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Offline Voxx

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Questions on mixing these drugs.
« on: 29/09/2012 08:29:26 »
As research for a Science Fiction book that I'm writing, I'm curious about drug combinations being given to the protagonist.  With your knowledge what would be the effects of the combination.  I know that there are some ways of figuring this out, but I am unaware of how.  Your help would be appreciated.

1: Speed "methamphetamine" http://www.drugs.com/speed.html
    a: This would be used to keep her awake (any better alternatives?)
2: Electrolytes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolyte
    a: This would be used to keep her heart pumping regularly (any better alternatives?)
3: Antihemorrhagic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antihemorrhagic
    a: This would be used to keep her from bleeding out (any better alternatives?)
4: Topiramate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topiramate
    a: This would be used to keep her from thinking too clearly (any better alternatives?)

What would be the effects on the body?
What would be the effects on the mental state?
What would be the effects on the pain receptors?
What would be the effects on the emotional state?
Would there be any major conflicts in medication that could cause any harm?

Is there any different drug you would use that would have similar effects as the ones stated above that would work better with each other?

Thank you for your support!

ps: This is for a Science Fiction book I am writing.  -not a creeper/psycho survey-

Mod Note, Clarification of Science Fiction intent
« Last Edit: 02/10/2012 02:33:06 by CliffordK »


 

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Re: Questions on mixing these drugs.
« Reply #1 on: 29/09/2012 09:22:46 »
... 3: Anticoagulants http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anticoagulants
    a: This would be used to keep her from bleeding out (any better alternatives?) ...

ps: This is for a Science Fiction book I am writing.  -not a creeper/psycho survey-

Anticoagulants increase bleeding rather than preventing it ... 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anticoagulant

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bleeding_time#Interpretation
 

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Re: Questions on mixing these drugs.
« Reply #2 on: 29/09/2012 15:13:15 »
I apologize, I will fix that immediately, so the correct term would be Antihemorrhagic.  Correct?
 

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Re: Questions on mixing these drugs.
« Reply #3 on: 29/09/2012 15:34:05 »
Now this is just "theory," but if these drugs were given to an 8 year old girl.  With your knowledge what would be the effects of the combination?

Probably arrest and prosecution.
 

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Re: Questions on mixing these drugs.
« Reply #4 on: 29/09/2012 17:40:01 »
Ok,
This is for your fiction again.

Caffeine (from coffee, tea, or as little white tablets) will keep a person awake to some extent.
Speed is probably more effective, but I believe has significant side effects.  It is actually only one in a class of drugs called ampetamines.  Be aware of amphetamine induced psychosis.

Electrolytes is just salt water.  It is used as a treatment for dehydration.  You can simply drink your favorite sports drink.  However, hospitals often provide IV hydration with electrolytes.

Blood Clotting?
Vitamin K may be one simple drug that would improve clotting.  One risk of augmenting systemic clotting would be strokes, and clotting where one doesn't want it.

Any psychotic inducing med would keep a person from thinking straight.  Speed might do it to some extent.  LSD?
 

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Re: Questions on mixing these drugs.
« Reply #5 on: 29/09/2012 18:58:39 »
You may look for drug synergism.

It may not be as obvious from Wikipedia as from reading professional medical reference materials.
 

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