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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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Catharticnonsense X (8 days 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
atelierdora (14 days 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 (14 days ago)
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Carlos Ygor (21 days ago)
Could the effects on NMDA receptors be used as treatment to epilepsy?
jack bale (26 days 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 (28 days 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 (29 days ago)
You missed out the effects of low dose naltrexone (LDN). Was that deliberate?
Wolf Heart (1 month ago)
wow we have mdma receptors... :)
Amber Blyledge (1 month ago)
Making a guess before the video Clonidine.
thecat (1 month ago)
Hey just so you know trans women should be two words
Mi, Amor (1 month ago)
Apart from seeing my GP ( or doctor). What can i buy from the pharmacy that can help me sleep
psychopsilocybin00 (1 month ago)
Anti-anxiety, anti-depressants, anti-seizure, blood pressure medication... all used to treat chronic migraines.
Little Monkey 4/12 (1 month ago)
I Take Propranolol For Exema & It Does Work At Stilling The Nerves So I Don't Itch As Much.
Liam Stanton (1 month ago)
but wouldnt it suck so bad if u broke a bone or something whilst on naltrexone
Philo Star (1 month ago)
6:50 Side effects in biose males? What is different between a drug affecting biosex and regular males?
Craig Mckinney (1 month ago)
I take propranalol to reduce my essential tremors. (Hereditary tremors)
Fufubunny Iz100 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
i was prescribed naltrexone to help my compulsions one being cutting and it didnt work on me
Kira cobb (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
You look like your name is dill
Botty Paige (1 month ago)
I was expecting to see Botox and migraines on this list. Maybe that one happened in the wrong order though.
Erin Gaffney (1 month ago)
Nuedexta helped me out so much after my TBI. I’m glad you mentioned it!
U’re Mom (1 month ago)
Loving the sources provided recently. Really stands out from other education channels on YoutTube.
lifeincolour09 (1 month ago)
I knew about the first 7 of these; I read too much Wikipedia.
Luxander (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
*holds medicine while talking to friends* "Have you met memantine?
Evan Seliner (1 month ago)
Why no aspirin
Dana Homsi (1 month ago)
Look at you Michael with your cool new hair style 😍
rainynight02 (1 month ago)
How many damn channels do y'all have?!
EverMystique1 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
as a trans person, i have never heard biosex, it is always cis haha
Ghaspey [Youtube] (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
MrFreeman012 (1 month 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 (1 month 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!
Barry A. (1 month ago)
Disappointed to not see hydroxyzine, a 1st gen antihistamine like diphenhydramine, mentioned because it has other uses including as a sleep aid and anti-anxiety medication.
Barry A. (1 month ago)
Wellbutrin (Bupropion) + DM (DXM) is in FDA clinical trials as AXS-05, a synergistic, longer-lasting SNRI antidepressant. DM is also a deliriant in high doses.
Iago Silva (1 month ago)
4:24 That's rather misguiding: the fact you're not taking any substance doesn't mean you're not making any
Exterminate123 (1 month 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 Horrell (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
a boners side effect?!!?!?!
Dustin Santillan (1 month ago)
I thought spironolactone "spares" potassium, and not sodium, from being excreted.....
The4thaggie (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
What on earth is a “biosex male”? Is this some LGBTIBPI+ thing?
Andrew Raphael (1 month ago)
I was on spironolactone as a diuretic while in hospital with edema & ascites. Another drug with an interesting history is MMF (Cellcept).
o00thunderhawk00o (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
“This meant a boners side-effect” well played 😂
Seth Murphy (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Surprised you didn't cover lamictal for treating epilepsy and bipolar! Maybe on scishowpsych?
Elliott Barela (1 month ago)
So glad they mentioned transwomen ♥️☺️
Chris (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
What about quinine(used for malaria) in bitter lemon drinks
necromorphous (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
I'm on spironolactone for my acne! It's been working wonderfully.
Southern Gothic (1 month ago)
I once was actually prescribed propranolol for anxiety
maryavatar (1 month 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.
madscientistshusta (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
I’m addicted to scishow, I need it to feel normal, and I can’t really function without it.
Telopathic Psychnopath (1 month ago)
I want your jacket, the side pocket is useful for close reach of these medications.
Jock1092 Jock (1 month ago)
Propranolol is also a migraine prevention treatment for some, seems to have a good few uses
Teddy Beighton (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Question Idea: How is it possible to fart and not have "stuff" leak out?
C T G (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Question. If you have hiccups will taking cough drops suppress the hiccups?
Márton Tichi (1 month ago)
Haha theres another use for dxm
TheFancySirJames (1 month ago)
Why do Americans love their pharmaceuticals so much
Ryan Smith (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
I hate medication. Why go bankrupt paying for medication when it can all be fixed with a cheap whole-food vegan diet?
Monkeyb00y (1 month ago)
Colchicine is used for treating GOUT, however it can be used as an anti-inflammatory for things like Pleurisy and Pericarditis.
cerulienne (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Marissa Hettinger (1 month ago)
Spironolactone was amazing for my skin but ruined my life.
penguins forall (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Domperidone is used to prevent nausea and stimulate breast milk production.
swegmanswag (1 month ago)
Lol dxm and memantine. Good dissos 😎
swegmanswag (1 month ago)
Dph is also a deliriant but its hella toxic at those doses
shavacadoo (1 month ago)
Loved this video
Tamara Ortas (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
amiablehacker Lamotrogine probably?
Mr. Atrophy (1 month ago)
propanolol also works on chronic nightmares.
Juan pedro Minaudo (1 month ago)
06:48 Biosex males? i thought this was a science channel
GTdba (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
You forgot about propranolol's ability to treat migraines and Essential Tremor.
Philemaphobia (1 month ago)
Tamsulosinhydrochloride is a prostate medication that is only prescribed to male patients although it works on smooth muscle tissue regardless of gender and can help women with urethra inflammation and in some cases symptoms tied to endometriosis. Metamizol is a non opioid pain medication that can also help to prevent migraines and also helps with period cramps, however it is banned in most countries, while widely used as muscle relaxant in the german speaking part of the world, while it can have some serious side effects it does not damage your liver, stomach and kidneys as much as other non opioid analgesics. Paracetamol not only works like NSAIR without being one, it actually docks to one of our cannabinoid receptors thus it is really a prodrug having similar effects as Cannabinoids.
WildFyreful (1 month ago)
Ha! I actually use propranolol for performance anxiety. Thanks for giving it a mention. :D
Sam Hobson (1 month ago)
D. F. T. B. A
Neis (1 month ago)
I like how before seeing the video, the first thing I think is, "They're gonna talk about Viagra, aren't they?"
dhaval1489 (1 month ago)
I have idea guys 'Scishow - pharmaceutical'
Grace Sophia (1 month ago)
My muscle relaxant is also used to treat very high fevers, I'm prescribed an antihistamine for vertigo and nausea, and my grandmother was prescribed morphine for trouble breathing at the end of her life. Medicines are weird.
TheMarshall92 (1 month ago)
please do more videos on medications and pharmaceutical sciences
TheMarshall92 (1 month ago)
Back when i was doing my internship in the ER, a patient was admitted for hypoglycemia and upon doing the medication reconciliation we came to know that he's on insulin but there was no history of diabetes. Apparently he was abusing HumilinR for bodybuilding.. On the other hands some non-diabetic people even abuse exenatide, metformin and acarbose for weight reduction..
TheMarshall92 (1 month ago)
yeah but its the worst! it increases the risk of Heart attacks and irregular heart beats.. Its even fatal to use in patients with heart diseases. Unfortunately its even a constituent in some weight loss formulations sold..
Limi V (1 month ago)
Do people also abuse Levothyroxine for weight loss?
Mechna Prime (1 month ago)
When I was younger I was on a medication to reduce swelling and pain in my joints, said medication was originally invented to treat seizures.
Katy B (1 month ago)
Memantine also helps treat nystagmus, involuntary muscle movements of the eyes.

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