Psychopharmacology drugs

Psychopharmacology drugs - Tricyclic Agents SSRI's Elavil...

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Tricyclic Agents Elavil/ amitriptyline SSRI’s Prozac/ fluozetine SNRI’s Effexor/ venlafaxine MAOI’s Parnate/ tranylcypromine St. John’s Wort (herbal supplement) Blocks uptake of nor- epinephrine and serotonin Blocks uptake of serotonin Blocks uptake of serotonin & norepinephrine As effective as other antidepressants, but more dangerous “Mother Nature’s Prozac” Used to treat depression and chronic pain (no longer first line drug newer antidepressants less side effect) Used for major depression Used for atypical depression, bulemia, panic attacks, OCD SE’s: sedation, orthostatic hypotension, anticholinergic effects (dry everything and blurred vision) SE’s: sexual dysfunction (70%), wt. gain, nausea, headaches, insomnia, anxiety, SE’s: similar to SSRI’s plus HTN SE’s: CNS stimulation (anxiety, agitation, hypomania) , othostatic hypotension SE’s: photosensitivity, increases metabolism of many drugs (coumadin/ Warfarin; oral contraceptives) Use cautiously with
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course NURS 140 taught by Professor Hurst during the Spring '08 term at Lady of the Lake.

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