severe cases of poisoning would be 1 to 2 mg injected i.v. over a period of about 2 minutes. The therapeutic response may be seen, often dramatically, within 5 minutes of the injection. Since physostigmine is a short-acting drug, repeat injections in more severe, responsive, cases may be needed at 30 to 60 minute intervals, provided there are no serious signs of cholinergic effects. According to one author the initial pediatric dose should be 0.5 mg administered slowly i.v. in cases of acute tricyclic antidepressant poisoning. If toxic signs persist and no serious cholinergic effects are produced, the drug can be re-administered at 5 minute intervals until a maximum dose of 2 mg is obtained. If physostigmine salicylate is used, atropine sulfate should be available to reverse excessive cholinergic effects such as bradycardia, marked salivation, emesis and bronchospasm. In the event of such a cholinergic crisis, atropine sulfate in a dosage equal to one-half of the physostigmine dosage may be given in order to control the muscarinic effects of the physostigmine. Other measures of the value in tricyclic antidepressant overdose may include: diazepam for the control of persistent seizures; and careful management of electrolyte and acid-base balance. The various dialysis techniques are relatively ineffective in reversing signs of overdosage because of the low free plasma levels and the firm tissue and protein binding of these drugs. Forced diuresis is of limited value. Digitalis, if possible, should be avoided due to its tendency to aggravate cardiac conduction problems. Prolonged observation of at least a week is strongly recommended since deaths attributed to arrhythmias have been reported many days following an apparent recovery from a tricyclic antidepressant overdose. &lt;h3&gt;Dosage&lt;/h3&gt; Not recommended for use in children. Lower dosages are recommended for elderly and debilitated patients. Lower dosages are also recommended for outpatients compared to hospitalized patients, who are closely supervised. Dosage should be initiated at a low level and increased according to clinical response and any evidence of intolerance. Following remission, maintenance medication may be required for a period of time and should be at the lowest dose that will maintain remission. &lt;strong&gt;Adults:&lt;/strong&gt; The usual adult dose is 100 to 200 mg/day. In more severely ill patients, dosage may be further increased gradually to 300 mg/day if necessary. Dosages above 300 mg/day are not recommended. Dosages should be initiated at a lower level and increased according to tolerance and clinical response. Treatment of patients requiring as much as 300 mg should generally be initiated in hospitals, where regular visits by the physician, skilled nursing care and frequent ECGs are available. The best available evidence of impending toxicity from very high doses of desipramine is prolongation of the QRS or QT intervals on the ECG. Prolongation of the PR interval is also significant, but less closely correlated with plasma levels. Clinical symptoms of intolerance, especially drowsiness, dizziness, and postural hypotension, should also alert the physician to the need for reduction in dosage. Plasam desipramine measurement would constitute the optimal guide to dosage monitoring. Initial therapy may be administered in divided doses or a single daily dose. Maintenance therapy may be given on a once-daily schedule for patient convenience and compliance. &lt;strong&gt;Geriatrics and Debilitated:&lt;/strong&gt; Patient dose: The usual elderly and debilitated patient dose is 25 to 100 mg daily. Dosage should be initiated at a lower level and increased according to tolerance and clinical response to a usual maximum of 100 mg daily. In more severely ill patients, dosage may be further increased to 150 mg/day. Doses above 150 mg/day are not recommended in these patients. Initial therapy may be administered in divided doses or a single daily dose. Maintenance therapy may be given on a once-daily schedule for patient convenience and compliance. DocJohn Fri, 04 Jan 2008 20:23:14 +0000 Daytrana (methylphenidate) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=177 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=177" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;table cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;4&quot; width=&quot;100%&quot;&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;80%&quot;&gt;&lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;&lt;h2&gt;Daytrana&lt;br /&gt;(methylphenidate)&lt;/h2&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div id=&quot;content&quot; class=&quot;article&quot;&gt;&lt;p&gt; Daytrana is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant prescription medicine. Daytrana is a skin patch that releases the medication contained in the adhesive (glue) through clean and intact skin areas into the bloodstream when applied to the skin on the hips. It is used for the treatment of &lt;a href=&quot;http://psychcentral.com/disorders/adhd/&quot;&gt;Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder&lt;/a&gt; (ADHD). Daytrana may help increase attention and decrease impulsiveness and hyperactivity in patients with ADHD. Daytrana should be used as a part of a total treatment program for ADHD that may include counseling or other therapies. &lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;Medical studies have shown that Daytrana can provide significant improvement of inattention and hyperactive/impulsive symptoms of ADHD. &lt;li&gt;Classroom studies of children with ADHD showed that children taking Daytrana not only tried more math problems, but also completed more math problems correctly than those taking placebo. &lt;li&gt;In clinical studies, side effects were generally mild to moderate. &lt;li&gt;Slower growth (weight gain and/or height) has been reported in children taking methylphenidate over long periods of time. Your doctor will monitor your child's growth/weight gain while taking Daytrana, and may re-revaluate his or her treatment if necessary. &lt;li&gt;Daytrana is applied to the hip area each morning. When worn as directed, the patch provides medicine continuously throughout your child's waking day as long as he or she has it on. &lt;li&gt;It’s recommended that the patch be worn for 9 hours; its effects continue for 3 hours after it’s removed. The Daytrana patch may be taken off sooner to help manage the potential for late-day side effects. &lt;li&gt;Daytrana is clear, flexible and discreet. Daytrana may be a good fit for children who don't like taking pills every morning. &lt;li&gt;Daytrana is designed to provide daylong adhesion during activities such as swimming, exercising and bathing. &lt;li&gt;Clinical studies showed that most children were not bothered wearing the patch. Accompanying the benefits of this medication are the associated risks such as side effects and skin irritation; therefore, it is important that you read the Important Safety Information before beginning treatment. &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;h3&gt;What is the most important information I should know about Daytrana?&lt;/h3&gt; Daytrana is a stimulant medicine. The following have been reported with use of Daytrana (methylphenidate transdermal system) or other stimulant medicines: &lt;strong&gt;1. Heart-related problems:&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;sudden death in patients who have heart problems or heart defects &lt;li&gt;stroke and heart attack in adults &lt;li&gt;increased blood pressure and heart rate &lt;/ul&gt; Tell your doctor if you or your child has any heart problems, heart defects, high blood pressure, or a family history of these problems. Your doctor should check you or your child carefully for heart problems before starting Daytrana. Your doctor should check your or your child’s blood pressure and heart rate regularly during treatment with Daytrana. Remove patch immediately and call your doctor right away if you or your child has any signs of heart problems such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting while using Daytrana. &lt;strong&gt;2. Mental (Psychiatric) problems:&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;strong&gt;All Patients:&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;new or worse behavior and thought problems &lt;li&gt;new or worse bipolar illness &lt;li&gt;new or worse aggressive behavior or hostility &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Children and Teenagers&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;new psychotic symptoms (such as hearing voices, believing things that are not true, are suspicious) or new manic symptoms &lt;/ul&gt; Tell your doctor about any mental problems you or your child has, or about a family history of suicide, bipolar illness, or depression. Call your doctor right away if you or your child has any new or worsening mental symptoms or problems while using Daytrana, especially seeing or hearing things that t are not real, believing things that are not real, or are suspicious. &lt;h3&gt;What are possible side effects of Daytrana?&lt;/h3&gt; Skin reactions including skin irritation and allergic skin rash can happen with Daytrana. Skin redness or itching at the application site is common. You can keep using Daytrana if this happens. Stop using Daytrana and see your doctor right away if swelling, bumps, or blisters happen at or around the application site. You may have a skin allergy to Daytrana. People that have skin allergies with Daytrana may develop an allergy to all medicines that contain methylphenidate, even those taken by mouth. See “What is the most important information I should know about Daytrana” for information on reported heart and mental problems. &lt;strong&gt;Other serious side effects include:&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;slowing of growth (height and weight) in children &lt;li&gt;seizures, mainly in patients with a history of seizures &lt;li&gt;eyesight changes or blurred vision &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Common side effects include:&lt;/strong&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;nausea &lt;li&gt;trouble sleeping &lt;li&gt;decreased appetite &lt;li&gt;tics &lt;li&gt;vomiting &lt;li&gt;mood swings &lt;li&gt;decreased weight &lt;/ul&gt; Talk to your doctor if you or your child has side effects that are bothersome or do not go away. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. &lt;h3&gt;How should I store Daytrana?&lt;/h3&gt; Store Daytrana in a safe place at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Keep Daytrana patches in their unopened pouches until ready to use. Once a tray of patches has been opened, use or discard the patches within 2 months. Keep Daytrana and all medicines out of the reach of children. &lt;h3&gt;General information about Daytrana&lt;/h3&gt; Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use Daytrana for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Daytrana to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them and it is against the law. This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Daytrana. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about Daytrana that was written for healthcare professionals. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/table&gt; DocJohn Tue, 21 Aug 2007 21:03:48 +0000 Emsam - Patch http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=170 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=170" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: sharon1510<br /><br />Description: This is an MAOI which is like Nardil or Parnate. It is a patch that if used at a low dosage, you don't have as many restrictions. I wanted to know if anyone has used this and if it helped. sharon1510 Tue, 03 Jul 2007 21:18:23 +0000 Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=166 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=166" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;600&quot;&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;left&quot;&gt; &lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt; Vyvanse is a central nervous system stimulant used to treat &lt;a href=&quot;/disorders/adhd/&quot;&gt;attention deficit disorder&lt;/a&gt; (ADHD). It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. Vyvanse may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide. &lt;h3&gt;What are the common side effects of Vyvanse?&lt;/h3&gt; Some possible common side-effects of Vyvanse include:&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, weight loss; &lt;li&gt;blurred vision; &lt;li&gt;skin rash; &lt;li&gt;feeling irritable; &lt;li&gt;sleep problems (insomnia); or &lt;li&gt;dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in your mouth. &lt;/ul&gt;Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. &lt;h3&gt;What are the uncommon side effects of Vyvanse?&lt;/h3&gt; Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Vyvanse and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats; &lt;li&gt;decreased blood pressure (feeling light-headed, fainting); &lt;li&gt;increased blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, chest pain, numbness, seizure); or &lt;li&gt;tremor, restlessness, hallucinations, unusual behavior, or motor tics (muscle twitches). &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What should I know about Vyvanse?&lt;/h3&gt; Do not use Vyvanse if you have used an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), tranylcypromine (Parnate), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), or selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam) within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take Vyvanse before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body. Do not use Vyvanse if you are allergic to lisdexamfetamine, or if you have hardened arteries (arteriosclerosis), heart disease, moderate to severe high blood pressure (hypertension), overactive thyroid, glaucoma, severe anxiety or agitation, or a history of drug or alcohol addiction. Some stimulants have caused sudden death in children and adolescents with serious heart problems or congenital heart defects. Before taking Vyvanse, tell your doctor if you have any type of heart problems. Vyvanse may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Vyvanse should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it. Using Vyvanse improperly can cause death or serious side effects on the heart. Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Vyvanse or if you have:&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;heart disease or moderate to severe high blood pressure (hypertension); &lt;li&gt;arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries); &lt;li&gt;overactive thyroid; &lt;li&gt;glaucoma; &lt;li&gt;severe anxiety, tension, or agitation; or &lt;li&gt;if you have a history of drug or alcohol addiction. &lt;/ul&gt;Some stimulants have caused sudden death in children and adolescents with serious heart problems or congenital heart defects. Before using Vyvanse, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;a congenital heart defect; &lt;li&gt;high blood pressure; &lt;li&gt;heart failure, heart rhythm disorder, or recent heart attack; &lt;li&gt;a personal or family history of mental illness, psychotic disorder, bipolar illness, depression, or suicide attempt; &lt;li&gt;epilepsy or other seizure disorder; or &lt;li&gt;tics (muscle twitches) or Tourette's syndrome. &lt;/ul&gt;If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use Vyvanse, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment. &lt;strong&gt;FDA pregnancy category C.&lt;/strong&gt; This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. It could also cause premature birth, low birth weight, or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother takes this medication during pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Vyvanse can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. &lt;strong&gt;Long-term use of Vyvanse can slow a child's growth.&lt;/strong&gt; Tell your doctor if the child using Vyvanse is not growing or gaining weight properly. Do not give Vyvanse to a child younger than 6 years old without the advice of a doctor. Vyvanse may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Vyvanse should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it. Using this medication improperly can cause death or serious side effects on the heart. &lt;h3&gt;How should I take Vyvanse?&lt;/h3&gt; Take Vyvanse exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from Vyvanse. You may also be asked to not use the medication for a day or two and watch for any differences in behavior off the medication. Take this medication with a full glass of water. It is best to take this medication in the morning. Do not take this medication in the afternoon or evening because it may cause sleep problems (insomnia). You may take this medication with or without food. The capsule should be swallowed whole. You may also open the Vyvanse capsule and sprinkle the medicine into a glass of water. After the medicine has dissolved, drink this mixture right away. Do not save the mixture for later use. Discard the empty capsule. To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your doctor will need to see you on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor. This medication can cause you to have unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using Vyvanse. Store Vyvanse at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep track of how many capsules have been used from each new bottle of this medicine. Vyvanse is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription. &lt;h3&gt;What happens if I miss a dose?&lt;/h3&gt; Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, or if it is already evening, skip the missed dose and take the medicine the next morning. Taking this medicine late in the day can cause sleep problems. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose. &lt;h3&gt;What happens if I overdose?&lt;/h3&gt; Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of Vyvanse can be fatal. Symptoms of a Vyvanse overdose include restlessness, tremor, muscle twitches, rapid breathing, confusion, hallucinations, panic, aggressiveness, unexplained muscle pain or tenderness, muscle weakness, fever or flu symptoms, and dark colored urine. These symptoms may be followed by depression and tiredness. Other overdose symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, uneven heartbeats, feeling light-headed, fainting, seizure (convulsions), or coma. &lt;h3&gt;What should I avoid while taking Vyvanse?&lt;/h3&gt; Vyvanse can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Avoid drinking fruit juices or taking vitamin C at the same time you take Vyvanse. These can make your body absorb less of the medicine. &lt;h3&gt;What other drugs will affect Vyvanse?&lt;/h3&gt; Before taking Vyvanse, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;ammonium chloride, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), K-Phos; &lt;li&gt;blood pressure medications; &lt;li&gt;a diuretic (water pill); &lt;li&gt;cold or allergy medicines (antihistamines); &lt;li&gt;chlorpromazine (Thorazine); &lt;li&gt;ethosuximide (Zarontin); &lt;li&gt;lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid); &lt;li&gt;methenamine (Hiprex, Mandelamine, Urex); &lt;li&gt;phenytoin (Dilantin), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton); &lt;li&gt;pain medication such as meperidine (Demerol) or propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet); or &lt;li&gt;antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil), amoxapine (Ascendin), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Tofranil), or nortriptyline (Pamelor). &lt;/ul&gt;If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use Vyvanse, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment. There may be other drugs not listed that can affect Vyvanse. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. &lt;h3&gt;Where can I get more information?&lt;/h3&gt; Your pharmacist has information about Vyvanse written for health professionals that you may read. &lt;h3&gt;What does my medication look like?&lt;/h3&gt; Lisdexamfetamine is available with a prescription under the brand name Vyvanse. Other formulations may also be available. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you.&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;Vyvanse 30 mg - white and orange capsule &lt;li&gt;Vyvanse 50 mg - white and blue capsule &lt;li&gt;Vyvanse 70 mg - blue and orange capsule &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/table&gt; DocJohn Wed, 06 Jun 2007 12:52:12 +0000 quetiapine http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=158 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=158" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: loupopeye22<br /><br />Description: tablets anxiety bipolar disorder sedative loupopeye22 Tue, 17 Apr 2007 19:33:10 +0000 Lunesta (eszopiclone) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=153 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=153" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: lunakit<br /><br />Description: Lunesta is used to treat insomnia. lunakit Thu, 12 Apr 2007 17:46:41 +0000 Atarax http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=135 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=135" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: catwoman<br /><br />Description: Atarax is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of common anxiety and tension and, in combination with other medications, to treat anxiety that results from physical illness. It also relieves itching from allergic reactions and can be used as a sedative before and after general anesthesia. Antihistamines work by decreasing the effects of histamine, a chemical the body releases that narrows air passages in the lungs and contributes to inflammation. Antihistamines reduce itching and swelling and dry up secretions from the nose, eyes, and throat. catwoman Tue, 30 Jan 2007 15:22:10 +0000 Lyrica http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=131 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=131" target="_blank"><img title="16060lyrica.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/16060lyrica.jpg" alt="16060lyrica.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: ArH1<br /><br />Description: This medicine should definetly be upped slowly and under a doctor's care. The first hour for a week under each new dose my eyes would get blury and I would sleep for an hour and then be fine. I am taking it for nerve pain. This medicine works so well I am almost completly off all other pain meds. Definetly reccommend it. (have heard it also works great for seizures) ArH1 Thu, 28 Dec 2006 08:06:03 +0000 Trileptal http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=128 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=128" target="_blank"><img title="15780trileptal.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/15780trileptal.jpg" alt="15780trileptal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: dahlia<br /><br />Description: Trileptal is a drug that is used for both moodstabilization and the treatment of seizures dahlia Sun, 10 Dec 2006 09:15:01 +0000 Ambien CR http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=124 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=124" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: _Sky<br /><br />Description: Duo layered medicine made to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. _Sky Tue, 07 Nov 2006 05:24:54 +0000 TOPAMAX http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=122 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=122" target="_blank"><img title="3530topamax.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/3530topamax.jpg" alt="3530topamax.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: _Sky<br /><br />Description: &quot;Topiramate&quot; originally produced for people with seizure disorders. Also used for prevention of migraine pain,and more recently PTSD and Bipolar Mood disorder. _Sky Tue, 07 Nov 2006 05:14:05 +0000 Provigil http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=114 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=114" target="_blank"><img title="11586provigil.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/11586provigil.jpg" alt="11586provigil.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Suzy5654<br /><br />Description: Used to help combat excessive daytime sleepiness due to side effects of other drugs. Works extremely well without making you feel &quot;wired.&quot; Usually used to treat narcolepsy. Suzy5654 Sun, 24 Sep 2006 20:13:35 +0000 Concerta http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=113 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=113" target="_blank"><img title="11586concerta.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/11586concerta.jpg" alt="11586concerta.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: Suzy5654<br /><br />Description: This was added to my mix of drugs to combat excessive daytime sleepiness (side effect of other drugs) &amp; help me to focus. I had &quot;foggy&quot; thinking without this. Usually used for ADD, ADHD, but have heard from my provider that it is found to be useful in treating bipolar. Suzy5654 Sun, 24 Sep 2006 20:08:24 +0000 Librium (chlordiazepoxide) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=110 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=110" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: anxiolytic, benzodiazepine derivative candybear Wed, 20 Sep 2006 14:28:39 +0000 Tranxene (chlorazepate) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=109 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=109" target="_blank"><img title="4213tranxene.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/4213tranxene.jpg" alt="4213tranxene.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: benzodiazepine candybear Wed, 20 Sep 2006 14:28:01 +0000 Parnate (tranylcypromine) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=108 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=108" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: antidepressant candybear Wed, 20 Sep 2006 14:27:20 +0000 Ludiomil (maprotiline) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=107 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=107" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: antidepressant candybear Wed, 20 Sep 2006 14:26:43 +0000 Vivactil (protriptylin) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=106 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=106" target="_blank"><img title="4213vivactil_.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/4213vivactil_.jpg" alt="4213vivactil_.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: antidepressant candybear Wed, 20 Sep 2006 14:26:12 +0000 Neurontin (gabapentin) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=105 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=105" target="_blank"><img title="4213neurontin.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/4213neurontin.jpg" alt="4213neurontin.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: off-label use for bipolar candybear Wed, 20 Sep 2006 14:25:36 +0000 Imovane (zopiclone) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=103 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=103" target="_blank"><img title="4213imovane.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/4213imovane.jpg" alt="4213imovane.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: used for sleep disorders. candybear Fri, 15 Sep 2006 22:59:50 +0000 Remeron (mirtazapine) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=102 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=102" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: antidepressant. candybear Thu, 14 Sep 2006 23:14:58 +0000 Geodon (ziprasidone hydrochloride) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=101 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=101" target="_blank"><img title="4213geodon.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/4213geodon.jpg" alt="4213geodon.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: &lt;span class=&quot;small&quot;&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;600&quot;&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;4&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#800000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Geodon &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt; &lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;TD P align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Why is this drug prescribed?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt; Geodon is a medication prescribed to treat &lt;a href=&quot;/disorders/schizophrenia/&quot;&gt;schizophrenia&lt;/a&gt; and short-term treatment of manic episodes in &lt;a href=&quot;/disorders/bipolar/&quot;&gt;bipolar disorder&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Researchers believe that it works by opposing the action of serotonin and dopamine, two of the brain's major chemical messengers. Because of its potentially serious side effects, Geodon is typically prescribed only after other medications have proved inadequate.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Geodon is usually taken in capsule form. An injectable version is available for quick relief of agitated patients. Injectable Geodon is generally used for no more than a few days.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Important Facts About Geodon&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;In some people with heart problems or a slow heartbeat, Geodon can cause serious and potentially fatal heartbeat irregularities. The chance of a problem is greater if you are taking a water pill (diuretic) or a medication that prolongs a part of the heartbeat known as the QT interval. Many of the drugs prescribed for heartbeat irregularities prolong the QT interval and should never be combined with Geodon. Other drugs to avoid when taking Geodon include Anzemet, Avelox, Halfan, Inapsine, Lariam, Mellaril, Nebupent, Orap, Orlaam, Pentam, Probucol, Prograf, Serentil, Tequin, Thorazine, Trisenox, and Zagam. If you're uncertain about the risks of any drug you're taking, be sure to check with your doctor before combining it with Geodon.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;h3&gt;How Should You Take Geodon?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Geodon capsules should be taken twice a day with food.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;If you miss a dose&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Storage instructions&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Store at room temperature.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What side effects may occur?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Geodon.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;More common side effects may include:&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Accidental injury, cold symptoms, constipation, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, indigestion, involuntary muscle contractions, muscle tightness, nausea, rash, stuffy and runny nose, upper respiratory infection, vision problems, vomiting, weakness.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Why should this drug not be prescribed?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Do not take Geodon if you have the heartbeat irregularity known as QT prolongation, have had a recent heart attack, or suffer from heart failure. You'll also need to avoid this drug if it gives you an allergic reaction.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Special Warnings About Geodon&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Remember that Geodon can cause dangerous -- even fatal -- heartbeat irregularities. Warning signs include dizziness, palpitations, and fainting. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of these symptoms. Be careful to avoid drugs that prolong the QT interval of the heartbeat. Check with your doctor before combining any other medication with Geodon.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Particularly during the first few days of therapy, Geodon can cause low blood pressure, with accompanying dizziness, fainting, and rapid heartbeat. Tell your doctor if you experience any of these side effects. To minimize such problems, your doctor will increase your dose gradually. If you are prone to low blood pressure, take blood pressure medicine, become dehydrated, or have heart disease or poor circulation in the brain, use Geodon with caution.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Geodon may cause drowsiness and can impair your judgment, thinking, and motor skills. Use caution while driving and don't operate potentially dangerous machinery until you know how this drug affects you.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Geodon poses a very slight risk of seizures, especially if you are over age 65, have a history of seizures, or have Alzheimer's disease.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Drugs such as Geodon sometimes cause a condition called Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS). Symptoms include high fever, muscle rigidity, irregular pulse or blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, excessive perspiration, and changes in heart rhythm. If these symptoms appear, tell your doctor immediately. You'll need to stop taking Geodon while the condition is under treatment.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;There also is the risk of developing tardive dyskinesia, a condition marked by slow, rhythmical, involuntary movements. This problem is more likely to occur in mature adults, especially older women. When it does, use of Geodon is usually stopped.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Geodon can suppress the cough reflex; you may have trouble clearing your airway. Some people taking Geodon also develop a rash. Tell your doctor when this happens. If the rash doesn't clear up with treatment, you may have to discontinue the drug.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Other antipsychotic medications have been known to interfere with the body's temperature-regulating mechanism, causing the body to overheat. Although this problem has not occurred with Geodon, caution is still advisable. Avoid exposure to extreme heat, strenuous exercise, and dehydration. There also is a remote chance that this medication may cause abnormal, prolonged and painful erections.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Certain antipsychotic drugs are associated with an increased risk of developing high blood sugar, which on rare occasions has led to coma or death. There have been only a few reports of diabetes or blood sugar problems occurring in people using Geodon. Still, it's important to see your doctor if you develop signs of high blood sugar, including dry mouth, unusual thirst, increased urination, and tiredness. If you have diabetes or have a high risk of developing it, see your doctor regularly for blood sugar testing.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Geodon is prescribed for the short-term treatment of rapid-onset bipolar mania; it is not approved for preventing future episodes. The effectiveness of the drug for treating mania for more than 3 weeks has not been studied.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Animal studies suggest that Geodon may increase the risk of breast cancer, although human studies have not confirmed such a risk. If you have a history of breast cancer, see your doctor regularly for checkups.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;The safety and effectiveness of Geodon have not been studied in children.&lt;h3&gt;Possible food and drug interactions&lt;/h3&gt;Remember that you must never combine Geodon with any drug that prolongs the part of the heartbeat known as the QT interval. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you have any doubts about a drug you're taking.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If Geodon is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Geodon with the following:&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;Carbamazepine (Tegretol) &lt;li&gt;Certain blood pressure medications &lt;li&gt;Drugs that boost the effects of dopamine such as Mirapex, Parlodel, Permax, and Requip &lt;li&gt;Drugs that affect the brain and nervous system, such as sedatives, tranquilizers, and antidepressants &lt;li&gt;Ketoconazole (Nizoral) &lt;li&gt;Levodopa (Larodopa, Sinet) &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding&lt;/h3&gt;Geodon has caused fetal harm when tested in animals. It should be taken during pregnancy only if the benefits outweigh the potential risk. Notify your doctor as soon as you become pregnant or plan to become pregnant.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;It is not known whether Geodon appears in breast milk, and breastfeeding is not recommended.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Recommended Dosage&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Schizophrenia&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Adults&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;The usual starting dose is 20 milligrams twice a day. If needed, the dosage may be increased at several-week intervals up to a maximum of 80 milligrams twice a day.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Bipolar Disorder (Short-term Treatment of Acute Manic Episodes)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Adults&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;For the first day of treatment, the usual dose is 40 milligrams twice a day. The doctor will then increase the dose on the second day to 60 or 80 milligrams twice a day. Based on your body's response, the dose can be adjusted as needed within the range of 40 to 80 milligrams twice a day.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Overdosage&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical help immediately. Symptoms of Geodon overdose may include: Drowsiness, slurred speech, high blood pressure.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;/span&gt; candybear Thu, 14 Sep 2006 23:09:46 +0000 Klonopin (clonazepam) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=100 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=100" target="_blank"><img title="2klonopin.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/2klonopin.jpg" alt="2klonopin.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;&lt;h1&gt;Clonazepam (Klonopin) &lt;/h1&gt;Also known as: Clonex; Iktorivil; Landsen; Lonazep; Paxam; Rivotril&lt;/div&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Description&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Clonazepam is used to control seizures. It also is used to relieve anxiety. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Clonazepam also is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, twitching, schizophrenia, and pain management. Talk to your doctor about the possible risks of using this drug for your condition.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Clonazepam is drug known as a benzodiazepine. It works on the nerve cells in the brain to enhance the effects of a chemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA slows down nerve cell activity to cause relaxation and decrease nerve excitement. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Before Taking this Medication&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;Before taking clonazepam, &lt;ul&gt; &lt;LI&gt;tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to clonazepam, alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium, Librax), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), estazolam (ProSom), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), oxazepam (Serax), prazepam (Centrax), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), or any other drugs. &lt;LI&gt;tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially antihistamines; cimetadine (Tagamet); digoxin (Lanoxin); disulfiram (Antabuse); fluoxetine (Prozac); isoniazide (INH, Laniazid, Nydrazid); ketoconazole (Nizoral); levodopa (Larodopa, Sinemet); medications for depression, seizures, pain, Parkinson's disease, asthma, colds, or allergies; metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL), muscle relaxants; oral contraceptives; phenytoin (Dilantin); probenecid (Benemid); propoxyphene (Darvon); propranolol (Inderal); rifampin (Rifadin); sedatives; sleeping pills; theophylline (Theo-Dur); tranquilizers; valproic acid (Depakene); and vitamins. These medications may add to the drowsiness caused by clonazepam. &lt;LI&gt;tell your doctor if you have or have ever had glaucoma; seizures; or lung, heart, or liver disease. &lt;LI&gt;tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking clonazepam, call your doctor immediately. &lt;LI&gt;if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking clonazepam. &lt;LI&gt;you should know that this drug may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you. &lt;LI&gt;remember that alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by this drug. &lt;LI&gt;tell your doctor if you use tobacco products. Cigarette smoking may decrease the effectiveness of this drug.&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Side Effects&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Side effects from clonazepam are common and include: &lt;ul&gt; &lt;LI&gt;drowsiness &lt;LI&gt;dizziness &lt;LI&gt;tiredness &lt;LI&gt;weakness &lt;LI&gt;dry mouth &lt;LI&gt;diarrhea &lt;LI&gt;upset stomach &lt;LI&gt;changes in appetite &lt;/ul&gt; Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: &lt;ul&gt; &lt;LI&gt;restlessness or excitement &lt;LI&gt;constipation &lt;LI&gt;difficulty urinating &lt;LI&gt;frequent urination &lt;LI&gt;blurred vision &lt;LI&gt;changes in sex drive or ability &lt;/ul&gt; If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: &lt;ul&gt; &lt;LI&gt;seizures &lt;LI&gt;shuffling walk &lt;LI&gt;persistent, fine tremor or inability to sit still &lt;LI&gt;fever &lt;LI&gt;difficulty breathing or swallowing &lt;LI&gt;severe skin rash &lt;LI&gt;yellowing of the skin or eyes &lt;LI&gt;irregular heartbeat &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;h3&gt;Interactions with Other Drugs&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Some interactions between medications can be more severe than others. The best way for you to avoid harmful interactions is to tell your doctor and/or pharmacist what medications you are currently taking, including any over-the-counter products, vitamins, and herbals. For specific information on how Clonazepam interacts with other drugs and the severity of those interactions, please use our Drug Interactions databaser to check for possible drug interactions. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Taking this Medication&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Clonazepam comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It usually is taken three times a day and may be taken with or without food. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take clonazepam exactly as directed. Clonazepam can be habit-forming. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or for a longer time than your doctor tells you to. Tolerance may develop with long-term or excessive use, making the drug less effective. This medication must be taken regularly to be effective. Do not skip doses even if you feel that you do not need them. Do not take clonazepam for more than 4 months or stop taking this medication without talking to your doctor. Stopping the drug suddenly can worsen your condition and cause withdrawal symptoms (anxiousness, sleeplessness, and irritability). Your doctor probably will decrease your dose gradually.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Missing a Dose&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you take several doses per day and miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Storing this Medication&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.&lt;/p&gt; DocJohn Thu, 31 Aug 2006 15:14:13 +0000 Ortho Tri-Cyclen (contraceptive) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=99 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=99" target="_blank"><img title="2ortho_tricyclen.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/2ortho_tricyclen.jpg" alt="2ortho_tricyclen.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Ortho Tri-Cyclen&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Generic name: Estrogen and Progestin &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;h4&gt; IMPORTANT WARNING: &lt;/h4&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;1&quot; cellpadding=&quot;6&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;90%&quot;&gt; &lt;tbody&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td&gt;Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious side effects from oral contraceptives, including heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes. This risk is higher for women over 35 years old and heavy smokers (15 or more cigarettes per day). If you take oral contraceptives, you should not smoke.&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;/tbody&gt; &lt;/table&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;why&quot; id=&quot;why&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Why is this medication prescribed?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Oral contraceptives (birth-control pills) are used to prevent pregnancy. Estrogen and progestin are two female sex hormones. Combinations of estrogen and progestin work by preventing the release of eggs from the ovaries (ovulation) and changing the cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus. Oral contraceptives are a very effective method of birth control, but they do not prevent the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;how&quot; id=&quot;how&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;How should this medicine be used?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Oral contraceptives come in packets of 21 or 28 tablets to take by mouth once a day. To avoid upset stomach, take oral contraceptives with food or milk. Take the tablet routinely at the same time every day (e.g., after dinner or at bedtime) to help you remember to take the tablet regularly. Missing doses increases your risk of becoming pregnant.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;When first starting on this medicine, use an additional method of birth control until you have correctly taken 7 days' worth of medicine.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you have a 21-tablet packet, take one tablet daily for 21 days and then none for seven days. Then start a new packet.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you have a 28-tablet packet, take one tablet daily for 28 days. The last seven tablets are a different color. These tablets are not birth-control pills; they contain iron (ferrous fumarate) or an inactive ingredient. You should take one tablet daily continuously for 28 days in the order specified in your packet, starting a new packet the day after taking your 28th tablet.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully concerning when to take your first tablet (on the first or fifth day of your menstrual period or on the first Sunday after or on which bleeding begins). Take the oral contraceptive exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you have recently given birth, wait until 4 weeks after giving birth to begin taking oral contraceptives.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Before taking oral contraceptives, ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer's information for the patient and read it carefully.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;other-uses&quot; id=&quot;other-uses&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Other uses for this medicine&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;precautions&quot; id=&quot;precautions&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What special precautions should I follow?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Before taking oral contraceptives,&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to estrogen, progestin, or any other medications.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you are taking. Be sure to mention any of the following: acetaminophen (APAP, Tylenol); antibiotics; anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin); atorvastatin (Lipitor); clofibrate (Atromid-S); cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune); griseofulvin (Fulvicin, Grifulvin, Grisactin); HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir (Crixivan) and ritonavir (Norvir); medications for seizures such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), phenytoin (Dilantin), and topiramate (Topamax); morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, MSIR, others); oral steroids such as dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexone), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisone (Deltasone), and prednisolone (Prelone); phenylbutazone; rifabutin (Mycobutin); rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane); temazepam (Restoril); theophylline (Theobid, Theo-Dur); and thyroid medication such as levothyroxine (Levothroid, Levoxyl, Synthroid). Before taking Yasmin, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as benazepril (Lotensin), enalapril (Vasotec), and lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril); angiotensin II antagonists such as irbesartan (Avapro), losartan (Cozaar), and valsartan (Diovan); aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn); diuretics ('water pills') such as amiloride (Midamor), spironolactone (Aldactone), and triamterene (Dyrenium); or heparin. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor what herbal products you are taking, especially St. John's wort.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor if you have or have ever had breast lumps or cancer; endometrial cancer; high blood pressure; high blood cholesterol and fats; diabetes (high blood sugar); asthma; stroke; blood clots; toxemia (high blood pressure during pregnancy); heart attack; epilepsy (seizures); migraine headaches; depression; liver, heart, gallbladder, or kidney disease; adrenal insufficiency (for Yasmin); jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods; and excessive weight gain and fluid retention (bloating) during the menstrual cycle.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;do not take oral contraceptives if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking oral contraceptives, call your doctor immediately.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking oral contraceptives.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor and pharmacist if you wear contact lenses. If you notice changes in vision or ability to wear your lenses while taking hormone replacement therapy, see an eye doctor.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;special-dietary&quot; id=&quot;special-dietary&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What special dietary instructions should I follow?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;if-i-forget&quot; id=&quot;if-i-forget&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What should I do if I forget a dose?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you miss doses of your oral contraceptive, you may be at risk for becoming pregnant. Instructions about missed doses are different for different products. Carefully read the instructions in the manufacturer's information for the patient. If you have any questions, call your doctor or pharmacist. If you miss pills, you may need to use a backup method of birth control for 7 days or until the end of the cycle.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;side-effects&quot; id=&quot;side-effects&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What side effects can this medication cause?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Oral contraceptives may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: &lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;upset stomach&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;vomiting&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;stomach cramps or bloating&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;diarrhea&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;constipation&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;gingivitis (swelling of the gum tissue)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;weight gain or weight loss&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;brown or black skin patches&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;acne&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;swelling of the hands, feet, or lower legs (fluid retention)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;hair growth in unusual places&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;bleeding or spotting between menstrual periods&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;changes in menstrual flow&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;painful or missed periods&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;breast tenderness, enlargement, or discharge&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;difficulty wearing contact lenses&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;p&gt;Some side effects can be seious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately: &lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;severe headache&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;shortness of breath&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;severe vomiting&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;partial or complete loss of vision&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;double vision&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;speech problems&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;dizziness or faintness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;weakness or numbness of an arm or leg&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;crushing chest pain or chest heaviness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;coughing up blood&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;calf pain&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;severe stomach pain&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;yellowing of the skin or eyes&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;severe depression&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;unusual bleeding&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;loss of appetite&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;extreme tiredness, weakness, or lack of energy&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;fever&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;dark-colored urine&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;light-colored stool&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;rash&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;p&gt;Oral contraceptives may increase the risk of developing endometrial and breast cancer, gallbladder disease, liver tumors, heart attack, stroke, and blood clots. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking this medication. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Oral contraceptives may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;storage-conditions&quot; id=&quot;storage-conditions&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Keep this medication in the packet it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;overdose&quot; id=&quot;overdose&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;In case of emergency/overdose&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;other-information&quot; id=&quot;other-information&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What other information should I know?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. You should have a complete physical examination every year, including blood pressure measurements, breast and pelvic exams, and a Pap test. Follow your doctor's directions for examining your breasts; report any lumps immediately.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Before you have any laboratory tests, tell the laboratory personnel that you take oral contraceptives, as this medication may interfere with some laboratory tests.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you miss one menstrual period and have taken your tablets as directed, continue taking them. However, if you miss one period and have not taken your tablets as directed or if you miss two menstrual periods and have taken the tablets as directed, call your doctor and use another method of birth control until you have a pregnancy test.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you wish to stop taking oral contraceptives and become pregnant, use another method of birth control for at least 3 months after you stop taking the tablets to be sure that the medication will not harm the fetus. It may take a long time for you to become pregnant after you stop taking oral contraceptives, especially if you have never had a baby or if you had irregular, infrequent, or complete absence of menstrual periods before taking oral contraceptives. Questions should be discussed with your doctor.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;author&quot;&gt; Last reviewed: &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;On 8 Aug 2006 &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt; DocJohn Tue, 08 Aug 2006 20:28:21 +0000 Ortho Evra (contraceptive patch) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=98 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=98" target="_blank"><img title="2ortho_evra.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/2ortho_evra.jpg" alt="2ortho_evra.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Ortho Evra&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Generic name: Norelgestromin and Ethinyl Estradiol Transdermal System &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;h4&gt; IMPORTANT WARNING: &lt;/h4&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;1&quot; cellpadding=&quot;6&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;90%&quot;&gt; &lt;tbody&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td&gt;Cigarette smoking increases the risk of serious side effects from the contraceptive patch, including heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes. This risk is higher for women over 35 years old and heavy smokers (15 or more cigarettes per day). If you use the contraceptive patch, you should not smoke.&lt;/td&gt; &lt;/tr&gt; &lt;/tbody&gt; &lt;/table&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;why&quot; id=&quot;why&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Why is this medication prescribed?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol transdermal system (patch) is used to prevent pregnancy. Norelgestromin is a progestin and ethinyl estradiol is an estrogen. Estrogen and progestin are two female sex hormones. Norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol contraceptive patch works by preventing the release of eggs from the ovaries (ovulation) and changing the cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus. The contraceptive patch is a very effective method of birth control, but it does not prevent the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;how&quot; id=&quot;how&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;How should this medicine be used?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol transdermal system comes as a patch to apply to the skin. One patch is applied once a week for 3 weeks, followed by a patch-free week. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use the contraceptive patch exactly as directed. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you are using the contraceptive patch for the first time, wait for the first day of your menstrual period to apply the first patch. You may choose to start applying the patch on the first Sunday after your period begins. If you begin applying the patch after Day 1 of the menstrual cycle, you must use a backup method of birth control (such as a condom and/or a spermicide) for the first 7 days of the first cycle.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;A new patch should always be applied on the same day of the week (the Patch Change Day). Apply a new patch once a week for 3 weeks. During Week 4, do not apply a patch, and expect to begin your menstrual period. On the day after Week 4 ends, apply a new patch to start a new 4-week cycle. You should not go more than 7 days without a patch.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Apply the contraceptive patch to a clean, dry, intact, healthy area of skin on the buttock, abdomen, upper outer arm, or upper torso, in a place where it will not be rubbed by tight clothing. Do not place the contraceptive patch on the breasts or on skin that is red, irritated, or cut. Do not apply makeup, creams, lotions, powders, or other topical products to the skin area where the contraceptive patch is placed. Each new patch should be applied to a new spot on the skin to help avoid irritation.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;To apply the contraceptive patch, follow these steps: &lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Open the foil pouch by tearing it along the edge.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Peel apart the foil pouch and open it flat.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Grasp a corner of the patch firmly and gently remove the patch from the pouch.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Use your fingernail to lift one corner of the patch and peel the patch with the plastic liner off the foil liner. Sometimes patches can stick to the inside of the pouch; be careful not to remove the clear liner as you remove the patch.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Peel away half of the clear protective liner. Avoid touching the sticky surface of the patch.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Apply the sticky surface of the patch to the skin and remove the other half of the plastic liner. Press down firmly on the patch with the palm of your hand for 10 seconds, making sure that the edges stick well.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;p&gt;Check your patch every day to make sure it is sticking. If the patch becomes partially or completely detached for less than one day, try to reapply it in the same place or replace it with a new patch immediately. Your Patch Change Day will stay the same. If the patch has become partially or completely detached for more than one day, you may not be protected from pregnancy. You must start a new cycle by applying a new patch immediately; the day that you apply the new patch becomes your new Patch Change Day. Use backup birth control for the first week of the new cycle.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;other-uses&quot; id=&quot;other-uses&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Other uses for this medicine&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;precautions&quot; id=&quot;precautions&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What special precautions should I follow?&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;Before using norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol contraceptive patch,&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt; tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to estrogens, progestins, or any other medications.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you are taking. Be sure to mention any of the following: acetaminophen (APAP, Tylenol); antibiotics; anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin); atorvastatin (Lipitor); clofibrate (Atromid-S); cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune); griseofulvin (Fulvicin, Grifulvin, Grisactin); HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir (Crixivan) and ritonavir (Norvir); medications for seizures such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), phenytoin (Dilantin), and topiramate (Topamax); morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, MSIR, others); oral steroids such as dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexone), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisone (Deltasone), and prednisolone (Prelone); phenylbutazone; rifabutin (Mycobutin); rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane); temazepam (Restoril); theophylline (Theobid, Theo-Dur); and thyroid medication such as levothyroxine (Levothroid, Levoxyl, Synthroid). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt; tell your doctor what herbal products you are taking, especially products containing St. John's wort.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor if you have or have ever had breast lumps or cancer; endometrial cancer; high blood pressure; high blood cholesterol and fats; diabetes (high blood sugar); asthma; stroke; blood clots; toxemia (high blood pressure during pregnancy); heart attack; epilepsy (seizures); migraine headaches; depression; liver, heart, gallbladder, or kidney disease; jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods; and excessive weight gain and fluid retention (bloating) during the menstrual cycle.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt; tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol contraceptive patch, call your doctor immediately. &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt; if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol contraceptive patch.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor if you wear contact lenses. If you notice changes in vision or ability to wear your lenses while using norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol contraceptive patch, see an eye doctor.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;special-dietary&quot; id=&quot;special-dietary&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What special dietary instructions should I follow?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;if-i-forget&quot; id=&quot;if-i-forget&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What should I do if I forget a dose?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you forget to change your patch at the start of any patch cycle (Week 1, Day 1), you may not be protected from pregnancy. Apply the first patch of the new cycle as soon as you remember. There is now a new Patch Change Day and a new Day 1. Use a backup method of birth control for one week.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you forget to change your patch in the middle of the patch cycle (Week 2 or Week 3) for 1 or 2 days, apply a new patch immediately and apply the next patch on your usual Patch Change Day. If you forget to change your patch in the middle of the cycle for more than 2 days, you may not be protected from pregnancy. Stop the current cycle and start a new cycle immediately by applying a new patch. There is now a new Patch Change Day and a new Day 1. Use a backup method of birth control for 1 week.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you forget to remove your patch at the end of the patch cycle (Week 4), take it off as soon as you remember. Start the next cycle on the usual Patch Change Day, the day after Day 28.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you forget to apply a new patch at the beginning of the new cycle (i.e. there are more than 7 patch-free days), you may not be protected from pregnancy. Use a backup method of birth control for 1 week.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;side-effects&quot; id=&quot;side-effects&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What side effects can this medication cause?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol contraceptive patch may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: &lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;reaction at the application site&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;upset stomach&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;vomiting&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;stomach cramps or bloating&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;diarrhea&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;constipation&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;gingivitis (swelling of the gum tissue)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;weight gain or weight loss&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;brown or black skin patches&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;acne&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;swelling of the hands, feet, or lower legs (fluid retention)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;hair growth in unusual places&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;bleeding or spotting between menstrual periods&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;changes in menstrual flow&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;painful or missed periods&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;breast tenderness, enlargement, or discharge&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;difficulty wearing contact lenses&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;p&gt;Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately: &lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;severe headache&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;shortness of breath&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;severe vomiting&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;partial or complete loss of vision&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;double vision&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;speech problems&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;dizziness or faintness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;weakness or numbness of an arm or leg&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;crushing chest pain or chest heaviness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;coughing up blood&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;calf pain&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;severe stomach pain&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;yellowing of the skin or eyes&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;severe depression&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;unusual bleeding&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;loss of appetite&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;extreme tiredness, weakness, or lack of energy&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;fever&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;dark-colored urine&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;light-colored stool&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;rash&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;p&gt;Norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol contraceptive patch may increase the risk of developing endometrial and breast cancer, gallbladder disease, liver tumors, heart attack, stroke, and blood clots. Talk to your doctor about the risks of using this medication.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol contraceptive patch may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;storage-conditions&quot; id=&quot;storage-conditions&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;overdose&quot; id=&quot;overdose&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;In case of emergency/overdose&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;other-information&quot; id=&quot;other-information&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What other information should I know?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. You should have a complete physical examination every year, including blood pressure measurements, breast and pelvic exams, and a Pap test. Follow your doctor's directions for examining your breasts; report any lumps immediately.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Before you have any laboratory tests, tell the laboratory personnel that you use norelgestromin and ethinyl estradiol contraceptive patch, as this medication may interfere with some laboratory tests.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Do not let anyone else use your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription. &lt;/p&gt; &lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;author&quot;&gt; Last reviewed: &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;On 8 Aug 2006 &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt; DocJohn Tue, 08 Aug 2006 20:23:11 +0000 Yasmin (contraceptive) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=97 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=97" target="_blank"><img title="2yasmin.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/2yasmin.jpg" alt="2yasmin.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Yasmin&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Generic name: Estrogen and Progestin &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Why is this medication prescribed?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Oral contraceptives (birth-control pills) are used to prevent pregnancy. Estrogen and progestin are two female sex hormones. Combinations of estrogen and progestin work by preventing the release of eggs from the ovaries (ovulation) and changing the cervical mucus and the lining of the uterus. Oral contraceptives are a very effective method of birth control, but they do not prevent the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;how&quot; id=&quot;how&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;How should this medicine be used?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Oral contraceptives come in packets of 21 or 28 tablets to take by mouth once a day. To avoid upset stomach, take oral contraceptives with food or milk. Take the tablet routinely at the same time every day (e.g., after dinner or at bedtime) to help you remember to take the tablet regularly. Missing doses increases your risk of becoming pregnant.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;When first starting on this medicine, use an additional method of birth control until you have correctly taken 7 days' worth of medicine.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you have a 21-tablet packet, take one tablet daily for 21 days and then none for seven days. Then start a new packet.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you have a 28-tablet packet, take one tablet daily for 28 days. The last seven tablets are a different color. These tablets are not birth-control pills; they contain iron (ferrous fumarate) or an inactive ingredient. You should take one tablet daily continuously for 28 days in the order specified in your packet, starting a new packet the day after taking your 28th tablet.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully concerning when to take your first tablet (on the first or fifth day of your menstrual period or on the first Sunday after or on which bleeding begins). Take the oral contraceptive exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to your doctor.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you have recently given birth, wait until 4 weeks after giving birth to begin taking oral contraceptives.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Before taking oral contraceptives, ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer's information for the patient and read it carefully.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;other-uses&quot; id=&quot;other-uses&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;h3&gt;Other uses for this medicine&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;precautions&quot; id=&quot;precautions&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What special precautions should I follow?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Before taking oral contraceptives,&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to estrogen, progestin, or any other medications.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you are taking. Be sure to mention any of the following: acetaminophen (APAP, Tylenol); antibiotics; anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin); atorvastatin (Lipitor); clofibrate (Atromid-S); cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune); griseofulvin (Fulvicin, Grifulvin, Grisactin); HIV protease inhibitors such as indinavir (Crixivan) and ritonavir (Norvir); medications for seizures such as carbamazepine (Tegretol), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), phenytoin (Dilantin), and topiramate (Topamax); morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, MSIR, others); oral steroids such as dexamethasone (Decadron, Dexone), methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisone (Deltasone), and prednisolone (Prelone); phenylbutazone; rifabutin (Mycobutin); rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane); temazepam (Restoril); theophylline (Theobid, Theo-Dur); and thyroid medication such as levothyroxine (Levothroid, Levoxyl, Synthroid). Before taking Yasmin, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors such as benazepril (Lotensin), enalapril (Vasotec), and lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril); angiotensin II antagonists such as irbesartan (Avapro), losartan (Cozaar), and valsartan (Diovan); aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn); diuretics ('water pills') such as amiloride (Midamor), spironolactone (Aldactone), and triamterene (Dyrenium); or heparin. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor what herbal products you are taking, especially St. John's wort.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor if you have or have ever had breast lumps or cancer; endometrial cancer; high blood pressure; high blood cholesterol and fats; diabetes (high blood sugar); asthma; stroke; blood clots; toxemia (high blood pressure during pregnancy); heart attack; epilepsy (seizures); migraine headaches; depression; liver, heart, gallbladder, or kidney disease; adrenal insufficiency (for Yasmin); jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods; and excessive weight gain and fluid retention (bloating) during the menstrual cycle.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;do not take oral contraceptives if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking oral contraceptives, call your doctor immediately.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking oral contraceptives.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor and pharmacist if you wear contact lenses. If you notice changes in vision or ability to wear your lenses while taking hormone replacement therapy, see an eye doctor.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;special-dietary&quot; id=&quot;special-dietary&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What special dietary instructions should I follow?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;if-i-forget&quot; id=&quot;if-i-forget&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What should I do if I forget a dose?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you miss doses of your oral contraceptive, you may be at risk for becoming pregnant. Instructions about missed doses are different for different products. Carefully read the instructions in the manufacturer's information for the patient. If you have any questions, call your doctor or pharmacist. If you miss pills, you may need to use a backup method of birth control for 7 days or until the end of the cycle.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;side-effects&quot; id=&quot;side-effects&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What side effects can this medication cause?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Oral contraceptives may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: &lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;upset stomach&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;vomiting&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;stomach cramps or bloating&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;diarrhea&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;constipation&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;gingivitis (swelling of the gum tissue)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;weight gain or weight loss&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;brown or black skin patches&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;acne&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;swelling of the hands, feet, or lower legs (fluid retention)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;hair growth in unusual places&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;bleeding or spotting between menstrual periods&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;changes in menstrual flow&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;painful or missed periods&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;breast tenderness, enlargement, or discharge&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;difficulty wearing contact lenses&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;p&gt;Some side effects can be seious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately: &lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;severe headache&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;shortness of breath&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;severe vomiting&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;partial or complete loss of vision&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;double vision&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;speech problems&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;dizziness or faintness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;weakness or numbness of an arm or leg&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;crushing chest pain or chest heaviness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;coughing up blood&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;calf pain&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;severe stomach pain&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;yellowing of the skin or eyes&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;severe depression&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;unusual bleeding&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;loss of appetite&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;extreme tiredness, weakness, or lack of energy&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;fever&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;dark-colored urine&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;light-colored stool&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;rash&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;p&gt;Oral contraceptives may increase the risk of developing endometrial and breast cancer, gallbladder disease, liver tumors, heart attack, stroke, and blood clots. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking this medication. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Oral contraceptives may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;storage-conditions&quot; id=&quot;storage-conditions&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Keep this medication in the packet it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;overdose&quot; id=&quot;overdose&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;In case of emergency/overdose&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;other-information&quot; id=&quot;other-information&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What other information should I know?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. You should have a complete physical examination every year, including blood pressure measurements, breast and pelvic exams, and a Pap test. Follow your doctor's directions for examining your breasts; report any lumps immediately.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Before you have any laboratory tests, tell the laboratory personnel that you take oral contraceptives, as this medication may interfere with some laboratory tests.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you miss one menstrual period and have taken your tablets as directed, continue taking them. However, if you miss one period and have not taken your tablets as directed or if you miss two menstrual periods and have taken the tablets as directed, call your doctor and use another method of birth control until you have a pregnancy test.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;If you wish to stop taking oral contraceptives and become pregnant, use another method of birth control for at least 3 months after you stop taking the tablets to be sure that the medication will not harm the fetus. It may take a long time for you to become pregnant after you stop taking oral contraceptives, especially if you have never had a baby or if you had irregular, infrequent, or complete absence of menstrual periods before taking oral contraceptives. Questions should be discussed with your doctor.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;author&quot;&gt; Last reviewed: &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;On 8 Aug 2006 &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt; DocJohn Tue, 08 Aug 2006 20:15:09 +0000 Vaniqa (eflornithine) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=96 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=96" target="_blank"><img title="2vaniqa.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/2vaniqa.jpg" alt="2vaniqa.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Vaniqa&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Generic name: Eflornithine &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;h3&gt;Description&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;Eflornithine ( ee&amp;ndash;FLOOR&amp;ndash;nith&amp;ndash;een) is used to slow down bodily substances called enzymes that help hair grow. The effect is slower facial hair growth. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form: &lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;em&gt;Topical&lt;/em&gt; &lt;li&gt;Cream (U.S.)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Before Using This Medicine&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of using the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For eflornithine, the following should be considered:&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Allergies&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to eflornithine. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances or topical medications.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Pregnancy&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;Studies with eflornithine have not been done in pregnant women. In animal studies, when taken by mouth, eflornithine has been shown to cause birth defects or other problems. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, discuss with your doctor whether you should use this medicine during pregnancy.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Breast-feeding&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;It is not known whether eflornithine passes into breast milk. Mothers who are taking this medicine and wish to breast&amp;ndash;feed should discuss this with their doctor.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Children&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;There is no specific information comparing use of eflornithine in children under the age of 12 years with use in other age groups. However, this medicine is not expected to cause different side effects or problems in older children than it does in adults.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Older adults&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;This medicine has been tested and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Other medicines&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your health care professional if you are using any other topical prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine that is to be applied to the same area of the skin.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Proper Use of This Medicine&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;This medicine comes with a patient instruction sheet. Read this sheet carefully and follow the directions. If you have any questions on how to use this medicine, be sure to ask your health care professional.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;This medicine is usually used on the face and nearby involved areas under the chin only. Do not get the medicine in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Rinse thoroughly with water and contact your doctor if the medicine gets in the eyes&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;You need to continue your normal hair removal procedures while using this medicine, and the medicine should be applied at least five minutes after the unwanted hair has been removed. You should wait until the medicine dries before applying cosmetics or sunscreen.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;Do not wash the treated areas for at least 4 hours after applying the medicine.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Dosing&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;The dose of eflornithine will be different for different patients. &lt;em&gt;Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label&lt;/em&gt;. The following information includes only the average dose of eflornithine. &lt;em&gt;If your dose is different, do not change it&lt;/em&gt; unless your doctor tells you to do so.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;For &lt;em&gt;topical&lt;/em&gt; dosage form (cream): &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;For reduced rate of facial hair growth in women. &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Adults and children 12 years of age or older&amp;mdash;Coat the problem areas on the face and nearby areas under the chin with the medicine two times a day with the second treatment coming at least eight hours after the first. &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Children under 12 years of age&amp;mdash;Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Missed dose&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;If you forget or miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Storage&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;To store this medicine:&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Keep out of the reach of children.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Store away from heat and direct light.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Store at 15&amp;deg;C&amp;ndash;30&amp;deg;C (59&amp;deg;F&amp;ndash;86&amp;deg;F)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Keep the medicine from freezing.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Precautions While Using This Medicine&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;If skin irritation occurs, reduce the frequency of treatments. If irritation continues, stop using the medicine and contact your doctor. &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;If no improvement is seen after six months of treatment, stop using the medicine and contact your doctor.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;If condition gets worse while you use the medicine, stop the medicine and contact your doctor.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Side Effects of This Medicine&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;em&gt;Side Effects of This Medicine&lt;/em&gt; &lt;p&gt;Side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;em&gt;More common&lt;/em&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Acne;&amp;nbsp; stinging skin&amp;nbsp; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;br /&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;em&gt;Less common&lt;/em&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Burning or bleeding skin;&amp;nbsp; chapped, red lips;&amp;nbsp; chronic acne;&amp;nbsp; hair bumps;&amp;nbsp; numbness;&amp;nbsp; rash;&amp;nbsp; reddening of skin;&amp;nbsp; swelling of lips ;&amp;nbsp; tingling skin&amp;nbsp; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;br /&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;author&quot;&gt; Last reviewed: &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;On 8 Aug 2006 &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt; DocJohn Tue, 08 Aug 2006 20:11:50 +0000 Condylox (podofilox) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=95 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=95" target="_blank"><img title="2condylox.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/2condylox.jpg" alt="2condylox.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Condylox&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Generic name: Podofilox &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Description&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;Podofilox (po-do-FIL-ox) is used to remove certain types of warts on the outside skin of the genital areas (penis or vulva). The gel is used also to treat warts between the genitals and the rectum, the solution is not. Neither the gel nor the solution is used to treat warts that occur inside the rectum, vagina, or urine passageways inside the penis (male) or the vulva (female). Podofilox works by destroying the skin of the wart. &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form(s): &lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;em&gt;Topical&lt;/em&gt; &lt;li&gt;Gel (U.S.)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Solution (U.S.)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Before Using This Medicine&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of using the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For podofilox, the following should be considered:&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Allergies&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to podofilox. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Pregnancy&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;Podofilox has not been studied in pregnant women. However, studies in rats have shown that podofilox causes problems during pregnancy when injected at high doses. Topical podofilox may be absorbed into the skin at certain doses. Before using this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you may become pregnant.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Breast-feeding&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;It is not known whether topical podofilox passes into breast milk. Although most medicines pass into breast milk in small amounts, many of them may be used safely while breast-feeding. Mothers who are using this medicine and who wish to breast-feed should discuss this with their doctor. &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Children&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;Studies of this medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of podofilox in children with use in other age groups.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Older adults&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use of podofilox in the elderly with use in other age groups.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; &lt;strong&gt;Other medicines&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are using any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicine.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Proper Use of This Medicine&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;A paper with information for the patient will be given to you with your filled prescription and will provide many details concerning the use of podofilox. &lt;em&gt; Read this paper carefully&lt;/em&gt; and ask your health care professional if you need additional information.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Also, &lt;em&gt;keep podofilox away from the eyes and mucous membranes&lt;/em&gt;, such as the inside of the penis, rectum, or vagina. This medicine may cause severe irritation. If you get this medicine in your eyes or on one of these areas, immediately flush the area with water for 15 minutes. &lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;Use podofilox only as directed, no more than 3 days a week and no more than 4 treatment cycles&lt;/em&gt;. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chances that this medicine is absorbed into the body and that side effects could occur.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;Do not apply the medicine to any other wart&lt;/em&gt; until you discuss it with your doctor. The total dose of podofilox used on all warts should not exceed that which would cover an area measuring 1.6 square inches (10 square centimeters), about the size of a dollar coin.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;To use&lt;/em&gt;: &lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;To apply the solution, use the applicators that come with the solution or a cotton-tipped applicator. To apply the gel, use a cotton-tipped applicator or your finger. &lt;em&gt;Never reuse an applicator or dip a used applicator into the bottle&lt;/em&gt;.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;em&gt;Apply podofilox only to the wart(s) discussed with your doctor&lt;/em&gt;.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Podofilox can cause severe irritation of normal skin. &lt;em&gt; If you get medicine on normal skin, wash it off immediately&lt;/em&gt;.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;em&gt;Make sure the treated area is dry&lt;/em&gt; before allowing the treated skin to come in contact with normal, untreated skin. &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Immediately after applying this medicine, wash your hands to remove any medicine. Properly discard used applicator(s).&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; Pp&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Dosing&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;The dose of podofilox will be different for different patients. &lt;em&gt;Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label&lt;/em&gt;. The following information includes only the average doses of podofilox. &lt;em&gt;If your dose is different, do not change it&lt;/em&gt; unless your doctor tells you to do so.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;For &lt;em&gt;topical&lt;/em&gt; dosage form (gel): &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;For warts on penis or vulva (genitals) or on skin between genitals and rectum: &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Adults&amp;mdash;Apply to the wart(s) two times a day for three days in a row using an applicator tip or finger. Skip four days by not applying any medicine for four days in a row. If the wart can still be seen, this application cycle may be repeated each week for up to four weeks, until the wart is gone. No more than 0.5 grams of gel should be used each day of treatment.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Children&amp;mdash;Use and dose must be determined by the doctor.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;For &lt;em&gt;topical&lt;/em&gt; dosage form (solution): &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;For warts on penis or vulva (genitals) only: &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Adults&amp;mdash;Apply to the wart(s) two times a day (every twelve hours) for three days in a row using applicator tip. Skip four days by not applying any medicine for four days in a row. If the wart can still be seen, this application cycle may be repeated each week for up to four weeks, until the wart is gone. No more than 0.5 milliliters of solution should be used each day of treatment. &lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Children&amp;mdash;Use and dose must be determined by the doctor.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Missed dose&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. Then go back to your regular dosing schedule.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Storage&amp;mdash;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;To store this medicine: &lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Keep out of the reach of children.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Store away from heat and direct light.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Keep top tightly closed.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Precautions While Using This Medicine&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;Podofilox may not be able to prevent previously healed warts from reappearing or stop new warts from growing.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;This medicine contains alcohol and therefore may be flammable. &lt;em&gt; Do not use near heat, near open flame, or while smoking&lt;/em&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;h3&gt;Side Effects of This Medicine&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;div&gt; &lt;em&gt;Side Effects of This Medicine&lt;/em&gt; &lt;p&gt;Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:&lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;em&gt;More common&lt;/em&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Bad odor (solution only);&amp;nbsp; bleeding of treated skin;&amp;nbsp; blistering, crusting, or scabbing of treated skin;&amp;nbsp; bloody urine (solution only);&amp;nbsp; burning feeling of treated skin;&amp;nbsp; dizziness (solution only);&amp;nbsp; headache (gel only);&amp;nbsp; itching of treated skin;&amp;nbsp; pain during sexual intercourse (solution only);&amp;nbsp; pain of treated skin;&amp;nbsp; problems with foreskin of penis (solution only) ;&amp;nbsp; redness or swelling of treated skin;&amp;nbsp; scarring of treated skin (solution only);&amp;nbsp; skin ulcers of treated skin;&amp;nbsp; vomiting (solution only) &amp;nbsp; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;br /&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;em&gt;Symptoms of overdose--in order of occurrence&lt;/em&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt; Nausea;&amp;nbsp; vomiting;&amp;nbsp; diarrhea ;&amp;nbsp; chills;&amp;nbsp; fever;&amp;nbsp; sore throat;&amp;nbsp; unusual bleeding or bruising ;&amp;nbsp; oral ulcers&amp;nbsp; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome: &lt;/p&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;em&gt;More common&lt;/em&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Dryness of treated skin;&amp;nbsp; peeling of treated skin;&amp;nbsp; soreness or tenderness of treated skin ;&amp;nbsp; stinging or tingling of treated skin;&amp;nbsp; trouble in sleeping (solution only)&amp;nbsp; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;em&gt;Less common&lt;/em&gt; &lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Changes in color of treated skin (gel only);&amp;nbsp; skin rash (gel only)&amp;nbsp; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;br /&gt; &lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt; Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;author&quot;&gt; Last reviewed: &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;On 8 Aug 2006 &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt; DocJohn Tue, 08 Aug 2006 19:59:42 +0000 Aldara (imiquimod) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=94 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=94" target="_blank"><img title="2aldara.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/2aldara.jpg" alt="2aldara.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Aldara&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Generic name: Imiquimod &lt;/h2&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;why&quot; id=&quot;why&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;h3&gt;Why is this medication prescribed?&lt;/h3&gt; &lt;p&gt;Imiquimod is used topically to treat warts on the skin of the genital and anal areas. Imiquimod does not cure warts, and new warts may appear during treatment.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;how&quot; id=&quot;how&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;How should this medicine be used?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Imiquimod comes as a topical cream in unit-of-use packages. It is important to wash your hands before and after applying imiquimod to your skin. One packet of imiquimod is used to apply a thin layer of cream to the wart area three times per week, just before going to sleep. A schedule of Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday is suggested. Rub the cream into the skin until no more cream is visible. Do not put any covering on the area. Imiquimod should be left on the skin for 6 to 10 hours. Upon waking, wash the area with mild soap and water to remove excess cream. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use imiquimod exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;precautions&quot; id=&quot;precautions&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What special precautions should I follow?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Before using imiquimod,&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to imiquimod or any other drugs.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, including vitamins.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using imiquimod, call your doctor.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;if-i-forget&quot; id=&quot;if-i-forget&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What should I do if I forget a dose?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Apply imiquimod just before going to bed on the day that you remember. Apply only the single dose, do not apply a double dose. Resume a Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday schedule, depending on what day you resume treatment.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;side-effects&quot; id=&quot;side-effects&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What side effects can this medication cause?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Although side effects from imiquimod are not common, they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: &lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;redness, itching, or burning of the skin&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;flaking of the skin&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;swelling or pain in the area where imiquimod was applied&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;blisters, scabs, or bumps on the skin&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;change in skin color&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;headache&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;muscle weakness or pain&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;fever&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;flu-like symptoms&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;fungal infection&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;storage-conditions&quot; id=&quot;storage-conditions&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;other-information&quot; id=&quot;other-information&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;h3&gt;What other information should I know?&lt;/h3&gt;&lt;p&gt;Keep all appointments with your doctor. Imiquimod is for external use only. Avoid sexual contact while the cream is on the skin. Imiquimod may also weaken condoms and vaginal diaphragms.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Do not apply dressings, bandages, cosmetics, lotions, or other skin medications to the area being treated unless your doctor tells you to.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Do not let anyone else use your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription. Tell your doctor if your skin condition gets worse or does not go away.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;author&quot;&gt; Last reviewed: &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;On 8 Aug 2006 &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt; DocJohn Tue, 08 Aug 2006 19:54:11 +0000 Allegra (fexofenadine) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=93 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=93" target="_blank"><img title="2allegra.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/2allegra.jpg" alt="2allegra.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: DocJohn<br /><br />Description: &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Allegra&lt;/h2&gt; &lt;h2&gt;Generic name: Fexofenadine &lt;/h2&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;A name=&quot;why&quot;&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;H3&gt;Why is this medication prescribed?&lt;/H3&gt;&lt;P&gt;Fexofenadine is used to relieve hay fever and allergy symptoms, including runny nose; sneezing; and red, itchy, tearing eyes. Fexofenadine is in a class of medications called antihistamines. It works by blocking histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms. Fexofenadine may cause less drowsiness than other antihistamines.&lt;/P&gt;&lt;A name=&quot;how&quot;&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;H3&gt;How should this medicine be used?&lt;/H3&gt;&lt;P&gt;Fexofenadine comes as a capsule to take by mouth. It usually is taken once or twice a day with food or milk. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take fexofenadine exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.&lt;/P&gt;&lt;A name=&quot;other-uses&quot;&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;H3&gt;Other uses for this medicine&lt;/H3&gt;&lt;P&gt;This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.&lt;/P&gt; &lt;A name=&quot;precautions&quot;&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;H3&gt;What special precautions should I follow?&lt;/H3&gt;&lt;P&gt;Before taking fexofenadine,&lt;/P&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;LI&gt;tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to fexofenadine or any other drugs.&lt;/LI&gt; &lt;LI&gt;tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially cold or allergy medications, erythromycin (E-Mycin), ketoconazole (Nizoral), and vitamins.&lt;/LI&gt; &lt;LI&gt;tell your doctor if you have or have ever had kidney disease.&lt;/LI&gt; &lt;LI&gt;tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking fexofenadine, call your doctor.&lt;/LI&gt; &lt;LI&gt;if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking fexofenadine.&lt;/LI&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;A name=&quot;special-dietary&quot;&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;H3&gt;What special dietary instructions should I follow?&lt;/H3&gt; &lt;P&gt;Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet. &lt;/P&gt;&lt;A name=&quot;if-i-forget&quot;&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;H3&gt;What should I do if I forget a dose?&lt;/H3&gt;&lt;P&gt;Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.&lt;/P&gt; &lt;A name=&quot;side-effects&quot;&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;H3&gt;What side effects can this medication cause?&lt;/H3&gt;&lt;P&gt;Although side effects from fexofenadine are not common, they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:&lt;/P&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;LI&gt;headache&lt;/LI&gt; &lt;LI&gt;upset stomach&lt;/LI&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;A name=&quot;storage-conditions&quot;&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;H3&gt;What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?&lt;/H3&gt;&lt;P&gt;Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.&lt;/P&gt;&lt;A name=&quot;overdose&quot;&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;H3&gt;In case of emergency/overdose&lt;/H3&gt;&lt;P&gt;In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.&lt;/P&gt;&lt;P&gt;Symptoms of overdose may include:&lt;/P&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;LI&gt;dizziness&lt;/LI&gt; &lt;LI&gt;drowsiness&lt;/LI&gt; &lt;LI&gt;dry mouth&lt;/LI&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;A name=&quot;other-information&quot;&gt;&lt;/A&gt;&lt;H3&gt;What other information should I know?&lt;/H3&gt;&lt;P&gt;Keep all appointments with your doctor.&lt;/P&gt;&lt;P&gt;Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about refilling your prescription.&lt;/P&gt; &lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;author&quot;&gt; Last reviewed: &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;On 8 Aug 2006 &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt; DocJohn Tue, 08 Aug 2006 19:47:27 +0000 Artane (trihexyphenidyl HCl) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=82 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=82" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: jennie<br /><br />Description: &lt;div align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;4&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#800000&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Artane® &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/font&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;center&quot;&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Generic Name: Trihexyphenidyl HCl Drug Class: Anticholinergics&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/div&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Description&lt;/strong&gt; This medicine is classified as an antipsychotic medication and is used to treat all forms of parkinsonism. This medicine may also be prescribed to control extrapyramidal disorders (except tardive dyskinesia) due to central nervous system drugs.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;General Information&lt;/strong&gt; This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Proper use of this medicine &lt;/strong&gt; Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. This medicine should be taken continually, even if you are feeling better. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not take more or less of this medicine that prescribed. Do not share this medicine with other people.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;If gastrointestinal upset occurs, take this medication with food.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/strong&gt; Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Storage&lt;/strong&gt; Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Possible Side Effects&lt;/strong&gt; This medicine can cause the following potential side effects:&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;blurred vision&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;confusion&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;constipation&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;delusions&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;dizziness&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;drowsiness&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;dry mouth&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;gastrointestinal problems (colon enlargement or paralytic ileus)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;hallucinations&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;headache&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;increased intraocular pressure&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;memory impairment&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;mild nausea&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;movement disorders&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;nervousness&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;paranoia&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;pupil dilation&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;rapid heartbeat&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;skin rash&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;urinary hesitancy or retention&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;vomiting&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;weakness&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;This medication may impair mental and/or physical abilities required for performance of hazardous tasks, such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Because of increased sedative effects, avoid the use of alcohol or other CNS depressants while taking this medication.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medicine may cause narrow angle glaucoma. Patients should have close monitoring of intraocular pressures. Notify your doctor if you experience blurring of vision while taking this medicine. Blindness has been reported due to aggravation of narrow angle glaucoma.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Since this medication may increase the susceptibility to heat stroke, use this medication with caution during hot weather. Promptly report the occurrence of gastrointestinal problems, fever, or heat intolerance since paralytic ileus, hyperthermia, or heat stroke may occur.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Abrupt treatment withdrawal may exacerbate parkinsonism or cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a potentially fatal symptom complex).&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Many cough-and-cold products contain ingredients that may add a drowsiness effect. Before you use cough-and-cold medications, ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of those products.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/ul&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Overdose&lt;/strong&gt; Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/strong&gt; Let your doctor know if you are taking any of the following types of medications:&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;amantadine (Symmetrel)&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;central nervous system (CNS) depressants (medicines that make you drowsy) such as:&lt;/li&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;sedatives or tranquilizers&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;antidepressants&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;antianxiety medications&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;antipsychotics&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;sleep medications&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;antihistamines (often found in prescription and over-the-counter cold, allergy, and sleep medicines)&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;narcotic pain medications&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;heart medications such as:&lt;/li&gt;&lt;ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;quinidine &lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps)&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;li&gt;monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO) inhibitors&lt;/li&gt;&lt;li&gt;tricyclic antidepressants&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/strong&gt; Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when this medication is administered to a nursing woman. As with other anticholinergics, trihexyphenidyl may cause suppression of lactation. Therefore, trihexyphenidyl should only be used if the expected benefit to the mother outweighs the potential risk to the infant. &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;strong&gt;More Information&lt;/strong&gt; For more information about this medicine, talk to your healthcare provider. &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;p&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;Last reviewed:&lt;br /&gt; On 8 Aug 2006&lt;br /&gt; By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt; jennie Sun, 25 Jun 2006 20:27:28 +0000 Lamictal (Lamotrigine) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=75 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=75" target="_blank"><img title="8lamictal.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/8lamictal.jpg" alt="8lamictal.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: darkeyes<br /><br />Description: &lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;600&quot;&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;4&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#800000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Lamictal® &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Generic Name: Lamotrigine &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Drug Class: Anticonvulsants&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;TD P align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Contents&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#uses&quot;&gt;Description&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#general&quot;&gt;General Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#taken&quot;&gt;Proper Use&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#missed&quot;&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#storage&quot;&gt;Storage&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#effects&quot;&gt;Side Effects&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#warn&quot;&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#over&quot;&gt;Overdose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#interact&quot;&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#prego&quot;&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#more&quot;&gt;More Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/center&gt; &lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;bottom&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;uses&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Description&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt; Anticonvulsants are used in adults to treat certain types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. This medicine is sometimes prescribed for other uses; such as pain syndromes. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. &lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;general&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;General Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;taken&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;Proper use of this medicine&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;To minimize side effects, take the very first dose at bedtime. Then take this medication at evenly spaced times throughout the day and night to ensure a constant level of the medicine in your body. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed on your prescription label. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Continue to take this medicine even if you feel well. Abruptly stopping the drug can cause seizures. Your doctor probably will decrease your dose gradually. This drug must be taken regularly for a few weeks before its full effect is felt.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;missed&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;storage&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Storage&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;effects&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Possible Side Effects&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;drowsiness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;headache&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;fatigue&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;blurred vision&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tremor or muscle spasms&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;anxiety&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;uncontrolled back-and-forth and/or rolling eye movements&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following symptoms:&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;skin rash&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;itching&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;difficult breathing&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;clumsiness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;fever&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;irregular heartbeat&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;seizures or involuntary movements&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;warn&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medicine can cause dizziness or drowsiness.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Alcoholic beverages can increase the effects of this medicine and should be avoided.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Be cautious when driving or performing other hazardous activities. This medicine can impair judgment.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Before taking this medicine, notify your doctor if you have any history of liver or kidney disease.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Do NOT abruptly stop this medicine without talking to your doctor.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Talk to your doctor if you are having surgery under anesthesia before taking this medicine.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;over&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Overdose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Seek medical attention immediately. U.S. residents can call the national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;interact&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;ul&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all other medicines that you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;prego&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Before taking this medicine, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant, talk to your health care provider.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;more&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;More Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;For more information about this medicine, talk to your healthcare provider.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;DIV&gt; &lt;TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=&quot;90%&quot; border=0&gt; &lt;TBODY&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top align=middle&gt; &lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;FONT face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=2&gt;Copyright 2006 PharmClips, Inc. All rights reserved. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.pharmclips.com&quot;&gt;www.pharmclips.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/FONT&gt; &lt;HR width=&quot;70%&quot;&gt; &lt;/CENTER&gt; &lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top align=left&gt;&lt;FONT face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=1&gt;This information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects. This is general information and should not in any event be construed as specific instructions for individual patients. The publisher does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the consequences arising from the application, use, or misuse of any of the information contained herein, including any injury and/or damage to any person or property as a matter of product liability, negligence, or otherwise. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made in regard to the contents of this material. The reader is advised to check with their health care provider before making any changes in their drug regimen. &lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;author&quot;&gt; Last reviewed: &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;On 8 Aug 2006 &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;/FONT&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt;&lt;/TBODY&gt;&lt;/TABLE&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt; darkeyes Fri, 23 Jun 2006 15:16:44 +0000 Zyprexa (olanzapine) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=63 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=63" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/images/nothumb.gif" alt="" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: &lt;HTML&gt;&lt;HEAD&gt;&lt;LINK rel=&quot;stylesheet&quot; type=&quot;text/css&quot; href=&quot;images/pcstyle.css&quot;&gt;&lt;META name=&quot;MSSmartTagsPreventParsing&quot; content=&quot;TRUE&quot;&gt;&lt;META http-equiv=&quot;Content-Type&quot; content=&quot;text/html; charset=windows-1252&quot;&gt;&lt;/HEAD&gt;&lt;BODY bgcolor=&quot;#FFFFFF&quot; topmargin=&quot;0&quot; leftmargin=&quot;0&quot; marginwidth=&quot;0&quot; marginheight=&quot;0&quot;&gt;&lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;600&quot;&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;4&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#800000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Zyprexa® &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Generic Name: Olanzapine oh-LAN-za-peen &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Drug Class: Antipsychotics&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;TD P align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Contents&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#uses&quot;&gt;Description&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#general&quot;&gt;General Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#taken&quot;&gt;Proper Use&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#missed&quot;&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#storage&quot;&gt;Storage&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#effects&quot;&gt;Side Effects&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#warn&quot;&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#over&quot;&gt;Overdose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#interact&quot;&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#prego&quot;&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#more&quot;&gt;More Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/center&gt; &lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;bottom&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;uses&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Description&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt; This medicine is classified as an antipsychotic medication and is used to treat patients that suffer from delusions, hallucinations, unorganized thought and hostility. This medicine may also be prescribed to treat severe behavioral problems in children. &lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;general&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;General Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;taken&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;Proper use of this medicine&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. This medicine should be taken continually, even if you are feeling better. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not take more or less of this medicine that prescribed. Do not share this medicine with other people.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;missed&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. 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For women: since this medicine is excreted in human breast milk, you should NOT breastfeed while taking this medicine.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;more&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;More Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;There may be slightly increased risk of serious, possibly fatal side effects when this medicine is used in elderly patients with dementia. 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This is general information and should not in any event be construed as specific instructions for individual patients. The publisher does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the consequences arising from the application, use, or misuse of any of the information contained herein, including any injury and/or damage to any person or property as a matter of product liability, negligence, or otherwise. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made in regard to the contents of this material. The reader is advised to check with their health care provider before making any changes in their drug regimen. &lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;author&quot;&gt; Last reviewed: &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;On 8 Aug 2006 &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;/FONT&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt;&lt;/TBODY&gt;&lt;/TABLE&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt; &lt;/BODY&gt; &lt;/HTML&gt; candybear Mon, 12 Jun 2006 16:06:24 +0000 Zoloft (sertraline) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=62 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=62" target="_blank"><img title="4213zoloft.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/4213zoloft.jpg" alt="4213zoloft.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: &lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;600&quot;&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;4&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#800000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Zoloft® &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Generic Name: Sertraline SER-tra-leen &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Drug Class: Antidepressant, SSRI&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;TD P align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Contents&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#uses&quot;&gt;Description&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#general&quot;&gt;General Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#taken&quot;&gt;Proper Use&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#missed&quot;&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#storage&quot;&gt;Storage&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#effects&quot;&gt;Side Effects&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#warn&quot;&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#over&quot;&gt;Overdose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#interact&quot;&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#prego&quot;&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#more&quot;&gt;More Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/center&gt; &lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;bottom&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;uses&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Description&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Zoloft is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Zoloft is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for other conditions as well. &lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;general&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;General Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;taken&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;Proper use of this medicine&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;This medicine should be taken about the same time every day, morning or evening and can be taken with or without food. This medicine may take up to 4 weeks to reach full effect, but you may see symptoms of depression improving in as little as 1-2 weeks.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;missed&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;storage&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Storage&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;effects&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Possible Side Effects&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;dry mouth&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tremor or muscle spasms&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;nervousness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;trouble sleeping&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;headache, drowsiness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;nausea&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;drowsiness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;insomnia&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;headache&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;increased sweating&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;dizziness, lightheadedness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;changes in sexual function&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Unreported side effects are possible, talk to your healthcare provider if any other symptoms occur.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;warn&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medicine may cause drowsiness or dizziness.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Alcoholic beverages can increase the effects of this medicine and should be avoided.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Smoking cigarettes can decrease the effectiveness of this medicine.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;If you are planning to have surgery, let your doctor know.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Do NOT take this medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor [phenelzine (Nardil) or tranylcypromine (Parnate)] in the last two weeks.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medicine can increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in some children and teens. Parents of children taking antidepressants should watch for signs of worsening depression or unusual changes in behavior.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;over&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Overdose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Seek medical attention immediately. U.S. residents can call the national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;interact&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;ul&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt; If you are taking a tricyclic antidepressant, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;St. John’s Wort should be avoided while taking this medicine due to the additive effects of serotonin.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;ul type = square&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;blood thinners (Coumadin)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;other antidepressants&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;metoprolol&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;antihistamines&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;carbamazepine (Tegretol)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;cimetidine (Tagamet)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;estrogens&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;fluoxetine (Prozac)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;intraconazole (Sporanox)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;ketoconazole (Nizoral)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;levodopa&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;lithium&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;muscle relaxants&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;birth control pills&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;sleeping pills&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt; thyroid medications&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Do not take this medicine with thioridizine, or within 5 weeks of taking this medicine.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Caution should be exercised when taking this medicine certain antibiotics, such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, or azithromycin.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;If you are taking medications for migraines such as Imitrex, talk to your doctor before starting this medicine.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;This medicine should not be taken with MAO inhibitors. If you think you are taking an MAO inhibitor talk to your doctor or pharmacist.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;prego&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss the benefits versus the risks of using this medicine while pregnant. Because this medicine is excreted in the breast milk, nursing mothers should not breastfeed while taking this medicine.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;more&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;More Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Antidepressant medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and other mental/mood disorders. These medications can help prevent suicidal thoughts/attempts and provide other benefits. However, studies have shown that a small number of people (especially children/teenages) who take antidepressants for any condition may experience worsening depression, other mental/mood symptoms, or suicidal thoughts/attempts. Therefore, it is very important to talk with a doctor about the risks and benefits of antidepressant medication, even if the treatment is not for a mental condition. Tell your doctor immediatley if you notice worsening depression, unusual behavior changes, (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts), or other mental/mood changes. Be especially watchful for these symptoms when a new antidepressant is started or when the dose is changed.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;DIV&gt; &lt;TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=&quot;90%&quot; border=0&gt; &lt;TBODY&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top align=middle&gt; &lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;FONT face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=2&gt; &lt;/FONT&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt;&lt;/TBODY&gt;&lt;/TABLE&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;/BODY&gt;&lt;/HTML&gt; candybear Mon, 12 Jun 2006 16:05:42 +0000 Xanax (alprazolam) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=61 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=61" target="_blank"><img title="4213alprazolam.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/4213alprazolam.jpg" alt="4213alprazolam.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: &lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;600&quot;&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;4&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#800000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Xanax® &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Generic Name: Alprazolam al-PRAY-zoe-lam &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Drug Class: Benzodiazepines&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;TD P align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Contents&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#uses&quot;&gt;Description&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#general&quot;&gt;General Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#taken&quot;&gt;Proper Use&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#missed&quot;&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#storage&quot;&gt;Storage&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#effects&quot;&gt;Side Effects&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#warn&quot;&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#over&quot;&gt;Overdose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#interact&quot;&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#prego&quot;&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#more&quot;&gt;More Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/center&gt; &lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;bottom&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;uses&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Description&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Xanax is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines and is used to treat patients with anxiety, anxiety caused by depression, or panic disorder. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Your doctor may use this medicine to treat other conditions as well. &lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;general&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;General Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;taken&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;Proper use of this medicine&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Follow the directions given to you by your doctor. This medicine is taken by mouth with water and can be taken with or without food. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice with this medicine.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;missed&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;storage&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Storage&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;effects&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Possible Side Effects&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:&lt;/li&gt; &lt;ul type = square&gt; &lt;li&gt;drowsiness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;dizziness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;unusual weakness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;headache&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt; clumsiness&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away; restlessness or excitement, constipation, difficulty urinating, blurred vision or changes in sex drive.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;anxiety, depression&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;If you experience memory loss, behavioral problems, or involuntary muscle movements, talk to your doctor right away.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;warn&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medicine is meant for short term use. If your symptoms continue, talk to your health care provider.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Benzodiazepines can be addictive. This medicine should not be taken for long periods of time.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medicine can aggravate narrow-angle glaucoma.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medicine may cause dizziness and drowsiness.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Alcoholic beverages can increase the effects of this medicine and should be avoided.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Don't drive until you know how you will react to this medicine.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;over&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Overdose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Seek medical attention immediately. U.S. residents can call the national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;interact&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;ul&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all other medicines that you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;prego&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;This medicine should not be used if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. This medicine can cause harm to your fetus. For breast-feeding mothers, check with your doctor to discuss any possible risks to your baby while taking this medicine.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;more&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;More Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;For more information about this medicine, talk to your healthcare provider.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;DIV&gt; &lt;TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=&quot;90%&quot; border=0&gt; &lt;TBODY&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top align=middle&gt; &lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;FONT face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=2&gt; &lt;/FONT&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt;&lt;/TBODY&gt;&lt;/TABLE&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;/BODY&gt;&lt;/HTML&gt; candybear Mon, 12 Jun 2006 16:05:02 +0000 Wellbutrin (buproprion HCl) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=60 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=60" target="_blank"><img title="4213wellbutrin.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/4213wellbutrin.jpg" alt="4213wellbutrin.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: &lt;HTML&gt;&lt;HEAD&gt;&lt;LINK rel=&quot;stylesheet&quot; type=&quot;text/css&quot; href=&quot;images/pcstyle.css&quot;&gt;&lt;META name=&quot;MSSmartTagsPreventParsing&quot; content=&quot;TRUE&quot;&gt;&lt;META http-equiv=&quot;Content-Type&quot; content=&quot;text/html; charset=windows-1252&quot;&gt;&lt;/HEAD&gt;&lt;BODY bgcolor=&quot;#FFFFFF&quot; topmargin=&quot;0&quot; leftmargin=&quot;0&quot; marginwidth=&quot;0&quot; marginheight=&quot;0&quot;&gt;&lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;600&quot;&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;4&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#800000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Wellbutrin® &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Generic Name: Bupropion HCL byoo-PROP-ee-on &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Drug Class: Withdrawal Agents&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;TD P align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Contents&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#uses&quot;&gt;Description&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#general&quot;&gt;General Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#taken&quot;&gt;Proper Use&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#missed&quot;&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#storage&quot;&gt;Storage&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#effects&quot;&gt;Side Effects&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#warn&quot;&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#over&quot;&gt;Overdose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#interact&quot;&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#prego&quot;&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#more&quot;&gt;More Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/center&gt; &lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;bottom&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;uses&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Description&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt; This medicine is classified as an antidepressant used to treat depression. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for other conditions such as quitting smoking. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt; Wellbutrin is used to treat major depressive disorder and seasonal affective disorder. At least one brand of bupropion (Zyban) is used to help people stop smoking by reducing cravings and other withdrawal effects. &lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;general&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;General Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;taken&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;Proper use of this medicine&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Follow the directions given to you by your doctor. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew before swallowing. This medicine is taken orally and may be taken with food if stomach upset occurs. Take this medicine regularly at the same time every day.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;missed&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;storage&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Storage&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;effects&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Possible Side Effects&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;headache&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;restlessness, agitation&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;dizziness, drowsiness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;A rare side effect causing a sustained painful erection in males (priaprism) has occurred. If you experience this, talk to your doctor immediately.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;If you experience other bothersome side effects, contact your health care provider.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;drowsiness or lightheadedness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;weight gain&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;dry mouth&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;constipation&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;nervousness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;trouble sleeping&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;changes in sexual function&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;dry mouth&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;constipation&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;warn&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Do not take bupropion (Zyban) within 14 days of taking an MAO inhibitor.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Alcoholic beverages can increase the effects of this medicine and should be avoided.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Be cautious when driving or performing other hazardous activities. This medicine can impair judgment.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;over&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Overdose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;interact&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;ul&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all other medicines that you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;prego&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;For women: Adequate studies of pregnant women are not available. If you plan on becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor about the benefits versus the risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. For nursing mothers, this medicine is excreted in breast milk in small amounts. Check with your doctor if you plan to nurse your baby.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;more&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;More Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;For more information about this medicine, talk to your healthcare provider.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;DIV&gt; &lt;TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=&quot;90%&quot; border=0&gt; &lt;TBODY&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top align=middle&gt; &lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;FONT face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=2&gt; &lt;p&gt; &lt;/FONT&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt;&lt;/TBODY&gt;&lt;/TABLE&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;/BODY&gt;&lt;/HTML&gt; candybear Mon, 12 Jun 2006 16:00:43 +0000 Valproic acid (Depakene) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=59 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=59" target="_blank"><img title="4213depakene1.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/4213depakene1.jpg" alt="4213depakene1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: &lt;HTML&gt;&lt;HEAD&gt;&lt;LINK rel=&quot;stylesheet&quot; type=&quot;text/css&quot; href=&quot;images/pcstyle.css&quot;&gt;&lt;META name=&quot;MSSmartTagsPreventParsing&quot; content=&quot;TRUE&quot;&gt;&lt;META http-equiv=&quot;Content-Type&quot; content=&quot;text/html; charset=windows-1252&quot;&gt;&lt;/HEAD&gt;&lt;BODY bgcolor=&quot;#FFFFFF&quot; topmargin=&quot;0&quot; leftmargin=&quot;0&quot; marginwidth=&quot;0&quot; marginheight=&quot;0&quot;&gt;&lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;600&quot;&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;4&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#800000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Valproic Acid &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Generic Name: Valproic Acid val-PROE-ik AS-id &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Drug Class: Anticonvulsants, valproic acid&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;TD P align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Contents&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#uses&quot;&gt;Description&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#general&quot;&gt;General Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#taken&quot;&gt;Proper Use&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#missed&quot;&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#storage&quot;&gt;Storage&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#effects&quot;&gt;Side Effects&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#warn&quot;&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#over&quot;&gt;Overdose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#interact&quot;&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#prego&quot;&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#more&quot;&gt;More Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/center&gt; &lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;bottom&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;uses&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Description&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt; This medicine's primary use is to prevent seizures. It is also approved to treat bipolar disorder and for prevention of migraine headaches. &lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;general&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;General Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;taken&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;Proper use of this medicine&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Usual dosing is once daily. The tablets should be swallowed whole and not crushed or chewed.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;missed&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;storage&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Storage&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;effects&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Possible Side Effects&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Talk to your doctor if these side effects become severe:&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;dizziness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;drowsiness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;nervousness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;hair loss (alopecia)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Contact your doctor immediately if you experience:&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;abdominal cramping, diarrhea&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tremor or muscle spasms&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;loss of appetite&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;weakness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;tired feeling&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;bruising&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;changes in menstrual cycle&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;change in weight&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;swelling of the face&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;nausea and vomiting&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;warn&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Valproic acid should be used cautiously by patients with liver disease and by the elderly.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medication should NOT be abruptly discontinued, due to the possibility of life-threatening seizure activity.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medicine can cause dizziness or drowsiness.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Be cautious when driving or performing other hazardous activities. This medicine can impair judgment.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Alcoholic beverages can increase the side effects of this medicine and should be avoided.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;over&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Overdose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Seek medical attention immediately. U.S. residents can call the national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;interact&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;ul&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Tell your doctor about all medications that you are taking including:&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;ul type = square&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;erythromycin&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;cimetidine&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;salicylates&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;carbamazepine&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;diazepam&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;phenytoin&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;warfarin [Comadin]&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt; vitamins&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;prego&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;This medicine can cause fetal damage during the first trimester and should not be used during pregnancy if other options are available. Small amounts of divalproex have been shown to be excreted in breast milk, so should be used with caution while breastfeeding.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;more&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;More Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;For more information about this medicine, talk to your healthcare provider.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;DIV&gt; &lt;TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=&quot;90%&quot; border=0&gt; &lt;TBODY&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top align=middle&gt; &lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;FONT face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=2&gt;Copyright 2006 PharmClips, Inc. All rights reserved. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.pharmclips.com&quot;&gt;www.pharmclips.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/FONT&gt; &lt;HR width=&quot;70%&quot;&gt; &lt;/CENTER&gt; &lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top align=left&gt;&lt;FONT face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=1&gt;This information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects. This is general information and should not in any event be construed as specific instructions for individual patients. The publisher does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the consequences arising from the application, use, or misuse of any of the information contained herein, including any injury and/or damage to any person or property as a matter of product liability, negligence, or otherwise. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made in regard to the contents of this material. The reader is advised to check with their health care provider before making any changes in their drug regimen. &lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;author&quot;&gt; Last reviewed: &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;On 8 Aug 2006 &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;/FONT&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt;&lt;/TBODY&gt;&lt;/TABLE&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;/BODY&gt;&lt;/HTML&gt; candybear Mon, 12 Jun 2006 16:00:02 +0000 Valium (diazepam) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=58 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=58" target="_blank"><img title="4213diazepam1.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/4213diazepam1.jpg" alt="4213diazepam1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: &lt;HTML&gt;&lt;HEAD&gt;&lt;LINK rel=&quot;stylesheet&quot; type=&quot;text/css&quot; href=&quot;images/pcstyle.css&quot;&gt;&lt;META name=&quot;MSSmartTagsPreventParsing&quot; content=&quot;TRUE&quot;&gt;&lt;META http-equiv=&quot;Content-Type&quot; content=&quot;text/html; charset=windows-1252&quot;&gt;&lt;/HEAD&gt;&lt;BODY bgcolor=&quot;#FFFFFF&quot; topmargin=&quot;0&quot; leftmargin=&quot;0&quot; marginwidth=&quot;0&quot; marginheight=&quot;0&quot;&gt;&lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;600&quot;&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;4&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#800000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Valium® &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Generic Name: Diazepam dye-AZ-e-pam &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Drug Class: Benzodiazepines&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;TD P align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Contents&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#uses&quot;&gt;Description&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#general&quot;&gt;General Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#taken&quot;&gt;Proper Use&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#missed&quot;&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#storage&quot;&gt;Storage&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#effects&quot;&gt;Side Effects&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#warn&quot;&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#over&quot;&gt;Overdose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#interact&quot;&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#prego&quot;&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#more&quot;&gt;More Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/center&gt; &lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;bottom&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;uses&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Description&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt; Benzodiazepines are a class of medicines that are used to treat patients with anxiety or panic disorder. Your doctor may use this medicine to treat other conditions as well. Temazepam (Restoril) is a drug in this class that is prescribed for sleep disturbances. &lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;general&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;General Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;taken&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;Proper use of this medicine&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Follow the directions given to you by your doctor. This medicine is taken by mouth with water and can be taken with or without food. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice with this medicine.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;missed&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;storage&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Storage&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;effects&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Possible Side Effects&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:&lt;/li&gt; &lt;ul type = square&gt; &lt;li&gt;drowsiness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;dizziness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;unusual weakness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;headache&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt; clumsiness&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:&lt;/li&gt; &lt;ul type = square&gt; &lt;li&gt;restlessness or excitement&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;constipation&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;difficulty urinating&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;blurred vision&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;changes in sex drive&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;anxiety&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt; depression&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;If you experience memory loss, behavioral problems, or involuntary muscle movements, talk to your doctor right away.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;warn&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medicine is meant for short term use. If your symptoms continue, talk to your health care provider.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Benzodiazepines can be addictive. This medicine should not be taken for long periods of time.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medicine can aggravate narrow-angle glaucoma.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medicine may cause dizziness and drowsiness.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Alcoholic beverages can increase the effects of this medicine and should be avoided.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Don't drive until you know how you will react to this medicine.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;over&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Overdose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Seek medical attention immediately. U.S. residents can call the national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;interact&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;ul&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all other medicines that you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;prego&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;This medicine should not be used if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. This medicine can cause harm to your fetus. For breast-feeding mothers, check with your doctor to discuss any possible risks to your baby while taking this medicine.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;more&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;More Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;For more information about this medicine, talk to your healthcare provider.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;DIV&gt; &lt;TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=&quot;90%&quot; border=0&gt; &lt;TBODY&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top align=middle&gt; &lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;FONT face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=2&gt;Copyright 2006 PharmClips, Inc. All rights reserved. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.pharmclips.com&quot;&gt;www.pharmclips.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/FONT&gt; &lt;HR width=&quot;70%&quot;&gt; &lt;/CENTER&gt; &lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top align=left&gt;&lt;FONT face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=1&gt;This information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects. This is general information and should not in any event be construed as specific instructions for individual patients. The publisher does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the consequences arising from the application, use, or misuse of any of the information contained herein, including any injury and/or damage to any person or property as a matter of product liability, negligence, or otherwise. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made in regard to the contents of this material. The reader is advised to check with their health care provider before making any changes in their drug regimen. &lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;author&quot;&gt; Last reviewed: &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;On 8 Aug 2006 &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;/FONT&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt;&lt;/TBODY&gt;&lt;/TABLE&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;/BODY&gt;&lt;/HTML&gt; candybear Mon, 12 Jun 2006 15:59:18 +0000 Trazodone (Desyrel) http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=57 <a href="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=57" target="_blank"><img title="4213desyrel1.jpg" border="0" src="http://forums.psychcentral.com/reviews/data/1/thumbs/4213desyrel1.jpg" alt="4213desyrel1.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: candybear<br /><br />Description: &lt;HTML&gt;&lt;HEAD&gt;&lt;LINK rel=&quot;stylesheet&quot; type=&quot;text/css&quot; href=&quot;images/pcstyle.css&quot;&gt;&lt;META name=&quot;MSSmartTagsPreventParsing&quot; content=&quot;TRUE&quot;&gt;&lt;META http-equiv=&quot;Content-Type&quot; content=&quot;text/html; charset=windows-1252&quot;&gt;&lt;/HEAD&gt;&lt;BODY bgcolor=&quot;#FFFFFF&quot; topmargin=&quot;0&quot; leftmargin=&quot;0&quot; marginwidth=&quot;0&quot; marginheight=&quot;0&quot;&gt;&lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;table border=&quot;0&quot; cellpadding=&quot;0&quot; cellspacing=&quot;0&quot; width=&quot;600&quot;&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot; align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;4&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#800000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Trazodone &lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; color=&quot;#000000&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Generic Name: Trazodone TRAZ-oh-done &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Drug Class: Antidepressants, miscellaneous&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;TD P align=&quot;center&quot;&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Contents&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#uses&quot;&gt;Description&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#general&quot;&gt;General Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#taken&quot;&gt;Proper Use&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#missed&quot;&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#storage&quot;&gt;Storage&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#effects&quot;&gt;Side Effects&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#warn&quot;&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#over&quot;&gt;Overdose&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#interact&quot;&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#prego&quot;&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/a&gt; &lt;li&gt; &lt;p align=&quot;left&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#more&quot;&gt;More Information&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/center&gt; &lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;74%&quot; valign=&quot;bottom&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;uses&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Description&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt; This medicine is used for treatment of depression. Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine to help relieve, anxiety, tension or to help you sleep. Your doctor may have prescribed this medicine for other conditions as well. &lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;general&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;General Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;taken&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;Proper use of this medicine&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Follow the directions given to by your doctor. This medicine should be taken orally on a regular basis. It is best that that you take this medicine at bedtime unless otherwise directed by your doctor. The extended-release tablet and capsule should be swallowed whole. Do not chew, divide, or crush the extended-release tablet or capsule.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;missed&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Missed Dose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;storage&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Storage&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font size=&quot;2&quot; face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;effects&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Possible Side Effects&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;dizziness, drowsiness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;agitation, confusion&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Consult your doctor immediately if you experience prolonged and painful erections.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Expected side effects are increased appetite and weight gain.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;dry mouth&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Unreported side effects are possible, talk to your healthcare provider if any other symptoms occur.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;warn&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Warnings/Precautions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;ul&gt; &lt;li&gt;Do NOT stop taking this medicine abruptly.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Alcoholic beverages can increase the effects of this medicine and should be avoided.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;Don't drive or perform other tasks that require concentration, until you know how this medicine affects you.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;li&gt;This medicine can increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in some children and teens. Parents of children taking antidepressants should watch for signs of worsening depression or unusual changes in behavior.&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;a name=&quot;over&quot;&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Overdose&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Seek medical attention immediately. U.S. residents can call the national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;interact&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Drug Interactions&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;ul&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Before taking any new prescription or over-the-counter medication, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Taking this medicine together with diazepam (Valium) may impair movement ability. Avoid using this medicine with MAO inhibitors. Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you if you are taking an MAO inhibitor.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Talk to your doctor if you are taking certain antibiotics such as erythromycin, clarithromycin or azithromycin. This medicine should not be taken with MAO inhibitors.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Let your doctor know if you are taking any vitamin supplements or herbal products. St. John’s Wort should be avoided while taking fluvoxamine due to the increased side effects of too much serotonin.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;MAO inhibitors should not be taken while taking the following drugs:&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;ul type = square&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;dexfenfluramine&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;fluoxetine (Prozac)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;fluvoxamine (Luvox)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;paroxetine (Paxil)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;sertraline (Zoloft)&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt;venlafaxine (Effexor&lt;/li&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt; &lt;li&gt; Effexor XR)&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/ul&gt; &lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Tell your doctor if you are taking other antidepressants, medications for blood pressure, medications for diabetes, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, vitamins or herbs.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;This medicine may increase the affects antihypertensive drugs, drugs with sedative effects, phenytoin (Dilantin) or fosphenytoin (Celebyx) and tramadol (Ultram).&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Do not take MAO inhibitors type A with this medicine. If you are not sure if you are taking an MAO inhibitor, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Certain other antidepressants, clozapine (Clozaril), haloperidol (Haldol), lithium, trazadone, and others may increase the risk of seizures. BEFORE taking any new prescription or over-the-counter medicine, talk to your health care provider.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Patients taking MAO inhibitors should not be take this medicine.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Nafazodone can decrease the effects of clonidine, methyldopa, diuretics (water pills), warfarin and drugs used to lower blood sugar (hypoglycemics). This medicine can increase the toxic effects of; terfenadine, astemizole, fluoxetine (Prozac), triazolam, alprazolam (Xanax) and phenytoin (Dilantin). Do not take this medicine within 14 days of stopping MAO inhibitors. If you are not sure what an MAO inhibitor is, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. If you are currently taking any of these medicines, talk to your doctor or pharmacist to see if Nefazodone is right for you.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Possible drug interactions may occur with phenobarbital causing a decrease in the effect of the medications. Severe blood pressure problems and seizure can occur with taken with MAO inhibitors.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;UL&gt;&lt;li&gt;Talk with your physician or pharmacist if you are taking other medications.&lt;/li&gt;&lt;/UL&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;prego&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;Pregnancy/Nursing&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt; &lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, before taking this medicine talk to your doctor about the benefits versus the risks to your pregnancy. In testing with animals, studies show delayed bone development. Use this medicine only if it clearly necessary. It is advised not to take this medicine while nursing. If you have any concerns, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt; &lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt; &lt;a name=&quot;more&quot;&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;3&quot; color=&quot;#003399&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;More Information&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;hr &gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;tr&gt;&lt;td width=&quot;100%&quot; valign=&quot;top&quot;&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot;size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;Antidepressant medications are used to treat a variety of conditions, including depression and other mental/mood disorders. These medications can help prevent suicidal thoughts/attempts and provide other benefits. However, studies have shown that a small number of people (especially children/teenages) who take antidepressants for any condition may experience worsening depression, other mental/mood symptoms, or suicidal thoughts/attempts. Therefore, it is very important to talk with a doctor about the risks and benefits of antidepressant medication, even if the treatment is not for a mental condition. Tell your doctor immediatley if you notice worsening depression, unusual behavior changes, (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts), or other mental/mood changes. Be especially watchful for these symptoms when a new antidepressant is started or when the dose is changed.&lt;/font&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;font face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=&quot;2&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;#top&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Top of page &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;/font&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;/td&gt;&lt;/tr&gt;&lt;/table&gt;&lt;DIV&gt; &lt;TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=&quot;90%&quot; border=0&gt; &lt;TBODY&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top align=middle&gt; &lt;CENTER&gt;&lt;FONT face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=2&gt;Copyright 2006 PharmClips, Inc. All rights reserved. &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.pharmclips.com&quot;&gt;www.pharmclips.com&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/FONT&gt; &lt;HR width=&quot;70%&quot;&gt; &lt;/CENTER&gt; &lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt; &lt;TR&gt; &lt;TD vAlign=top align=left&gt;&lt;FONT face=&quot;Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif&quot; size=1&gt;This information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects. This is general information and should not in any event be construed as specific instructions for individual patients. The publisher does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the consequences arising from the application, use, or misuse of any of the information contained herein, including any injury and/or damage to any person or property as a matter of product liability, negligence, or otherwise. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made in regard to the contents of this material. The reader is advised to check with their health care provider before making any changes in their drug regimen. &lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote&gt; &lt;span class=&quot;author&quot;&gt; Last reviewed: &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;On 8 Aug 2006 &lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt; &lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;/FONT&gt;&lt;/TD&gt;&lt;/TR&gt;&lt;/TBODY&gt;&lt;/TABLE&gt;&lt;/DIV&gt;&lt;/BODY&gt;&lt;/HTML&gt; candybear Mon, 12 Jun 2006 15:58:36 +0000