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217 Possible Causes for Myoclonic Jerking, Propranolol

  • Dementia

    New or progressive kidney or liver failure may reduce drug clearance and cause drug toxicity after years of taking a stable drug dose (eg, of propranolol ).[merckmanuals.com]

  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

    All of these patients were contacted and asked specifically about myoclonic jerks.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] She was treated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the acute attack and was subsequently put on antimigraine medication, propranolol during her hospital stay,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The myoclonic jerks occur rarely in EMA. They are usually mild and are freqently restricted to the upper extremities.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypoglycemia

    In newborns, hypoglycemia can produce irritability, jitters, myoclonic jerks, cyanosis, respiratory distress, apneic episodes, sweating, hypothermia, somnolence, hypotonia[en.wikipedia.org] Toxins and other illnesses Hypoglycemia can also be caused by toxins (including ethanol, salicylates, propranolol) and illnesses (eg, malaria).[emedicine.com] Drugs Ethanol (including propranolol plus ethanol), haloperidol, pentamidine, quinine, salicylates, and sulfonamides ("sulfa drugs") have been associated with hypoglycemia[emedicine.com]

  • Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose

    Anticholinergic effects : Dilated pupils; dry mouth; pyrexia from impaired thermal autoregulation and reduced sweating; myoclonic jerks; urinary retention; ileus; toxic megacolon[icmcasesummaries.com] Propranolol in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias associated with amitriptyline intoxication. J Pediatr 1973; 82: 65–7 PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar 66. Thorstrand C.[dx.doi.org] jerks Q3.[lifeinthefastlane.com]

  • Anticholinergic Toxicity

    Additional manifestations include the following: Sinus tachycardia Decreased bowel sounds Functional ileus Hypertension Tremulousness Myoclonic jerking Patients with central[emedicine.medscape.com] […] concerned for respiratory depression Otherwise let the patient "sleep off" the benzodiazepines Glucagon β-blockers IM glucagon best to reverse beta-blocker overdose β-blockers (propranolol[medbullets.com] jerking See Clinical Presentation for more detail.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Generalized Motor Seizure

    Myoclonic jerks. Increase in heart rate and blood pressure. Diaphragmatic muscles go into spasm.[dentalcare.com] Pharmacokinetics pharmacological actions Pharmacological Basis phenobarbitone phenytoin physostigmine plasma concentration platelet poisoning Prazosin produce prophylaxis Propranolol[books.google.de] By definition, other types of generalized seizure such as absences or myoclonic jerks (characteristic mainly of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy) are not part of this syndrome,[medlink.com]

  • Opsoclonus-Myoclonus Syndrome

    Clinical features of OMS include opsoclonus with myoclonic jerks and cerebellar ataxia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Steroids, baclofen, clonazepam, propranolol, thiamine, valproic acid, 5-hydroxytryptophan, and others have been tried, with variable efficacy (3, 38, 106).[neuroophthalmology.ca] jerks.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Dialysis Dementia

    jerks, motor apraxia or immobility, EEG–presence of bilateral synchronous spike and wave activity; other changes include speech defects, seizures, mental deterioration, bone[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Effect of serum from renal failure and cirrhotic patients on the blood-brain barrier permeability to DL-propranolol in rats.[link.springer.com] Findings include the following: Myoclonic jerks, twitches, or fasciculations (ie, uremic twitch-convulsive syndrome postulated by Adams et al in 1997) Asterixis Chorea [5][emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Meperidine

    Monitor for tremors, myoclonic jerking or seizures as an indication of normeperidine accumulation.[acilbook.com] Function Responsible for the metabolism of a number of therapeutic agents such as the anticonvulsant drug S-mephenytoin, omeprazole, proguanil, certain barbiturates, diazepam, propranolol[drugbank.ca] .; Disposition of Propranolol. VI. Independent variation in steady-state circulating drug concentrations and half-life as a result of plasma drug binding in man.[doi.org]

  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

    He developed marked rigidity, myoclonic jerks, and startle myoclonus. He was then sent for a brain MRI.[n.neurology.org] The serotonin syndrome: case responsive to propranolol. J Clin Pharmacol 1986 ; 6 : 119 -20. 22. Graudins A, Stearman A, Chan B.[cmaj.ca] A double blind controlled study of propranolol and cyproheptadine in migraine prophylaxis. Neurol India 2000; 48: 223–226. Da Costa AR, Monzillo PH and Sanvito WL.[emdocs.net]

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