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How Long Do Vicodin Withdrawal Symptoms Last
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking 5mg norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain for the past month. Still in pain but what is the to help with withdrawal symptoms when pain subsides?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
As above: Nortryptyline is tricyclics anti depressant and need to be written by physician. Discuss u question with u prescriber. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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