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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


Drugs/Medications That May be Useful in Treating the Symptoms of CO Poisoning:


Headache:

  • Narcotic analgesic combinations
    Tylenol with Codeine (acetoaminophen 300 mg/Codeine 15 mg

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs)
    Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, Rufen)
    Naproxen (Naprosyn)

  • Other
    Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol, Tempra)
    Aspirin (ASA) (Bayer, etc.)

  • Migraine
    Sumatriptan (Imitrex)


    Nausea:

  • Anti-emetics - 5-HT3 receptor antagonists
    ondansetron (Zofran)

  • Anti-emedics - Other
    Prochlorperazine (Compazine)
    Promethazine (Phenergan)
    Diazepam (Valium)


    Vertigo:

    Meclizine (Antivert, Bonine, D-Vert)


    Low Energy, Fatigue (adults):

  • Sympathomimetics / Stimulants
    Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Mthylin)


    Anxiety:

  • Anxiolytics - Benzodiazepines
    Alprazolam (Xanax)
    Lorazepam (Ativan)
    Temazepam (Restoril)
    Clonazepam (Klonopin)
    Diazepam (Valium)

  • Others
    Zolpidem (Ambien)


    Sleep Disorders:

  • Insomnia
    Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)


    Depression:

  • Anti-depressants - Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
    Fluoxetine (Prozac)
    Paroxetine (Paxil, Paxil CR)
    Sertraline (Zoloft)
    Citalpram (Celexa)

  • Anti-depressants - Norepinephrine-dopamine re-uptake inhibitors (NDRIs)
    Bupropion (Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR)

  • Anti-depressants - Serotonin antagonist & re-uptake inhibitors (SARIs)
    Nefazodone (Serzone)


    Seizures:

  • Anticonvulsants
    Phenytoin (Dilantin)
    Gabapentin (Neurontin)
    Valproic acid (Depakote, Depakene, Depacon)
    Topiramate (Topamax)
    Clonazepam (Tegretol)
    Clonazepam (Klonopin)
    Diazepam (Valium)


    ADHD (children):

  • Depressants
    Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Mthylin, Ritalin-SR)


    Muscle Pain:

  • Relaxants
    Diazepam (Valium)
    Baclofen (Lioresal)
    Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril)
    Orphenadrine (Norflex)

  • Analgesic, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs)
    Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, Rufen)
    Naproxen (Naprosyn)

    Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol, Tempra)
    Aspirin (ASA) (Ecotrin, Empirin, Bayer, etc.)

  • Non-Narcotic Analgesic Combinations
    Fioricet, Esgic (acetominophen/Butalbital/Caffeine)
    Fiorinal (ASA/Butalbital/Caffeine)


    ......... Note: For more information on possible medications useful following CO poisoning, consult the webmaster. For further information on the expected effects of these medications, for actual use, and for prescription, consult your physician.


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