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Phenibut For Alcohol Withdrawal
Not really: Oxazepam is and benzodiazepine and works on gaba receptors. Marijuana has its own receptors. On the other hand, marijuana withdrawal, if such exists, might present with anxiety and Oxazepam will help for that. If you say you're withdrawing from marijuana, where you depressed to begin with? ...Read more
Not a good idea: While Xanax (alprazolam) could help with some symptoms, it is never used this way in a medical setting. Xanax (alprazolam) is short acting and one of the most addictive benzodiazipines. It itself has the highest risk of seizures if withdrawaling from it. Since not doctor who is familar with treating alcohol withdrawal would use it, i suspect you are trying to withdrawal yourself. Don't do it find a qualified physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcoholism: Although Xanax (alprazolam) has been prescribed to prevent seizures, Alcohol withdrawal should be managed by a physician. If there is concern for withdrawal seizures then there is concern for alcoholism and its many complications and it is in your best interest to discuss your concerned with your family physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) addiction and withdrawal. How long would withdrawal last?
Varies: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (combo of 2 kinds amphetamines) works by increasing norepinephrine & dopamine. The 1/2 life is 12 hours, which means that in 60 hours most of it is gone from the serum. W/drawal symptoms include changes in mood, thinking, blood pressure, GI finctions, and eeg. Taking the right dose and gradually tapering off reduces w/drawal symptoms. High doses/shooting may require medical detox. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What're the effects drinking alcohol while taking these medications: paroxetine, zolpidem, and levetiracetam?
Additive: Acohol has an additive sedating effect with all those meds. That you're taking that particular pharmacological cocktail implies you have a significant neuropsychiatric disorder. Alcoholmusevin these conditions can be detrimental. Please share your drinking history with prescribing doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Easy...: If you are taking more than prescribed, then you are abusing. If you can't stop taking the medication, then you are dependent. Dependence is not necessarily a negative thing however, as you may depend on a medication for relief to function normally. ...Read more
Valium and alcohol: Sounds like you may be taking valium on your own that is not prescribed for you . If that's the case then no one can comment . In any event if you are taking it as prescribed i hope the prescriber knows about your addictions. The bottom line is it can potentially be very dangerous depending on your history and your metabolism met the built -valium can be deadly with alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benn prescribed resperidone and ativan for psycosis and topamax (topiramate) for alcohol craving, is this combination bad?
Except ativan (lorazepam): Risperidone is a very effective medicine for psychosis . Topmax is found to be a very promising drug for the treatment of alcohol addiction . Ativan (lorazepam) can be used only for prevention if alcohol withdrawal not for treatment purpose . We tend to avoid any benzodiazepines in people with alcohol abuse history because the combination is dangerous ...Read more
No: I would not recommend using an potentially addictive drug to ease a side effect of withdrawal from another drug. Not sure if you are working with your doc on tapering schedule or not, if you are may need to slow it down. Discuss with doctor, there may be other options. For some of my patients i've had success putting on Prozac to wean off paxil, (paroxetine) then wean off prozac. It's longer half life helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How come of the seizure medicines; depakote, tegretol and klonopin (clonazepam) -why is klonopin (clonazepam) only known for withdrawls?
See below;: It is important to note that discontinuing any of those medications abruptly puts a person with epilepsy at risk of increased seizure frequency. The same is only true for clonazepam in a person *without* epilepsy, and therein lies your answer: clonazepam works differently than the other two and is associated with withdrawal disorders, like alcohol and certain drugs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not safely: Outside of their brief supervised use to help people come down off their drugs of choice. Benzodiazepines are highly dependency-producing themselves, and many alcoholics have had their relapses triggered by the similar sensations they get when taking a benzo, especially valium or xanax (alprazolam) which both hit the brain quickly and hard. Under supervision by doctors who understand addiction, sometimes ok. ...Read more
Are there any withdrawal effects from stopping adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) side effect: In short, yes - do not stop this med on your own if you have been taking this for a short or long time - this is best tapered by discussion with your physician. ...Read more
Does caffeine reduce the effect of psychotropic drugs? Particularly Effexor, Buspar, (buspirone) Trazodone, and Topamax.
No interaction but..: I ran the interaction checker and there is no known interaction between caffeine and any of the meds you mentioned. However, it is well known that caffeine disrupts sleep patterns and can increase anxiety either on it and while withdrawing from it. Therefore, it is best to cut caffeine to a very minimum ...Read more
Any docs believe prescribing adderall/other prescription amphetamine effective/acceptable sub to prevent relapse, aid in withdrawal symptoms for meth addiction?
Harm Reduction. : The ideal treatment for meth addiction is one that does not include use of stimulants. The meth addict treated with stimulant replacement runs the risk of impaired control over use. At the same time, the physician should "first do no harm", and in rare case by case basis may have to employ the lesser of two evils for purposes of harm reduction. Ideally addressed by an addiction psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to start naltrexone and ativan during detox from alcohol while already taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for depression?
Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine): Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) actually contains 3 drugs that can be addictive codeine a narcotic, butalbital a barbiturate and caffeine all of which may become addictive it also contains aspirin which has its own dangers Care should be taken when used frequently ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: It will help some symptoms but not all and I would only use it as part of a detox regimen ...Read more
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