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Doctor insights on: Metoprolol For Opiate Withdrawals

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Does metoprolol help with opiate withdrawal?

Does metoprolol help with opiate withdrawal?

Define "help": Opiate withdrawal's tough & can be dangerous if not supervised. You'll have to be more specific on the word "help? " It can attenuate symptoms but is no guarantee or panacea and must be used along with other measures. A novel agent that deserves attention is NAD+ I've seen remarkable results with NAD infusions compared to virtually anything else. Google it. Questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

Dr. Prakash Deedwania
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Metoprolol (Definition)

Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even ...Read more


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What are the withdrawal symptoms of toprol (metoprolol) xl?

What are the withdrawal symptoms of toprol (metoprolol) xl?

Stopping Toprol (metoprolol) XL: The most common symptom of stopping Toprol (metoprolol) is an elevated heart rate or tachycardia. You may also see an elevated blood pressure. In order to stop the Toprol (metoprolol) it is usually advised to wean off slowly to prevent the elevated heart rate. I would recommend discussing with you doctor before stopping any medicine. ...Read more

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I see all the withdrawal about metoprolol im about to go crazy will I sstill have them when I switch toamlodipine?

I see all the withdrawal about metoprolol im about to go crazy will I sstill have them when I switch toamlodipine?

Tapering: It is advisable to taper off beta blockers like metoprolol to avoid rebound rises in heart rate and other sympathetic nervous system changes. Amlodopine has no beta blocking activity. ...Read more

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Is feeling faint while lying part of Toprol (metoprolol) XL withdrawal? I was taking 12.5 mg daily for over a year for pvcs.

Is feeling faint while lying part of Toprol (metoprolol) XL withdrawal? I was taking 12.5 mg daily for over a year for pvcs.

Feeling faint: No it is not an expected effect; as such it needs evaluation as to cause ;eg a rhythm issue vs a vestibular etc etc. ..; ASAP ...Read more

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Hsptlzd for 3 days for A-fib. Given metaprolol through IV most of time. Heart ok since but is it safe to stop taking it or is there risk of withdrawal?

Hsptlzd for 3 days for A-fib. Given metaprolol through IV most of time. Heart ok since but is it safe to stop taking it or is there risk of withdrawal?

Did U convert?: If you're in normal rhythm, metoprolol can be tapered but should not be stopped abruptly. I would also urge you not to make changes without the full agreement of your treating provider. ...Read more

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A study done showing cocaine can reduce opiate withdrawal significantly. Can you tell me more about this?

A study done showing cocaine can reduce opiate withdrawal significantly. Can you tell me more about this?

Both addictions: Both are medications with extreme abuse potential, and using Cocaine for opiate withdrawal merely creates a Cocaine and opiate addict. Cocaine is not used clinically for opiate withdrawal. ...Read more

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I'm 8 days off suboxone. I have an endoscopy tomorrow and will be put under using opiates. Could 1exposure to opiates send me back into withdrawals?

Highly unlikely: Highly unlikely. Never say never – but highly unlikely.
Also: you can usually negotiate with your anesthesiologist whether to have opiates or not. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there an over-the-counter medicine that will help make opiate withdrawals a little easier to go through?

Withdrawal: A good question: anyone that doesn't have major allergies and is going through this should take some pain reliever that is not an opiate, motrin, naprosyn (naproxen) etc. Take as directed not just once a day. For stomach cramps you might try chamomile tea. There are number of products to control diarrhea -ask the pharmacist. A lot of warm baths ; rest. Some intensive distraction video etc. Good luck. ...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 do you handle opiate/suboxone withdrawal.?

How do you handle opiate/suboxone withdrawal.?

Treat symptoms: Opiate withdrawal refers to the wide range of symptoms that occur after stopping or dramatically reducing opiate drugs after heavy and prolonged use (several weeks or more).

Treatment involves supportive care and medications. The most commonly used medication, clonidine, primarily reduces anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, sweating, runny nose, and cramping. ...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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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

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Is chest pain an expected part of opiate withdrawals?

Is chest pain an expected part of opiate withdrawals?

Not necessarily: Chest pain is a very broad symptom, and can be related to many different disorders, some serious, and others not so serious. If the reason for being on opiates is for chest pain after chest surgery or trauma like a rib fracture, than pain can be from withdrawl of opiates.
If that is not the case, you should get checked out by a specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cocaine to stop opiate withdrawal?

No: Using Cocaine will just cause more problems and not relieve opiate withrawal. ...Read more

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How to make stomache pains better during opiate withdrawal?

Opiate W/D: If withdrawal is naturally-occurring, the physician may choose to manage the patient with either opioid or non-opioid adjunctive medication. Methadone 10 mg im or 20 mg PO is usually adequate to relieve symptoms of withdrawal without producing intoxication. Adjunctive medications include clonidine, antiemetics, benzodiazepines, and antidiarrheals. These should be used alone for iatrogenic w/d. ...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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Which nutrients are important when going through opiate withdrawal?

Which nutrients are important when going through opiate withdrawal?

Think Gatorade: You'll need hydration and replacement of fluids due to either vomiting, sweating, or diarrhea. Muscle cramps can be treated with calcium and magnesium supplements. If you are being supervised by a doctor, they can give you medication to treat these symptoms. If the symptoms are severe and you get very ill, go to an emergency room or call your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you tell opiate withdrawals are serious and need urgent care?

How can you tell opiate withdrawals are serious and need urgent care?

Generally: If you are healthy there is no worry regarding seriousness or urgency. Formal detox programs can use alternative medications to help with the detox, but its something like having the worst flu, muscle ache, heart racing, increased pain etc. If you have cardiac or pulmonary abnormalities you may need to seek formal medical care. ...Read more

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What's a good over-the-counter med for someone going through opiate withdrawal?

Unfortunately none.: While OTC meds such as acetominophen and ibuprofen may help ameliorate some of your heightened pain sensitivity, fever, etc., true physiologic withdraw occurs from the absence of non-OTC drugs that stimulate specific receptor sites in the brain. However, withdraw of common dosages of even high potency narcotics, e.g., oxycodone, morphine, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, often subsides in a 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Opiate withdrawal: what medication & dosage should be used for pain and side effects?

Opiate withdrawal: what medication & dosage should be used for pain and side effects?

See your doctor!: Opiate withdrawal should be overseen by your doctor, who will help you tailor medications to your specific situation. It is not possible to say what medication or dose should be used by any individual. The answer depends on what kind of opiate you have been taking, in what dose, and for what reason. Your underlying state of health is also important. See your doctor, and best wishes for success. ...Read more

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Will clonipin and Valium help my withdrawal from opiates for the first 5 days during withdrawal!

Will clonipin and Valium help my withdrawal from opiates for the first 5 days during withdrawal!

Detox: Please, listen to experience. It is never wise to self medicate or to self detox from any addictive substance. You are not choosing the right or best medications. Seizing, blood pressure issues, and the nausea of withdrawal can be very difficult. Benzos are just as addicting and as dangerous as opiates for a brain with the disease of addiction. ...Read more

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My sleeping after opiates withdrawal was getting better but suddenly is getting worse, what's going on?

Could be PAWS: Post acute withdrawal syndrome from opiates, is a low grade withdrawal weeks to months after last use, it tends to come and go. If symptoms persist or worsen see your doctor. Try regular exercise avoid caffiene, hang in there. Try counselor or meetings as well. More support helps symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do people experience intense yawning during opiate withdrawal? Just curious as I never understood why!

Brainstem rebound: Opiates affect to a large extent the brainstem region where autonomic functions reside (breathing, blood pressure, GI motility, etc). Opiate withdrawal can be thought of as the OVERCORRECTION or REBOUND of these functions causing a paradoxical OVERDRIVE if you will stimulated by the lack of the drug's presence. Yawning is one of the early phase symptoms (8-12 hrs). Usually goes away within 48 hrs ...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