Flashcards in Psych & Neuro Deck (17):
What needs to measured before commencing antipsychotic therapy?
FBC, U+E, LFT,
Fasting blood glucose
Cardiovascular risk assessment
Which antipsychotic needs more close monitoring?
When do FBC, U&E, LFTs need monitoring
At the start of therapy and annually
When do lipids, weight, fasting blood glucose and prolactin need to be monitored?
At start of therapy
3 months lipids weight, 6months gluc and prolactin
SE of metoclopramide
What alzheimer's drug is licensed for someone who has parkinson's as well?
Which anti-nausea drug is safe in Parkinson's?
doesn't cross BBB
Which drug is useful if haloperidol isn't enough for sedation in palliative care?
Used in ICU & palliative care
When is sumatriptan containdicated?
Ischaemic heart disease
3 1st line treatments for meningitis
Treatment of status epilepticus
Buccal midazolam or IV lorazepam
Then IV phenytoin if not resolved
How long do you treat with SSRIs after a response has been seen?
Reduces risk of relapse
What can lithium in pregnancy cause?
Baby born with tricuspid valve regurg and stenosis
What 7 drugs (or classes) can cause idiopathic intracranial hypertension?
Cimetidine (H2 antagonist)
Name the drugs that worsen epilepsy control
alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines
methylphenidate (used in ADHD)
What needs to be monitored in sodium valproate therapy?
LFTs (during 1st 6 months)