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Sometimes medications that were developed to treat one condition can end up being useful for seemingly unrelated ailments. Hosted by: Michael Aranda Head to https://scishowfinds.com/ for hand selected artifacts of the universe! ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Lazarus G, Kelly Landrum Jones, Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith, D.A. Noe, alexander wadsworth, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Bader AlGhamdi, James Harshaw, Patrick Merrithew, Patrick D. Ashmore, Candy, Tim Curwick, charles george, Saul, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Viraansh Bhanushali, Kevin Bealer, Philippe von Bergen, Chris Peters, Justin Lentz ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: Dextromethorphan https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19137121 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21476614 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3849173/ Memantine http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0123289 https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/index.shtml https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23525525 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4540409/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24406251 Naltrexone https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2851054/ https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/treatment/naltrexone https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/programs_campaigns/medication_assisted/efficacy-naltrexone-treatment-alcohol-dependence.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2666924/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3164585/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28877518 https://academic.oup.com/alcalc/article/48/4/402/533312 Sildenafil https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-hypertension/symptoms-causes/syc-20350697 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1994020/ http://www.phauk.org/treatment-for-pulmonary-hypertension/phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitors/ Spironolactone http://www.internationaljournalofcardiology.com/article/S0167-5273(15)01190-0/fulltext https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10760075 http://www.academia.edu/13992257/Vanders_Human_Physiology_-_The_Mechanisms_of_Body_Function https://academic.oup.com/endo/article-abstract/97/1/52/2619110?redirectedFrom=fulltext https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3315877/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1994020/ Propranolol https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/beta-blockers/art-20044522 http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/DiagnosingaHeartAttack/Angina-Pectoris-Stable-Angina_UCM_437515_Article.jsp#.Wn-zBJMbO-o https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26487439 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/027858469290004X?via%3Dihub Minoxidil http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1524-6175.2004.03585.x/full https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14996087 https://www.hshairclinic.co.uk/hair-loss/all-about-hair/hair-cycle/ https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/248894 Bimatoprost https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-glaucoma https://www.latisse.com/AboutLatisse.aspx https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20384750 https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/021275s022lbl.pdf https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2769924/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2861943/ ---------- Images: http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-photo-bottles-of-pills-in-cabinet-close-up/103583051 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dextrometorfano.jpg http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-illustration-body-organs/510154886 http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-illustration-brain-polygon/666908262 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pachinko_parlor_dsc04790.jpg http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-photo-opioid-epidemic-and-drug-abuse-concept/829000374 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pulmonary_hypertensive_arteriopathy_(4348170715).jpg http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-illustration-acne-vulgaris-or-pimple-healthy-hair/875814728 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Propranolol_tablets.png http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-illustration-man-scratching-his-head-and-hair/840062408 http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-photo-closeup-young-man-serious-hair-loss-problem/596370890 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hair-follicle_cycling.ogv http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-photo-cosmetics-on-male-eye/56293595 http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-illustration-glaucoma/490313946 http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-illustration-hand-drawn-woman-s-sexy-luxurious-eye/873336344
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tribeof mexicans (4 days ago)
I take propranolol for both my high heart rate and extreme anxiety (along with other medications for anxiety) and I have to say it works very well for both
The Cosmos Personified (13 days ago)
The world needs Scishow Drugs.
Sensi Star (23 days ago)
I take proprananol!!
Komori Zalera (26 days ago)
the eyelash one also turns blue eyes brown permanently
starrychloe (26 days ago)
MDMA treats PTSD. Ketamine treats depression.
KwazyWabbit (27 days ago)
Wellbutrin and Zyban. They are both the same drug. Zyban was/is sold as a quit smoking aid. Wellbutrin is prescribed for depression. No big deal except they charged far more for Zyban. I doubt Zyban is prescribed much anymore though. Also many drugs get very slight changes made that really have little to no change in effect and then get sold again under a new name for top dollar while the older version can be bought generic. Pharmaceutical companies are the biggest scammers in the world.
Frankie Lein (1 month ago)
Yay, you mentioned Spironolactone! And you also mentioned the reason I take it. It is a wonderful medication, I’ve also noticed that I don’t get many breakouts, anywhere on my body.... Though, my skin is super dried out because of it. But, I do not care, I am taking a journey I should have started years ago.
David Daivdson (1 month ago)
Heroin (still prescribed here in the UK) or morphine; Pain relief Preoperative sedation Anxiolytic (though nowhere near as potent as benzodiazepines) Very mild antipsychotic Antitussive (stops you from coughing) And slows movement of the gut (thus helping if you have the shits) Also treatment resistant depression; though they've moved to buprenorphine + samidorphan for moral reasons (it won't cause a "high") now.
Michael Rauch (1 month ago)
So educationally epic, so helpful with my nursing study... plus he is hot
4one14 (1 month ago)
Super happy with scientists noticing the secondary effects of spironolactone, as it plus estrogen has been very effective and helpful for MTF HRT therapy, and I've been super happy with the beneficial results so far. Much gratitude for the available therapy at no cost here in Canada, and hope that the same will be true for Trans folks in the USA and other places ASAP.
Gustav Gous (2 months ago)
Interesting video. But you guys forgot that (almost) every treatment for Bipolar Mood Disorder was originally developed as a treatment for epilepsy.
Rob Wisdom (2 months ago)
I have a chronically low oxygen saturation. I have investigated it and couldn't identify any disorder that would do this. My dad also has this trait. It doesn't show up in a handheld pulse oximeter, only at the doctors visits. I suspect it's not white coat syndrome (code for fear of doctors messing with measurement), but the nurses and staff often think so. If that were true, then my athletic pulse oximeter would recognize it. It's literally just a red diode counting the deoxyhemoglobin present in your capillaries, right? I usually spend about 10 minutes trying to convince doctors to let me go when the machine beeps because I was "holding my breath".. I also don't get enough from drugs, because I rapid metabolize. I woke up during wisdom teeth extraction under fetenayl or whatever it's called. I think it's synthetic morphine, I remember them talking about it before the intern anesthesiologists hit me up with some kind of smack. As well as that "laughter" event... It only happened once at night as a child. I thought it was hiccups. My mom thought I was having a stroke. I felt confused, mostly because I was a very little kid at the time. I barely know if or how they treated me.. I didn't look or sound like I was laughing... I laughed at people looking at me, which didn't help, but was like 2am.. Imagine hiccups but no gasp, just a muscle spasm that hurts your lungs, and bounces your jaw. I didn't feel any airflow, it felt the opposite. I was blazed off oxygen.. You know.. I really don't remember if they treated me for that, or if the muscle relaxed on its own, but it was a weird night. I have a lot of sickness. I must seem depressing lol.
Bakerygo (2 months ago)
spirinolactone is also prescribed as a hair loss treatment for women with androgenic alopecia
Catharticnonsense X (3 months ago)
Just wanna say as a trans person the nod of acknowledgement to trans women made me smile
ethanol doesnt interact with opioid receptors but acetaldehyde (from alcohol dehydrogenase reaction with ethanol) is known to react with enkephalins in a condensation reaction to produce opioid like compounds which do interact with opioid receptors
oortwitch (3 months ago)
This is what happened with prazosin, which is an alpha blocker. Originally developed for high blood pressure, it was found to help ease PTSD related nightmares in veterans. I don't have PTSD myself, but I do have a lot of symptoms that overlap, including terrible nightmares. Prazosin has really helped with that. I still have some uncomfortable dreams but they rarely reach the point of triggering too much adrenaline response and waking me up in a panic. It's great!
Kari Rakitan (3 months ago)
Please take my poo poll: http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=5aea8cc9e4b03e2d7dd2a9d2
Carlos Ygor (3 months ago)
Could the effects on NMDA receptors be used as treatment to epilepsy?
jack bale (3 months ago)
First one is true it's also known as dxm and if you drink an entire bottle of robotussin you start tripping balls It's a very powerful laxative though
Dopamine (3 months ago)
Dextromethorphan actually has some very impressive anti-addictive properties as well, although it has not been FDA approved or had its mechanism thoroughly researched. Too much money in drug addiction, I guess.
Catherine Biller (3 months ago)
You missed out the effects of low dose naltrexone (LDN). Was that deliberate?
Wolf Heart (3 months ago)
wow we have mdma receptors... :)
Amber Blyledge (3 months ago)
Making a guess before the video Clonidine.
thecat (4 months ago)
Hey just so you know trans women should be two words
Mi, Amor (4 months ago)
Apart from seeing my GP ( or doctor). What can i buy from the pharmacy that can help me sleep
psychopsilocybin00 (4 months ago)
Anti-anxiety, anti-depressants, anti-seizure, blood pressure medication... all used to treat chronic migraines.
Little Monkey 4/12 (4 months ago)
I Take Propranolol For Exema & It Does Work At Stilling The Nerves So I Don't Itch As Much.
Liam Stanton (4 months ago)
but wouldnt it suck so bad if u broke a bone or something whilst on naltrexone
Philo Star (4 months ago)
6:50 Side effects in biose males? What is different between a drug affecting biosex and regular males?
Craig Mckinney (4 months ago)
I take propranalol to reduce my essential tremors. (Hereditary tremors)
Fufubunny Iz100 (4 months ago)
Another notable beta blocker with secondary use for anxiety, is prazosin. It's been shown to be extremely effective for treating night terrors, caused by Ptsd.
EStarstruck (4 months ago)
I took naltrexone for dermatillomania and it sadly didn't work but I've heard it does a lot of good for many people with skin picking/hair pulling. Another medication, Lamictal, is used for seizures at high doses but at 300 and lower its used for manic depression and it's helped my anger issues greatly. Side uses to meds ended up really helping me.
Kira cobb (4 months ago)
i was prescribed naltrexone to help my compulsions one being cutting and it didnt work on me
Kira cobb (4 months ago)
also why didnt he mention benadryl along with the propanol thats pretty much the only anti anxiety youll get in most psych hospitals unless its vistaril which is literally glorified benadryl
Tyler Keystone (4 months ago)
You look like your name is dill
Botty Paige (4 months ago)
I was expecting to see Botox and migraines on this list. Maybe that one happened in the wrong order though.
Erin Gaffney (4 months ago)
Nuedexta helped me out so much after my TBI. I’m glad you mentioned it!
U’re Mom (4 months ago)
Loving the sources provided recently. Really stands out from other education channels on YoutTube.
lifeincolour09 (4 months ago)
I knew about the first 7 of these; I read too much Wikipedia.
Luxander (4 months ago)
It felt weird watching you talk about spironolactone outside the context of trans people, since that's the only time I've heard it talked about. I literally cried when you mentioned its use to our community. Although I know SciShow and Sexplanations are both under the same umbrella, so you (the writers) should do what Dr. Doe did and stop using "biosex" when you mean "cis." Dr. Doe is switching to assigned-at-birth language last I checked.
Emma Stanley (4 months ago)
"Hair pulling" trichotillomania is an OCD though, or did they want to say that the experiment on OCD patients was only for a specific type of OCD? Because if it the third medication works for hair pulling then shouldn't it work for different OCD's too? I have dermatillomania, which is similar to trichotillomania so it got me confused when he mentioned that "hair pulling" was a "behavioural addiction" and there was medication for it but not really for OCD :)
Caroline Hoak (4 months ago)
*holds medicine while talking to friends* "Have you met memantine?
Dana Homsi (4 months ago)
Look at you Michael with your cool new hair style 😍
rainynight02 (4 months ago)
How many damn channels do y'all have?!
EverMystique1 (4 months ago)
I spent a period of time on Procardia, designed for hypertension, but side effect of stopping pre-term labor, which is why it was prescribed for me.
Mystee Pulcine (4 months ago)
Naltrexone in lower doses (3-5mg instead of 50mg) also helps with the all over pain of chronic fatigue syndrome! It's the only thing that has helped my pain.
k M (4 months ago)
as a trans person, i have never heard biosex, it is always cis haha
Ghaspey [Youtube] (4 months ago)
Somehow I knew Spiro would be in this video. 10/10 would recommend, except the taste of the pills which is like a mint you fished out of a toilet. At least estrogen is tasty!
whatarewedoing (4 months ago)
MrFreeman012 (4 months ago)
The way I see it, treating addiction with Naltrexone (high doses only, low doses can treat addiction and still keep the pleasurable feelings intact) is going at it the wrong way. Rather than decreasing the pleasure attained by performing certain actions or taking certain drugs, decreasing the stress that maintains the addiction should be top priority. Not only that, but the physically and psychologically addictive components of drug use can be prevented while also retaining the pleasurable activity of the drug. The reason addiction is maintained - but not started - with Opiates, for example, is because of the negative feelings that occur when you stop taking the drug. Eliminating those negative feelings won't completely stop everyone from taking drugs, but what it *will* do is prevent the reasons not to take the drugs in the first place, *and* make it so much easier for people to quit when they honestly want to, or just can't afford it anymore. Also, chemicals that reduce stress often don't effect the pleasurable effects of opiates, but do decrease the dopamine release in the reward centers of the brain, effectively preventing psychological addiction. What this shows is that dopamine is likely not the main contributor to the euphoria induced by drugs. Norepinephrine seems to be the main perpetrator, here. Specifically, norepinephrine released in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex if I recall correctly. So, all the negatives of drug addiction could be eliminated while still retaining the positives. That's way more exciting than just making people's lives a little lackluster just to make them stop doing slightly bothersome things. Also, a tertiary use for Dextromethorphan is for this purpose I've just mentioned, preventing drug addiction. Dextromethorphan is not the strongest NMDA receptor antagonist, but NMDA antagonists can prevent dependence and psychological addiction to opiates without decreasing the pleasurable effects, as well. The only problem with NMDA antagonists, as a treatment for drug dependence, is that the doses required induce dissociation. So, L-type Calcium channel antagonists and some herbs that can block excitatory activity like Saffron and Ginger are a better bet. Naltrexone also works, in very small doses, to prevent dependence and psychological addiction to opiates, without antagonizing their painkilling properties. It's baffling that researchers haven't started publicizing all this amazing information. I mean, it's probably because more study is needed. As an interesting side note, drug cravings are caused by our supposed reward/pleasure centers. Most opiate users will say that their withdrawal is manageable when they don't have cravings, but when they do, it's ten times worse. So, there's conflicting information here, right? I don't think so. Addiction can be started with dopamine release, this is true. But, eventually, you're only taking the drug to maintain the pleasurable feelings of no pain, rather than for the reward of taking the drug. Another interesting side note, dopamine has *not* been associated with drug induced pleasure, or pleasure of any kind, if I recall correctly. Only Mu Opioid receptor agonism has been associated with feelings of pleasure. Dopamine is associated with "wanting" and "liking" and whatnot, but not as much with euphoria. Dopamine receptor blockers, administered with Amphetamines, for example, have been shown not to counteract the euphoria induced, so much as the desire to seek out other rewards. Dopamine receptor blockers do, however, prevent compulsive administration of drugs. Anyway, back to opiate addiction. If dopamine release was the only thing maintaining an addiction, people would be fine with just the cravings they have for their drug of choice. But, what we see when people experience cravings is the exact opposite. You feel even worse. So, obviously, the reward centers in the brain mainly control your *desire* for a drug, and not how good it feels. So, reducing your desire for drug reward is as easy as taking an L-type Calcium Channel Antagonist or an NMDA receptor antagonist (but only concurrently with the opiate, taking it during withdrawal will still diminish withdrawal but not to nearly as much of a degree). One example of something being totally un-addictive, but also very pleasurable, is Kava. It's got a respectable level of euphoria for being entirely innocuous. The likely reason for its lack of addiction is because it antagonizes Calcium Channels like I mentioned before. The euphoria is maintained, while addiction is totally absent. That's proof enough for me that something with uncomfortable consequences can be changed to something totally fine.
JadedMuse (4 months ago)
I'm on spiro for hormone replacement therapy and I'm in the bathroom every 2 hours, but it's definitely worth it, I'd like to try cypro though!
Iago Silva (4 months ago)
4:24 That's rather misguiding: the fact you're not taking any substance doesn't mean you're not making any
Exterminate123 (4 months ago)
Why were they working on naltrexone when nature already gives us kratom and iboga. Big pharma is evil and just wants to make money off you
Aaron H (4 months ago)
I can vouch for Propranolol, I found it super useful for anxiety. No mental effects like valium, and it got rid of all my physical symptoms
MrZooky123 (4 months ago)
a boners side effect?!!?!?!
Dustin Santillan (4 months ago)
I thought spironolactone "spares" potassium, and not sodium, from being excreted.....
The4thaggie (4 months ago)
Id mention Clomid as an alternative for low testosterone in males. The traditional treatment apparently sterilizes guys. Clomid is traditionally a female reproduction drug, and the side effects are that estrogen is lowered allowing testosterone to reclaim lost ground. I forgot the unit (audible gasp!) Of measurement, but my testosterone was in the low 100s before. After, I was in the 850-900 range. The only negative I had was being horny to the verge of nymphomania
Luke Reid (4 months ago)
What on earth is a “biosex male”? Is this some LGBTIBPI+ thing?
Andrew Raphael (4 months ago)
I was on spironolactone as a diuretic while in hospital with edema & ascites. Another drug with an interesting history is MMF (Cellcept).
o00thunderhawk00o (4 months ago)
tripping on DXM teaches u a lot about the way the world works. which is weird that the man let this slip we finding out the secrets haha maybe the man put it there he knows
Jynxedlove (4 months ago)
So far evidence also shows that drastically low doses of naltrexone (LDN) can also be used as a very effective pain treatment for the hard-to-treat pain related to a disease called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.
Dylan Bozarth (4 months ago)
They forgot to include Oxycontin. Which not only lessens the intensity of physical pain, it is also a great way to spend a Friday night.
SP 12 (4 months ago)
The clover can solve problems with brittle bones better than any calcium supplement (Aarhus university, 2015) - original study was on clovers effects on menopause, but it had little measurable results. However a sideeffect found in all patients bone density had increased...
Ryan Chapman (4 months ago)
3:35 "that's when it becomes a [dependence*]." addiction is a pattern of behavior, while dependence is more concerned with neurochemistry.
Lindsay Wheatcroft (4 months ago)
“This meant a boners side-effect” well played 😂
Seth Murphy (4 months ago)
Disappointed that there wasn’t an antipsychotic listed to treat nausea and vomiting. Haldol has proven to be great at treating cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome!
Brianna Bricker (4 months ago)
Surprised you didn't cover lamictal for treating epilepsy and bipolar! Maybe on scishowpsych?
Elliott Barela (4 months ago)
So glad they mentioned transwomen ♥️☺️
Chris (4 months ago)
Spironolactone... Heard the part about it helping hormonal acne and thought that sounds amazing right now. Then I heard it blocks androgrens so probably wouldn't work well with the testosterone and trenbolone I'm taking...
Pecu Alex (4 months ago)
What about quinine(used for malaria) in bitter lemon drinks
necromorphous (4 months ago)
when I was little I took oxybutinin to calm my overactive bladder. now I'm an adult i take it to control my hyperhidrosis. It actually works better to control sweating than it did help my bladder spasms
Sarah Engel (4 months ago)
I'm on spironolactone for my acne! It's been working wonderfully.
Southern Gothic (4 months ago)
I once was actually prescribed propranolol for anxiety
maryavatar (4 months ago)
I can’t believe you didn’t include Amitriptyline! Developed as an antidepressant, now used to treat nerve pain like migraines and slipped disks. Half the people I work with are on it.
Genericname123 (4 months ago)
You forgot to mention heroin. I use it for everything from a cough to insomnia. I mean I kinda have to take it,but taking more cures about any issue lol (Warning do not do this)
ShadowCraft (4 months ago)
I’m addicted to scishow, I need it to feel normal, and I can’t really function without it.
Telopathic Psychnopath (4 months ago)
I want your jacket, the side pocket is useful for close reach of these medications.
Jock1092 Jock (4 months ago)
Propranolol is also a migraine prevention treatment for some, seems to have a good few uses
Teddy Beighton (4 months ago)
Hey, long time fan. Just wanted to point out so you know for next time: "biosex" is kinda outdated/problematic, it's much better to use amab or afab (assigned male/female at birth). And there should be a space between "trans" and "women" just like you wouldnt say gaywomen lol
Paule Patterson (4 months ago)
Question Idea: How is it possible to fart and not have "stuff" leak out?
CT G (4 months ago)
I take propanalol for anxiety and find it helpful. I also take mirtazapine for depression.. This medication is helpful for treating some people with depression and also it is used to help people with eating disorders such as anirexia as after taking it it gives you an appetite to scoff food.. Once you get that under control i have found it to be a life saving medication for treating my borderline personality disorder. Other anti depressants don't agree with me such as ssris like fluoxitine and citrepram ect I know I know I can't spell these meds. Interesting episode!!
katsuya suzuki (4 months ago)
Question. If you have hiccups will taking cough drops suppress the hiccups?
Márton Tichi (4 months ago)
Haha theres another use for dxm
TheFancySirJames (4 months ago)
Why do Americans love their pharmaceuticals so much
Ryan Smith (4 months ago)
This is because, in at least one American country, a pharmaceutical is like a magical "silver bullet". As a matter of sensitivity and respect, I will not say which American country this applies to.
Joseph Valentine (4 months ago)
I hate medication. Why go bankrupt paying for medication when it can all be fixed with a cheap whole-food vegan diet?
Monkeyb00y (4 months ago)
Colchicine is used for treating GOUT, however it can be used as an anti-inflammatory for things like Pleurisy and Pericarditis.
cerulienne (4 months ago)
hydroxychloroquine was developed as a malaria medication, but it’s commonly prescribed (like for me) as a rheumatoid arthritis treatment! i’d assume an immunosuppressant would work for RA but wouldn’t you need an immune system to beat malaria? how does that work??
emailchrismoll (4 months ago)
Marissa Hettinger (4 months ago)
Spironolactone was amazing for my skin but ruined my life.
penguins forall (4 months ago)
Don't give big pharma much credit. Asprin, Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, antibiotics etc came from careful refinements and research. Some like asprin having really long histories of use before any government body approved them or did any research on their effectiveness. This a whole lot different than the shitshow today where untested drugs go on the market left and right with lofty claims to cure all your problems. Some modern innovations like the synthesis of insulin are now text book examples of abuse of patents.
Chris Pinchin (4 months ago)
Domperidone is used to prevent nausea and stimulate breast milk production.
swegmanswag (4 months ago)
Lol dxm and memantine. Good dissos 😎
swegmanswag (4 months ago)
Dph is also a deliriant but its hella toxic at those doses
shavacadoo (4 months ago)
Loved this video
Tamara Ortas (4 months ago)
Hey! You are awesome. My 10 year-old son wants to know how we know what the earth's core (and other layers) are made of. We have watched a few videos and done some reading......but we think you could explain it best. Please? Thanks you! :)
amiablehacker (4 months ago)
I don't know the name, but my dad takes medication that was originally used to treat epilepsy. It was discovered that it also worked as a mood stabilizer, so it can treat bipolar.
Buggy793 (4 months ago)
amiablehacker Lamotrogine probably?
Mr. Atrophy (4 months ago)
propanolol also works on chronic nightmares.
Juan pedro Minaudo (4 months ago)
06:48 Biosex males? i thought this was a science channel
GTdba (4 months ago)
Coumadin ( Warfarin Sodium), a common anti-coagulant that prevents blood clots is often used as Rat Poison. Its antidote is, in both cases of human and animal poisoning, Vitamin K.
Peanutsreveng3 (4 months ago)
Respect to those who managed to absorb this at 1.5x speed (I know you're out there, you freakish bastages), I had to return to normal and still watched a bunch sail over my head :D
cellogirl11RW (4 months ago)
You forgot about propranolol's ability to treat migraines and Essential Tremor.

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