Tag: "stimulant" at medical news
Brain region recovery possible in former methamphetamine users
...understand the underlying physiological changes of stimulant
drugs on the human brain."...
Medication combined with behavior therapy works best for ADHD children, study finds
...thylphenidate (MPH) patch. Methylphenidate is the stimulant
used in pill form by ADHD drugs Concerta and Rital...ho has conducted many other trials involving other stimulant
drugs. Significantly, the study also found that with combined treatment children required much lo...
Research offers new approach to developing treatments for cocaine and amphetamine addiction
...he pleasurable, and possibly addictive, effects of stimulant
drugs like methamphetamine. The study shows that h...hese findings point to a novel target for treating stimulant
drug addiction. Selective drugs can be developed that may suppress the action of natural CART peptid...
ADDERALL XR significantly improves driving performance, attention in young adults with ADHD
...moderate and consistent with known side effects of stimulant
medications. The most common side effects reported by patients taking ADDERALL XR during the trial included decreased appetite, weight loss, dry mouth, insomnia and bruxism (teeth grinding). The most common side effects reported by patients taking ...
Drug may combat weight loss during radiation treatments
...ies showed the drug's effectiveness as an appetite stimulant
for patients with HIV, chronic diseases and cancer cachexia, a "wasting syndrome" in which fat and muscle are lost because of the presence of a cancerous tumor. Weight loss can also be a problem in patients undergoing radiation treatment for lung can...
Coffee jump-starts short-term memory
...urces." Caffeine is currently the most widely used stimulant
in the world, and is mainly found in coffee, tea, soft drinks and chocolate. Daily caffeine consumption per person averages 76 mg (equivalent to 1 cups of coffee) worldwide and 238 mg (more than 4 cups of coffee) in the United States....
Caffeine limits blood flow to heart muscle during exercise
...w, caffeine is not a useful stimulant. It may be a stimulant
at the cerebral level in terms of being more awake and alert, which may subjectively give the feeling of having better physical performance. But I now would not recommend that any athlete drink caffeine before sports. It may not be a physical stimula...
Bradley Hospital responds to FDA report on ADHD drugs
...eat children's psychiatric disorders. Since then, stimulant
medications (including Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta...s conducted in the past 50 years. The benefits of stimulant
medication, especially when prescribed as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan, are substantive ...
Delayed-release stimulant used to treat ADHD may be less subject to abuse
...(MGH) researchers has found that a delayed-release stimulant
used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity diso... (ADHD) may be less likely to be abused than other stimulant
drugs. Study participants taking therapeutic oral doses of Concerta, a once-daily form of the drug ...
Study examines risk for misuse of ADHD stimulant medications
A major concern regarding the use of stimulant
medications to treat attention-deficit hyperactivi...ow remarkable convergence with previous surveys of stimulant
abuse among college students," says Timothy Wilens, MD, director of Substance Abuse Services in MGH ...
Mixed amphetamine salts most effective in the treatment of ADHD in youths
...ic Association meeting in Toronto, Canada. Among stimulant
medications classes, long-acting mixed amphetamine...ther. "The larger effect sizes we calculated for stimulant
ADHD medications, compared to nonstimulants or the novel stimulant
modafinil, leads us to conclude t...
Abuse liability study results of lisdexamfetamine dimesylate (NRP104) presented at CPDD
... d-amphetamine in healthy adults with a history of stimulant
abuse" The A01 study was designed to evaluate th... twelve healthy adult volunteers with histories of stimulant
abuse. In this single blind, placebo- and active-controlled, single-dose escalation study, lisdex...
Washington University researchers find almost half of kids with ADHD are not being treated
...ed a rapid increase in the U.S. manufacture of the stimulant
drug methylphenidate -- usually sold under the bra... parents are choosing not to put their children on stimulant
medication, according to Reich. "It may be that mental health professionals need to do a better jo...
New hope in cancer vaccines emerges as novel therapies are developed and tested
...om individual patient's tumor cells with an immune stimulant
derived from shellfish. "Because this trial is in the early stages, the intent is to see if the vaccine stimulates an immune response to the point that chemotherapy treatment can be delayed in these patients," says Wierda, who is leading the trial at...
New studies in the journal Sleep focus on helping children, women sleep better
...Try not to give him or her any medicine that has a stimulant
at bedtime (e.g., cough medicines and decongestants). Experts recommend that infants (three to 11 months) get 14 to 15 hours of sleep per night, while toddlers get 12 to 14 hours, pre-schoolers 11 to 13 hours and school-age children 10 to 11 ho...
Use, as well as 'meth mouth,' on the rise
...thamphetamine is a powerful central nervous system stimulant
that produces prolonged euphoria and is relatively easy to make, inexpensive to purchase and distribute. Its use is on the rise and can have serious adverse affects on one's oral health, including highly visible widespread cavities and rampant decay....
Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate in ADHD phase 3 data presented
...ylate was designed to offer the effectiveness of a stimulant
with a novel prodrug formulation that is inactive until metabolized in the body." New River Pharmaceuticals designed lisdexamfetamine dimesylate as a new ADHD medication in which d-amphetamine is covalently linked to l-lysine, a naturally occurring ...
Does Omega 3 protect against ADHD?
...the most commonly prescribed treatment for ADHD is stimulant
medication. However in recent years parents have sought alternative treatments and researchers have noticed an increase in the use of omega-3 fatty acids. Children taking part in the study will complete learning and behaviour tests in the first, f...
Many children discontinuing use of ADHD medication
... children and adolescents stop taking prescription stimulant
medications used to treat attention deficit-hypera...owing diagnosis, 56% are treated with prescription stimulant
medications. According to the study, many stop using these medications even while they are still exh...
Long-term treatment with VYVANSE, first prodrug stimulant, demonstrates significant efficacy in ADHD
...E will provide a novel approach to the delivery of stimulant
medication for the treatment of ADHD." Long-term Treatment with VYVANSE Yields Significant ADHD Symptom Improvement In the long-term open-label extension trial, patients taking VYVANSE showed a greater than 60 percent improvement in the symptoms...