Disease Information for Dexmethylphenidate (Focalin) Administration/Toxicity

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Hypertonia
Active reflexes
Hypereactive/on exam
Hyperreflexia/DTRs increased
Insomnia
Seizures
Agitation
Hypomanic state
Psychotic behavior/symptomatic
Queer bizarre behavior/change
Short attention span
Restlessness/Anxiousness
Blurred Cloudy Vision
Difficulty Focusing Eyes
Dimming vision/acute
Diplopia Double vision
Mydriasis/wide pupils
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Amphetamine intake
Convulsions (grand mal)
Drug induced Agitation/Hyperactivity/Hypomania.
Hypomania
Paranoia reaction
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Amphetamine-like drugs/congeners
DRUG/Anti-attention deficit medication (example)
DRUG/Anti-Narcolepsy medication (example)
DRUG/Drug tolerance/effect
DRUG/Psychoactive/sedative drug (category)
DRUG/Stimulant (example)
DRUG/Lowers seizure threshold
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
Dexmethylphenidate (Focalin) admin, Brand name/Focalin (Methyphenidate isomer)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/2002 new drug (RX)
DRUG/Dose 10 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 2.5 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size).
DRUG/Dose 5 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose Extended time release/XT/SA (example)
DRUG/Dose once daily (RX)
DRUG/Oral medication (ex)
Definition

Isomer of methylphenidate;Sympathomimetic stimulant;used in attention deficit disorder;pressor effect and lowered seizure threshold;may unmask or worsen tics and Tourett"s syndrome; Dexmethylphenidate

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