Definitions

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  • noun A hypnotic sedative formerly used as an alternative to barbiturates to treat insomnia.

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  • noun sedative (trade name Doriden) used to treat some sleep disorders

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Examples

  • 'Loads' are a combination of two prescription drugs, glutethimide and codeine.

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  • If bowel sounds are present, repeated doses of oral activated charcoal may be administered to enhance the elimination of glutethimide through interruption of its enterohepatic recirculation.

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  • Patients may only partially respond to naloxone therapy because of the CNS depressant effects of glutethimide.

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  • However, a toxicology screen was positive for ethanol, codeine, glutethimide and acetaminophen.

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  • However, these patients are prone to ileus formation secondary to the anticholinergic effects of glutethimide.

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  • The oral administration of activated charcoal may effectively prevent systemic absorption of the combination for several hours after ingestion due to delayed gastric emptying and decreased peristalsis from the opiate and glutethimide combination.

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  • Both glutethimide and codeine cause depression of the respiratory drive.

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  • Patients have been noted to have cyclic comas from glutethimide.

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  • In fact, some 'loads' abusers have ingested up to 12 grams of glutethimide and greater than 2.5 grams of codeine (often in combination with acetaminophen or aspirin) on adaily basis. 5 Complications from chronic abuse should also be considered.

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  • Severe hypocalcemia associated with chronic glutethimide addiction: a case report.

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