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Of Drugs That Increase Narcotic Effects Pain Medication
Are there medications out there that are non-narcotic and work specifically on the increase of dopamine and endorphin levels?
What Dr Junig said!: Wellbutrin (or bupropion) is an excellent medication for folks who have previously struggled with drug addiction. It is not addictive, helps many to avoid use, and does not cause weight gain or sexual side effects. It also helps people quit smoking (and is marketed as zyban). This medication does not control anxiety, however. Increase endorphins by exercising vigorously! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
Why do strong narcotics have no reaction to some ppl unless given stronger doses? If i take such drugs i feel nothing, not even the high others feel
Several possible: Reasons for opiate resistence include over saturation (tolerance), unique source of the pain, emotional issues, etc. Try to work with your ohysicians to tinker with drugs, dosages, schedules, adding in psychotherapy and other non-drug interventions like accupuncture, meditation, massage, exercise, diet, hormones, etc. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paradoxical Effects: Some individuals have what are called "paradoxical reactions" to opioids or other central nervous system depressive medications, leading to excitement or stimulation. These reactions are more common with smaller doses of the medications, and sound consistent with what you are describing. The reason for paradoxical reactions is unclear. ...Read more
Narcotic drugs: Firstly the use of therm narcotics implies illegality. The proper term is opioid medication. Most common are morphine derived ( hydro morphine, oxymorons etcc), Codeine derived(hydro condone, oxycodone etc, ), fentanyl products, burprenorphine, methadone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can drugs affect your behavior even after they have left your system completely? This is first time use of the narcotic
Yes be careful: Inappropriate use of narcotics is the main reason for the drug problem in America ...Read more
Know I have drug problem. My question is i took way fewer pills today than normal&they r severely effecting me and I don't know why? Narcotics&benzos
Non-restricted: As a rule of thumb, narcotics are controlled medications and thus you would need a prescription from a licensed professional before you can fill the prescription. Thus narcotics are in use for pain control but because of abuse potential, regulations and restrictions do exist. The same can not be said of the other non opiate analgesics eg nsaids where such restrictions are non existent. ...Read more
Could you tell me if the pharmacy gives you a schedule 2 drug or narcotic by accident, can you keep it?
Please help docs! where can I find regulations regarding the proper disposal of drugs- particularly narcotics- at health care institutions?
Regulations: Please check the jcaho rules and regulations. ...Read more
Hashish: Hashish is a cannabis-derived resin product that exhibits the same effects as marijuana. It is a schedule i controlled substance whose non-research use is illegal under federal law. Like other cannabis products, it exhibits depressant, stimulant and hallucinogenic effects, with its most dominant effect being hallucinogenic. Note: - substance abuse of any kind is ill advisable. Good luck! ...Read more
Drug seekers: Most physicians now do urine drug testing, opiate contracts, and monitor for any abusive behavior. Most states allow doctors, pharmacists to access the prescription drug monitoring programs for monitoring multiple prescriptions. A proper history and physical can diagnose most pain problems for which a short term opiate may be prescribed. There is limited role for opiates for chronic noncancer pain. ...Read more
How does one ask a PCP for pain mgmt. narcotics without seeming to be "drug-seeking." A follow-up to my INCREDIBLE pain post?
I think appropriate: approach would be to give clear details about the level, quality & location of pain. Explain how medications to date have worked - side effects, how well pain was reduced & for how long. There is a lot of pressure now a days for doctors not to over-prescribe narcotics. Thus, you doctor may wish to ensure that non-narcotic avenues have been pursued prior to moving toward narcotics. See you have > ...Read more
Protect you both: To see if you are in overall good health. By your consent and as a condition of treating you, to see if you may be using other Rx's. To see if your liver and kidneys can handle the medications safetly. ...Read more
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