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It is a sovereign remedy for acute coryza—“cold in the head,” and may be inhaled or taken internally. In acute and chronic catarrh it has a tonic yet soothing effect upon the mucous membranes. It controls Ellingwood’s American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy - Page 132 hypersecretion and restores normal functional action. These facts are also true in catarrhal bronchitis, in asthma and in whooping cough. In these spasmodic coughs the antispasmodic influence of the agent is of prime importance. It is of service when added to cough syrups as a stimulating sedative in the persistent coughs of capillary bronchitis. It has a marked anaphrodisiac influence, and has been given freely in nymphomania, satyriasis and erotomania. It cures priapism, chordee, and in a general way reduces the power of erection and the sexual appetite. In sexual weakness and in nocturnal emissions accompanied with erotic excitement from over indulgence, with violent erections, it is of much use and may be combined with ergot to equalize the circulation of the organs. It is a stimulating diaphoretic in fevers, and in inflammatory disorders with inactivity of the sudoriferous glands. This is especially true in exanthematous fevers, and where there is mania in prostrating fevers. Its influence is marked in adynamic fevers where there is feeble, rapid heart action and irritable pulse, with dry skin and muttering delirium, with subsultus tendinum. It is combined with opium and ipecac in the well known Diaphoretic Powder, in the proportions of one part each of camphor, opium, and ipecac, with seven parts of the potassium sulphate. Occurrence—Formed by heating bromine and camphor in a sealed tube on a water bath. The crystalline product is dissolved and recrystallized, first from water, then from alcohol. Description—Prismatic crystals, colorless, with the odor and taste of camphor, permanent, soluble in alcohol, ether and chloroform, insoluble Ellingwood’s American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy - Page 133 in water. Administration—For children a good preparation is made by taking one part of the crystals and triturating it thoroughly with nine parts of the sugar of milk. Physiological Action—The agent has the properties of a stimulating sedative, exalting the nervous functions when depressed, when there is great restlessness, excitability or delirium. Therapy—It is prescribed in nervous excitement or extreme restlessness accompanying inflammatory disease or protracted fevers. It is an excellent remedy for children with the long train of symptoms resulting from irritation of the dental nerve. The indications are diarrhea, nausea, great restlessness, fullness of the circulation of the head, with heat, sleeping with half open eyes, rolling of the head, and tossing, crying but with little sharp cries. In fully developed cases of cholera infantum, with the extreme symptoms of involuntary watery discharges, cold extremities, pinched features, emaciation, apparently uncontrollable vomiting, this agent is given in full doses, and it will often meet alone the whole train of indications. In delirium tremens it has produced good results, and in mild cases of the delirium of protracted fevers, with restlessness, it will be found of advantage. It has been used in chorea, and in hysterical manifestations of an excitable character, and in nervous palpitation, and irregular heart action from reflex irritation. Physiological Action—This agent has long been used as a carminative and local gastric stimulant. Its rare properties have been overlooked by the profession and it has been assigned to its exact position by the masses of the people. Midwives and old nurses have long given a strong infusion of cinnamon to control postpartum hemorrhage, and it has been advised in “nose-bleed” and in flooding during miscarriage and in menorrhagia. Therapy—Cinnamon, in the experience of the writer, is a hemostatic of much power and is positively reliable in all passive hemorrhages. It is not advisable to combine it with the usual astringents, as ergot, geranium or epilobium, but it acts in perfect harmony with erigeron and to a certain extent with turpentine. German authorities claim that as soon as the menses or any uterine hemorrhage becomes excessive and produces exhaustion or causes alarm the decoction should be administered freely. It works to a better advantage in hemorrhage due to atonic conditions of the non-gravid womb, or where there is muscular relaxation, or a general flaccid state of the womb after delivery. It certainly restores tone to the uterine muscular structure and induces tonic contraction. It will also, Hale says, moderate hemorrhage not dependent on plethora, anemia or organic uterine disease.

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Technical information Incompatible with Clodronate sodium is incompatible with Hartmann’s and Ringer’s (which contain Ca). Stability after From a microbiological point of view, should be used immediately; however, preparation prepared infusions should be infused within 12 hours of preparation. Clodronate sodium | 169 Monitoring Measure Frequency Rationale Fluid balance Frequently during * Hydration "Ca diuresis. Additional information Common and serious Immediate: Angioedema and bronchospasm have been reported. Pharmacokinetics The half-life for elimination from plasma is 2 hours but a second phase with a half-life of 13 hours has been identified (<10% of total urinary excretion takes placeduringthisphase). Thesubstancewhichisboundtoboneisexcretedmore slowly at a rate corresponding to bone turnover. Significant drug Clodronate sodium may "levels or effect (or "side-effects) of estramustine. Advise patients with risk factors for osteonecrosis of the jaw (see pre-treatment checks) not to undergo invasive dental procedures during treatment. This assessment is based on the full range of preparation and administration options described in the monograph. Pre-treatment checks * Do not use in respiratory depression; acute pulmonary insufficiency; sleep apnoea syndrome; marked neuromuscular respiratory weakness including unstable myasthenia gravis. Intravenous injection Preparation and administration Give slowly into a large vein to reduce risk of thrombophlebitis. Inspect visually for particulate matter or discoloration prior to administration and discard if present. Withdraw the required dose and add to a suitable volume of compatible infusion fluid to give a maximum concentration of 3mg in 250mL, e. Inspect visually for particulate matter or discoloration prior to administration and discard if present. Technical information Incompatible with Sodium bicarbonate Compatible with Flush: NaCl 0. Monitoring Measure Frequency Rationale Seizure frequency and At regular intervals * Monitor for reduction in the frequency and severity severity to ensure therapeutic effect. Counselling May cause transient drowsiness -- if affected do not drive or operate machinery. This assessment is based on the full range of preparation and administration options described in the monograph. Clonidine hydrochloride | 173 * Clonidine has been given (unlicensed) by the epidural and intrathecal routes for the management of pain. Inspect visually for particulate matter or discolor- ation prior to administration and discard if present. Inspect visually for particulate matter or discolor- ation prior to administration and discard if present. Stability after From a microbiological point of view, should be used immediately; however, preparation prepared infusions may be stored at 2--8 C and infused (at room temperature) within 24 hours. Systemic effects also occur after epidural use and patients should be closely monitored, particularly during the first few days of therapy. Elimination half-life is 10--20 hours and up to 41 hours in severe renal impairment. This assessment is based on the full range of preparation and administration options described in the monograph. Co-amoxiclav doses may also be expressed as individual mass (mg) of amoxicillin/clavulanate. Pre-treatment checks * Do not give if there is known hypersensitivity to penicillins or previous history of penicillin- associated jaundice/hepatic dysfunction. Dose in renal impairment: adjusted according to creatinine clearance:1 * CrCl >30--50mL/minute: dose as in normal renal function. Intravenous injection Preparation and administration Co-amoxiclav is incompatible with Gluc 5% (but may be injected into drip tubing over 3--4 minutes). If this is not possible then flush the line thoroughly with a compatible solution between drugs. Inspect visually for particulate matter or discoloration prior to administration and discard if present. If this is not possible then flush the line thoroughly with a compatible solution between drugs.

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