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Can doctors prescribe vicodin to help ease withdrawal symptoms?

Can doctors prescribe vicodin to help ease withdrawal symptoms?

No: I'm assuming some type of opiate withdrawal? But no they can't against the law. Not likely to be effective anyway. Suboxone and subutex are only approved meds at this time to be used in doctors office and doctor needs training and special license to do this. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ...Read more


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Can you tell me if antidepressants help with opiate withdrawl?

Can you tell me if antidepressants help with opiate withdrawl?

Not per se: But may help with underlying psychiatric issues that many addicts have. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if amphetamines help with opiate withdrawls?

Can you tell me if amphetamines help with opiate withdrawls?

No, they don't: No, amphetamines do not help with opiate withdrawal. Please work with your physician on this. ...Read more

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What medications can help for withdrawal.?

What medications can help for withdrawal.?

From what?: Naltrexone is often employed for help in quitting opioids and alcohol. It depends on what you arewithdrawing from. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with wihdrawal symptoms from hydrocodone?

Can you give me suggestions with wihdrawal symptoms from hydrocodone?

How severe?: Mild symptoms can be treated symptomatically - Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for pain, Imodium for diarrhea, pepto bismol for abdominal cramps, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for help sleeping. A blood pressure medicine, clonidine, can also reduce withdrawal symptoms. For more severe withdrawal, Methadone and Buprenorphine can be used to taper someone down over several days to several weeks, or for maintenance treatment. ...Read more

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What are some medications can I take to ease the symptoms of vicodin withdrawal?

What are some medications can I take to ease the symptoms of vicodin withdrawal?

Treat symptoms: Depends on how many vicodin- if mild, treat it like a mild flu - tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain, pepto bismol can help diarrhea and stomach cramping, sedating antihistamines (like benadryl) can help sleep. In more severe cases, it can make you very sick, with vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, severe muscle pains and can last for several days, milder symptoms for weeks - for these, get medical help. ...Read more

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I've been struggling with phenibut addiction? What would you prescribe to ease withdrawal symptoms as I taper off?

Gabapentin: Phenibut seems to be a Russian medication in the gabapentin family. One option would be to switch to gabapentin and taper off slowly, which might be easier to taper down ...Read more

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What can I take to ease lortab withdrawl process?

Consult your doctor: Opiate withdrawal can be a difficult process causing problems with muscle pain, temperature regulation, hydration, sleep problems, etc. Rather than go through this without treatment, consult your doctor. Benzodiazepines or other medications might be helpful to make the withdrawal process more bearable and successful. ...Read more

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Can amlodipine help with vicodin withdrawal?

Can amlodipine help with vicodin withdrawal?

Possibly: One the hallmarks of opioid withdrawal is higher blood pressure than while on the vicodin. This can lead to all sorts of problems therefore blood pressure medicines like amlodipine or Clonidine are often used to help with this part of the withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Please tell me can doctors buy etorphine to help patients ease pain?

Etorphine.: Maybe if the patient is an elephant. It is for veterinary use. ...Read more

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Will my ADHD medication help with tramadol withdrawals?

Will my ADHD medication help with tramadol withdrawals?

No: Your concern about tramadol withdrawal should be discussed with your doctor. The symptoms of withdrawal won't be helped by a stimulant. In fact, stimulants can exacerbate the withdrawal symptoms. You should discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can narcotic analgesics work to reduce pain?

Can somebody tell me how can narcotic analgesics work to reduce pain?

Receptors: This is a brief answer to a complicated ?. But basically they block the receptors that elicit the pain. ...Read more

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Can I take cymbalta (duloxetine) in order to help with benzodiazepine withdrawal depression?

Can I take cymbalta (duloxetine) in order to help with benzodiazepine withdrawal depression?

Different effects: Different people respond differently and some go the other way, using benzodiazepine to help w/ cymbalta (duloxetine) w/drawal. The whole issue of w/drawal problems is tragic in my opinion and I feel for you. Try to work w/ your doctor if you trust them - find one you trust otherwise. Then, try to avoid such medications if possible in your future. CBT therapy reduces or eliminates the need for them. ...Read more

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What nonaddictive medicines may be given to help ease cancer pain?

What nonaddictive medicines may be given to help ease cancer pain?

Start simple:: Acetomenophen 1st, non-steroidal (ibuprofen and ilk), neural interactive (gabapentin, amytryptiline, analeptics. ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips and ways to deal with oxy/percocet withdrawal?

See below: Oxycontin detox is accomplished similarly to other drug detoxification and there is no standard protocol for facilitating patient's Oxycontin withdrawal symptoms. Medical Oxycontin withdrawal approaches may include decreasing Oxycontin doses rather than stopping. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Hydrocodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...Read more