4 Answered Questions for the topic drug tolerance
Does tolerance develop to medicinal use of dextroamphetamine?
Dextromphetamine is used long-term to treat ADHD. Does the agent's effectiveness in treating the disorder decrease with time? Do the mood elevating properities of the drug attenuate?
Heart Rate response to beta-blockers in elderly vs adults?
Beta-blockers act by decreasing the heart rate of the patient. Why is this response decreased in the elderly?
Can early exposure to stimulates, like ritalin, result in higher tolerance to them?
As a child I was diagnosed with ADD and put on Ritalin from a young age. As a child I use to have significant insomnia, but did not realize it was due to Ritalin until I finally stopped taking it... more
Does Benadryl (=diphenhydramine) lead to tolerance? Can I use it to help with sleep?
I am an insomniac and all the sleep medications that I've been prescribed have eventually had no effect on me -- I built a tolerance to them. It's a dangerous thing because I don't want to take... more