CNS depressant


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CNS depressant

Anything that depresses, or slows, the sympathetic impulses of the central nervous system (i.e., respiratory rate, heart rate).
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Other signs and symptoms of CNS depressant withdrawal may include episodes of hallucinations, depression, disorientation, and suicidal thoughts.
Drugs that have CNS depressant effects (eg, alcohol, anxiolytics, barbiturates) may potentiate the CNS effects of zaleplon.
Mixed with opioid painkillers such as Valium and Vicodin, or CNS depressants such as Valium and Xanax, alcohol can slow breathing, causing respiratory failure and death.
Five (38%) reported using ketamine, though this drug has some centrally activating properties, in addition to its CNS depressant activity.
However, experimental studies showed that monoterpenes (eugenol, geraniol, citronellol) has CNS depressant activity, anesthetic, myorelaxant and anticonvulsant properties (Dallmeier and Carlini, 1981; Freire et al.
It also lacks the generalized CNS depressant effects characteristic of traditional sedative-hypnotics, making it an attractive agent for treating insomnia in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to studies presented at the meeting.
When considering the use of oxymorphone hydrochloride extended-release tablets in a patient taking a CNS depressant, assess the duration of use of the CNS depressant and the patient's response, including the degree of tolerance that has developed to CNS depression.
The bisepoxylignan glycoside simplexoside has CNS depressant activity in mice and rats while the aglycone is a stimulant (Ghosal et al.
The MERN significantly potentiated the duration of phenobarbitone sodium induced sleep in mice suggesting probable tranquilizing action as well as CNS depressant action (Murugesan et al.
GHB is a powerful CNS depressant that appears to work by improving nighttime sleep.