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Is Dolobid Safe For A Recovering Opiate Dependency
Yes: Dolobid is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (nsaid), so is not related to opioids. It sounds like "dilaudid" which is an opioid. Do be carefulas every drug has side effects and may not be right for everyone. Caution with nsaids if you have stomach issues or kidney problems for example. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is better for opiate dependency? Suboxone or vivitrol? What is difference? On sub now thinking ab switching to vivitrol
I take Suboxone for (3+ years) opiate dependency maintenance. I've recently broken my ankle and require surgery. What are my pain control options?
Yes: Codeine dependency is less common, but mainly because it has more side effects - itching, flushing, diarrhea, stomach cramps - than do other opioids. In the late 19th century, Codeine abuse was epidemic in the US, particularly among Native Americans. In Russia, Codeine was available OTC, and was cooked into a horrible drug called Krokodil, which causes massive skin and organ damage. ...Read more
What about the stories of addiction surrounding opiates? Is there a difference between physical dependence and addiction?
Prescribed 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) 4x a day taken it only for 7 day cuz my opiate dependence methadone place turned down for the Xanax (alprazolam) what is Xanax (alprazolam) detection time?
Long half-life: The elimination half-life of xanax (alprazolam) is about 11.2-26.9 hours. It takes almost 6 elimination half-life's for a drug to be cleared from the human body. Well... It could take a maximum of 161.4 hours or 6.7 days (6 x 26.9 hours) for xanax (alprazolam) to be completely eliminated. Rec. See your prescribing physician to express your concerns. ...Read more
How doe Suboxone show up or read as on a urine drug screen? And how long does Suboxone stay in your urine? Overcoming a brief opiate dependence and looking for work.
Beside dependence/addiction & testosterone and hormone decreases what are the dangers/side effects of long term opiate use for chronic pain?
You hit the majors: There are also long term effects on the liver and kidneys. Long term use can also affect cognition and often lead to constipation that can lead to diverticulosis. Unfortunately these medication have a bad profile for long term use but are the only option for many patients. If the meds do not improve function and quality of life then the risks are too great. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer