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Does clonodin help with opiate withdrawal symptoms?

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

Dr. Philip Gilly
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Opiate Withdrawal (Definition)

Opiate withdrawal refers to the variety of signs and symptoms that occur after discontinuing or decreasing the use of opiates after a period of regular use. Withdrawal is very uncomfortable but not life threatening. Symptoms of withdrawal include dilated pupils, goose bumps, insomnia, agitation, sweating, muscle aches, increased tearing, runny nose, nausea, ...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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Will opiate withdrawal symptoms return if you relapse after 7 days of detox?

Maybe: The physical withdrawal will be very mild. However the psychological withdrawal and cravings can be intense. If this has happened to you, please get assistance so that you can go back to being sober. ...Read more

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I take ativan (lorazepam) for an anxiety disorder. I've heard it helps with some opiate withdrawal symptoms. How much should I take to relieve the symptoms?

I take ativan (lorazepam) for an anxiety disorder. I've heard it helps with some opiate withdrawal symptoms. How much should I take to relieve the symptoms?

Need to ask your Dr.: HealthTap is not used for treatment of individual patients, and something like the treatment of an addiction needs to be done through a one on one evaluation with a health care provider who you develop a relationship with. The continuity of care as well as an individual treatment plan will be developed personally for your withdraw symptoms in a well coordinated medical plan. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would lisinopril help with opiate withdrawal symptoms the same way catapres (clonidine) does?

Would lisinopril help with opiate  withdrawal symptoms the same way catapres (clonidine) does?

No: Catapres (clonidine) helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms by reducing the sympathetic nervous system (which results in a rapid heart rate and elevated blood pressures). Although Lisinopril is also a blood pressure medicine, it's mechanism of action is completely different. It is in a drug class called an ace inhibitor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

What is the best way to relieve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal?

Time: Opiate withdrawal symptoms will lessen over time. Certain medications taken during discontinuation such as Clonidine or Clonazepam can minimize the unpleasant effects of medication withdrawal. Also, a physician certified in its use can prescribe buprenorphine(suboxone sublingual). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms opiate withdrawal?

Not pleasant : Some of the symptoms of opiate withdrawal can include cold sweats,  diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches, anxiety, cravings, cramping, chills, tremors, goose bumps, agitation, runny nose, yawning, and insomnia. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

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Opiates (Definition)

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