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How much time does it take for opiates to completely leave your system?

How much time does it take for opiates to completely leave your system?

Depends: Different opiates are metabolized differently. It takes about 4 half-lives to be 95%excreted. ...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


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Is there any test that docs can perform to tell the differences of what kinds of opiates you have in your system?

Yes: Yes, although it can take a while. Most clinics and doctor's offices use an on-site urine or saliva screen for certain drugs and medications. What is gained in having quick results is occasionally lost with accuracy. Thus, sometimes the urine is sent out to a lab-- it is there that they can tell the difference between the different opiates among many others. The lab very rarely makes errors. ...Read more

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Does Suboxone enter your system as a opiate or does it break down into Suboxone after taken? Also, if intra-rectally will it break down into suboxone?

Semi-synthetic: Opioid that is used to treat opioid addiction in higher dosages (>2 mg)
controls moderate acute pain in non-opioid tolerant individuals in lower dosages (~200 µg)
controls moderate chronic pain in dosages ranging from 20-70 µg/hour.
Extremely high binding affinity at the µ- and κ-opioid receptor.
Suboxone is Buprenorphine and Naloxone in a 4/1 ratio. ...Read more

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How can i clean opiate out my system is there a home remedy?

Can not.: No home remedies. Your liver and kidneys will clear it with time. Usually a few days to undetectable quantities. Hair will contain opiod traces for a long time. ...Read more

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I did 90mg OxyContin five days ago and have a drug test tomorrow, will the opiates be out of my system??

Probably not: It really depends on the lab, and how the urine is collected. The real question is this: how do you give your body what it needs without risking any negative consequences. I would recommend a specialist. Most universities have clinics for this. Best to be honest from the beginning, so the cycle of is broken more rapidly. Thank You so much. ...Read more

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How can opiates and opioids affect serotonin system?

How can opiates and opioids affect serotonin system?

Serotonin : Most opioids have no direct effect on serotonin. However, a newer opiate called Nucynta (tapentadol) acts on the usual narcotic receptors in the central nervous system (CNS), but also inhibits the re-uptake of serotonin & norepinephrine in the CNS which may help with certain types of pain conditions & depression. ...Read more

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Will the opiates still be in mine and the baby's system? Been taking them during whole pregnancy and stopped at 36 weeks. I am pregnant with IUD.

Will the opiates still be in mine and the baby's system? Been taking them during whole pregnancy and stopped at 36 weeks. I am pregnant with IUD.

In baby=sure: If I had any reason to look, like the baby showing signs of withdrawal or if you are on the Child & Family Services watch list,I can find evidence of any drug exposure in a newborn going back several months.If they are valid prescribed meds be sure the docs know.Opiates have less long term effect on baby's formation & development than many other drugs. ...Read more

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Can you smoke opiates?

Yes: Opiate Dens are still common in some parts of the world? Smoking opiates is generally, however, good evidence for having a serious opioid use disorder. This is a life threatening disease! Help is indicated. Continue to seek help and input. ...Read more

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How do I get opiate rx?

See doctor: Opioids are used to treat pain. If you have pain see your doctor. ...Read more

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What drugs are opiates ?

What drugs are opiates ?

Narcs: Narcotic is a legal term, relating to schedule 1 meds (marijuana, heroin, pcp, lsd etc). Opiate means a naturally occurring alkaloid derived from the opium poppy (codeine, morphine, thebaine). Opioid is any semisynthetic med which binds the same opioid receptors as the opiates (hydrocodone, oxycodone, fentanyl, etc). ...Read more

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How can opiates affect the body?

Opiates effect: hey block narcotic receptors on CNS and spinal cord.one can have relife of pain .one can have side effect like constipation and vomting and euphria ...Read more

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How do opiates work in the body?

Opioid receptors: We make our OWN opioids - endorphins/enkephalins and others - and they act on receptors that cause the release of neurotransmitters in certain brain areas responsible for energy, euphoria, pain relief and other actions. Natural opioids (morphine, codeine), semisynthetics (oxycodone, hydrocodone etc) and synthetics (methadone, fentanyl etc.) act on the same receptors, of which there are 5 subtypes ...Read more

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Do opiates cause loss of appitie ?

Do opiates cause loss of appitie ?

Opiods: Opioids most certainly can lead to loss of appetite. Much depends on your personal pharmacodynamic response but in general opioids can less to decreased gastric/intestinal motility and constipation which could certainly lead to decreased appetite. This is in addition to the other reasons you would see in an opioid addiction setting. ...Read more

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Which drugs are considered opiates?

Drugs derived from: the opium or poppy plant are officially opiates, and these include morphine, codeine, and papaverine, and semi-synthetics such as dihydrocodeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, hydromorphone and several others. "Opioids" are drugs that also act on the opiate receptors but are chemically different - methadone, fentanyl, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) darvon and many others. Endorphins/enkephalins are opioids. ...Read more

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What's the strongest opiate ever made?

Maybe carfentanil: Carfentanyl, lofentanyl are synthetic opiates that have some applications in veterinary medicine, such as with very large animals. The potency is aligned with its exceptionally high affinity for the opiate receptor. Not available for humans. ...Read more

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How do opiates block sensations of pain?

Mechanism of action: Although the primary effects of opioids are in the CNS (mu, kappa, and delta receptors), and opioid receptors are also upregulated and transported to the peripheral terminals of C-fibers and A-delta fiber especially during the process of inflammation. By activating opioid receptors in the periphery, administration of opioids can result in significant analgesia. ...Read more

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What can enhance the effects of an opiate?

What can enhance the effects of an opiate?

Ans: More opiates? Not sure why the question. If you are an opiate user, try to get help to quit. See a trusted doctor to start. There are many ways to get high without drugs: exercise, connect to a higher power, yoga, meditation, music, self-help group, adopt a pet etc. Take good care of yourself. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can one attain opiates?

Can you tell me how can one attain opiates?

By prescription only: Although one may obtain opiates from illicit dealers, you should not even consider this, due to the legal risks and high chance of adulterated products There is a great controversy among physicians about whether opiates are over or under prescribed, and the consensus is toward the former. And the government encourages this in the name of the "war and drugs." see www.opiatecure.com for more details ...Read more

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What is the best way to withdraw from opiates?

What is the best way to withdraw from opiates?

Continued: Naltrexone can help with this. Counseling also provides benefits that are hide to quantify but patients tend to do better when in counseling.

If there has been a history of failure with prior treatments, more prolonged therapy with subuxone should be considered. ...Read more

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Can chocolate help with withdraw from opiates?

Can chocolate help with withdraw from opiates?

Chocolate: Chocolate is a comfort food. It releases as such the endorphins which are the inside made natural body opioids. It helps. For the violent withdrawal syndrome i doubt it. ...Read more

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What are best ways to get through opiate withdrawls?

Get help: See a health care professional. There are a variety of medication for short term relief of symptoms.
If this is a persistent recurrent problem, consider seeing a cetified Buprenorphine provider (naabt.Org). ...Read more

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Does anyone know the effect opiates have on someone?

Does anyone know the effect opiates have on someone?

Pain control: Opiates are pain medicine that act on receptors in your brain. They're great for controlling pain, but have side effects including slowing breathing and can cause dependency as they give a feeling of euphoria. Opiates also commonly cause nausea and itchiness. ...Read more

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What are some reliable websites for an opiate abuser?

What are some reliable websites for an opiate abuser?

Narcotics Anonymous: Narcotics anonymous -- http://www.Na.Org/ -- is a good start. Also the national institute on drug abuse has good information also. Although your question doesn't specify whether you want web sites focused on recovery, that is my emphasis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do I ease my opiate pill withdrawls?

Can you tell me how do I ease my opiate pill withdrawls?

Detox: If no access to dr. You can do various things to ease your pain. Take an nsaid;motrin etc. As directed. Something like chamomile tea for stomach cramps and diarrhea. There are over the counter medications for diarrhea ask the pharmacist. Be as active as you can , intense interest in something should help.Dr.Can give you a set of medicines that should help a great deal and there is suboxone. ...Read more

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Best ways to get through opiate withdrawls? What should I do?

Best ways to get through opiate withdrawls? What should I do?

Physician: Find addiction psychiatrist. They are trained to help people during withdrawl. If it is now, go to er. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me the bad things about taking opiates?

Opiate use: They can become addicting if you stop probably have withdrawal symptoms ; generalized pain nausea vomiting diarrhea for a number of days . They lower your testosterone and tend to decrease your sex drive. In high doses they will effect interpersonal relationships and , of course , when abused will cause a state of euphoria. If they get out of hand you can end up in prison and in dept. ...Read more