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Will Norvasc (amlodipine) help opiate withdrawal???

Will Norvasc (amlodipine) help opiate withdrawal???

No reason for that: Doctors say "No!" They also suggest that you work w/ a doctor to help you go through opiate termination. It's the safest way and you deserve all the support you can get. You're almost certainly be doing the right thing - don't select our own assistance drug. ...Read more

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Whats worst antidepressant withdrawal or benzo withdrawal?

Whats worst antidepressant withdrawal or benzo withdrawal?

Benzo withdrawal: Some antidepressants can have very unpleasant flu like withdrawal symptoms, like Paxil or effexor, (venlafaxine) but benzo withdrawal can result in seizures and death if going cold turkey from a high dose of benzos. Both should be tapered if you would like to stop taking them, to minimize the withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants help drug withdrawl?

They can: While not well studied for this purpose, antidepressant medications can help improve mood and frustration tolerance, making drug withdrawal less unpleasant. A number of antidepressants are also antianxiety medications and can help improve those symptoms that can happen during withdrawal. ...Read more

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Taking remeron (mirtazapine) 7.5 and stopped abruptly what withdrawal symptoms can I expect?

Taking remeron (mirtazapine) 7.5 and stopped abruptly what  withdrawal  symptoms can I expect?

Consult: Please consult with your prescribing physician so you can collaborate on when to start or stop medications. Your symptoms and side effects should be evaluated at an office visit. ...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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Can I use vicodin for Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal headache?

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 doc on tapering schedule or not, if you are may need to slow it down. Discuss with doctor, there may be other options. For some of my patients i've had success putting on Prozac to wean off paxil, (paroxetine) then wean off prozac. It's longer half life helps. ...Read more

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How long is withdrawal from citalopran 20 mg withdrawal of nausea, dizziness, jittery?

How long is withdrawal from citalopran 20 mg withdrawal of nausea, dizziness, jittery?

Several weeks: Most doctors will tell you that the withdrawal symptoms should subside within a few weeks of withdrawal. If your symptoms subside within a few weeks, consider yourself lucky and in the minority. Most people experience withdrawal effects over a month after they have quit their medication. Giving yourself at least 90 days before evaluating the withdrawal symptoms is a safer bet. See link for details ...Read more

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Are there withdrawal effects from stopping prozac (fluoxetine)?

Are there withdrawal effects from stopping prozac (fluoxetine)?

Potentially: Ssris can have discontinuance sx--dizziness shocks in brain flu like sx--prozac has such a long half life you seldom hear pts complain. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) weaning?

What are the withdrawal side effects of Paxil (paroxetine) weaning?

There are many.: Discontinuation side effects from Paxil (paroxetine) can range from mild anxiety and mood swings to severe agitation, panic attacks, confusion, dizziness and hallucinations as well as flu-like symptoms. It is recommended to proceed slowly and under the care of a specialist. ...Read more

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Would lisinopril help with opiate withdrawal symptoms the same way catapres (clonidine) does?

Would lisinopril help with opiate  withdrawal symptoms the same way catapres (clonidine) does?

No: Catapres (clonidine) helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms by reducing the sympathetic nervous system (which results in a rapid heart rate and elevated blood pressures). Although Lisinopril is also a blood pressure medicine, it's mechanism of action is completely different. It is in a drug class called an ace inhibitor. ...Read more

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Does metoprolol help with opiate withdrawal?

Define "help": Opiate withdrawal's tough & can be dangerous if not supervised. You'll have to be more specific on the word "help?" It can attenuate symptoms but is no guarantee or panacea and must be used along with other measures. A novel agent that deserves attention is NAD+ I've seen remarkable results with NAD infusions compared to virtually anything else. Google it. Questions? www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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Effect of darvon-n tablet(propoxyphene napsylate)?

Effect of darvon-n tablet(propoxyphene napsylate)?

Off market: The drug was pulled off the market in the us last year due to adverse cardiac effects. ...Read more

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Contraindications of garcinia cambogia w/clonidine and opiates?

Contraindications of garcinia cambogia w/clonidine and opiates?

See below: Apart from the fact that a meta-analysis of data only shows a very small and short term weight loss with this medication, i would be more concerned for the potential for hepatotoxicity that exists. This will probably made worse with opiates. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are syptoms of Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

Doctors, what are syptoms of Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal?

Anxiety and seizures: Think of any symptom of anxiety and thats what you should expect with withdrawal (palpitations, sweating, tremor, restlessness) withdrawing from any chloride channel drug (benzodiazepines and barbiturates) can cause a lowerining of the seizure threshold. ...Read more

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Advice on dosage when taking kratom for opiate withdraw? How much?

Advice on dosage when taking kratom for opiate withdraw? How much?

It is illegal: Kratom is ill legal in the United States. I will therefore not comment on it's use beyond that. You should get yourself involved either in a suboxone treatment program or a Methadone treatment program. Best wishes. ...Read more