Prescription drugs being abused
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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 20, 2013 8:01 PM
Your info is taken word for word from the source - this is plagiarizing! You can use some direct quotes, but make sure to put quotation marks around what you use that is word for word. You should primarily be PARAPHRASING - putting info into your own words!
Tami Yaklich's comment, March 20, 2013 8:09 PM
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Abusing prescription drugs is illegal and can be very dangerous.
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Jessie Peperato's comment, March 11, 2013 5:55 PM
Long-term use of certain prescription drugs can lead to "physical dependence because the brain and body adapt to chronic drug exposure. Depending on a persons tolerance you may need a higher dosage to feel the same effects. If you stop taking the medications you can develop withdrawal symptoms. Dependance and addiction is not the same thing, which is why a person should only stop taking and taking prescription drugs under a doctors orders.
Jessie Peperato's comment, March 11, 2013 6:05 PM
Some of the most commonly abused over-the-counter medications is cough and cold medications which contain DXM. To feel the "high" people take large doses. When taken high doses, DXM effects are similar to the drugs ketamine or PCP by affecting similar sites in the brain. Ketamine and PCP are considered "dissociative" drugs which make people feel disconnected from their normal selves such as drugs affecting memory, feelings, and thoughts. DXM is similar and its abuse can affect your movement control causing numbness, nausea, and vomiting and increase heart rate and blood pressure.
Jessie Peperato's comment, March 11, 2013 6:29 PM
Not all prescription drugs have the potential for abuse and addiction and some don't even act in the brain such as antibiotics. You can protect yourself by taking prescription drugs only according to these instructions. This includes the dosage and duration prescribed. If you have any questions about a drug that has been prescribed for you have your parents call your doctor or pharmacist. You may experience side effects or think you may become addicted, consult a doctor immediately if a change is needed or the medication should be stopped.
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Jessie Peperato's comment, March 11, 2013 7:16 PM
8. If patient comes to you and asks for a drug such as over-the-counter sleeping pills, what do you do? -Ask patient what meds they have tried. If the patient who gets their meds filled out at your pharmacy look in the profile to see if any interactions will coenside with prescriptions. Take patient to product outside of pharmacy, tell them how to take medication.
Jessie Peperato's comment, March 11, 2013 7:16 PM
9. What is the right dosage for a certain prescription drug such as depressants? - Dosages vary by manufacturer, strength, and prescriber.
Jessie Peperato's comment, March 11, 2013 7:18 PM
10. Why is it not a good choice to order prescription drugs from online pharmacies? -Online pharmacies are known statistics that 95% are operating illegally. Online pharmacies must operate legally with a special modification number from DEA; many companies do not follow.