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Doctor insights on: Does Clonidine Help For Opiate Withdrawal

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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

Dr. Philip Gilly
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Opiate Withdrawal (Definition)

Opiate withdrawal refers to the variety of signs and symptoms that occur after discontinuing or decreasing the use of opiates after a period of regular use. Withdrawal is very uncomfortable but not life threatening. Symptoms of withdrawal include dilated pupils, goose bumps, insomnia, agitation, sweating, muscle aches, increased tearing, runny nose, nausea, ...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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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

Dr. Michael Jacobson
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Clonidine (Definition)

is an alpha 2 adrenergic agonist used in the management of mild to moderate hypertension and as an analgesic in the management ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Catapres (Definition)

Clonidine is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more