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Is dolobid safe for a recovering opiate dependency?

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 more

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Dr. Richard Pollard
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Opiates (Definition)

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What is better for opiate dependency? Suboxone or vivitrol? What is difference? On sub now thinking ab switching to vivitrol

What is better for opiate dependency? Suboxone or vivitrol? What is difference? On sub now thinking ab switching to vivitrol

Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. Suboxone is a mixed agonist and antagonist of opiate receptors. Vivitrol is a pure antagonist. Either may be useful. The help from either drug would be greatly enhanced by using mutual support. ...Read more

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I take Suboxone for (3+ years) opiate dependency maintenance. I've recently broken my ankle and require surgery. What are my pain control options?

I take Suboxone for (3+ years) opiate dependency maintenance.  I've recently broken my ankle and require surgery.  What are my pain control options?

See below: Before major surgery, i often switch my suboxone patients to a long acting morphine starting give 5 days before and lasting two to three days after. This gives more options for pain control during and after surgery. ...Read more

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Had codeine physical or mental dependence liability since it ia an opiate (like morphine) ?

Had codeine physical or mental dependence liability since it ia an opiate (like morphine) ?

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

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What about the stories of addiction surrounding opiates? Is there a difference between physical dependence and addiction?

What about the stories of addiction surrounding opiates? Is there a difference between physical dependence and addiction?

Yes: Physical dependence involves use to avoid withdrawal both physiologic and substance dependent without compulsive, lack of control behavior. You can have dependence without addiction. ...Read more

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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?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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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

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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.

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.

Drug test: You need not worry about your drug test. Before taking the test, indicate that you take suboxone. A prescribed medication. You can only fail the test if you dont indicate that you are prescribed the medicine before doing the urine screen. ...Read more

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Beside dependence/addiction & testosterone and hormone decreases what are the dangers/side effects of long term opiate use for chronic pain?

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 more

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Is it safe to take diflunisal(dolobid) and lipo 6 black ultra concentrate?

Is it safe to take diflunisal(dolobid) and lipo 6 black ultra concentrate?

What for?: Dolobid is safe for mild arthritis pain. The other stuff who knows? Is it even inspected by the pa department of agriculture, if not beware, other imported agents have been sold and had stuff like cortisone, butazolidine whenb analyzed ina lab. ...Read more

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How dolobid works for you and also side effects?

How dolobid works for you and also side effects?

I dont use it: It is a non Aspirin antiinflammatory related to Aspirin but not to steroid. Usually few problems and useful for mild arthritis, it is a prescription. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Diflunisal (Definition)

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dolobid (Definition)

Dolobid is a salicylate-based agent which is a ...Read more