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  1. Drug abuse Drug abuse
    Drug abuse is the use of illegal drugs, or the misuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs for at least a year with negative consequences. See also: Drug abuse and dependence Drug abuse first aid Information MARIJUANA (also called "grass," "pot," "reefer," "joint," "hashish," "cannabis,...
  2. Drug abuse first aid Drug abuse first aid
    Drug abuse is the misuse or overuse of any medication or drug, including alcohol. This article discusses first aid for drug overdose and withdrawal. Considerations Many street drugs have no therapeutic benefits. Any use of these drugs is a form of drug abuse. Legitimate medications can be abused b...
  3. Drug allergies Drug allergies
    Drug allergies are a group of symptoms caused by an allergic reaction to a drug (medication). Causes Adverse reactions to drugs are common, and almost any drug can cause an adverse reaction. Reactions range from irritating or mild side effects such as nausea and vomiting to life-threatening anaphyl...
  4. Drug dependence Drug dependence
    Drug dependence means that a person needs a drug to function normally. Abruptly stopping the drug leads to withdrawal symptoms. Drug addiction is the compulsive use of a substance, despite its negative or dangerous effects. A person may have a physical dependence on a substance without having an add...
  5. Drug signs and teenagers Drug signs and teenagers
    Although some surveys suggest that drug use in teens has decreased since 2001, the numbers are still quite high. Over 17% of high school students admit use of illegal drugs within one month of when they were asked and more than 40% of those over 12 years old say that they have tried an illegal subst...
  6. Drug tampering Drug tampering
    Question: How do you determine if a medicine has been tampered with? Answer: Avoid medications that don't look or smell right. Look at the outer package and don't buy it if it is damaged. Make sure the lot number on the bottle matches the lot number of the box it came in. Carefully look at the pack...
  7. Drug-induced cholestasis Drug-induced cholestasis
    Drug-induced cholestasis is a slowing of the flow of bile from the liver that results from medication use. Causes Bile is produced in the liver, moved via the bile duct to the gallbladder, and released into the gut through the biliary tract. It helps the body digest fats. Certain drugs can slow or ...
  8. Drug-induced diarrhea Drug-induced diarrhea
    Drug-induced diarrhea is loose, watery stools caused by certain medications. See also: Diarrhea Causes Nearly all medications may cause diarrhea as a side effect. Some medications, however, are more prone to cause diarrhea than others. For example: Laxatives can and are meant to produce diarrhea ...
  9. Drug-induced hepatitis Drug-induced hepatitis
    Drug-induced hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that may occur when you take certain medications. See also: Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Hepatitis D Causes The liver helps the body break down certain drugs. However, the process is slower in some people, which can make them more...
  10. Drug-induced hypertension Drug-induced hypertension
    Drug-induced hypertension is high blood pressure caused by using a chemical substance, drug, or medication. See also: High blood pressure Causes Blood pressure is determined by the: Amount of blood the heart pumps Condition of the heart valves Pumping power of the heart Size and condition of the ...
  11. Drug-induced hypoglycemia Drug-induced hypoglycemia
    Drug-induced hypoglycemia is low blood sugar that results from medication. Causes All of the following can cause blood sugar (glucose) levels to drop: Drinking alcohol Getting too much activity Intentionally or unintentionally overdosing on the medications used to treat diabetes Missing meals Eve...
  12. Drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia Drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia
    Drug-induced immune hemolytic anemia is a blood disorder that occurs when a medicine triggers the body's defense (immune) system to attack its own red blood cells. This causes red blood cells to break down earlier than normal. See also: Hemolytic anemia Causes In some cases, a drug can cause the i...
  13. Drug-induced lupus erythematosus Drug-induced lupus erythematosus
    Drug-induced lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disorder that is brought on by a reaction to medication. See also: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) Causes Drug-induced lupus erythematosus is similar to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It is caused by a hypersensitivity reaction to a medicat...
  14. Drug-induced pulmonary disease Drug-induced pulmonary disease
    Drug-induced pulmonary disease is lung disease brought on by a bad reaction to a medication. Causes Many types of lung injury can result from medications, and it is often impossible to predict who will develop lung disease resulting from a medication or drug. The types of lung diseases that may res...
  15. Drug-induced tremor Drug-induced tremor
    Drug-induced tremor is involuntary shaking due to the use of medication. Involuntary means you shake without trying to do so. The shaking occurs when you move or try to hold your arms, hands, or head in a certain position. It is not associated with other symptoms. See also: Essential tremor Famil...