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Oxycodone should be used with extreme caution in patients with significant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and in patients having a substantially decreased respiratory reserve, hypoxia, hypercapnia, or preexisting respiratory depression.
The researchers found that the nerve cells (neurons) damaged by ecstasy are those that use the chemical serotonin to communicate with other neurons.
The study found that, compared to the nonusers, heavy ecstasy users had significant impairments in visual and verbal memory.
The designer drug "Ecstasy," or MDMA, causes long-lasting damage to brain areas that are critical for thought and memory, according to new research findings in the June 15 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.
is a central nervous system stimulant, similar to amphetamines in the nature
and duration of its effects. It is believed that it works by activating the
brain stem arousal system and cortex. Pharmacologically, it works on the neurotransmitter
dopamine, and in that respect resembles the stimulant characteristics of cocaine.
When taken in accordance with usual prescription instructions, it would be classified
as having mild to moderate stimulant properties, but when snorted or injected
it has a strong stimulant effect.
Ritalin side effects include
but are not limited to:
- drug addiction
- nervousness and insomnia
- loss of appetite
- nausea and vomiting
- changes in heart rate
and blood pressure (usually elevation of both, but occasionally depression)
- skin rashes and itching
- abdominal pain
- weight loss
- digestive problems
- toxic psychosis
- psychotic episodes
- severe depression upon
- loss of appetite (may
cause serious malnutrition)
- tremors and muscle twitching
- fevers, convulsions,
and headaches (may be severe)
- irregular heartbeat and
respiration (may be profound and life threatening)
- anxiety, restlessness
- paranoia, hallucinations,
- excessive repetition
of movements and meaningless tasks
- while death due to non-medical
use of Ritalin is not common, it has been known to occur.
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