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Quitting oxycodone cold turkey

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Days to weeks: The physical symptoms rarely last longer than a week, but the cravings may last much longer. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. If... Read More
Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
Complicated Answer: This varies widely from person to person depending on many factors: drug dose, duration of use, coexisting medical problems, body size and bmi, other ... Read More

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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Berkley
Pain Management 25 years experience
Not wise to do: While it's admirable that you want to remove opiates from your body, going cold turkey is never advised. Ideally, a slow wean over a few weeks, depen... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine 33 years experience
See a doctor: You should have medical supervision and not try to do this on your own. If you take the Suboxone too soon, it can precipitate withdrawal. Also, if you... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Manago
Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Generally not: Everyone is different and react differently to acute withdrawal of narcotics. Generally 10 days is not enough to trigger an withdrawal rwction but nar... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Quiting Opiates: Suboxone is used to help with addiction to opiates like oxycodone. Maybe you need to get yourself on a maintenance dose of Suboxone which you can then... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: It's safe to stop cold at that dose. Sometimes the two weeks following an abrupt stop at any dose can be difficult due to the physical addiction these... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine 33 years experience
Less than a week: Typically this drug is not detectable by the urine drug screen after 4 to 5 days. It depends on the condition of your liver and if other drugs are pre... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Did you have problem: With oxycodone - like being addicted to it? When you say quitting (as opposed to stopping) that's what comes to mind. If you had problems with oxyco... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
If : If your pain is not relieved with the prescribed medications you should call the doctor who performed the surgery and inform him/her. Based on a more ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Call your doctor: And tell him your symptoms since he did the procedure and knows what he found and what he did during the procedure.

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