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use care with _____ in the young and old because we worry about them being able to metabolize any drug
watch opiate use during pregnancy, labor and delivery, because it might do this to an infant
Use: Treatment of narcotic overdose; ↓ respiratory depression post-operatively or in overdose; opiate antagonist
Notes: Will induce withdrawal syndrome—this may be life-threatening (not often, but may happen with pts. w seizure disorders or heart problems) These are used for supportive care.; opiate antagonist
Mechanism of Action - ↑ release of NE in CNS resulting in ↑ alertness, ↓ fatigue, mood elevation; class of drugs
are all related to norepinephrine and elicit the fight or flight response; class of drugs
used in patients with Narcolepsy, ADD in children (may accelerate "slow-rate" behavior while suppressing "fast-rate" behavior).; class of drugs
users should be monitored for growth, high blood pressure, sleep disorders. Drug holidays should be strongly encouraged. Watch for abuse!; class of drugs
Notes: high BP, weight loss; do NOT use with MAOIs or in seizure disorders. Extended release (1 a day), usually decreases appetite. Wear off by the end of the day.; CNS stimulant
Notes: Less potential for abuse; not controlled. Raises BP, increases NE release. Good for adults and older kids; CNS stimulant
is in lots of OTC preps to either ↑ alertness, constrict vessels (headache, cold preps) or to enhance water excretion.; CNS stimulant
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