Resocializing of Prisoners

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Michelle Rollins
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Medication List

1. Adderall:
-Indication: Used to treat narcolepsy and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) -Contraindication: Do not use if you have used an MAO Inhibitor such as Parnate, Marplan, or Azilect. And do not use if you are allergic to amphetamine or dextroamphetamine. -Side Effects: Fast, uneven heartbeats, dangerously high BP, Pain or burning during urination 2. Ambien:

-Indication: A sedative used to treat insomnia
-Contraindication: Do not use if you are pregnant, under the influence of alcohol, have lung disease or sleep apnea -Side Effects: Irregular heartbeat, trouble breathing, feeling like you might pass out 3. Amitriptyline:

-Indication: Used to treat symptoms of depression
-Contraindication: Do not take if you recently had a heart attack, If you have used a MAO Inhibitor, or have thoughts of suicide -Side Effects: Heavy feeling or chest pain, sudden numbness or weakness, sudden severe headache or confusion 4. Amoxicillin:

-Indication: Is a penicillin antibiotic that fights bacteria in your body -Contraindication: Do not use if you are allergic to cephalosporin’s such as Omincef, Can make birth control pills less effective, and do not use if you are allergic to penicillin . -Side Effects: White patches or sores inside of the mouth, fever, swollen glands, pale or yellowed skin 5. Atenolol:

-Indication: Is a beta-blocker that is used to treat angina (chest pain) and hypertension, can also be used to prevent heart attacks -Contraindication: Do not take if you have to any kind of surgery, or if you have slow heart beats or heart block -Side Effects: May feel light headed, slow heartbeats, shortness of breath, swelling of ankles or feet 6. Ativan:

-Indication: Is used to treat anxiety disorders
-Contraindication: Do not use if you are allergic to lorazepam, Xanax, Valium, and do not use if you’re pregnant -Side Effects: Confusion, Depressed mood, Hallucinations, Hyperactivity, Feeling light headed 7. Cephalexin:

-Indication: Used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as upper respiratory infections, ear or skin infections -Contraindication: Do not use if you’re allergic to any penicillin’s, if you have kidney or liver disease, intestinal disorders -Side Effects: Diarrhea, Seizure, Fever, Sore throat, Easy bruising or bleeding 8. Clonidine:

-Indication: Lowers blood pressure to allow blood vessels to relax and the heart beat to beat more slowly and easily -Contraindication: Do not use if you have heart disease or severe coronary artery disease -Side Effects: Fast or pounding heartbeats, Shortness of breath, hallucinations, fever, pale skin 9. Cymbalta:

-Indication: Used to treat major depressive disorder and general anxiety disorder -Contraindication: Do not use with MAO Inhibitors
-Side Effects: nausea, agitation, easy bruising, severe skin reaction 10. Diazepam:
-Indication: used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. It is sometimes used with other medications to treat seizures -Contraindication: You should not use this medication if you are allergic to diazepam or similar drugs, do not share or use if you had any issues with alcohol abuse -Side Effects: Confusion, Hyperactivity, Muscle twitching, depressed mood, loss of bladder control 11. Flexeril:

-Indication: a muscle relaxant that is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions. -Contraindication: Do not take if you have used an MAO Inhibitor, such as Parnate, Nardil -Side Effects: Fast pounding heartbeats, sudden numbness, confusion, weakness, lightheadness 12. Gabapentin:

-Indication: an anti-epileptic medication that affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved with seizures and some types of pain -Contraindication: Do not use if you are allergic to gabapentin, or have liver or kidney disease. -Side Effects: increased seizures, fever, skin rash, swollen glands 13....
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