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162. Fampridine Sustained Release (4-aminopyridine)

of encephalopathy. In subject ACD- 001235 this occurred 15 days after stopping fampridine (for seizure) and the event was attributed to baclofen. The event in subject ACD-000202 who mistakenly took up to 300 mg baclofen and then suddenly stopped was attributed to baclofen withdrawal; the subject continued to take fampridine. Subject ACD- 001246 received fampridine for approximately 1 month, titrated to 30 mg bid, and experienced encephalopathy with associated hypokalemia and possible seizure. She had abruptly (...) conjugated to 3-hydroxy-4-aminopyridine sulfate. Minimal protein binding occurs (1 to 3%). Two drug interaction studies with two commonly used drugs in patients with MS (Baclofen and Betaseron) failed to show significant interaction. No interaction was observed with baclofen. Co- administration with immunomodulator MS treatment is important as many of MS patients are expected to be on the treatment: There are suggestions that fampridine and Betaseron can be safely administered together. In December 1999

2009 FDA - Drug Approval Package

163. Pharmacologic treatment of spasticity in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy

baclofen at the lowest possible dose (5–10 mg/day divided into 3 doses a day) to minimize AEs like drowsiness and sedation. The dose is gradually tapered until discontinuing because abrupt discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms, including increased spasticity, hallucinations, confusion, hyperthermia, and seizures. Tizanidine. One small Class II e8 placebo-controlled parallel study treated 10 children with a mean age of 4.1 years (range 2–15) with tizanidine 0.05 mg/kg/day and 30 children (...) , but there are insufficient data on its effect on function and its side-effect profile. There were insufficient data on the use of dantrolene, oral baclofen, and intrathecal baclofen, and toxicity was frequently reported. Recommendations: For localized/segmental spasticity that warrants treatment, botulinum toxin type A should be offered as an effective and generally safe treatment (Level A). There are insufficient data to support or refute the use of phenol, alcohol, or botulinum toxin type B (Level U). For generalized

2010 American Academy of Neurology

164. Effect of Ranolazine on Gastrointestinal Motor Function and Pain in Patients With IBS-D

daily score of >3.0 on a 0 to 10 point scale and Stool Consistency: at least one stool with a consistency of Type 5, 6 or 7 Bristol stool score on at least 2 days per week) 18-70 years old U.S. resident English-speaking (to provide consent and complete questionnaires) Exclusion Criteria Structural or metabolic diseases/conditions that affect the gastrointestinal system Unable to withdraw the following medications 48 hours prior to the study: Drugs that alter GI transit including Lomotil, and bile (...) acid binders such as cholestyramine, prokinetics (e.g. metoclopramide, cisapride and erythromycin), narcotics (e.g. oxycodone, morphine) and anticholinergics (dicyclomine, hyoscyamine). Analgesic drugs including narcotics, NSAID, cyclooxygenase-2 ( COX2) inhibitors (celecoxib, rofecoxib, and valdecoxib) GABAergic agents (baclofen) Benzodiazepines (e.g. lorazepam, alprazolam, and diazepam). Low stable doses of thyroid replacement, estrogen replacement, and low dose aspirin for cardioprotection

2014 Clinical Trials

165. A Novel Compound for Alcoholism Treatment

to 18.5 or anorexia given potential of the study medication to reduce appetite. BMI greater than or equal to 35 kg/m^2. Exclusionary Medications: Naltrexone, acamprosate, alcohol dehydrogenase inhibitors, topiramate, gabapentin, ondansetron, benzodiazepines, beta-blockers, H2-blockers, and alpha-1 blockers, baclofen, and barbiturates as well as hormone replacement therapy; medications and dietary/herbal supplements (like St. John's wort) that interact with Cytochrome P450 3A4. All of the medications (...) /DrugInteractionsLabeling/ucm093664.htm#substrates] History of epilepsy or alcohol-related seizures; patients who have diabetes and/or are treated with any drug with glucose lowering properties such as sulfonylurea, insulin, metformin, thiazolidinediones (TZD), Dipeptidyl peptidase-4(DPP4) inhibitors, or Glucagon-like peptide-1(GLP-1)agonists (due to the glucose-lowering properties of PF-05190457 observed in healthy volunteers); History of alcohol-induced flushing reactions. Clinically significant alcohol withdrawal

2014 Clinical Trials

166. Electronic Cigarettes in Smokers With Mental Illness

withdrawal symptoms, the changes in respiratory symptoms and psychiatric symptoms as well as the e-cigs perceived benefits and risks. Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase Schizophrenia Schizophreniform Disorder Bipolar Disorder Other: disposable electronic cigarettes Not Applicable Study Design Go to Layout table for study information Study Type : Interventional (Clinical Trial) Actual Enrollment : 50 participants Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment Masking: None (Open Label) Primary (...) and at 24 weeks ] An abbreviated and adapted version of the American Thoracic Society Questionnaire (ATS) will be used to assess respiratory symptoms. Cotinine [ Time Frame: Baseline, week 2, 6, 10 and 24 ] Cotinine levels in urine Nitrosamines [ Time Frame: Baseline and at 6 week ] NNAL and 3-HPMA levels in urine Side effects of antipsychotics [ Time Frame: weekly the first 10 weeks and at 24 weeks ] The Udvalg for Kliniske Undersøgelser (UKU) scale Withdrawal symptoms [ Time Frame: weekly the first 10

2014 Clinical Trials

167. The Central Amygdala Nucleus is Critical for Incubation of Methamphetamine Craving. Full Text available with Trip Pro

receptor agonists (muscimol+baclofen, 0.03+0.3 nmol) on cue-induced methamphetamine seeking during early and late withdrawal. We also assessed the effect of muscimol+baclofen reversible inactivation of vmPFC, dmPFC, and OFC on 'incubated' cue-induced methamphetamine seeking during late withdrawal. Lever presses in the cue-induced methamphetamine extinction tests were higher during late withdrawal than during early withdrawal (incubation of methamphetamine craving). Muscimol+baclofen injections into CeA (...) but not BLA decreased cue-induced methamphetamine seeking during late but not early withdrawal. Muscimol+baclofen injections into dmPFC, vmPFC, or OFC during late withdrawal had no effect on incubated cue-induced methamphetamine seeking. Together with previous studies, results indicate that the CeA has a critical role in incubation of both drug and non-drug reward craving and demonstrate an unexpected dissociation in mechanisms of incubation of methamphetamine vs cocaine craving.

2014 Neuropsychopharmacology

168. Is gabapentin a promising drug for the treatment of alcohol dependence?

depressed mood, craving, and sleep disturbance as they go through alcohol withdrawal. These symptoms, which can persist for several weeks, are associated with relapse to drinking. Gabapentin seems to minimise the activation of the stress response in the amygdala that is partially responsible for these effects of alcohol withdrawal. Previous studies have investigated gabapentin (versus placebo) for the prevention of relapse to drinking in alcohol dependence. All of the previous studies suggested (...) High drop-out rate and short term follow up in gabapentin for alcohol dependence RCT #MoreResearchNeeded In case you missed it earlier: Is #gabapentin a promising drug for the treatment of #alcohol dependence? Is gabapentin a promising drug for the treatment of alcohol dependence? via @sharethis Mental Elf: Is gabapentin a promising drug for the treatment of alcohol dependence? @Mental_Elf thanks that’s useful. I am using baclofen which has a similar effect on the GABA 2 pathway and is not abused

2013 The Mental Elf

169. NICE publish new evidence summary on harmful drinking and alcohol dependence

to be effective at reducing alcohol consumption in alcohol dependent people Baclofen does not appear to be effective in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal Limited evidence suggests that topiramate may be tolerable at 200 mg in reducing drinking levels in alcohol dependent people. Further research is needed Limited evidence suggests that sertraline may have a short-term treatment effect for relapse prevention on late-onset alcohol dependent people who have the LL (high expression) allele of the 5-HTTLPR (...) for relapse prevention than telephone counselling and ‘treatment as usual’ Using symptom-triggered benzodiazepines in an outpatient setting appears no more effective in reducing alcohol withdrawal symptoms than a fixed dosage regimen, and concerns remain about the safety of high dosage and potential for benzodiazepine misuse in largely unsupervised settings The cost of treatment for alcohol dependent people after withdrawal may be offset by a reduction in social costs Quetiapine does not appear

2013 The Mental Elf

170. Transient Global Amnesia (Diagnosis)

with intrathecal baclofen. Anesth Analg . 2008 Apr. 106(4):1284-7, table of contents. . Hinge HH, Jensen TS, Kjaer M, et al. The prognosis of transient global amnesia. Results of a multicenter study. Arch Neurol . 1986 Jul. 43(7):673-6. . Lauria G, Gentile M, Fassetta G, et al. Transient global amnesia and transient ischemic attack: a community- based case-control study. Acta Neurol Scand . 1998 Jun. 97(6):381-5. . Otrock ZK, Beydoun A, Barada WM, Masroujeh R, Hourani R, Bazarbachi A. Transient global amnesia (...) after breathing hyperoxic mixtures in otherwise regular dives. Clin Neurol Neurosurg . 2008 Mar. 110(3):259-61. . Vyhnálek M, Bojar M, Jerabek J, Hort J. Long lasting recurrent familiar transient global amnesia after betablocker treatment withdrawal: case report. Neuro Endocrinol Lett . 2008 Feb. 29(1):44-6. . Zweifler RM. Management of acute stroke. South Med J . 2003 Apr. 96(4):380-5. . Media Gallery of 0 Tables Contributor Information and Disclosures Author Roy Sucholeiki, MD Director

2014 eMedicine.com

171. Tourette Syndrome and Other Tic Disorders (Diagnosis)

-depleting agents also improve tics, and in some patients, tics may be worsened by neuroleptic withdrawal or, possibly, stimulant use. However, other data do not support a simple hypothesis that dopamine function is hyperactive in individuals with TS. Tics are not abated with the subsequent development of Parkinson disease. [ ] However, in Parkinson disease, dopamine loss is most evident in posterior putamen, [ ] whereas caudate and ventral striatum are more implicated in TS. Furthermore, dopamine (...) or they withdraw from many activities. Prejudice in work and school settings is common. Tics also interrupt the individual's behavior and thought. Most patients find that they sometimes lose track of a conversation or that they are slow to complete a task because of incessant interruptions by their tics. Self-injurious behavior is not uncommon. Occasionally, self-injury is intentional and due to a comorbid problem (eg, suicide during an episode of major depression). At times self-injury is pseudointentional

2014 eMedicine.com

172. Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke (Diagnosis)

. Table 2. Antispasmodics Mechanisms of Action, Significant Adverse Effects, and Considerations. Drug Mechanism of Action Significant Adverse Effect Consideration Baclofen Inhibits spinal reflexes [ ] Withdrawal syndrome may include hallucinations and seizures [ ] Dose reduction may be needed with renal impairment [ ] Dantrolene Interferes with the release of calcium from the sarcoplasmic reticulum [ ] Both diarrhea and hepatotoxicity are dose dependent and may limit use [ ] Baseline and periodic (...) spasticity. Bracing, especially at night, allows continuous passive range to tight, spastic muscle. This includes serial casting, which allows gradual increase in range over weeks. [ ] Oral medications also are often used for spasticity management, including tizanidine, baclofen, dantrolene, and benzodiazepines. . The functional benefit of these drugs is not well demonstrated despite their common use. These medications often have at least some sedating effect on patients, which should be weighed

2014 eMedicine.com

173. Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke (Overview)

. Table 2. Antispasmodics Mechanisms of Action, Significant Adverse Effects, and Considerations. Drug Mechanism of Action Significant Adverse Effect Consideration Baclofen Inhibits spinal reflexes [ ] Withdrawal syndrome may include hallucinations and seizures [ ] Dose reduction may be needed with renal impairment [ ] Dantrolene Interferes with the release of calcium from the sarcoplasmic reticulum [ ] Both diarrhea and hepatotoxicity are dose dependent and may limit use [ ] Baseline and periodic (...) spasticity. Bracing, especially at night, allows continuous passive range to tight, spastic muscle. This includes serial casting, which allows gradual increase in range over weeks. [ ] Oral medications also are often used for spasticity management, including tizanidine, baclofen, dantrolene, and benzodiazepines. . The functional benefit of these drugs is not well demonstrated despite their common use. These medications often have at least some sedating effect on patients, which should be weighed

2014 eMedicine.com

174. Delirium Tremens (Treatment)

> Delirium Tremens (DTs) Treatment & Management Updated: Apr 27, 2018 Author: Michael James Burns, MD, FACEP, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, MCCM Share Email Print Feedback Close Sections Sections Delirium Tremens (DTs) Treatment Approach Considerations Special concerns in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal include the following: Failure to consider the diagnosis of alcohol withdrawal syndrome in patients with altered mental status, abnormal vital signs, or single (...) simple seizure Failure to treat patients with severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome with adequate doses of benzodiazepines, because these patients may require extremely large doses of parenteral benzodiazepines Making the assumption that all seizures in people with alcoholism are due to alcohol withdrawal without considering other causes of seizures, such as infection, hemorrhage, or trauma Failure to exclude other etiologies of altered mental status in patients with suspected alcohol withdrawal Failure

2014 eMedicine.com

175. Spasticity (Overview)

. The Croonian lecture 1978. J R Coll Physicians Lond . 1980 Apr. 14(2):72-7, 80. . Coffey RJ, Edgar TS, Francisco GE, Graziani V, Meythaler JM, Ridgely PM, et al. Abrupt withdrawal from intrathecal baclofen: recognition and management of a potentially life-threatening syndrome. Arch Phys Med Rehabil . 2002 Jun. 83 (6):735-41. . Alden TD, Lytle RA, Park TS, Noetzel MJ, Ojemann JG. Intrathecal baclofen withdrawal: a case report and review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst . 2002 Oct. 18 (9-10):522-5 (...) , wheelchairs, and standers) Oral medications (such as baclofen and dantrolene) [ ] Injectable neurolytic medications (botulinum toxins and phenol) Intrathecal baclofen Surgical intervention (including selective dorsal rhizotomy and orthopedic procedures) See and for more detail. Next: Background Spasticity is increased, involuntary, velocity-dependent muscle tone that causes resistance to movement. The condition may occur secondary to a disorder or trauma, such as a tumor, a stroke, (MS

2014 eMedicine.com

176. Spasticity (Overview)

. The Croonian lecture 1978. J R Coll Physicians Lond . 1980 Apr. 14(2):72-7, 80. . Coffey RJ, Edgar TS, Francisco GE, Graziani V, Meythaler JM, Ridgely PM, et al. Abrupt withdrawal from intrathecal baclofen: recognition and management of a potentially life-threatening syndrome. Arch Phys Med Rehabil . 2002 Jun. 83 (6):735-41. . Alden TD, Lytle RA, Park TS, Noetzel MJ, Ojemann JG. Intrathecal baclofen withdrawal: a case report and review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst . 2002 Oct. 18 (9-10):522-5 (...) , wheelchairs, and standers) Oral medications (such as baclofen and dantrolene) [ ] Injectable neurolytic medications (botulinum toxins and phenol) Intrathecal baclofen Surgical intervention (including selective dorsal rhizotomy and orthopedic procedures) See and for more detail. Next: Background Spasticity is increased, involuntary, velocity-dependent muscle tone that causes resistance to movement. The condition may occur secondary to a disorder or trauma, such as a tumor, a stroke, (MS

2014 eMedicine.com

178. Classification and Complications of Traumatic Brain Injury (Overview)

None None 2 Decerebrate posturing Mutters unintelligibly Opens to pain 3 Decorticate posturing Inappropriate speech Opens to command 4 Withdraws to pain Confused Opens spontaneously 5 Localizing response to pain Alert and oriented NA 6 Obeys commands NA NA Total * 1-6 1-5 1-4 Source—Teasdale and Jennett, 1974. [ ] Note—NA = not applicable. * The total of the motor, verbal, and eye-opening scores (range, 3-15) indicates the severity of a TBI, as follows: 3-8 is severe TBI, 9-12 is moderate TBI (...) measures of severity include the number of days that are required to achieve a total GCS score of 15, the number of days that are needed to achieve a GCS motor score of 6, and the Abbreviated Injury Scale Head score. Another system for assessing TBI severity is the Simplified Motor Score (SMS). The SMS is a 3-point scale developed to address the perceived limitations of the GCS, such as its complexity and poor interrater reliability. Table 3. Simplified Motor Score Score Best Motor Response 0 Withdraws

2014 eMedicine.com

179. Classification and Complications of Traumatic Brain Injury (Treatment)

None None 2 Decerebrate posturing Mutters unintelligibly Opens to pain 3 Decorticate posturing Inappropriate speech Opens to command 4 Withdraws to pain Confused Opens spontaneously 5 Localizing response to pain Alert and oriented NA 6 Obeys commands NA NA Total * 1-6 1-5 1-4 Source—Teasdale and Jennett, 1974. [ ] Note—NA = not applicable. * The total of the motor, verbal, and eye-opening scores (range, 3-15) indicates the severity of a TBI, as follows: 3-8 is severe TBI, 9-12 is moderate TBI (...) measures of severity include the number of days that are required to achieve a total GCS score of 15, the number of days that are needed to achieve a GCS motor score of 6, and the Abbreviated Injury Scale Head score. Another system for assessing TBI severity is the Simplified Motor Score (SMS). The SMS is a 3-point scale developed to address the perceived limitations of the GCS, such as its complexity and poor interrater reliability. Table 3. Simplified Motor Score Score Best Motor Response 0 Withdraws

2014 eMedicine.com

180. Alcoholism (Treatment)

into 2 types: early-onset (biological predisposition to the disease) or late-onset (brought on by environmental or psychosocial triggers). Understanding and studying the difference between early- and late-onset alcoholism facilitate the selection of the appropriate therapy. Drugs that affect the rewarding behavior of neural activities, such as ondansetron, naltrexone, topiramate, and baclofen, have been shown to alter drinking behavior. [ ] The first step in treatment is brief intervention (...) and adolescent offspring. Alcohol Clin Exp Res . 2002 Dec. 26(12):1823-32. . Mayo-Smith MF, American Society of Addiction Medicine Working Group on Pharmacology. Pharmacological management of alcohol withdrawal: A meta-analysis and evidence-based practice guideline. JAMA . 1997. 278:144-151. . Melville N. Confirmed: Gabapentin Improves Alcohol Dependence Outcomes. Medscape [serial online]. Available at . Accessed: December 16, 2013. Mendelson JH, Mello NK. Medical Diagnosis and Treatment of Alcoholism . New

2014 eMedicine.com

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