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Belladona And Ether Opium Medication
Yes I have been having constipation due to the opium pain pills I have to take for my pain! Can you recommend a good medication I can take daily! Thx?
OIC: Opioids block the bowl opioid receptors. Hence most of the standard medications really do not work well. Certainly you can try them. The best is a specific bowel opioid antagonist called MOVANTIK 25mg per day. This works well and does not cross the blood brain barrier so the pain relief will still be there. Another one is an injectable called Relistor (methylnaltrexone) which works the same way. ...Read more
I am having knee replacement in april, 2013. I can't take opium pain medication. What else can I take to relieve the pain? Thanks, dee
It would be very wise to meet with a pain specialist prior to your surgery to set yourself up for success. Alternative investigation too may help: meditation, acupuncture, massage.
Possible meds include
pain blocker Gabapentin (neurontin)
anti inflammatory such as meloxicam, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc
opiate alternative tramadol (warning; addictive too)
seek specialty advice. ...Read more
Arthritis medication: There are a number of different types of arthritis and the type of arthritis you have will determine which class of drugs would be appropriate. I would recommend getting in for a good evaluation from a rheumatologist and letting them guide you in what medications are appropriate. ...Read more
I know a female who's taken meth, coke, opium, acid, and other drugs. How will that affect her kids if she has kids one day? She's in treatment now.
I smoked hash about 7 days ago and on my drug screen it comes out that I have failed on opium and meth. Is this normal? I have been drinking water for the past 3 days, and I even bought q-carbo herbal clean, I don't know if this works or not.
Normal??????: If you are smoking hash while knowing you are having drug testing, then you are in more trouble than you know. Firstly, you don't know what stuff is cut with, and it may have been cut with opioids or amphetamines (i assume you mean methamphetamine and not methadone). None of the so-called detox products work, and neither does drinking lots of water. You need to get help for your drug problem. ...Read more
Wouldn't advise it: Any more than I would advise taking an opioid by any other means for no good medical reason. All opioids can cause a euphoric sensation - the "rush" - but at the cost of a horrendous physical dependency that, in many, quickly turns into addiction. The number of people in the US with this addiction has already increased ten-fold because of prescription opiates - don't add yourself to statistics. ...Read more
What's the cause?:
Opiate detox is indicated for several problems including opiate abuse and addiction and opiate dependence for chronic pain for example. Depending of the type of issue you could choose the assistance of an addiction specialist, psychiatrist or pain management specialist.
Many very effective therapeutic options are available for detoxification but the underlying problem will guide the decision. ...Read more
lachryma papaveris: Opium is derived from the flower pods of the poppy seed plant (papaver somniferum). Opium (lachryma papaveris) is the dried latex or sap that is extracted from tearing of the pods. Opium contains chemicals know by their own scientific name: morphine [ (5α, 6α)-7, 8-didehydro- 4, 5-epoxy- 17- methylmorphinan- 3, 6-diol)], codeine, & other alkaloids such as thebaine and oripavine. ...Read more
Not directly: These medications are typically manufactured from synthetic products. ...Read more
How about "none": Does "none" work for you? Opium is an unpurified resin which contains variable amounts of morphine, codeine, Papaverine and other compounds of unknown purity and safety. However, it is highly addictive, and can cause all the grief and misery of any other opioid, but with such unknown strength and potency can be even more dangerous, especially to inexperienced users. ...Read more
Prescribed vs abuse: It depends. If it is as a prescribed control substance for the treatment of pain, such as morphine, your docotr will take care to deal with side effects, ie sedation or constipation. If the person is addicted to, say heroin or synthetic opiods like oxycontin, then the problems of tolerance and drug dependence then the person might need detox and sometimes maintenance with ie naltrexone or other. ...Read more
Opium in what???: Opium itself is a tarry material which is essentially the sap of the opium poppy. Opium contains several chemicals, including morphine, Codeine and papaverine, from which opiate medications are made. Opium itself is usually smoked. If you get arrested for possession, the police will very happily submit it for testing to see if it contains opium, but you would have to hope that it doesn't. ...Read more
Different medication: Opium is related chemically to narcotic pain medications such as morphine, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) dilaudid, vicodin, and oxycontin. Diprivan is the brand name for propofol, which is a medication used to induce sleep, and is commonly used for sedation and general anesthesia. Both types of medications can lower blood pressure and slow or stop breathing. Diprivan is only for professional anesthesia use. ...Read more
Chemical Structure: All of these are differentiated by their chemical structure. Heroin and opium are schedule one substances which are illegal in the us and considered to have no medicinal value. ...Read more
Cocaine/Opium: Rehabilitation would be a life saver.Get a more detailed answer ›
Suboxone: No it is not drive from opium, opium is a natural occurring plant that produces, among other things, heroin. Suboxone is a purely manufactured synthetic drug. It has a unique properties. It blocks certain opiate receptors and acts as a analgesic or pain medicine. It was first developed as a pain medicine but it's now used exclusively to stabilize people addicted to opiates. ...Read more
I need to stop, using for 10 years, each month I take 100 mg morphs, when that's gone liquid opium. I heard robaxin (methocarbamol) helps, will this help?
Opioid Dependency: If you want to stop using opioid medications, see your physician for treatment. There are several approved medications for this condition. Be sure to ask if you physician does this type of treatment; as it requires additional training not provided in medical school. Opioid abuse can ruin your life. It can cause respiratory depression and end in accidental death, . Robaxin (methocarbamol) is a muscle relaxer. ...Read more
Don't understand?: By saying "we" do you mean you are one of the treating health professionals? If it is truly opium smoking, the effects are the same as those using short-acting opioids, which is 12-24 hours, and if there is no further respiratory depression, people can be discharged from an acute care setting. However, recommendations should be made for further treatment, transfer to a treatment program is best. ...Read more
Heart disease: Opium use is not good for any heart problem. Opium causes negative membrane effects which with chronic use can impair myocardial function. ...Read more
Who says?: I have never heard anyone say this, and this is absolutely not true. Would also suggest avoiding opium, and focus on standard health approaches to prevent stroke. Talk to your family doctor and clarify what you need to do to keep yourself healthy. ...Read more