Blood glucose and psychotropic medications

Blood glucose and psychotropic medications - Appendix 4.14...

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Psychotropic Medication Reference Chart This chart is not an all-inclusive list of medications. If you have a question regarding the classification of a medication you may consult websites included in the resource manual, or other on line sources of information, or you may e-mail Teri Shultz, RN with questions [email protected] Warning: This chart is for reference purposes only and should not be used to replace medical information from prescribing health care professionals or pharmacies. Many medications are used “off label”. Some medications many be used for medical purposes, not psychiatric. To be classified a psychotropic medication the pharmaceutical must be used to alter thought process, mood, or behavior. The determination of “psychotropic medication” is determined by the medications intended use. Category I: Stimulants, Non-Stimulant and Alpha Agonist Medications Stimulant Medications are used to treat ADHD. Expected Benefits of Medication: Increased ability to focus Decreased distractibility Decreased impulsivity Decreased hyperactivity Name of Medication Dosage Most Common Side Effects Ritalin METHYLPHENIDATE Children ages 6 and older: Dosage titrated to achieve optimum response. Maximum daily dosage 60 mg. Insomnia Stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, changes in growth pattern Dizziness Anxiety Irritability Headache Increased blood pressure and pulse Appendix 4.14
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AMPHETAMINE WITH DEXTROAMPHETAMINE Children 3–5 Initial daily dosage is 2.5 mg; increased by 2.5 mg weekly intervals until optimum response Children 6 and older: Dosage titrated to achieve optimum response. Maximum daily dosage 40 mg. Same as above Concerta METHYLPHENIDATE HYDROCHLORIDE Children ages 6-12: Dosage titrated to achieve optimum response. Maximum daily dosage 54 mg. Adolescents ages 13-17: Dosage titrated to achieve optimum response. Maximum daily dosage 72 mg. Same as above Methylin METHYLPHENIDATE Children ages 6 and older: Dosage titrated to achieve optimum response. maximum daily dosage 60 mg. Same as above Metadate METHYLPHENIDATE Children 6 and older: Dosage titrated to achieve optimum response. Maximum daily dosage 60 mg. Same as above Dexedrine, Dexedrine Spansule, Dextrostat, Liquadd DEXTROAMPHETAMINE SULFATE Children age 6 and older: Dosage titrated to achieve optimum response. Maximum daily dosage of 40 mg. Children ages 3-5: Dosage titrated to achieve optimum response. 2.5 mg daily increased by 2.5 mg at weekly intervals as needed. Same as above Vyvanse LISDEXAMFETAMINE DIMESYLATE Adults and children ages 6-12: Dosage titrated to achieve optimum response. Maximum daily dosage 70 mg. Headache
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