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Joe Jackson -- Dr. Murray Held MJ Drug Intervention

8/25/2010 12:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Jackson has re-filed his wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray -- and now claims Dr. Murray and AEG staged an intervention with Michael Jackson one week before he died.

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According to the new documents, Dr. Murray and representatives from AEG went to Michael Jackson's home on N. Carolwood Drive on June 18, 2009 -- and said they were there for a "drug intervention."

The suit claims during the meeting AEG demanded Michael "stop seeing Dr. Arnold Klein and stop taking the drugs Klein gave to him." They wanted Michael to "take only the medications being given to him by Conrad Murray."

According to the suit ... the intervention was intended to get Michael to adhere to Dr. Murray's drug regimen so he could get more sleep.  AEG thought Michael was missing rehearsals because of medications from Dr. Klein and other doctors.  

The suit also alleges that in the days leading up to Michael's death it was apparent he was getting weaker and weaker, at times seeming "drugged and disoriented."

The upshot of the lawsuit -- the intervention and general concern over MJ's drug use is proof Dr. Murray had no business administering Propofol and other drugs to the singer and that Dr. Murray knew he was playing with fire.



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361.

Della    

the Plaza is a Fairmont Hotel. A lot has taken place over the years.
Wish I could really say more.

1328 days ago
362.

Della    

saw a British do***entary on FUSE on 8/29/10 regarding Michael and his drug use. They listednthe drugs MJ used on a daily basis. They are: Demoral, injected 2x daily; Zoloft, 100mg; Ritalin, 10mg; Prozac, 20mg; Xanax, 250mh; Dilaudid, 3mg 2x; Vistaril, injected 2x. All in all you have 6 injecttions and 373mg of drugs daily. I am no expert, so I cannot determine whether this amount of drugs made him a drug addict.

I will give it a shot - not an expert.. - zoloft is a anti depressent.. ritalin for for attention deficit..Xanax anti anxiety med,Diluadid i forget, don't know about Vistril.. these drugs are prescription and seem harmless on the surface..and may have been daily for common ailments he had. So seems nothing out of the ordinary.

1328 days ago
363.

Pegasus    

To #400 - Vana

I will give you the information I have on those drugs you asked about:

Narcotic Analgesics

Generic Ingredient: Fentanyl
Actiq Lozengs on a Stick Fenhtanyl Oralet (Lozenge)
Duragesic (Patch)

Generic Ingredient: Meperidine Hydrochloride
Demerol

Generic Ingredient: Morphine Sulfate
Avinza MS Contin
Kadian Oramorph

Generic Ingredient: Oxycodone Hydrochloride
Combunox OxyFAST
Endocodone OxylR
OxyContin Percolone
Oxydose Roxicodone

Generic Ingredient: Tapentadol
Nucynta

Generic Ingredient: Tramadol
Ultracet

Generic Ingredients: Tramadol = Acetaminophen
Ultracet

Combination Products
I am not going to list here - it is way too long

Prescribed For:
Mild, moderate and severe pain, and cough. Long-acting narcotics are meant only for people with chronic pain.

General Information
Codeine relieves pain and suppresses cough. The pain-relieving effect of 30-60... mg of codeine is equal to approximately 650 mg, or 2 tablets, of aspirin. Codeine may be less effective than aspirin for pain associated with inflammation because aspirn reduces inflammation and codeine does not. Codeine suppress the cough reflex but does not cure the underlying cause of the cough. Other narcotic cough suppressants are stronger pain relievers. but codeine remains the best cough medication available.

Fentanyl is a potent pain reliever that can be substituted for other narcotic drugs. the patch form, which must be replaced about every 3 days, delivers fentanyl to the bloodstream at a steady rate. The lozenge has a shorter length of action than other narcotic pain reliever, which makes it useful when given to children before surgery because it provides doctors with the flexibility to obtain maximum benefite with minimal side effects. The lozenge on a stick is used for breakthrough cancer pain as a booster for people already taking narcotic pain relievers. These forms should only be used under controlled cir***stances because of the risk of side effects or overdose. Low dosages of fentanyl relieve pain - larger amounts cause loss of consciousness and breathing difficulties.

Meperidine Hydr4ochloride is a potent narcotic analgesic and cough suppressant. It is also used before surgery to reduce anxiety and help bring the patient into early stages of anesthesia. Meperidine is probably the most widely used narcotic in U>S> hospitals. It is useful for mild to moderate pain: 25-50 mg of meperidine is approximately equal in pain -relieving effect to two 325-mg aspirin tablets. Meperidine may be less effrective an aspirin for pain associated with inflammation because aspirin reduces inflammation but meperidine does not. meperidine suppress the cough reflex but does not cure the underlying cause of the cough.

Morphine Sulfate is a pure narcotic that has been in use for many years. In addition to pain relief, morphine's effects include drowsiness, mood changes, breathing difficulty, slowed movement of the gastrointestinal tract, nausea, vomiting, and changes in the endocrine and autonomic nervous systems. Morphine sulfate liquid, immediate-release tablets, and suppositories must be taken several times a day. The medication they contain is released immediately for absorption into the bloodstream. Extended- and controlled- release morphine products are designed to release some of the narcotic right away and the rest over a 24-hour period, allowing for less frequent dosage. Embeda is a capsule product containing pellets of naltrexone, a narcotic antagonist coated with morphine. The purpose of giving both drugs together is to minimize the risk of morphine side effects, including drug dependence or addiction, though this has not been conclusively proven. The combination is meant to allow for high-dose around-the-clock morphine treatment for severe pain when narcotic pain relievers have been insufficient. Embeda is not meant for use on an as-needed basis or for pain following surgery.

Oxycodone is a narcotic used to control moderate to severe pain. Most people take together with aspirin (Percodan) or acetaminophen (Percocet), but it can be used by itself. This is a potent pain reliever that carries a risk of addiction with continued use.

tapentadol combines the action of a traditional narcotic pain-reliever with the ability to work on pain centers in the brain by maintaining levels of the hormone norepinephrine at spaces between nerves, instead of it being absorbed back into nerve endings. Tepentadol is associated with additional cautions and warnings and has increased interactions with other drugs over traditional opiod narcotics like codeine or morphine.

Tramadol hydrochloride is a synthetic compound that works in the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain. The exact way in which this drug works is unknown; but it binds to opioid receptors and reduces the uptake of two important neurohomones, serotonin and norepinephrine, into nerves. Tramadol is alsoprescribed with acetaminophen (Ultracet). Pain relief begins about 1 hour after you take a dose and reaches its maximum effect in 2-3 hours. Like the narcotic pain relievers, tramadol can cause dizziness, tiredness, nausea, constipation, sweating, and itching. Unlike the narcotics, normal doses cause little interference with breathing and do not cause histamine reactions. It has no effect on heart function.

Cautions & Warnings:
To long to type here -

Drug Interactions
Do not mix narcotics with alcohol, sleeping medications, tranquilizers, other depressant drugs, or nonperscription drugs that have alcohol as an ingredient. Alcohol also speed the release of morphine from Avinza and Embeda. The mixture can result in a deadly narcotic overdose.

Overdosage
narcotic overdose can be deadly, especially when mixed with other drugs that slow breathing and the central nervous system. Symptoms include breathing difficulties or slowing of respiration, extreme tiredness progressing to stupor and then coma, pinpoint pupils, no response to pain stimulation, cold and clammy skin, slowing of heartbeat, low blood pressure, convulsions, and cardiac arrest. The victim should be taken to a hospital emergency room immediately. If you seek treatment, ALWAYS bring the prescription bottle or container.

Special Information
Narcotics are respiratory depressants and slow breathing. They can cause sleepiness, tiredness, and an inability to concentrate. Do not drive or perform any task that requires concentration while taking a narcotic drug. Avoid alcohol.


Well there is the information that I have for the Demerol. If you want - I will do the other drugs you mentioned tomorrow. It is very late and I am exhausted! Let me know, and I will post the information that I have here. Good night and I hope that it helps to clarify things a little bit.

1328 days ago
364.

Pegasus    

To #400 Vana - Here is the information that I have on Vistaril. Hope that it helps clarify things for you.

Hydroxyzine

Brand Name:
Vistaril

Type of Drug:
Antihistamine and antianxiety agent

Prescribed For:
Nausea, vomiting, anxiety, tension, agitation, itching caused by allergy, and sedation.

General Information:
Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine with antiaxiety, muscle-relaxing antiemetic (antivomiting), bronchial-dilating, pain-relieving, and antispasmodic properties. Hydroxyzine has been used to treat a variety of problems including stress related to dental or other minor surgical procedures, acute emotional problems, anxiety associated with heart disease, skin problems, and behavioral difficulties in children.

Caution and Warnings:
Hydroxyzine should not be used if you are allergic or sensitive to any of its ingredient, or to cetrizene.

Changes in heart rhythm have occurred in people taking this drug to relieve anxiety.

Hydroxyzine may worsen porphyria, a rare condition. People with this condition should not take hydroxyzine.

Because hydroxyzine controls nausea and vomiting, it may hide the symptoms of appendicitis or overdoses of other drugs.

Possible Side Effects:
Wheezing, chest tightness, and breathing difficulties are signs of a drug-sensitivity reaction.

Most Common - Dry mouth and drowsiness. These usually disappear after a few days of continuous use or when dose is reduced.

Rare - Occasional tremors or convulsions at higher doses. Contact your physican if you experience anything unusual while taking this medication.

Drug Interactions:
Hydroxyzine depresses the nervous system, producing drowiness and sleepiness. Do not take this drug with alcohol, sedatives, or other antihistamines or central-nervous-system depressants. When hydroxyzine is taken with one of these drugs, the dose of the latter should be cut in half.

Overdosage:
The most common sign of overdose is sleepiness. Overdose victims should be taken to a hospital emergency room for treatment. ALWAYS bring the prescription bottle or container.

Special Information:
Hydroxyzine may cause drowiness: Be careful when driving, operating hazardous machinery, or doing anything that requires concentration.

The dry mouth associated with taking hydroxyzine may increase your risk of dental cavities and decay. Pay attention to dental hygiene while taking this drug.

Contact your doctor if you develop a drug-sensitivity reaction to hydroxyzine (symptoms include wheezing, chest tightness, and breathing difficulties).

Well that is what I have for the Vistaril. I will do some of the others later for you.

1327 days ago
365.

Melanie Hoyle    

While part of me thinks that Joe is trying to be the hero to Michael's fans in discovering how Michael died and putting Conrad behind bars, another part of me thinks he genuinely cares about why his youngest son is dead and wants justice rather than being written off as accidental overdose - of a drug that Murray had no rights in administering and is yet still not being charged or having his license revoked for misuse of hospital medicine. Joe is no doubts angry at the fact Michael died an early death, especially since he was financially dependant on him and for the first time since the day Michael kicked his shoes on stage is wetting himself that he might not be able to pay his bills.

1327 days ago
366.

Pegasus    

To #400 Vana - Here is the information that I have on Prozac & Zoloft.

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

Brand Names:

Generic Ingredient: Citalopram Hydrobromide
Celexa

Generic Ingredient: Escitalopram Oxalate
Lexapro

Generic Ingredient: Fluoxetine Hydrochloride
Prozac
Prozac Weekly

Generic Ingredient: Fluvoxamine Maleate
Luox - Luvox CR

Generic Ingredient: Paroxetine Hydrochloride
Paxil - Paxil CR

Generic Ingredient: Paroxetine Mesylate
Pexeva

Generic Ingredient: Sertraline Hydrochloride
Zoloft

Prescribed For:
depression, bulimic binge-eating and vomiting, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, migrain, peripheral diabetic neuropathy, hot flashes, post-traumatic stress disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, Reynaud's syndrome, and borderline personality disorder. Also prescribed for alcolholism, anorexia, kleptomania, irritable bowel syndrome, dyskinetic side effects of levodopa + carbidopa, and Tourettes's syndrome.

Fluoxetine is approved for treating major depressive disorder and OCD in children. Fluvoxamine is also approved for treating OCD in children. Other SSRI's are not approved for use in children for any indication.

General Information:
SSRIs, which are chemically unrelated to other antidepressant drugs, prevent the movement of the neurotransmitter serotonin into nerve endings. This forces serotonin to remain in the spaces surrounding nerve endings, increasing its action. Abnormal serotonin function may be involved in depression, and the SSRIs are effective in treating the common symptoms of depression. For example, they can help improve mood and mental alertness, alleviate anxiety, and improve sleep patterns.

Cautions and Warnings:
Do not SSRIs if you are allergic or sensitive any of their ingredients. some people have experienced serious drug reactions to SSRIs.

SSRIs can increase the risk ofsuicidal thinking and behavior. The risk of suicide is higher in teens and adults up to age 24, about the same in people age 25 - 64, and reduced in people age 65 and over. Younger people who are started on an antidepressant should be observed closely for clinical worsening of depression, suicidality, orunusual changes in behavior, especially at the beginning of therapy or when the dose is increased or decreased. Suicide risk is especially present in severely depressed patients and may continue until the condition is significantly improved. Severely depressed people should be allowed to carry only small quantities of SSRIs to limit the risk of overdose.

Serious, potentially fatal reations may occur if SSRIs and a nonoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO) antidepressant are taken within 2 weeks of one another (sse "Drug Interactions").

About 7% of people taking fluoxetine develop an itching rash, 1/3 of whom have to stop taking the medication.

As many as 1/2 ofpeople taking an SSRIs experience anxiety, sleeplessness, and nervousness.

Underweight depressed people who take fluoxetine may losemore weight. About 9% of people taking fluoxetine experience appetite loss, while 13% lose more than 5% of their body weight.

SSRIs may affect blood platelets, although their exact effect is not know. Some people have had abnormal bleeding while taking these drugs, especially if they are taken with other drugs that affect blood-clotting function.

SSRIs are significantly broken down in the liver. People with liver disease should use these drugs with caution and may require lower doses than people without liver disease. People with severe kidney disease should begin with smaller doses of citalopram, escitalopram, paroxetine, and sertraline.

Peopletaking kSSRIs may experience a sever drop in their blood-sodium level, especially if taking diuretics as well. Sodium levels usually return to normal when you stop taking the medicine, but medical treatment is often necessary.

SSRIs should be used with caution by people with seizure disorder and in people with glaucoma.

People with mania or hypomania may experience an activation or worsening of their condition when taking SSRIs, especially if they are not also taking an antimanic medication.

Fluoxetine may alter blood-sugar control in people with diabetes.

SSRIs should be discontinud gradually, as significant side effects from discontinuing too quickly may occur.

Rarely, people taking SSRIs develop agroup of symptoms called serotonin syndrome, consisting of one or more of the following symptoms: excitement, a mild manic reaction, restlessness, loss of consciousness, confusion, disorientation, anxiety, agitation, muscle weakness, muscle spasms, tremors, involuntary muscle movements on one side of the body, shivering and dilated pupils, sweating, vomiting, and rapid heartbeat. Serotonin syndrome requires immediate medical treatment.

Possible Side Effects:
Common: headache, anxiety, nervousness, sleeplessness, drowsiness, tiredness, weakness, sexual dysfunction, tremors, night sweats, dizziness, lightheadedness, dry mouth, upset or irritated stomach, appetite loss, appetite increase, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gas, rash, weight loss or gain, electric-shock sensations, increased sweating, increased yawning, tinnitus, abnormal dreams, difficulty, concentrating, acne, hair loss, dry skin, dizziness or faining when rising suddenly from a sitting or lying position, and itching.

Less common: Chest pain, allergy, runny nose, bronchitis, abnormal heartrhythms, bloodpressure changes, bone pain, bursitis, twitching, breast pain, cystitlis, urinary pain, double vision, eye or ear pain, conjunctivitis (pink eye), anemia, swelling, low blood sugar, and low thyroid activity.

Rare: Rare side effects can occur in almost any part ofthe body. Contact your doctor if you experience anything unusual while taking any medication.

Drug Interactions:
Five weeks should elapse between stopping fluoxetine and starting an MAOI antidepressant. At least 2 weeks should elaspe between stopping other SSRIs and starting and MAOI. Two weeks should elaspe between stopping an MAOI and starting an SSRI. Taking these drugs too close together or at the same time may cause serious, life-threatening reactions.

Combining an SSRI with metoclopramide, sibutramine, linezolid, tramadol, triptan antimaigraine drugs, or St. John's wort may increas the risk of serotonin syndrome. Avoid combining these medications.

Combining an SSRI with aspirin or a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) substantially increases the risk of gastrointestinal side effects. These combinations should be avoided over the long term. The risk of bleeding is increased with these combinations or with an SSRI and warfarin.

Alcohol may increase tiredness and other depressant effects of SSRIs.

SSRIs may affect lithium blood levels. Your lithium dosage may be need to be adjusted.

Tricyclic antidepressant blood levels may increase if they are taken with SSRIs. Combine these drugs with caution.

Cyproheptadine (an antihistamine) may reverse the effects of SSRIs.

SSRIs can increas blood levels of many drugs, including any other SSRI, amphetamines, codeine, phenothiazines, and some antiarrhythmics (encainide, flecainide, propafenone), leading to an increased risk of side effects.

People who combine L-tryptophan and an SSRI may become agitated and restless and may experience an upset stomach. This combination is not recommended.

Combining an SSRI with pimozide can significantly increase the amount of pimozide in the blood. Do not combine these drugs.

Fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, and paroxetine increase thioridazine levels. Do not combine these drugs.

Cimetidine can increase citalopram, escitalopram, paroxetine and sertraline levels in the blood.

Citalopram, escitalopram, and fluvoxamine may increase the effects of beta blockers.

Citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, and sertraline can raise the blood levels of cyclosporine (an immune suppressant).

Citalopram and escitalopram may decrease levels of ketoconazole. The risk of gastrointestinal side effects may increased with this combination.

Hallucination have occurred after combining fluoxetine with dextomethorphan (the most common cough suppressant in overthe counter products.

Combining fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, ans sertraline with phenytoin can lead to increased phenytoin side effects.

Combining paroxetine abnd phenytoin may reduce blood levels of both drugs.

Fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, ans sertraline can raise the blood level of the antipsychotic drugs clozapine, risperidone, and olanzapine.

Fluoxetine and fluvoxamine may increase the risk of carbamazepine side effects and increase haloperidol levels.

Fluoxetine and fluvoxamine may reduce the effectiveness of buspirone, when can lead to a worsening of obessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in peopletaking this combination to OCD.

Fluoxetine and fluvoxaminemay increase the effect of benzodiazepine antianxiety drugs.

Fluoxetine may affect ritonavir, possible leading to serotonin syndrome.

Fluoxetine may raise levels of vinblastine. Dosage adjustments may be needed.

Quetiapine raises blood levels of fluvoxamine. The risk of NMS may increase.

Fluvoxamine should not be taken with alosetron.

The antihistamines astemizole and terfenadine should not be taken with fluvoxamine due to the risk of serious hearthythm abnormalitites.

Fluvoxamine can raise levels of methadone, proton pump inhibitors, ropivacaine, oral antidiabetes drugs, tacrine, rosiglitazone, and zolpidem.

Sildenafil dosage may need to be reduced if combined with fluvoxamine.

Fluvoxamine and paroxetine may affect theophyiline blood levels.

Paroxetine may affect the effectiveness of digoxin.

Paroxetine may increase risperidone blood levels, and combination may lead to serotonin syndrome.

Tamoxifen must be boken downby the enzyme system slowed by paroxetine. Mixing it with paroxetine reduces its effectiveness.

Paroxetine blood levels may be reduced by fosamprenavir, ritonavir, and barbiturates.

Carbamazepine may lower citalopram, escitalopram, and sertraline blood levels.

Sertraline may increase the effects of tolbutamide and zolpidem.

Sertraline may decrease the effects of cisapride.

Overdosage:
Overdose symptoms may include seizures, nausea, vomiting, agitation, restlessness and nervous system excitation. Any person suspected of having taken an SSRI overdose should be takento a hospital emergency room immediately. ALWAYS bring the prescription bottle or container.

Special Information:
SSRIs can make you dizzy or drowsy. Take care when driving or performing other tasks that require alertness and concentration, especially when you first start the drug or increase your dose. Avoid alcohol.

Low boodsodium can cause headache, dizziness, falling, trouble concentrating, confusion, weakness and memory loss. Contact your physician if youdevlop these symptoms. Symptoms of potentially fatal sever sodium loss include hallucinations, fainting, seizures, coma, and inability to breathe.

Consult a doctor if taking this with over-the-couner drugs.

Contact your doctor if you develop a rash or hives, become excessively nervous or anxious, lose your appetite - especially if you already underweight - or experience any unusual side effects.

Discontinuing SSRIs suddenly may cause adverse effects such as mood changes, irritability, agitation, dizziness, tingling in the hands or feet, anxiety, confusion, headache, tiredness and insomnia. These effects can be serious butareusually temporary. A gradual reduction in dose is recommended.

1327 days ago
367.

Melanie Hoyle    

About his pain relief drug use, don't forget that Michael was genuinely in a lot of pain. While the Lupus eventually went into remission he no doubts suffered severe joint pain when it flared up, and he had other things that he was having trouble with such as back pain (from an accident during a rehearsal that badly ruptured his back), arthritis, the burns on his scalp (goodness knows how long he must've felt the pain and discomfort of the burns he received from the Pepsi commercial especially with doctors prodding his scalp and inserting devices to stretch the skin in an attempt to restore it, but I think with severe burns like that the pain and discomfort never goes away), and the days he suffered pain from a spider bite and the time he broke his ankle. There's possible other things he suffered in silence with too.

1327 days ago
368.

Pegasus    

To #400 Vana - Here is some more information on Demerol for you.

Combination Products:

Generic Ingredients: Acetaminophen + Codeine Phosphate
Aceta with Codeine - Tylenol with Codeine
Capital with Codeine - Vopac
Floricet with Codeine

Generic Ingredients: Acetaminophen + Hydrocodone

Bitartrate
Anexsia 5/325 - Lortab 2.5/500
Anexsia 5/500 - Lortab 5/500
Anexsia 7.5/325 - Lortab 7.5/500
Anexsia 7.5/650 - Lortab 10/500
Anexsia 10/750 - Margesic H
Ceta-Plus - Maxidone
Co-Gesic - Norco
Dolacet - Panacet Stagesic
Duocet - T-Gesic
Hycet - Vicodin
Hydrocet - Vicodin-ES
Hydrogesic - Vicodin-HP
Liquicet - Xodol
Lorcet 10/650 - Zydone
Lorcet Plus

Generic Ingredients: Acetaminophen + Oxycodone Hydrochloride:

Endocet - Roxicet
Magnacet - Roxicet 5/500
Percocet - Roxilox
Pertoxx - Tylox

Generic Ingredients: Acetaminophen + Pentazocine:

Talacen

Generic Ingredients: Aspirin + Codeine Phosphate:

Ascomp with Codeine - Empirin with Codeine #4
Empirin with Codeine #3 - Florinal with Codeine

Generic Ingredients: Aspirin + Caffeine + Dihydrocodeine:

Bitartrate
Synalgos-DC

Generic Ingredients: Aspirin + Oxycodone Hydrochloride + Oxycodone Terephthalate:

Percodan - Roxiprin
Percodan-Demi

Generic Ingredients: HYdrocodone Bitartrate + Ibuprofen:

Reprexain - Vicoprofen

Generic Ingredients: Morphine Sulfate + Naltrexone:

Embeda

Generic Ingredients: Naloxone + Pentazocine:

Talwin Nx

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Generic Ingredient: Codeine

Generic Ingredient: Fentanyl:

Actiq Lozenge on a Stick - Fentanyl Oralet (Lozenge)
Duragesic (Patch)

Generic Ingredient: Meperidine Hydrochloride:

Demerol

Generic Ingredient: Morphine Sulfate:

Avinza - MS Contin
Kadian - Oramorph

Generic Ingredient: Oxycodone Hydrochloride:

Combunox - OxyFAST
Endocodone - OxyIR
OxyContin - Percolone
Oxydos - Roxicodone

Generic Ingredient: Tapentadol;

Nucynta

Generic Ingredient: Tramadol:

Ultram

Generic Ingredients: Tramadol + Acetaminophen:

Ultracet

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Perscribed For:
Mild, moderate, and severe pain, and cough. Long-acting narcotics are meant only for people with chronic pain.

Cautions and Warnings:

Do not take narcotics if you are allergic or sensitive to any of their ingredients. Use narcotics with extreme caution if you suffer from asthma or other breathing problems.

Long-term use of narcotics may cause drug dependence or addiction and withdrawal symptoms, unless the dose is gradually reduced. Narcotics may make it difficult to monitorthe progress of people who have suffered head injuries and acute abdominal conditions.

These drugs should be used with caution if you havegallstones or other bile tract disease, including inflammation of the pancreas. They can cause spasm of the bile duct and severe pain.

Meperidine should be used with caution if you have kidney, heart, or liver disease, a history of seizures, sickle cell anemia, hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland), Addison's desease, pheochromocytoma, inflammatory bowel disease, gallstones or gallbladder disease, enlargedprostate, or urinary difficulties.

Tapentadol has not been studied in people with seizure disorders.

Seizures have occurred in peopletaking oral doses of 700 mg of tramadol or intravenous doses of 300 mg. Other factors my increase the risk of seizures, such as head trauma, metabolic disorder, and drug or alcohol withdrawal.

Actiq contains fentanyl in an amount that can be fatal to children. keep used lozenges, unused lozenges, and lozenges on a stick out of reach of children.

These drugs are broken down in the liver and should be used with caution in people with liver disease.

Possible Side Effects:

Acetaminophen + Oxycodone:
Most Common: lightheadedness, dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, vomiting, appetite loss, and increased sweating. If any of these effects occur, consult your physican to lower the dose. Most of these side effect disappear if you lie dow. More serious side effects, including shallow breathing or breathing difficulities, may occur at higher dosages.

Less Common: euphoria (feeling "high"), weakness, headache, agitation, uncoordinated muscle movements, minor hallucination, disorientation, visual disturbance, dry mouth, constipation, facial flushing, rapid heartbeat, palptations, feeling faint, urinary difficulties, reduced sex drive, impotence, rash, itching, depression, abdominal pain, anemia, low blood sugar, and yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes.

Aspirin + Oxycodone Hydrochloride + Oxycodone Terephthalate:

Most Common: lightheadedness, dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, vomiting, appetite loss, and increased sweating. If these occur, consult with your physician about lowering dosage. Usually they go away if you lie down. More serious side effects, including shallow breathing or other breathing difficulties, may occur at higher dosages.

Less Common: euphoria ("feeling high"), depression, sonstipation, itching, low blood sugar, and yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes. These drugs may aggravate convulsions in those who have had them.

Codeine, Fentanyl, Meperidine, Morphine, and Oxycodone:

More serious side effects of codeine include shallow breathing or breathing difficulties.

Most Common: lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, appetite loss, and sweating. Consult your physician to lower your dosage. Most of these effects disappear if you lie down.

Less Common: euphoria ("feeling high"), headache, agitation, uncoordinated muscle movement, minor hallucinations, disorientation and visual disturbances, dry mouth, constipation, flushing of the face, rapid heartbeat palpitations, faintness, urinary difficulties or hesitancy, reduced sex drive or impotence, itching, rash, anemia, lowered or raised blood sugar, and yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes. Narcotic analgesics may aggravate convulsions in those weho have had them.

Tapentadol:

Most Common: nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and drowsiness.

Less Common: dry mouth, upset stomach, fatigue,feeling hot, upper-respiratory infection, nose or throat irritation, urinary ifection, appetite reduction, joint pain, tremors, sleeplessness, confusion.unusual dreams, anxiety, excessive sweating, rash and flushing.

Rare: Rare side effect can affect almost any part of the body. Contact your doctor if you experience anything unusual.

Tramadol:

Most common: constipation, nausea, dizziness, headache, sleepiness.

Common: vomiting, upset stomach, itching, weakness, dry mouth, sweating, and diarrhea.

Less Common: anxiety, confusion, coordination disturbance, euphoria ("feeling high"), nervousness, rash, abdominal pain, weight loss, flatulence, urinary difficulty, urinary frequency, muscle tension, and sleep disorders.

Rare: Rare side effects can affect almost any part of the body. Contact your doctor if you experience anything unusual.

Drug Interactions:

Do not mix narcotics with alcohol, sleeping medications, tranquilizers, or other depressant drugs or nonprescription drugs that have alcohol as an ingredient. Alcohol also speeds up the release of morphine from Avinza and Embeda. The mixture can result in adeadly narcotic overdose.

Mixing bupropion with a narcotic can increase the risk of seizures.

Combining a narcotic pain reliever with any other medication that lowers blood pressure can lead to excessive blood pressure lowering. Avoid this combination.

Combining cimetidine with any narcotic pain reliever, except tapentadol, may make the narcotic dose more potent and increase the risk of side effects.

These medicines are broken down mainly by a specific set of liver enzymes. Drugs that interfere with this process can lead to serious narcotic side effects, including breathing difficulty,sedation, coma, and death. The following drugs strongly inhibit enzyme activity and should be mixed with a narcotic only with extreme caution: indinavir,nelfinavir, ritonavir, clarithyomycin, itaconazole, ketoconazole, nefazodone, saquinavir, telithomycin, aprepitant, erythromycin, fluconazole, verapamil, and ditiazem. Meperidine should not be taken with ritonavir.

Mixing narcotic pain relievers with a nonoamine oxidase inhibtor (MAO) antidepressant can lead to low blood pressure, breathing difficulty, or coma. Some studies have indicated methadone and morphine do not interact in this way, but the combination still should be used with extreme caution. Tapentadol interact with MAOIs differently from other narcotics, and the mixture can lead to cardiovascular side effects. Do not take an MAOI an a narcotic drug together or within 2 weeks of each other.

Meperidine should not be combined with sibutramine (Meridia).

Combining meperidine and the antipsychotic drug chlorpromazine (Thorazine) or thioridazine may lead to serious side effects.

Hydantoin anticonvulsant drugs (phenytoin) many decrease the effectiveness of meperidine, while enhancing its side effects. Anticonvulsant drugs like phenytoin increase the break down of meperidine in the liver.

Combining meperidine and a protease inhibitor may increase the rish of breathing and CNS depressant difficulties. These medications should not be used together.

Acyclovir increases blood levels of meperidine. Use this combination with caution.

mixing tapentadol or tramadol with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI-type) antidepressant can lead to a group of symptoms knows a serotonin syndrome. Symptoms of potentially deadly syndrome include changes in ment status (including agitation, hallucinations, or coma), rapid heartbeat, blood pressure changes, high fever, exaggerated reflexes, poor coordination, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Avoid this combination.

Carbamazepine reduces tramadol's effectiveness. People taking this combination may need twice the usual dosage of tramadol.

Overdosage:
narcotic overdose can be deadly, especially when mixed with other drugs that slow breathing and the central nervous system. Symptoms include breathing difficulties or slowing of respiration, extreme tiredness progressing to stupor and then coma, pinpoint pupils, no response to pain stimulation, cold and clammy skin, slowing of heartbeat, low blood pressure, convulsions, and cardiac arrest. The victim should be taken to a hospital emergency room immediately. ALWAYS bring the prescription bottle or container.

Special Information:
narcotics are respiratory depressants and slow breathing. They can cause sleepiness, tiredness, and an inability to concentrate.

Do not drive or perform any tak that requires concentration while taking a narcotic drug. Avoid alcohol.

Contact your doctor if you find it hard to breathe or develop constipation, dry mouth, or any bothersome or persistent side effect.

Apply the fentanyl patch only to non-irritated skin on a flat surface of the upper body. Hair at the application site should be clipped or cut, not shaved, before applying the patch. do not apply any source of heat directly to the patch, including sunbathing, hot baths, saunas, heat lamps, and heating pads. Do not use any oils, soaps, lotions, alcohol, or anyting else that might irritate the skin before applying the patch

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Well that is the remainder of the information that I have on Demerol and its family. It is very late here, and I am tired of typing. I will try to do another one for you tomorrow.

1327 days ago
369.

Vana    

It is my belief and opinion that MJ was totally dependent on pain management medication and that he was not a drug addict in the traditional sense.

Also I agree with Melanie. I think Joe's main motivation is to get his bills paid. But Michael left him out of the Will for a reason: Joe is not a good business man. And Melanie, RANDY is Joe's youngest son, not MICHAEL.

1325 days ago
370.

Pegasus    

Vana: I am sorry that I haven't posted any more information on the other drugs you mentions as yet - but I have been really busy lately - I will try to get to it sometime tonight if possible. I haven't forgot, believe me! And I agree, I do not believe that Michael was addicted to drugs in the normal sense either! With all his health problems, and the drugs he was taking - its little wonder that he became dependent on them. And like anyone else who has health problems. If one pill of whatever doesn't work, you take two! When that stops doing its job you increase it again to get relief. And I think, that - that is probably what MJ did. He just kept increasing the amount of meds to get the relief he needed. But of course, no one (except for his personnal physican) knows if he had any sensitivities to anything, or what side effects he was experiencing, or anything else really. All we know is the little bit of information that we get from the news media. And that may not be 100% honest in its reporting! As I said, if I have the time tonight, I will do another one of the drugs you listed. I hope that the information is helpful to you! Especially the drug interactions and side effects. I didn't waste time on printing about the Food Drug Interactions or the Normal Dosages for people. If you want them - let me know. Later.

1324 days ago
371.

Vana    

Pegasus -- this is very good work on your part. I know a person who takes more meds on the daily than MJ does and I know this person is not a drug addict. MJ just needed Propofol to sleep. He should have had the correct medical profession to administer the Propofol. I heard that four doctors turned MJ down when HE asked.

1324 days ago
372.

Pegasus    

Vana - Don't forget that MJ suffered from a sleep disorder. You couple that with the sleep deprivation he had from traveling all the time (time difference), along with all of the surgeries he had done - he learned early that the propofol would put him to sleep immediately. And he thought that if a doctor was to administer it - it would be safe. Well, the facts speak for themselves there! I don't believe that he ever really comprehended the dangers involved in it! Since he use to do it while he was on tour with an antithesis with him, and he always woke up. The anesthesiologists use to bring him down at night and up in the morning.

1324 days ago
373.

Pegasus    

I am so sorry Vana, I tried to get the other drugs you mentioned and just got busy with something else. Forgive me! I will try and do it tomorrow.

1324 days ago
374.

Pegasus    

To Vana:

Here is another one of the drugs you wanted to know about - Ritalin:

Methylphenidate:

Brand Names:
Concerta - Metadate CD
Daytrana Patch - Metadate ER
Metadate - Methylin
Methylin ER - Ritalin LA
Ritalin - Rital-SR

The information in this profile also applies to the following drugs:

Generic Ingredient: Dexmethylphenidate

Focaln - Focalin XR

Type of Drug:
Mild central-nervous-system stimulant

Prescribed For:

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); also prescribed for psychological, educational, or social disorders: narcolepsy; and mild depression in the elderly. Methylphenidate is also used in cancer treatment ans storke recovery and for treating hiccups after anesthesia.

General Information:

methylphenidate hydrochloride is prescribed for the treatment of ADHD in children. It should be used only after conducting a complete evaluation of the child. Frequency and severity of symptoms and their appropriateness for the age of the child - not solely the presence of certain behavioral characteristics - determine whether drug therapy is required. Many experts believe that methylphenidate offers only a temporary solution because it does not permatnently change behavioral patterns. Psychological measures must also be taken to ensure successful treatment in the long term.

Cautions and Warnings:

Do not take methylphenidate if you are allergic or sensitive to any of its ingredients. Severe drug reactions can occur and include rash, blisters, swelling of the tongue, and choking. These reactions require immediate medical attention.

Do not take methylphenidate on the day of surgery because there is a risk of sudden blood increases.

Do not take methylphenidate if you have glaucoma or other visual problems, a seizure disorder, severe depression, tics or Tourette's syndrome, or if you are exemely tense or agitated.

People with a history of drug dependence or alcoholism should use methylphenidate with caution. Chronic or abusive use of methylphenidate can lead to drug dependence or addiction. This drug can also cause sever psychotic episodes and worsen other psychiatric disorders. Do not use methylphenidate for prevention or treatment of normal fatigue.

methylphenidate should be used with caution if you have high blood pressure and your doctor should monitor your blood pressure frequently while you take this drug.

Stimulatnts like methylphenidate are not effective in children whose symptoms are related to enviromental factors or to primary psychiatric conditions, including psychosis. Children who take these medicines for ADHD may have a higher risk of sudden death. Further research is underway to better define this risk.

methylphenidate should not be used to treat a primary stress reaction.

Possible Side Effects:

Most Common: nervousness and inability to sleep, which doctors generally control by reducing or elimination the afternoon or evening dose.

Rare: Rash, itching, fever, hallucination, convulsions, symptoms resembling those of arthritis, appetite loss, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision or other visual disturbances, abnormal heart rhythm, headache, obessive-compulsive disorder(OCD),drowsiness, changes in blood pressure or pulse, chest pain, stomach pain, psychotic reactions, changes in blood components, and loss of some scalp hair. Contact your physican if you experience anything unusual while taking this medication.

Child: Most Common - headache, appetite loss, stomach pain, weight loss, especially during prolonged therapy, sleeping difficulities, and abnormal heart rhythm.

Drug Interactions:

Serious reactions can develop when methylphenidate is combined with choridine.

Methylphenidate reduces the effectiveness of guanethidie (an antihypertensive drug).

monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressants may significantly increase the effect of methylphenidate, whtich may lead to extreme high blood pressure. Do not take these drugs together, or take methylphenidate for 14 days after you stop taking an MAOI.

methylphenidate may slow the breakdown of tricyclic and selective serotin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants, phenylbutazone, and warfarin (a blood thinner), raising the risk of side effects. Dose reduction may be needed.

methylphenidate may increase anticonvulsant blood levels.

If you take methylphenidate regularly, avoid alcohol. This combination increases drowsiness.

Overdosage:

Symptoms include vomiting, agitation, uncontrollable twitching of the muscles, convulsions followed by coma, euphoria (feeling "high"), confusion, hallucinations, delirium, sweating, flushing, headache, high fever, abnormal heart rate, high blood pressure and dryness of the mouth and nose. Take the victim to a hospital emergency room immediately. And ALWAYS bring the bottle or container.

Special Information:

Methylphenidate can mask the signs of temporary drowiness or fatigue. Be careful when driving or doing any task the requires concentration.

Contact your physician if you develop any persistent or bothersome side effects. Do not increase your dosage with your doctor's knowledge.

If improvement is not seen after 1 month of adequate dosage, discontinue use of this drug.

Suppression of growth in children has been reported with long-term use of this drug. Contact your doctor if your child does not grow or gain weight as expected.

ER and SR tablets must be swallowed whole, never crushed or chewed.

Use of the methylphenidate skin patch should be stopped if an intense local reaction (redness plus small, solid, rounded bumps and pustules) does not get much better within 48 hours or spreads beyond the patch site. Redness is common and, by itself, not a severe reaction. Contact your doctor if a skin reaction develops, you may need to take the oral form in this case.

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Well there is the information that I have on the Ritalin. If it is possible, I will try to do another one of the drugs tomorrow or the following day. Hope that the information is of some use to you.

1323 days ago
375.

kitnmeisner    

Don't ask me how I know but from what I found out, Dr. murray never even touched Michael as far as giving him any medication/propofal. Although there were others involved in the compound that got to him and set up the place to make it look like Dr. Murray supplied the drugs. Yes he was murdered and Murray was used as the fall guy. But then again, him not saying a word makes him part of the conspiracy who's life has probably been threatened along with his family, that's why he's scared. Remember that he's says,"The truth will prevail". Let's hope for Michael's sake that he didn't trust the wrong guy. Just remember, follow the money and to remind everybody, Tohme Tohme threatened not only Michael's life but the life of his children. Them Michael fired him and confirmed it with a letter of termination dated May 21, 2009. I hope some of this helps, but let's see what comes out in the future, I could be wrong. My love to all the fans, and please be patient. with the love with the love,l.o.v.e. :)'

1316 days ago
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