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Education Reporter
NUMBER 197 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS JUNE 2002

Drugs Prescribed for Paul Johnston & their Side Effects
Psychostimulants: Ritalin, Dexedrine, Cylert, Adderall 
Known side effects: Decreased appetite, insomnia, gastrointestinal pain, irritability, increased heart rate, paradoxical worsening of symptoms

Anti-Depressants: Paxil, Wellbutrin, Imipramine (Tofranil), Nortriptyline (Pamelor), Luvox, Remeron 
Known side effects: Cardiac complications, impulsiveness, psychosis, mania, seizures, high blood pressure, confusion, insomnia, nightmares, rash, tics, tremors, loss of coordination, anxiety, sexual dysfunction, abnormal skin sensitivity to sunlight

Mood Stabilizers: Lithium (Lithobid), Depakote* (Anticonvulsant) 
Known side effects: Gastrointestinal complications (nausea/vomiting, diarrhea), tremors, decreased white blood cells, malaise  
*Side effects of Depakote also include double vision, drowsiness, loss of coordination, rapid eye movement, skin rashes

Beta-adrenergic blocking agents: Propranolol 
Known side effects: Decreased heart rate, Raynaud's phenomenon, lethargy, impotence

Neuroleptics: Risperdal, Zyprexa, Seroquel 
Known side effects: Acute irregular muscle movements, cardiac arrhythmia, motor restlessness, sedation, cognitive dulling, social withdrawal, Tardive Dyskinesia, liver toxicity, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, sudden death


 
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