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ISBN-10: 0241201012

ISBN-13: 9780241201015

Discover what you are taking with the BMA Concise advisor to drugs and medication, the short reference advisor to greater than 2,500 prescription and over the counter medicines from Britain's prime clinical authority, the BMA. Jargon-free and easy-to-follow, get the entire very important details you wish on modern day medicines quick. learn the way they paintings, what they deal with, their hazards, merits and uncomfortable side effects, and the way to exploit them properly and successfully. Plus locate exact descriptions and proof on 278 universal drugs together with the most recent on trip immunisations. The BMA Concise consultant to drugs and medication is ideal for if you are off to the chemist or health practitioner.

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However, for preventing travel sickness on long journeys, a sedating antihistamine may be an advantage. Some anti-emetics (in particular, phenothiazines and antihistamines) can block the parasympathetic nervous system (see Autonomic nervous system), causing dry mouth, blurred vision, or difficulty in passing urine. Phenothiazines may also lower blood pressure, leading to dizziness or fainting. Risks and Special Precautions Because some antihistamines can make you drowsy, it may be advwisable not to drive while taking them.

Drug nameTells you the drug’s generic name, brand names under which the drug is marketed, and combined preparations that contain the drug. Quick referenceSummarizes important facts regarding the drug. General informationGives a brief summary of the drug’s important characteristics. Information for usersPractical information on how and when to take the drug, the usual recommended dosage, how soon it takes effect, how long it is active, and advice on diet, storage, and missed doses. Overdose actionIndicates the symptoms that may occur if an overdose has been taken and tells you what immediate action is required.

They also stimulate the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system, causing shaking, sweating, and palpitations. More serious risks of exceeding the prescribed dose are seizures and a major disturbance in mental functioning that may result in delusions and hallucinations. Because these drugs have been abused, amphetamines and methylphenidate are classified as controlled drugs. Common Drugs Respiratory stimulants Doxapram, Theophylline/aminophylline Other drugs Atomoxetine, Caffeine, Dexamfetamine, Methylphenidate, Modafinil Drugs for migraine Migraine is a term applied to recurrent severe headaches affecting only one side of the head and caused by changes in the blood vessels around the brain and scalp.

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