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Weaning Off Oxycodone By Yourself
Narcotic wean: Hydrocodone is an opioid. The weaning process usually involve a slow decrease in dosage. It is recommended to do it under physician supervision. Depend on narcotic dosage, you might need to be weaned off as inpatient versus outpatient please see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Under supervision: Highly recommended that you taper under a doctor's/provider's supervision. Not only can there by uncomfortable withdrawals, medications like Xanax/alprazolam can result in life-threatening withdrawal seizures if an appropriate/safe tapering does not take place. What does of Xanax, how often taking? High dose/daily use may require inpatient detoxification. ...Read more
Consult with your dr: Weaning off meds is not easy. There are several ways to do what you asking,but the process needs to be supervised by a specialist. ...Read more
I'm going through Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal and I take Vicodin. Will taking Vicodin stop or slow the recovery process from coming off of Zoloft (sertraline)?
No: These two medications act on the body in separate ways, so the use of Vicodin is not recommended for symptoms of withdrawal from Zoloft (sertraline). I would recommend that you discuss this with the Doctor who prescribed the Zoloft (sertraline) so that you can be appropriately weaned off the Zoloft (sertraline), if it is indicated. ...Read more
Depends: This is best handled by your prescribing physician. Usually decreasing the dose by half every two or three weeks is safe. ...Read more
How easy to taper off or wean off 100 mg Zoloft (sertraline) /day after 6 weeks of usage? What protocol to use?
Taper off slowly: My best advice for you is to check with your doctor because he or she knows your condition. Best. But you should be able to taper your med to 50 mg a day for 2 weeks, then take every other day for 2 more weeks to see if you are ready to get off med. Since there is no dependency with zoloft (sertraline). Again chectk with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you are not addicted but your body is just dependent on it, it may be possible to slowly wean down. For someone addicted this is almost an impossible goal because addicts have lost the ability to control the dose. Talk to your doctor, there maybe meds that can help for either case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With medical help: Depends on how much hydrocodone you are taking, and for what. If there is a pain problem, it will usually be necessary to find other ways to treat the pain. Short-acting drugs like hydrocodone are very hard to come off because of their short half-life, and substituting longer acting opioids (like Buprenorphine and methadone) is the way doctors usually help people off these meds. ...Read more
Yes: That allows for a 10 mg decrease. However, only taper off under the supervision of the prescribing physician. Best wishes and take care. ...Read more
Very difficult: To do this since smokable heroin use is so immediately reinforcing, and the dose of smoked heroin would be difficult to control. I recommend professional treatment with medication to help detox from heroin. Methadone or Buprenorphine are often used for detox; Clonidine and tramadol are other options. ...Read more
Absolutely Not: Veterinary medicines do not have the same purity as human medicine-they are not intended for human consumption. In addition, one must never take a drug prescribed for someone else (human or animal). ...Read more
I'm going through Zoloft (sertraline) withdrawal and I take Vicodin for knee pain. Will taking Vicodin stop or slow the recovery process from coming off of Zoloft (sertraline)?
Improve it: And replace it with a far worse problem ...Read more
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