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Additional Testing:
A few suggested tests that may help determine what's going on in the body and that are often either overlooked by the medical community or not checked. MORE...









 

Adrenal Fatigue:
The adrenal glands are primarily known for the production of our stress hormones Cortisol and Adrenaline, but they are literally a hormone factory that significantly affects the function of every tissue, organ and gland. MORE...

Articles on Health and Wellness:
Our team of Health & Wellness experts have collected easy-to-read articles that provide information in many categories affecting our health. MORE...

Brain Zaps:
In withdrawal from antidepressants, sleeping pills or anxiety medications, these jolts of electricity can worsen and become debilitating, although there is no current evidence that the zaps present any danger to the individual. So what causes brain zaps? MORE...

Brain Function:
The human brain is an extraordinary and complex creation that provides the power to think, speak, plan, reason and dream. But this miraculous organ also performs incredible tasks that include controlling body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and breathing. The brain accepts a flood of information from our senses to handle physical motion and allows us to experience emotions, fantasize and strategize about our future. MORE...



















Withdrawal Brochure:

Download our brochure to learn more about our tapering programs. Brochure or Trifold.

Constipation and Digestion:
Constipation means that a person has three bowel movements or less in a week. Often the stools are hard, dry, small in size and difficult to eliminate. Some people may experience bloating, straining, and the sensation of being full or gassy. MORE...

Compounding
Pharmacies:
We utilize Compounding pharmacies that can tailor prescriptions in gradually reducing dosages to meet our guidelines. MORE...

 

Diet and Healthy Living:
Diet, organic foods articles, exercise tips and much, much. MORE...



Drug Information:
Adverse drug reactions are the 4th leading cause of death in the United States and kill more people every year than traffic accidents. In many cases, these reactions could have been prevented. Many medications cannot be combined without serious symptoms, and even over-the-counter items, herbal supplements or some foods can interact with pills. All prescription drugs have side effects. Before taking any medication it is critical to have the knowledge to make informed decisions. MORE...

Drug Interactions:
Many people have the mistaken notion that all herbs and foods are safe to combine with medications because they are natural. However, everything you put in you mouth has the potential to interact since it travels the digestive system in similar ways to medications. MORE...

Frequently Asked Questions:
Answers to commonly asked questions. MORE...

Fluoroquinolone (Quinolone) Reactions:
Due to public demand, we have added information regarding this antibiotic (Cipro, Levaquin, Avelox).

Fluoroquinolones works by interfering with bacterial DNA, preventing it from replicating. However, lawsuits contend that... MORE...

GABA:
What is GABA. GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid) is an amino acid that acts as the principal calming neurotransmitter in the human central nervous system.

Benzodiazepines work by imitating GABA’s effect, initially increasing GABA, but as tolerance to the drug occurs GABA is downregulated, decreasing available GABA. MORE...

Glutathione:
Glutathione (GSH) is a peptide, composed of amino acids strings that are the basic building blocks of protein. This miraculous tripeptide (three amino acids) is probably the most important cellular defense that allows the body to prevent and fight infections and disease. MORE...

Gluten:
Most of us have been brought up to believe that grains are healthy foods. However, an increasing body of evidence indicates that grains that contain gluten might actually be harmful to our bodies and overall health. Approximately 1 in 133 people have celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that allows gluten to attack the small intestine. MORE...

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Good Fats, Bad Fats:
To Eat or Not to Eat. Over the course of human evolution a dramatic shift has occurred in our consumption of Omega 3 versus Omega 6 and this trend is contributing, more than any other dietary factor, to an epidemic of modern diseases. MORE...

Gut Health:
Medications designed to target the brain can also cause nausea, diarrhea, constipation or abdominal upset because the body actually has two brains - one encased in the skull, and a lesser know but vitally important one found in the human gut. MORE...

Healthy Eating:
Clean eating is not a diet but rather a lifestyle. It is a healthy way to approach how you eat and is a simple practice if you know the basics. MORE...

How Sugar Affects The Body:
As soon as something sweet hits the tongue, the taste buds ignite the brain’s reward system and dopamine is unleashed. Then the sugar hits the stomach where it is diluted by digestive juices and sent to the small intestine where enzymes break it down into two molecules: glucose and fructose. MORE...

Latest News:
Stay informed. A page dedicated to the latest news, relevant articles and other interesting tidbits on health. MORE...



Leaky Gut:
Leaky gut is also known as intestinal hyperpermeability, is the result of a compromised intestinal lining, leaving the lining of the stomach porous.  MORE...

Medical Professionals Information:
Point of Return is committed to helping patients withdraw from their psychotropic drugs by prescribing a gradual reduction of dosage according to a controlled schedule with the aid of appropriate nutritional supplementation designed to help minimize possible side effects of withdrawal. This is carried out by focused accountability between the patient and their monitoring physician. MORE...

Media Coverage:
View our latests National press segments and articles. MORE...

MTHFR:
MTHFR variations can cause insomnia, anxiety, depression, inflammation, heavy metal buildup, increased pain, neurological symptoms, chronic fatigue, elevated homocysteine levels, heart disease and many other conditions. MTHFR also interferes with the production of Glutathione. MORE...

Nutritional Supplements:
Point of Return utilizes only advanced whole food supplements that are specifically formulated to help minimize withdrawal symptoms and side effects during the tapering process, and yet can be implemented for general health benefit. MORE...

Parents (information):
With child obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) on the rise; and the computer age making our kids less active; parents must take action NOW to teach children good habits to carry them for life. MORE...

    Prescription Drug Information:
    Adverse drug reactions are the 4th leading cause of death in the United States and kill more people every year than traffic accidents. In many cases, these reactions could have been prevented. Many medications cannot be combined without serious symptoms, and even over-the-counter items, herbal supplements or some foods can interact with pills. All prescription drugs have side effects. Before taking any medication it is critical to have the knowledge to make informed decisions. MORE...

     

Probiotics:
The word "Probiotic" was derived from the Greek phrase meaning "for life." Probiotics are healthy bacteria that live in the human body and help to maintain the natural balance of organisms (microflora) in the intestines. MORE...

Protracted Withdrawal :
Protracted withdrawal is also referred to as post-acute withdrawal syndrome -- a cluster of symptoms or persistent impairments that occur after a rapid withdrawal from Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills, Alcohol and Opiates. Some Antidepressant users also complain of Protracted Symptoms after reducing or stopping their medication too abruptly. MORE...

Referral Program:
Tell a friend about us and receive discounts. MORE...

Serotonin - What is it:
Serotonin (5-hydroxytrptamine, 5-HT) is a chemical and neurotransmitter found in the human body that carries signals between nerves.MORE...

Testimonials:
Read our success stories and testimonials from real people we've helped. MORE...

 

Treatment Centers:
Is treatment right for you? The decision to seek in-patient treatment can be based on one's health, lifestyle, number of medications and home or family stressors. MORE...

Withdrawal Assistance:
Find out more information about our physician approved in-home program. Specializing in antidepressant, benzodiazepine and sleeping pill withdrawal. MORE...

 

Disclaimer:
*While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice. More...



Prescription Drug Information

  • An overview of all classifications and Information about side effects, classifications, possible interactions and valuable information for the public to make informed decisions...

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Drugs by Classification

Anti-Anxiety Meds & Benzodiazepines: Information on Benzodiazepines and other anxiety medications. Common names include; Alprazolam (Xanax), Lorazepam (Ativan), Clonazepam (Klonopin), Diazepam (Valium). More....

Antidepressants: Information on all classes of antidepressants. Common names include; Paxil, Prozac, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, Cymbalta). More....

Sleeping Pills: Information on sleeping pills. Common names include; Zolpidem (Ambien, Zopliclone (Lunesta). More...

Stimulant Medications: Information on stimulant medications. Common names include; Ritalin, Adderall, Focalin, Vyvanse, Concerta). More...

Painkillers: Information on several classes of pain killer medications, such as opiates and narcotics. More...

Mood Stabilizers: Information on many mood stabilizer medications. Common names include; (Lamictal, Depakote, Gabapentin, Neurontin). More...

Antipsychotics: Information antipsychotic medications. Common names include (Zyprexa, Seroquel, Geodon, Abilify, Haldol). More...

 

Recent News







Certain Antidepressants may increase diabetes risk

(September 26, 2013) - Researchers at the University of Southampton found that people taking antidepressants may be at a higher risk for developing a metabolic disease... More

    Side Effects / Withdrawal Information by Drug Name

      A
      Adapin Adderall Adeprim
      Agedal Alodorm Alepam
      Aldosomnil Alpidem Alprazolam
      Ambien Amineptine Amphetamine
      Amitriptyline Amitriptylinoxide Amoxapine
      Anafranil Anxiron Aponal
      Aropax Asendin Ativan
      Atomoxetine Avanza Aventyl
      B
      Benmoxin Bespar Bolvidon
      Bromam Bromazepam Bupropion
      Buspar Buspimen Buspinol
      Buspirone Buspisal Butriptyline

      1. C
      2. Calmday Celexa Centrax
        Centroton Chlordiazepoxide Clobazam
        Clomipramine Clonazepam Clorazepate
        Cloxazolam Cipralex Cipramil
        Cinolazepam Citalopram Citox
        Coaxil Compendium Concerta
        Creosedin Cylert Cymbalta
      D
      Dalcipran Dalmadorm Dalmane
      Dapoxetine Davedax Daytrana
      Demexiptiline Deptran Desipramine
      Desyrel Desoxyn Desvenlafaxine
      Dexedrine Dimetacrine Dexmethylphenidate
      Diazepam Dibenzepin Difemetorex
      Doral Dormicum Dormonoct
      Doxepin Dosulepin Duloxetine
    E
    Edronax Effexor Elavil
    Emovit Enact Escitalopram
    Esertia Estazolam Eszopiclone
    Etrafon Euhypnos  
    F
    Fecamfamine Fevarin Fluctan
    Fluoxetine Flunitrazepam Flurazepam
    Fluvoxamine Focalin Fontex
    Frisium Frontal  

    G

    Gabapentin Gamanil Gerodorm
    H
    Halazepam Halcion Havlane
    Hypnovel    
    I
    Imipramine Imipraminoxide Imovane
    Iproclozide Iproniazid Isocarboxazid
    K
    Kalma Klonopin  
    L
    Lamictal Leftamine Lexapro
    Lexaprin Lexomil Lexotan
    Lexotanil Librium Lisdexamfetamine
    Lofepramine Lorabenz Loramet
    Loprazolam Lorazepam Lormetazepam
    Ludiomil Lunesta Lustral
    Luvox    
    M
    Maneon Maprotiline Mazindol
    Mebanazine Meprobamate Meprospan
    Metadate Metapramine Methamphetamine
    Methyphenidate Melitracen Mianserin
    Midazolam Milnacipran Mirtabene
    Mirtaz Mirtazapine Mirtazon
    Moclobemide Mogadon  
    N
    Neurontin Nialamide Nitrazepam
    Nordazepam Nortriptyline Nitroxazepine
    Norebox Norpramin Normison
    Norval Noxibel Noxiptiline
         
    O
    Octamoxin Oxazepam  
    P
    Pamelor Paroxetine Paxil
    Paxipam Pemoline Pertofrane
    Pertofraneis Phenelzine Prazepam
    Pristiq Propizepine Pipofezine
    Pipradrol Prolift Prolintane
    Promotil Promyrtil Pronoctan
    ProSom Prothiaden Protriptyline
    Prozac Pyrovalerone  
    Q
    Quazepam Quinupramine  
    R
    Ramelteon Reboxetine Remergil
    Remergon Remeron Restoril
    Rexer Ritalin Rivotril
    Rohypnol Rozerem  
    S
    Safrazine Selegiline Serafem
    Serax Seromex Seronil
    Seropram Seroxat Sertraline
    Setiptiline Sobril Silenor
    Sinequan Sinquan Sintamil
    Sipralexa Solvex Sonata
    Sonin Stablon Stesolid
    Strattera Surmontil Saphris
    T
    Tafil Temazepam Temesta
    Thombran Tofranil Tianeptine
    Tranylcpromine Tranxene Trazodone
    Trialodine Triavil Triazolam
    Trimipramine Trittico Tryptizol
       
    V
    Valaxona Valium Venlafaxine
    Vestra Versed Viloxazine
    Vivactil Vival Vyvanse
    Viibryd Vilazodone  
    W
    Wellbutrin
    X
    Xanax Xanor Xeristar
    Y
    Yentreve
    Z
    Zalepn Zispin Zoloft
    Zolpidem Zopliclone Zyban

    WARNING: *While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice. More...