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methocarbamol used for opiate withdrawal

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
In opioid withdrawl?: If you are asking about treating the symptoms of withdrawl then Valium and clonidine. If you are asking about managing pain in someone who is now in ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Supportive: Treatment involves supportive care and medications. The most commonly used medication, clonidine, primarily reduces anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Various: Early symptoms of withdrawal include: •agitation •anxiety •muscle aches •increased tearing •insomnia •runny nose •sweating •yawning late ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
Not pleasant : Some of the symptoms of opiate withdrawal can include cold sweats,  diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches, anxiety, cravings, cramping, chills, tr ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not recommended: Haloperidol is an anti-psychotic. It helps people who are agitated from psychosis. Agitation from opioid withdrawal comes from a different source. Hal ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
No evidance : There is no randomized control trial study to support this hypothesis even in russia. Phenibut was developed in russia. For the safe detox talk to t ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: Gaba would not cover for opiate withdrawal.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: With clear plan to taper over defined period.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Yes: In my experience Vivitrol can be very effective for treatment of alcohol and opiate addiction. But Vivitrol alone is the answer. Motivation is the fir ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Gras
Dr. Troy Gras answered
20 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Naloxone is the antidote to an oxycodone overdose. Naloxone is an opiate-receptor competitive antagonist, which means it blocks the receptors that ox ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
At times it is a : Necessary part of the treatment early on.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Joel
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Meperidine, or demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) is a very addictive opiate. The opiate also forms a significant physiologic dependence in patients ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
no: Lorazepam is a sedative / hypnotic, and is potentially habituating if taken regularly for a long time period. Opiates typically refer to narcotics wh ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Opiate withdrawal: Meds used are. Suboxone, methadone, Clonidine to help with symptoms, and Naltrexone and vivitrol.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
34 years experience Anesthesiology
All different: They have different uses and modes on administration. Hydrocodone and oxycodone are taken by mouth and last about 3-4 hours. Methadone takes several h ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
Talk to your doctor : You need close medical supervision if on this combination of medication. Sedation and respiratory suppression are the main concerns. Don't do it alone ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: No, Soma (carisoprodol) is not a benzodiazepine.
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A member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Dolobid is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (nsaid), so is not related to opioids. It sounds like "dilaudid" which is an opioid. Do be carefulas every ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: Tramadol is a weak opioid based on its binding to opioid receptor, but it's metabolite is felt to be much more potent, and the FDA has recently schedu ... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
24 years experience Geriatrics
Ativan (lorazepam) is used for: Symptoms of anxiety. It is not used for depression per say. It is an anxiolytic. Ativan (lorazepam) is relatively rapid acting and often can be abused ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a muscle relaxant. Not going to help with opiate withdrawal.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Klonopin (clonazepam): Klonopin (clonazepam) or Clonazepam is from a different family or pharmaceutical class than the other medication it is a benzodiazapine similar to dia ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. R. Jan Gurley
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes. With caveats.: Tramadol acts on a specific type of opioid receptor. While it has less risk for dependency and addiction, there is still risk. It also has anti-depres ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: I would not recommend using an potentially addictive drug to ease a side effect of withdrawal from another drug. Not sure if you are working with your ... Read More
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