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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 how can I stop taking vicodin to limit the withdrawal symptoms?

Can you tell me how can I stop taking vicodin to limit the withdrawal symptoms?

Addiction Medicine: It's best to work with an addiction medicine physician on issues like this. Please consult one in your community. ...Read more

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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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What are some tried and true ways to get off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and how long will the withdrawal symptoms last?

What are some tried and true ways to get off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and how long will the withdrawal symptoms last?

Withdrawl: The best way to get off narcotics short term is to taper or reduce dose slowly over days. The larger the dose and the longer the time taking it will make withdrawal a more difficult task. You may require professional help and treatment of side effects through the weaning process. ...Read more

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Any tips to how to over come withdrawal symptoms from norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Any tips to how to over come withdrawal symptoms from norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Buprenorphine helps: Ask your physician about using Buprenorphine for detoxification and/or maintenance. You may need referral to a specialist who prescribes this medication. Also consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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What is the best way to wean off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and to avoid withdrawal symptoms?

Professional help: Seek the help of a physician who knows how to detox people from opiates. A very good alternative is to stop the Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (hydrocodone/ apap), and start Suboxone or subatec. These medications block the withdrawal symptoms without giving one a " high". After a period of time, one weans off the soboxone/ subatec. There are other methods, such as methadone, Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) taper, & meds that target withdrawal sx. ...Read more

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How long do nicotine withdrawal symptoms last?

How long do nicotine withdrawal symptoms last?

Days to weeks: Several days to several weeks depending on how much and how long the use has been and how sudden the cessation of use. ...Read more

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How long do trazadone withdrawal symptoms last?

How long do trazadone withdrawal symptoms last?

Trazodone: It is very unusual to have withdrawal symptoms with trazodone. It is an mild antidepressant which is used at bedtime because its sedative effect, improving sleep as well as replenishing neurotransmitters involved in depression. If anything, you will find that causes headaches and vivid dreams in the first week of using it. It is not addictive. ...Read more

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How long do the withdrawal symptoms of paroxetine last?

How long do the withdrawal symptoms of paroxetine last?

Depends: Some people, for reasons that are not clear, are more sensitive to changes in serotonergic medications such as paroxetine (paxil) and suffer from discontinuation symptoms. In my experience, the way to manage this is to very slowly taper off the medication. Depending on the dose and duration of treatment, that can take many months (and often a lot of tab splitting and quartering). ...Read more

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How long do Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal symptoms last?

How long do Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal symptoms last?

Depends: Withdrawal symptoms indicate that physical dependence has developed. If tapered and stopped responsibly, there are no withdrawal symptoms -- usually another drug is substituted to withdraw from. If it is precipitous, withdrawal symptoms can last from about 7 to 14 days. But symptoms that alprazolam was treating can re-emerge. If addicted, cravings and a prolonged withdrawal syndrome may develop ...Read more

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How long do cymbalta (duloxetine) withdrawal symptoms last?

A Big Range: It could last upto two weeks, but it usually lasts four days. The best way to make sure you have no withdrawal symptoms is to taper down from 60mg to 40mg for 4 days, then 20mg for 4 days then stop. Some people tolerate going from 60-30-0. ...Read more

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How long do the withdrawal symptoms from zeldox/geodon last?

How long do the withdrawal symptoms from zeldox/geodon last?

Geodon (ziprasidone) withdrawal: Geodon (ziprasidone) is approved to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It's not addicting but to avoid symptoms of withdrawal your prescribing professional would probably taper you off Geodon (ziprasidone) even if changing you to a different medication. Either way you certainly shouldn't stop it cold turkey and it be done with your prescribing professional fully involved. ...Read more

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How long do tranquilizer withdrawal symptoms normally last?

How long do tranquilizer withdrawal symptoms normally last?

Tranquilizers: That depends on the tranquilizer u r referring to. Could be antipsychotic, mood stabilizer, anxiolytic, hypnotic, sedative, etc. Please refer to specific drug name or class, & I will be more than happy to advise. ...Read more

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How long will the horrible withdrawal symptoms of risperdal last for?

How long will the horrible withdrawal symptoms of risperdal last for?

Risperdal: Not sure what the "horrible" symptoms are, but usually 7-10 days if taking medication to lessen the side-effects such as Cogentin or benadryl (diphenhydramine). It mainly depends on how long you've been on risperdal, what the symptoms are, and what dose you are taking. ...Read more

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How long will withdrawal symptoms last after stopping mobic (meloxicam)?

How long will withdrawal symptoms last after stopping mobic (meloxicam)?

SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY: Mobic (meloxicam) is a non- steroidal anti inflammatory agent like Motrin for instance. I do not know why there would be withdrawal. Now the pain and inflammation can return of course. ...Read more

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What is nortriptyline withdrawal symptoms and. About how long does they last?

As above: Nortryptyline is tricyclics anti depressant and need to be written by physician. Discuss u question with u prescriber. ...Read more

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How long after the last dose of narcotics should pass for withdrawal symptoms to become noticeable?

How long after the last dose of narcotics should pass for withdrawal symptoms to become noticeable?

It depends: Metabolizing different drugs takes different lengths of time. Therefore, your answer depends on what you've been taking, how much, and how often. Also there are individual differences as well. Best to speak with your own physician about your own case. ...Read more

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How long do Paxil (paroxetine) withdrawal symptoms last? I was on Paxil (paroxetine) 5mg for two months.

Usually 5-7 days: Or even less especially on a dose of only 5 mg. However, there have been case reports of much longer withdrawal reactions reactions, but I suspect that many of those been been upon immediate withdrawal from much higher doses. ...Read more

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I was on lexapro (escitalopram). How long do these withdrawal symptoms last and will I ever feel happy again?

I was on lexapro (escitalopram). How long do these withdrawal symptoms last and will I ever feel happy again?

Drugs like lexapro (escitalopram): Should generally not be stopped abruptly, but should be tapered over several weeks. If you were on 20 mg per day, it should be reduced to 10 mg/day for a week, then 10 mg every other day - that usually will stop the withdrawal symptoms. Depression can be a lifelong disease, and both psychotherapy and medication may be helpful. Many people achieve remission, but it takes work and expert help. ...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