Wednesday, May 20, 2009

common drug

diagnosis-schizophrenia
drug prescribed-risperidone,

diagnosis-alcoholic hallucinations
drug prescribed-risperidone

diagnosis-ADHD
drug prescribed-risperidone

think every tom dick and harry who comes to opd here with psychotic symptoms is given only this medicine!!...

p.s-actually am not in a position to judge this subject so early...!!!

25 comments:

Ghost Particle said...

do you think its a monopoly deal with drug companies?

i have been doing cognitive debriefings for quite a number of years now for mental disease, etc, and I know how the big pharma's push the medicines, and they do it through any means possible.

Arun Kumar said...

hey ...same things happen in my college too... :-)

Prats said...

Wow!! Really, You shouldn't post these things on the blog... People would stop visiting the doctor then :-P

the stygian sailor said...

there is no Govt supply of haloperidol and definitely no methylphenidate

the stygian sailor said...

and i agree with Prats above; a little bit of discretion while posting such possibly sensitive info on the net

Satish Bolla said...

buddy, am back to ur place after a real long time. good to see u r doing good n started judging medicines.... ;)

comfortably numb said...

I hope tht wasnt meant to be funny!!!!

brocasarea said...

@ ghost..more than the deal its the availability of the med..

brocasarea said...

@ arun...yeah same thing goes on in every hosp[govn]!!....:)

brocasarea said...

@ prats...thts the reason i havent commented on the ethical part...!!!..:)

brocasarea said...

@ stygian sailor...so true...yeah true..thats why havent commented whether its right or wrong..thank u for the reminder:)

brocasarea said...

@ satish..thanks:)

brocasarea said...

@ numb...so dude..of course it isnt;)

Ghost Particle said...

its produced there right, generic meds?

maybe its licensing.

Vani said...

Ohh is it really? risperidone is the common drug for schizophrenia here.(as far as I know, nyway :P) But not sure abt the others.

Vyazz said...

Hmmm...my professor told us that here in Russia its the drug companies that dictate what drug a doctor may or may not prescribe. Its not in the hands of the individual practitioner.
Guess the same happens in India!!

brocasarea said...

@ ghost...yeah for free of cost!!

brocasarea said...

@ vani...yeah for any psychosis!!...

brocasarea said...

@ vyazz..more than dictating its the gain u get from these companies which makes them prescribe it often!!

Mariposa said...

Ha ha ha, good you notice! It means the med reps are doing a good job with the doctors in endorsing their products!

Anyway, I hope they are not too expensive for patients...and more than anything, hope they work!

brocasarea said...

@ mariposa...med rep here don't have a say when it comes it prescribing drugs to public!!...yeah it works!!:)

Saranya said...

Good one to remember :) ur posts r helping me to remember a lot of things u kno. Thanks!!! :)

Dr. Chandana Shekar said...

u write quite a bit abt psychiatry. we don have psychiatry postings. cancelled from our batch. so not much idea

brocasarea said...

@ saranya...thanks:)

brocasarea said...

@ Dr.Chandana...oh..thts really sad...u need this posting atleast for ur entrance!!