helen-louise (baratron) wrote,
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The list of interesting drugs I have taken recently.

In order of increasing interestingness:

Paracetamol (Acetaminophen) - bog standard painkiller. About as interesting as coffee.
Mirtazapine - antidepressant. It makes me sleep.
Sodium danaparoid - anticoagulant. Got to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis in people who can't move around much, you know.
Cefalexin - antibiotic. Smells and tastes disgusting.
Venlafaxine - antidepressant. Yes, this should be mundane because I take it every day, but not taking it is remarkably brain-frying.
Metoclopramide - antiemetic & anti-world-spinning-round agent
Dihydrocodeine - delicious opioid. About twice as strong as regular codeine, by dint of having one more saturated bond (!).
Hyoscine-N-butylbromide - antispasmodic gastrointestinal painkiller. Has a fantastic name (anything that's attached via nitrogens instead of via carbons is fun, imo).
Tramadol - delicious opioid. For "moderate to severe" pain.
Metronidazole - antibiotic and anti-protozoal (!). Administered by IV, thus immediately more interesting.
Pethidine (Meperidine) - opioid and Controlled drug. Principally being controlled means that you have to state your full name & date of birth before being given it, which is fantastic when you're in frigging agony. Not. Also works differently from morphine, making you agitated rather than relaxed, & it causes lovely hallucinations :/
Morphine - opiate. About as interesting as it gets while still being legal if administered on prescription by a properly-recognised medical professional. Makes you sleepy. Nice.

Hopefully meeping & gerwinium will forgive me for my attacks of rage and excessive swearing today. I think it might be a comedown.
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