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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.

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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.

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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? -opioid receptor. Suboxone is Buprenorphine and Naloxone in a 4/1 ratio.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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