Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar Disorder Overview

Bipolar disorder, previously known as manic depression, is a mental disorder characterized by periods of depression and periods of abnormally elevated mood that last from days to weeks each.[4][5][7] If the elevated mood is severe or associated with psychosis, it is called mania; if it is less severe, it is called hypomania.[4] During mania, an individual behaves or feels abnormally energetic, happy, or irritable,[4&#...

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anti psychotic ## this is a made up drug from the film The Exorcism Of Emily Rose. It does not exist ## The original post was made over 2 years ago, so I doubt this person will read it now. However, this information is great to have on here for anyone in the future who might hear this drug name mentioned and look for more information. Maura is correct, this drug DOES NOT EXIST! It was totally invented for the movie. It does sound like it may be a real drug, because the writers of the script did follow FDA guidelines for naming drugs when they created it, but once again, IT IS NOT REAL!!! ## Gambutrol is a derivative of the word 'game' or 'gaming' - a direct reference to the fictionalized (though more or less accurate) depiction in the film 'The Game'. The filmmak...

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CHRONIC BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS, COULD IT BE THE TEGRETOL? I HAVE TRIED SO MANY RX MEDS NO CURE AND I DON'T SLEEP AROUND. I AM MARRIED AND OTHERWISE HEALTHY. I HAVE DONE ALL THE NESSESARY THINGD TO GET RID OF THIS INFECTION INC... SEEN AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE DR. DOES THIS DRUG INTERFER WITH THE VAGINAS ABILITY TO STAY HEALTHY? PLEASE E MAIL ONLY! ## I didn't find it listed as a side effect of Tegretol, according to the FDA reports, they typically include nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, and mood changes. Has your husband also been checked? Sometimes, they can also be infected, and engaging in intercourse can reinfect you. He may need to be examined by a urologist. Are you on any other medications?

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Amisulpride tab in Bangladesh

My son is suffering from schizo affective, Bipolar disorder. He needs Amisulpride 400 mg twice daily. Can anyone help me? Where in Bangladesh can I find the drug? How can I import from India? Or any other sugesstins and help for getting the medication. ## My brother-in-law needs Amisulpride 400mg tablets once daily. Where in Bangladesh can I find the drug? Does it require a prescription?

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pink and white capsule

I found a pink and white capsule with the number 54 702 can you tell me what it is ## This is a lithium capsule (600mg). This medicine helps to control extreme mood swings in manic-depressive illness. Lithium helps you to maintain a more balanced state, without swinging from a highly elated, over-excited state to that of being very sad and depressed. Lithium can prevent or reduce these episodes. Side effects most common: •diarrhea •drowsiness •loss of appetite •muscle weakness •nausea, vomiting •slurred speech These symptoms can progress to: •blurred vision •clumsiness or loss of balance •confusion •dizziness •seizures •trembling Rare or uncommon: •difficulty speaking or swallowing •fainting •hair ...

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What Does The DR Mean On A Prescription

I want to know what DR means after the prescription name. The pill is Divaloprex DR 500 mgs. ## It stands for delayed release, designating it as a time released formulation, rather than one that released all of the medication, at once. Other commonly used abbreviations for this can include SR, XR and several others. Divalproex, also known as Valproate Semisodium and is most commonly used to treat the manic episodes associated with Bipolar disorder. Side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, weight changes and decreased coordination. ## Bipolar youth is significantly more agitated, upset, looking sad, when given depakote med 500 mg. without the DR on label. I have left a message at new clinic, but receptionist says it shouldn't affect him. Also the color and smell is different, and...

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## Just wanting some general information about Cabatrol. thanks ## Were you referring to the anticonvulsant Carbatrol, which is used to prevent epileptic seizures? If so, it contains Carbamazepine, and the FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, mood swings, and weight changes. Can you please post back and clarify? Thank you! ## Does the nausea go away? I’ve been so sick since I started about 3 days ago.

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Memo plus gold and epilepsy medication

Hi. Besides taking my epilepsy medication daily, can i take memo plus gold as well? To control my headaches, improve my memory and curing my epilepsy. ## What epilepsy medication do you take? In theory a nutritional supplement should be safe to take, but I can't be certain and provide you with any information, without knowing what medication you take. Learn more nutritional supplement details here. ## I have epilepsy ang i am taking tegretol SR as my medication. Can i take memo plus gold as well? ## Currently I'm taking levetiracetam for epilepsy..250g in the morning and 500g at night. ## Im taking Lamictal for epilepsy.Is it safe to take both at the same time?thank u!! ## hi, would the supplement memo plus gold help treat my epilepsy? ## Hi. Currently I'm taking Keppra for ...

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Symbyax Side Effects

My husband has just been prescribed symbyax. He has very bad mood swings. His psychiatrist prescribed this medication to help with them. However, I am very worried after reading posts on weight gain and sleepiness. He drives a truck. ## Symbyax contains Fluoxetine and Olanzapine, it combines an antidepressant and an antipsychotic, it is mainly used to treat depression that has been resistant to other medications, or depression associated with bipolar disorder. Its typical side effects can include weight gain, drowsiness, headache, and mood changes. [1] As to his driving, it might depend on your state laws, many have restrictions on what medications a driver can take while working. Is he on any other medications?

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White round pill with T and two dots

I found a white round pill that had a T and 2 dots on one side and a line down the middle on the other side, can anyone tell me what it is? ## Tegretol, it is a seizure medication. ## Thank you Chris, but can you please provide a reference of some sort? Or at least the name of the manufacturer or NDC code?

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Bendectin Side Effects

I took Bendectin in 1978 for 7 months of morning sickness. My daughter has Addisons disease, an auto-immune condition, and am wondering if this drug has caused her side effects. How can I get more info and any recourse I may have. Her life expectancy will most likely be shortened. She is in constant pain and fatigued. ## Hi Maureen, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter! Are you referring to Benedictine? I did find some information stating that there is a possibility that Benedictine could have been the cause of multiple birth defects, however studies don't really make it clear. I'll link you to a thread where others discuss this same topic- you may be able to find more answers to your questions their; since I don't personally have experience with this medication. Dis...


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