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ADHD

CNS Stimulants

Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine)
Ritalin (Methylphenidate)
Cylert (Pemoline)
Adderol (Dextroamphetamine sulfate)

SIDE EFFECTS:
Insomnia
Mood changes
Weight loss
Anorexia
Tachycardia
Decrease in growth & development
Physical tolerance can occur

**With Dexedrine & Cylert there is a delayed


affect, take 2-3 wks to work. These are used with
older children.**

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Conduct Disorders
Mood Stabilizers

Tegretol Tegretol & Depakote are used


(Carbamazepine) for controlling anger.
Depakote
(Divalproex sodium)

Antidepressant

Ativan (Lorazepan)(prn)

Haldol (Haloperidol)

Delirium

Librium (Chlordiazepoxide)
Haldol (Haloperidol)
Tranziene

These will be given in low doses


to alcoholics on a regular basis.

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Dementia
Antipsychotics
Used to control aggression & agitation

Antidepressants
Given in early stages

Ativan (Lorazepan) or Xanax (Alprazolam)


Given for a brief period of time
Cognex (Tacrine)(cholinesterase inhibitor)
Will need wkly blood test initially to
monitor liver functions
SE: N&V, diarrhea, GI irritation

Mood Enhancers
Cyclan (vascular dementia)
Hydergine (vasodilator)

Vitamin E

Benzodiazepines
Valium
Diazepam

Antianxiety

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