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A 17-year-old male asked:

Is kratom effective for pain relief and relaxation????? does it help with opiate withdrawal and severe mental disorders????? thank you

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Kratom: Kratom has no pain relieving effects. In low amounts it stimulates and in higher amounts it causes sedation. It will note help with opioid withdrawal or mental disorders. It can causes dependence and habituation.
Dr. Chris Sadeh
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Kratom: Kratom is not regulated by the FDA and has not been scheduled by the DEA. It does have many active alkaloids, over 40. One alkaloid at least has activity on the mu-opioid receptor, which provides pain relief and helps with opiate withdrawal. It may also have alkaloids that help with depression. However, as you are on Abilify, do not add any medications, or OTC/herbs without direction of Dr
Last updated Mar 7, 2019

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