December 22, 2009

Strange Cases in Medicine – Pica

Pica is an unusual medical disorder that causes the patient to develop an appetite for non-edible substances, such as coal, rock, paper, soap, clay, etc. However, some cases have shown that the patient will only develop an unusual appetite eating things like flour, raw potatoes, starch, salt, etc. Pica gets its name from the Latin word for magpie, a bird that is said to eat almost anything.

I’m almost positive everyone has had an experience in their very early childhood where they tried, or did eat something that wasn’t meant to be eaten, but at such a young age it is merely due to the fact that we haven’t developed enough to recognize edible and non-edible objects. For one to have Pica, the desire to eat such objects must last for more than one month, during a time when we should be able to properly recognize the substance we are eating as edible or non-edible. Pica is especially dangerous in children. A child might start eating painted plaster that contains lead, resulting in permanent brain damage.

There hasn’t been an enormous amount of research done on the topic of Pica, but some of the research that has been done suggests that pica is caused by a mineral deficiency, but there is also the possibility that Pica may be caused by a mental disorder similar to obsessive-compulsive disorder. Treatment for Pica can vary. Treatments range from treating mineral deficiencies to therapy and medication. Generally medication is the last resort after every other treatment has been attempted.

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December 11, 2008

Treating Mental Disorders with Nozinan

Nozinan is a drug which is classified as a pheonothiazine. Nozinan is used to treat people who suffer from serious mental and emotional disorders, including schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. In some cases Nozinan can be used also to control agitation in certain patients or severe nausea and vomiting.

What Important Information Should I Know Before Taking Nozinan:

You should not suddenly stop taking this medicine unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine. Before using any prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medicine for colds or allergies, check with your doctor.

  • Nozinan may cause blurred vision, difficulty in reading, or other changes in vision, especially during the first few weeks of treatment. Do not drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are not able to see well. If the problem continues or gets worse, contact with your doctor.
  • Nozinan may cause your skin to be more sensitive to sunlight than it is normally.
  • Nozinan may make you sweat less, causing your body temperature to increase.
  • Nozinan may cause dizziness, light-headedness, or fainting may occur
  • Before having any kind of surgery, dental treatment, or emergency treatment, tell the medical doctor or dentist in charge that you are using this medicine.

What Should I Tell My Doctor Before Using Nozinan;

  • Blood disease
  • Breast cancer
  • Difficult urination
  • Glaucoma
  • Heart or blood vessel disease
  • Parkinsons disease
  • Seizure disorders or history of
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Brain damage
  • Liver disease
  • Lung disease
  • Kidney disease-severe low blood pressure may occur

What Are the Side effects of Nozinan?

  • Drowsiness
  • Blood disorders
  • Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
  • Rash, allergic reaction
  • Abnormal movements of the hands, legs, face, neck and tongue
  • Twitching, rigidity (extra pyramidal effects)
  • Sleepiness (somnolence)
  • Weakness
  • Dry mouth

This information is advisory only. It does not contain all information about this medication. If you have any questions about Nozinan, ask your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

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