Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is an analgesic medication. Its overdose occurs when someone accidently or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. Acetaminophen overdose is one of the common poisonings worldwide. If this poisoning occurs, need to call local emergency number (911) or poison control center. Acute acetaminophen overdose is defined as an ingestion of toxic amount of acetaminophen occurring within a period of eight hours or less.
Lasix Pharmacokinetics Lasix is known as the “water pill” it’s a diuretic administrated orally. (1) The active ingredient of Lasix is furosemide, but also includes a number of inactive ingredients including lactose monohydrate NF, magnesium stearate NF, starch NF, talc USP, and colloidal silicon dioxide NF. (1) The peak effects of furosemide are typically seen within the first hour of two after a dose of the medication. (1). Lasix is prescribed for individuals to treat edema that may arise from congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis or renal disease.
What is DXM and it’s effects on behavior? Dextromethorphan is an antitussive drug commonly found in over the counter cough suppressant medication. It is therapeutically beneficial for the uses stated on the labels of the medication (such as limiting coughing), but in recent years, it has begun to be used in abusive ways. “Abusive” being defined by the amount of dosage and frequency of dosages. A normal dosage amount would be 10-20 milligrams per kilogram of body weight; an excessive amount might be more than 30 milligram per kilogram of body weight but is usually in the hundreds of milligrams per kilogram of body weight.
Withdrawal symptoms are insomnia nausea and weekness. Tolerance can develop very quickly and then addiction. Barbiturates are one of many deoressants. Medically barbiturates are used for suizure disure disorders and insomnia. Barbiturates can be injected but are usaully used in pill form.
There are many reasons to why these companies are greedily taking advantage of customers. The number one reason is because people who are need of these prescriptions have no other choice but to purchase them. Why does not America do something about these rip-off companies? In 2001 George Bush promised to lower the amount spent on prescriptions for the citizens, but in 2002, Americans spent $162.4 billion on prescribed drugs. (Steele 47) Drugs prices are not likely to fall back down to what they were years ago.
Why are these huge corporations donating such large sums of money to the PDFA? Because they know that the PDFA strongly influences our conception of acceptability: Whatever drug the PDFA chooses to attack becomes a taboo, while drugs the PDFA chooses to ignore become a spotless joy. Because of this funding structure, even if the PDFA wanted to criticize the profitable drugs, it couldn't. Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters Mathea Falco explains, It would be suicidal if the Pa... ... middle of paper ... ...s, One of the reasons young people have no faith in what we say about drugs is because of the lies by people like the Partnership. (St. Petersburg Times, 1990) Corporations are making big bucks and children are dying.
Dealers may claim their supply has almost dried up merely to inflate the price. Selling fake drugs is common. As the saying goes, “There is no honor among thieves.” When a large-scale dealer is arrested (‘busted’), the economics of supply and demand are upset, and all hell breaks loose. Addicts desperately need the drug, but because the supply is low, the cost dramatically increases until new dealers renew the supply. When I receive a flurry of phone calls from the same geographic region from addicts seeking treatment, I know there was a major drug bust in that area (http://bit.ly/1dZAjKT).
Rehabs and clinics will hand out free illegal drugs to help “wean” addicts off the drug they’re on. This is not helping; this is giving them drugs and fueling their addiction. Doctors are trying to say addiction is a disease, but they have caused most addictions. They give out prescription pills for just about anything which will lead to more people getting addicted. Prescription pills are the most abused drug in the United States (Bell).
The Path to a Drug Free Nation The repeated use of drugs often causes both physical and psychological dependence, as mentioned in an article by the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (“Drug Dependence”). In order for an individual to truly be set free from their addiction, seeking treatment is necessary. Rehab centers are a great place with scientifically proven methods to cure those addicted to drugs. It is important to try to end drug use in our country, rather than allowing it to continue longer than it already has. While funding for rehabilitation facilities could become an issue, drug users may continue their addiction without proper treatment, and therefore those arrested for drug use should be sent to a rehabilitation center instead of prison.
Acupuncture doesn’t allow people to get ahead of themselves like Victor did; the way of thinking brought about is that of a natural sense. The techniques of the alternative medicine allow people to remember how magnificent and sacred the human body is and realize that it cannot be created through lab work or perfected through medicine. With Western medicine, patients can take up to four or five medications before finding one that suits their needs and most can have many life threatening side effects. With acupuncture, it is one procedure and one attempt to heal a patient with NO major side effects. Acupuncture is a unique ancient art that is backed by thousands of years of Chinese thought and research and has been proven affective for many people and their illnesses.