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What is the definition or description of: Baby drug withdrawal?

What is the definition or description of: Baby drug withdrawal?

Baby Drug Withdrawal: Refers to infant withdrawing from mother's drugs . Neonatal abstinence syndrome refers to the group of behaviors associated with exposure to mother 's drugs while in utero. Here is a useful article: http://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-90-P02387 ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Drug Allergy (Definition)

A drug allergy occurs when a person is sensitive to a medicine. Signs of allergy can include itching, rashes, breathing problems and even life threatening problems like low blood pressure and anaphylaxis. Hepatitis can occur with severe drug allergies. It is imperative to stop the ...Read more


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Drug withdrawal (Tip)

It can be done one day at a time, one step at a time. ...See more

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Overcoming Addiction & Substance Withdrawal (Checklist)

Seek counseling
every other day
Tell your doctor, and seek medical care
once
Develop a support system around family and your close network
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How much time can drug withdrawal syndrome last?

How much time can drug withdrawal syndrome last?

Varies: It's a complicated answer as the drug, person, what you mean by wtihdrawal all factor into it. 1-2 weeks is a pretty safe answer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3984058/pdf/ndt-10-587.pdf but this answers that completely with narcotics ...Read more

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Will suddently stopping phentermine have drug withdrawal effects?

Never heard of WD: Phentermine has some properties similar to amphetamines, but it is not an amphetamine.If you abruptly stop Phentermine most patients might be more hungry for 24-48 hrs. Then return to regular appetite.There has never been a report of physical addiction.Emotionally, regaining wt w/o the med use could cause emotional stress.I have found that with monitoring pts. They can take the med for maintenance. ...Read more

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How does the brain restore balance during drug withdrawal?

How does the brain restore balance during drug withdrawal?

Drug Withrawal: Usually during drug withdrawal the brain will try to produce the chemicals which are lacking to balance things out. Sometimes help is needed in achieving that with medications, therapy etc. ...Read more

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What can I do about joint laxity caused by geodon (ziprasidone) drug withdrawal?

What can I do about joint laxity caused by geodon (ziprasidone) drug withdrawal?

Joint laxity?: Joint laxity is not a known side effect or withdrawal effect of geodon (ziprasidone). Please see your physician to review your joint laxity problems. Do's (doctor of osteopathic medicine), and specialists in physical & rehabilitation medicine or orthopedics may be especially well suited to help you. ...Read more

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I used finasteride 5mg for yrs. Developed gynecomastia which drug withdrawal cured. Hair now thinning. Is it safe to take 1mg for hair growth!

I used finasteride 5mg for yrs.  Developed gynecomastia which drug withdrawal cured. Hair now thinning.  Is it safe to take 1mg for hair growth!

Finasteride: A reduced dose Finasteride is less likely to cause gynecomastia. I would also tell you that gynecomastia is not particularly a health problem but is more of a cosmetic issue. (clearly cosmetic issues are important to you at 71 years of age). ...Read more

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I need help with this stomach ulcer what to eat and also this drug withdrawal from meth I been clean for about 2 weeks now ?

I need help with this stomach ulcer what to eat and also this drug withdrawal from meth I been clean for about 2 weeks now ?

Information: Ulcers respond to PPI like omeprazole OTC, may need treatment w antibiotics for H. pylori bacteria. Foods: Choose fruit, vegetables, fiber. Avoid alcohol, NSAIDS,&anything you find that upsets your stomach - this varies person to person; sadly, no definite list to provide.Re: Meth - well done! Takes hard work. Withdrawal symptoms CAN last 3 weeks - you are almost there, don't get discouraged. ...Read more

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Thought i was going to die during Bikram yoga. Cant breathe, nausea. I think from psychiatric drug withdrawal over 7 weeks effects.Geodon, (ziprasidone) celexa, et

Thought i was going to die during Bikram yoga. Cant breathe, nausea. I think from psychiatric drug withdrawal over 7 weeks effects.Geodon, (ziprasidone) celexa, et

Call your MD: Bikram is very intense on the body with great dehydration and exersion. Discuss the potential safety risks of combining that form of exercise with your medications. Your reaction might have been just to the bikram yoga itself, if you had not been doing it consistently. Many people do not tolerate bikram and get ill. Consider another form of yoga/exercise. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of clozapine drug without withdrawal symptoms and cholinergic rebound?

How can I get rid of clozapine drug without withdrawal symptoms and cholinergic rebound?

Taper gradually.: Depending on your dosage, your doctor can taper you gradually and safely. You will not have typical withdrawal symptoms like the opiates . ...Read more

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What sort of psychological disorder or drug addiction/withdrawal leads to unreasonable anger in people?

What sort of psychological disorder or drug addiction/withdrawal leads to unreasonable anger in people?

Anger and drugs: Your question is a very broad one. Anger is one of several innate emotions ; we all have it . It can obviously be made worse by all kinds of problems and basically any psychological problem can manifest itself in some increased anger. Anger also almost always masks shame. There is always shame involved in drug use. ...Read more

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Do any psychiatric drugs or their withdrawals lead to arrythmias or to the development of sleep apnea or is this neuromuscular or a different issue?

Do any psychiatric drugs or their withdrawals lead to arrythmias or to the development of sleep apnea or is this neuromuscular or a different issue?

Simplify PLEASE!!: You have crammed several different questions together! some psychoactive drugs could/can prolong the qt interval & thus might contribute to an arrhythmia. Cocaine use resulting in arrhythmia is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young people- even athletes (len bias) some drugs suppress respiratory drive, leading to apnea, such as the dangerous combo of opiate pain drugs with tranquilizers. ...Read more

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When going off antipsychotics does one need to be tapered or switched to another drug to ensure no withdrawal symptoms? Need to ensure there is noleft

When going off antipsychotics does one need to be tapered or switched to another drug to ensure no withdrawal symptoms? Need to ensure there is noleft

Antipsychotic d/c: To try to get off your antipsychotic you need to do this in conjunction with your prescribing professional and tapered slowly over extended period of time. Also include your loved ones in the process as they may perceive early signs of decompensation. These medications generally take 2-4 wks to get full effect ; same time to see any - signs as u reduce same. Good luck ; please don't do on own. ...Read more

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Does the drug Zofran (ondansetron) have withdrawal symptoms?

Does the drug Zofran (ondansetron) have withdrawal symptoms?

NO: Zofran (ondansetron) is an antiemetic. Whatever sedation you may experience that you may think is an "addiction problem" is not. Withdrawl occurs after long periods of drugs with such addictive properties which are abruptly stopped. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Urine Drug Screen (Definition)

A urine drug screen is a way to test urine to evaluate possibly use of steroids or various drugs it can test for components of certain chemicals and is very sensitive even for certain meds or drugs which may have been used ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Tricyclic Drug (Definition)

Tricyclic agents are a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more