Levetiracetam has known drug interactions with: A nineteen-year-old male was started on risperidone. Monitoring for risperidone includes observing for common side effects, including: Sarah, a forty-two-year-old female, requests a prescription for an anorexiant to treat her obesity. A trial of phentermine is prescribed. Prescribing precautions include understanding that: Prior to starting antidepressants, patients should have laboratory testing to rule out: Jack, eight years old, has attention deficit disorder (ADD) and is prescribed methylphenidate (Ritalin). He and his parents should be educated about the side effects of methylphenidate, whichare: An appropriate drug for the treatment of depression with anxiety would be: The tricyclic antidepressants should be prescribed cautiously in patients with: Anticholinergic agents, such as benztropine (Cogentin), may be given with a phenothiazine to: Six-year-old Lucy has recently been started on ethosuximide (Zarontin) for seizures. She should be monitored for: A. Increased seizure activity, as this drug may auto-induce seizuresB. Altered renal function, including renal failureC. Blood dyscrasias, which are uncommon but possibleD. Central nervous system excitement, leading to insomnia Henry is eighty-two years old and takes two aspirin every morning to treat the arthritis pain in his back. He states that the aspirin helps him to “get going” each day. Lately, he has had some heartburn from the aspirin. After ruling out an acute GI bleed, what would be an appropriate course of treatment for Henry?
When prescribing any headache therapy, appropriate use of medications needs to be discussed to prevent medication-overuse headaches. The clinical characteristics of medication-overuse headaches include ________. Different areas of the brain are involved in specific aspects of pain. The reticular and limbic systems in the brain influence ______.
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