The pros of Adderall is that General increase in happiness, more likely open to conversation, high self-esteem, increase in confidence, and motivation. In addition it almost completes the absence of negative thoughts. On the other hand the cons of Adderall can be harmful in the long run especially for students who consume the drug on daily basis. The cons of the drug are unstable heartbeats, passing out, increased blood flow and tremors. Side effects that are less serious include the dryness of the oral area, unable to sleep, loss of appetite, diarrhea and loss of interest in sexual intercourse.
Discovery, structure, class and associated physiochemical properties Haloperidol is an antipsychotic drug used in the treatment of schizophrenia. It was discovered by Bert Hermans in 1958 at Janssen Laboratories in Belgium. Haloperidol is placed in the class of butyrophenones. The chemical formula for haloperidol is C21H23ClFNO2. The IUPAC nomenclature for haloperidol is 4-[4-(4-chlorophenyl)-4-hydroxypiperidin-1-yl]-1-(4-fluorophenyl)butan-1-one.
Just like every other drug that are in the market, enhancement drugs have side effects to them and depending on the drug, the strength of the side effects may differ. Some of the drugs may have minimal side effects which does not need to be taken care of seriously. On the other hand, there are enhancement drugs in the market that their side effects can cause death in the worst-case scenario. Few experts on cognitive enhancement drugs share ideas that some such as Adderall has side effects that can be hazardous. Erin Selin, author of “Potent ‘Study’ Drugs Still Popular for College Students, Despite the Danger” states that people can suffer from insomnia, anxiety, stroke, seizures, and the worst of all death.
Dronabinol contains THC, which is used to treat excessive weight loss in AIDS patient and nausea from chemotherapy. Nabilone is used for the same reasons, however it has a artificial chemical that’s like THC. 8. Forms of Medical Marijuana Most people smoke medical marijuana in pipes or in a joint (paper-rolled cigarettes). You can also take it in pill form, eat it in brownies, or brew it into a drink.
These drugs have been officially recognized by doctors and medical scientists for them being deemed safe and efficient enough to treat people. Recreational drugs are controlled substances that are used to alter one’s state of mind by modifying the person’s emotions and perceptions. They are usually used without the supervision of a medical practitioner and can increase the chances of a person in abusing the drugs. There have been many discussions and debates on the usage of pharmaceutical drugs compared to that of recreational drugs and the classification of both types of drugs. One issue that has sparked a conversation about this topic is the news article about a British woman named Laura Plummer who has been sentenced to three years in prison in Egypt for illegally bringing a recreational drug called tramadol, a synthetic opioid drug that can treat moderate to severe pain, but can also be highly abused by people.
The lack of knowledge concerning the effects Adderall has on one’s health and the misuse of the drug has led many students to believe that there are no negative side effects of the drug. The negative effects of Adderall on the human body outweigh the positive effects that are better known by college students. Ninety-five percent of the articles in media reports “mentioned at least one possible benefit of using prescription drugs for neuro-enhancement, but only fifty-eight percent mentioned any risks or side effects” (Lakhan). Since the negative effects of Adderall are not talked about much by the media not many college students are aware of what they are taking and what could happen. Negative side effects of Adderall and drugs similar to it
Drugs such as Adderall is help for health purposes but taking it incorrectly or too much can cause major harm to the body. Everyday Health warns,“Adderall can increase your risk for heart problems, high blood pressure, and stroke. If the person taking Adderall has a history of a heart defect or other heart problems, there is a risk for sudden death.” It can also damage the mind and create mental problems that were not there before taking the medication. “Adderall may increase your risk for mental health problems, including depression, bipolar disorder, and unusual behaviors including aggressive or hostile behavior.”(Everyday Health) It won’t hurt to do a bit of research on any prescribed or non-prescribed medicine and is more helpful to ask your physician any questions or concerns you may be
Volatile anesthetics can alter the dopaminergic balance in the brain, but whether they exacerbate PD is unknown. Propofol produces both dyskinesias and ablation of resting tremor, suggesting that it has both excitatory and inhibitory effects in this patient population. But both volatile agents as well as propofol has been successfully to sedate patients with PD during deep brain stimulation surgery. Dexmeditomidine appears to be safe and when used in deep brain stimulation surgery has advantage of not interfering with motor symptoms. Ketamine should be used with caution because of potential interaction between levodopa and ketamine’s sympathomimetic activity.
When in Outpatients, some medication didn’t have labels, so we personally put labels on them under the instruction of a pharmacist. I got to write on many medication labels with some being; Metformin [“This is used to treat Type-2 diabetes” (Bagchi & Sreejayan 2012, p. 461)], Amlodipine and Paracetamol. After writing on labels, I got to label medication. I was told not to cover the name and expiry date of the medication. The medication I labelled were Metformin and Amlodipine [“This is used to treat hypertension (Barar 2000, p. 246)].