By Jerome Z. Litt

A must have source for the doctor's workplace and clinic consultations, this useful pocket reference describes and catalogues the hostile results of typically prescribed and over the counter everyday medicinal drugs and herbals utilized in psychiatry.

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Street names for cocaine include: coke; flake; snow; toot, etc. Crack cocaine is a highly potent smokable form of cocaine Reactions Skin Angioedema [2] Bullous eruption [1] Diaphoresis Formication Granulomas (foreign body) [1] Hyperkeratosis (fingers and palms) [1] Necrosis [3] Nodular eruption [1] Scleroderma (reversible) [3] Stevens–Johnson syndrome [1] Urticaria [1] Vasculitis [1] Warts (snorters’ warts) [1] Cardiovascular Angina [2] Chest pain [2] Coronary artery disorders [6] Other Ageusia (>10%) Anosmia (>10%) 22 COCAINE Black tongue [1] Bruxism [1] Gingival ulceration [1] Injection-site scarring [1] Nasal septal perforation [3] Necrosis of palate [1] Porphyria [1] Priapism [2] Rhabdomyolysis [11] Thrombophlebitis [1] Tremor (1–10%) COMFREY Scientific names: Symphytum asperum; Symphytum officinale; Symphytum x uplandicum; Symphytum.

7%) Other Ataxia [1] Dizziness [3] Foetor ex ore (halitosis) [1] Gingivitis (<1%) Glossitis Gynecomastia [1] Myalgia (2%) Myoclonus [1] GALANTAMINE Trade name: Reminyl (Janssen) Indications: Alzheimer’s disease Category: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor Half-life: 6–8 hours Clinically important, potentially hazardous interactions with: bethanechol, cimetidine, donepezil, edrophonium, physostigmine, pilocarpine, rivastigmine, succinylcholine, tacrine Note: Derived from snowdrop (Galanthus sp) bulbs Reactions Skin Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) [1] Edema Peripheral edema (>2%) Purpura (>2%) Upper respiratory infection (>2%) Cardiovascular QT prolongation [1] Other Depression (5%) [1] Headache [1] Paresthesias [1] Sialorrhea Tremor (1–10%) Xerostomia GINKGO BILOBA 43 GINKGO BILOBA Scientific name: Ginkgo biloba (Mericon) Family: Ginkgoaceae Trade and other common names: Fossil Tree; Japanese Silver Apricot; Maidenhair Tree; Salisburia; Tanakan; Tebonin Category: Antidementia; Improved cognition Purported indications and other uses: Dementia, memory loss, headache, tinnitus, dizziness, mood disturbances, hearing disorders, intermittent claudication, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, premenstrual syndrome, heart disease Half-life: N/A Clinically important, potentially hazardous interactions with: anticoagulants, aspirin, diuretics, NSAIDs, phenytoin, platelet inhibitors, SSRIs, St John’s wort, thiazide diuretics, trazodone, warfarin Reactions Skin Adverse effects (sic) [3] Allergic reactions (sic) Dermatitis [2] Erythema Exanthems [1] Pruritus Rash (sic) Vasculitis Vesiculation Eyes Hyphema [1] Other Phlebitis Rectal burning Seizures [4] Spontaneous bleeding [12] Stomatitis Note: Ginkgo biloba is the oldest living tree species in the world.

7%) Other Ataxia [1] Dizziness [3] Foetor ex ore (halitosis) [1] Gingivitis (<1%) Glossitis Gynecomastia [1] Myalgia (2%) Myoclonus [1] GALANTAMINE Trade name: Reminyl (Janssen) Indications: Alzheimer’s disease Category: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor Half-life: 6–8 hours Clinically important, potentially hazardous interactions with: bethanechol, cimetidine, donepezil, edrophonium, physostigmine, pilocarpine, rivastigmine, succinylcholine, tacrine Note: Derived from snowdrop (Galanthus sp) bulbs Reactions Skin Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) [1] Edema Peripheral edema (>2%) Purpura (>2%) Upper respiratory infection (>2%) Cardiovascular QT prolongation [1] Other Depression (5%) [1] Headache [1] Paresthesias [1] Sialorrhea Tremor (1–10%) Xerostomia GINKGO BILOBA 43 GINKGO BILOBA Scientific name: Ginkgo biloba (Mericon) Family: Ginkgoaceae Trade and other common names: Fossil Tree; Japanese Silver Apricot; Maidenhair Tree; Salisburia; Tanakan; Tebonin Category: Antidementia; Improved cognition Purported indications and other uses: Dementia, memory loss, headache, tinnitus, dizziness, mood disturbances, hearing disorders, intermittent claudication, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, premenstrual syndrome, heart disease Half-life: N/A Clinically important, potentially hazardous interactions with: anticoagulants, aspirin, diuretics, NSAIDs, phenytoin, platelet inhibitors, SSRIs, St John’s wort, thiazide diuretics, trazodone, warfarin Reactions Skin Adverse effects (sic) [3] Allergic reactions (sic) Dermatitis [2] Erythema Exanthems [1] Pruritus Rash (sic) Vasculitis Vesiculation Eyes Hyphema [1] Other Phlebitis Rectal burning Seizures [4] Spontaneous bleeding [12] Stomatitis Note: Ginkgo biloba is the oldest living tree species in the world.

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