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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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Opiate Withdrawal (Definition)

Like many medications, the body becomes used to or "tolerant" opioids. Once your body is used to a medication, abruptly stopping a medication can precipitate symptoms called withdrawal. Opioid withdrawal symptoms can be flu-like symptoms, itching, nausea, diarrhea, pain, and even worse could lead to death depending on the dosage of opioid ...Read more


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Can clonidine be taken with subutex for treatment of opiate withdrawal and if so what's the safest way?

See below: These medications should not be taken without the supervision of a doctor. Please do not attempt to self-medicate. ...Read more

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How to get through opiate withdrawal?

How to get through opiate withdrawal?

Start with this link: this is an excellent resource to start, but this also requires the help and support of your MD. Start Here. http://www.addictionsandrecovery.org/opiates-narcotics-recovery.htm Wish you luck with you and yours. ...Read more

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Any tips or help on opiate withdrawal?

Any tips or help on opiate withdrawal?

Narcotic Withdrawal: Some signs of withdrawal are: - body aches - shaking - nausea/vomiting - insomnia - diarrhea getting over withdrawal there is a decrease in the intensity of their signs and symptoms. To get over the symptoms nsaids like ibuprofen/motrin can help with body aches, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with insomnea and nausea. Immodium helps diarrhea. Your dr. Also help. Hospitalization sometimes is needed. ...Read more

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What is done for heavy opiate withdrawal?

What is done for  heavy opiate withdrawal?

Supportive Care: Treatment of acute opiate withdrawal involves medications and supportive care. Clonidine is commonly used to reduce anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, sweating, runny nose, and cramping associated with withdrawal. Antiemetics are used to treat vomiting and nausea. Opiate withdrawal can be extremely painful and uncomfortable but is generally not life threatening. Contact your md for help. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

Multiple symptoms: Early symptoms of withdrawal include: agitation anxiety muscle aches increased tearing insomnia runny nose sweating yawning late symptoms of withdrawal include: abdominal cramping diarrhea dilated pupils goose bumps nausea vomiting http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000949.Htm. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Opiate withdrawal?

What is the definition or description of: Opiate withdrawal?

Opioid withdrawal: Like many medications, the body becomes used to or "tolerant" opioids. Once your body is used to a medication, abruptly stopping a medication can precipitate symptoms called withdrawal. Opioid withdrawal symptoms can be flu-like symptoms, itching, nausea, diarrhea, pain, and even worse could lead to death depending on the dosage of opioid the patient was taking. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

Opiate withdrawal: Symptoms of opiate withdrawal include: muscle aches, restlessness, anxiety, lacrimation, runny nose, sweating, inability to sleep, yawning frequently, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, goose bumps on the skin, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, etc. If having these, please get medical help in your community. ...Read more

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Does lisinopril help you with opiate withdrawal?

Does lisinopril help you with opiate withdrawal?

Not much: Clonidine is a high blood pressure medication which can help with opioid withdrawal symptoms, but its use must be monitored by a physician as problems with low blood pressure and very high bloods pressure when stopped may occur. ...Read more

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Opiate withdrawal. Would tapering be a better solution to quitting the tramadol abrubtly?

Tapering is best: Tramadol is a synthetic opiate with weak Mu opiate agonist activity and some re-uptake inhibition of norepinephrine and serotonin. In translation: it acts like a weak narcotic AND antidepressant at the same time. It has a long half life: 7 hours. So it takes a while (4-5 half lives) to build up and to come out of the body. Taper over 2 weeks reducing the dose 10% per day to avoid withdrawal. ...Read more

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Opiate withdrawal but severe discomfort that mimicks ss would tapering be a better solution to quitting the tramadol abrubtly, what to do?

Opiate withdrawal but severe discomfort that mimicks ss would tapering be a better solution to quitting the tramadol abrubtly, what to do?

Yes: If the tramadol is being prescribed, talk to the prescriber about a tapering regimen. If it is not prescribed, this is part of a substance use disorder, and you should seek help. Tapering can be done with a cross-reactive drug like buprenorphine (Suboxone) or methadone, or can be done with tramadol itself. However, counseling and a support program is also a necessary part of recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having opiate withdrawal but severe discomfort that mimicks ss. Would tapering be a better solution to quitting the tramadol abrubtly?

Yes: In general it is a lot better in terms of comfort and the body adjusting to taper off medications if you have been on it for a prolonged period of time. Tapering both dose and interval helps. ...Read more

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How do I tackle opiate withdrawal?

Supportive: Treatment involves supportive care and medications. The most commonly used medication, clonidine, primarily reduces anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, sweating, runny nose, and cramping. Other medications can treat vomiting and diarrhea. Buprenorphine (suptex) has been shown to work better than other medications for treating withdrawal from opiates, and it can shorten the length of detox. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms opiate withdrawal?

Not pleasant : Some of the symptoms of opiate withdrawal can include cold sweats,  diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches, anxiety, cravings, cramping, chills, tremors, goose bumps, agitation, runny nose, yawning, and insomnia. ...Read more

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