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Other Uses For Suboxone
Relatively, yes: All drugs have potential side effects, some worse than others. Cyclosporine works well for its uses, but patients must be willing to work with doc closely to prevent untoward events, e.g. Reporting any side effects, reporting fever or infection immediately no matter how seemingly slight. Co-operate with doc when monitoring lab work is asked for; it's for your protection & well-being. ...Read more
Other than urinary problems and constant bp, what are the uses for alpha-blockers? Ever used for former speed addicts?
Not modern medicine: Technically, there are no modern medical uses for mescaline, the active hallucinogen in peyote and san pedro cactus. It's illegal except in native american church ceremonies. In these contexts, the intent is to use the plant substances for guidance, decision making, healing, and remaining in balance w/the natural world. It is far from a recreational experience. ...Read more
Rhythm control: Sotalol is an antiarrhythmic medication to treat certain types of heart rhythm disorders. Paradoxically it can cause potentially lethal cardiac rhythms if not used properly. All antiarrhythmics share this property. It is important to follow regularly with a cardiologist experienced in the use of sotalol. ...Read more
Consult physician: there are many alternative drugs such as neurontin, or pregabalin, gabapentin generics or even low dose tricyclics, which may have side effects. There is no guarantee that these will nevessaroiyn be cheaper: Cymbalta is expensive therapy.I strongly suggest review side effects with your pharmacist. ...Read more
Except citalopram and bupropion,which antidepressants are safe to be used on methadone?(looking for alternatives)
Great Question : Methadone does have significant drug interactions. You do have alternatives. Effexor, Pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) Remeron are a few. Talk with your doctor and keep an open mind. It may require an adjustment in your methadone dose. Some people do experience drowsiness when combining other meds to their methadone. Best wishes! ...Read more
Some cultures use drugs for centuries (like khat) is "addiction" just a modern phenomenon? Can addictive substances be used safely in other cultures?
Universal: Addiction occurs in every culture and every country. There is no safe place to use addictive substances. If you have a genetic predisposition to addiction, refrain completely. Remember, "No matter where you go, there you are." the image here is khat teeth. A detailed review of consequences of KHAT is available here http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/9/6/456.full ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can barbiturates be prescribed for reasons other than the criteria stated? Such as butalbarbital for catatonic schizophrenia
No: Barbiturates are not the treatment of choice for schizophrenia. I have sometimes used low dose Ativan (lorazepam) to help severely catatonic people eat, though. With this, they would have just enough movement to be able to take in a meal. Still, this is not the overarching main treatment for their illness either -- it's symptomatic palliation only. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im on methadone for fibromyalgia, I have to go onto subutex. But is there a difference between temgesic, used for pain and subutex used for addiction?
Subutex-combo drug: Buprenorphine is a partial agonist at mu opiate receptors. It can stimulate or activate the receptors depending on the presence of other endogenous neurotransmitters or drugs. Naloxone is an opiate antagonist. It blocks the effects of opiate drugs. Temgesic contains buprenorphine. Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and naloxone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suboxone by far!: As a physician with 10 years of experience treating addiction, i feel that suboxone is a much better treatment. The main advantage of Methadone is price. Suboxone is safer in that you cannot overdose with it, unlike methadone. Suboxone blocks other opioids from getting you high (or dead), and it won't work if injected. Suboxone visits are usually monthly, not daily like at Methadone clinics. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Possibly: One drug company is trying to get approval for a medication that combines Naltrexone with bupropion for the treatment of obesity. Thier is evidence that high sugar/fatty foods cause a release of endorphins. I personally have tried it on a few of my obese patients and they do not seem to find it as helpful or tolerate it as well as my alcohol dependent patients. It is not indicated at this time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Let's clarify this: Neither Methadone or buphrenorpine "treat" addiction. They are fda approved to maintain addictions. That's it. In other words, to keep you from withdrawing. Treatment of addiction to opiates requires: commitment, help and a plan. Once you get these 3 things, stick to the plan. Period. In life there are a lot of things that are simple but not easy. This is a great example of "simple, not easy". ...Read more
Probably not yet: New hampshire passed legislation legalizing medical marijuana on 7/23/13 but one can only get it from state-licensed facilities and it may take up to 2 years for such facilities to be established. When they are i hope you will be able to find a doctor who can help as cannabis can be a very helpful alternative. See http://norml.Org/legal/item/new-hampshire-medical-marijuana. ...Read more
Can theophylline for asthma show up as an opiate or other illegal substance in employment drug tests?
Please Clarify: The question left for us here is why do you keep asking this question when you have been told that no. It will not show up as an illegal substance. ...Read more
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