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Does clonodin help with opiate withdrawal symptoms?

Does clonodin help with opiate withdrawal symptoms?

It can be: Clonidine is an older blood pressure medication that is used off-label for a number of other reasons, including opiate withdrawal. It is non-addictive. Lightheadedness is a common possible side effect. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Gilly
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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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What helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms stay under control?

What helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms stay under control?

Various meds: There are many meds used to target specific withdrawal symptoms. 2 meds that can be used are suboxone and clonidine. Suboxone should be used only after withdrawal begins. Such treatment must be carefully planned and supervised by an md. ...Read more

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Will opiate withdrawal symptoms return if you relapse after 7 days of detox?

Maybe: The physical withdrawal will be very mild. However the psychological withdrawal and cravings can be intense. If this has happened to you, please get assistance so that you can go back to being sober. ...Read more

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I take ativan (lorazepam) for an anxiety disorder. I've heard it helps with some opiate withdrawal symptoms. How much should I take to relieve the symptoms?

I take ativan (lorazepam) for an anxiety disorder. I've heard it helps with some opiate withdrawal symptoms. How much should I take to relieve the symptoms?

Need to ask your Dr.: HealthTap is not used for treatment of individual patients, and something like the treatment of an addiction needs to be done through a one on one evaluation with a health care provider who you develop a relationship with. The continuity of care as well as an individual treatment plan will be developed personally for your withdraw symptoms in a well coordinated medical plan. Best wishes. ...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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If you use opiates once then take naltrexone pill how long will withdrawal symptoms last?

Very unusual: Normally after only one opioid I would not expect much if any withdrawal form naltrexone. Even if people have been taking long acting opioids for some time I would expect the withdrawal symptoms to subside significantly over 24 hours. If withdrawal symptoms are significant professional care would help. ...Read more

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I have been off opiates for two weeks, for how long am i going to feel withdrawal symptoms?

I have been off opiates for two weeks, for how long am i going to feel withdrawal symptoms?

Drug withdrawal: As a general rule the worst should be over in 5 to 10 days. That does not mean that you are going to feel perfect or even well or not have cravings. Emotional upset can make the withdrawal worse. Many say it can take up to year to feel normal whatever that is. In short it is very individual. If possible you should talk to someone in addiction treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will insomnia last from short term opiate withdrawal?

Can someone tell me how long will insomnia last from short term opiate withdrawal?

Thanks for asking!: Insomnia could vary. Withdrawal symptoms should be over in a week or 10 days while insomnia might improve or not depending if there are additional factors or stressors which are affecting you. ...Read more

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How long does depression after opiate withdrawal last? What can help? My bf is really severely depressed.

How long does depression after opiate withdrawal last? What can help? My bf is really severely depressed.

Seek help soon: Depression is never normal. For some, withdrawing from opiates is cause for celebration. But if pain persists, it can be very discouraging and lead to depression. See a pain specialist if still in pain. Severe depression can be life-threatening; see a mental health professional for therapy and/or medications. Don't wait for it to go away on its own. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am on day six of opiate withdrawal. I was on 30 mg of hydrocodone per day. I am still sweating and freezing at night. How much longer will this last?

I am on day six of opiate withdrawal. I was on 30 mg of hydrocodone per day. I am still sweating and freezing at night. How much longer will this last?

About down...: I am proud of you for quitting the use of opioids. You've already been through the worst and the physical withdrawal symptoms should subside very soon. Please continue with a solid support network, such as NA, for the psychological dependence issues. ...Read more

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What are some less common symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

Most are common: 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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How long does opiate withdrawal take to get over?

How long does opiate withdrawal take to get over?

Depends: The half-life (how long ot takes to clear half of a drug from the body) of the opioid causing withdrawal syndrome determines the onset and duration of symptoms. For example, heroin and Methadone withdrawal symptoms peak in 36-72 hours and 72-96 hours, respectively, and may last for 7-10 days and at least 14 days, respectively. ...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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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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Opiate withdrawal - what kind of symptoms to expect?

Opiate withdrawal : 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. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000949.htm opiate withdrawal refers to the wide range of symptoms that occur after stopping opiates. ...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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What is the best way to relieve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

What is the best way to relieve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

Time: Opiate withdrawal symptoms will lessen over time. Certain medications taken during discontinuation such as Clonidine or Clonazepam can minimize the unpleasant effects of medication withdrawal. Also, a physician certified in its use can prescribe buprenorphine(suboxone sublingual). ...Read more

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


Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more