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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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I need 2 know if Norvasc (amlodipine) will help with opiate withdrawals please!!

I need 2 know if Norvasc (amlodipine) will help with opiate withdrawals please!!

That's just a no.: First, not much of it gets into the brain. Although there are targets for this drug on brain mediation of pain, it doesn't do much for pain except uncommonly in migraine. There just isn't much wiring that it hits that related to narcotics.
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Will Norvasc (amlodipine) help opiate withdrawal???

Will Norvasc (amlodipine) help opiate withdrawal???

No reason for that: Doctors say "No! "
They also suggest that you work w/ a doctor to help you go through opiate termination. It's the safest way and you deserve all the support you can get. You're almost certainly be doing the right thing - don't select our own assistance drug. ...Read more

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Can amlodipine help with vicodin withdrawal?

Can amlodipine help with vicodin withdrawal?

Possibly: One the hallmarks of opioid withdrawal is higher blood pressure than while on the vicodin. This can lead to all sorts of problems therefore blood pressure medicines like amlodipine or Clonidine are often used to help with this part of the withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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I am transitioning from labetalol to amlodipine. What are the withdrawal symptoms for labetalol?

I am transitioning from labetalol to amlodipine. What are the withdrawal symptoms for labetalol?

Pulse rate: Since it is a beta blocker it could decrease your pulse rate and after tapering off of it could go up. You of course need to look at your blood pressure and I would recommend Monitoring it in the morning, afternoon or evening and write it down so your physician knows. ...Read more

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Hi I realize that Norvasc (amlodipine) wasn't the problem it was alcohol withdrawal. Its been 5 weeks and I've still have symptoms what can I do to ease the discomfo?

Hi I realize that Norvasc (amlodipine) wasn't the problem it was alcohol withdrawal. Its been 5 weeks and I've still have symptoms what can I do to ease the discomfo?

See psychiatrist: Alcohol withdrawal symptoms generally peak in 48-72 hours, but can persist for several weeks. It's also not uncommon for existing anxiety and other disorders to show themselves more clearly, once alcohol is stopped. A psychiatrist, especially one who's also an addiction medicine doctor, may be able to help you with your symptoms. Also you can get support from aa. Http://www. Aa.org good luck! ...Read more

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Need doctor to help with opiate withdrawals out patient service tencare insurance?

Opiate Withdrawal: Yes. You do. But, you must do it in direct observation and not alone on your own. You need to do this in detox and not by the internet. ...Read more

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How do I tackle opiate withdrawal?

Supportive: Treatment involves supportive care and medications. The most commonly used medication, clonidine, primarily reduces anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, sweating, runny nose, and cramping.

Other medications can treat vomiting and diarrhea.

Buprenorphine (suptex) has been shown to work better than other medications for treating withdrawal from opiates, and it can shorten the length of detox. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms opiate withdrawal?

Not pleasant: Some of the symptoms of opiate withdrawal can include cold sweats,  diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, body aches, anxiety, cravings, cramping, chills, tremors, goose bumps, agitation, runny nose, yawning, and insomnia. ...Read more

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What are common opiate withdrawal signs?

Various: Early symptoms of withdrawal include:

agitation
anxiety
•muscle aches
•increased tearing
insomnia
runny nose
•sweating
yawning

late symptoms of withdrawal include:

•abdominal cramping
•diarrhea
•dilated pupils
•goose bumps
•nausea
•vomiting. ...Read more

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What should I expect with opiate withdrawal?

What should I expect with opiate withdrawal?

Opiate withdrawal: Opioid withdrawal symptoms might include yawning, sweating, lacrimation, rhinorrhea, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, dilated pupils, piloerection, chills, tachycardia, hypertension, nausea/vomiting, cramping abdominal pains, diarrhea, and muscle aches and pains. ... ...Read more

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Opiate withdrawal - what kind of symptoms to expect?

Opiate withdrawal: Early symptoms of withdrawal include:

agitation
anxiety
muscle aches
increased tearing
insomnia
runny nose
sweating
yawning
late symptoms of withdrawal include:

abdominal cramping
diarrhea
dilated pupils
goose bumps
nausea
vomiting.
www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000949.htm
opiate withdrawal refers to the wide range of symptoms that occur after stopping opiates. ...Read more

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Can you advise for opiate withdrawals, OTC meds only!?

Can you advise for opiate withdrawals, OTC meds only!?

NSAIDs vs Tylenol (acetaminophen): Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory that can be used to reduce pain and inflammation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Acetaminophen is a anti-pyretic medication used to reduce pain and fever, however tylenol (acetaminophen) does not reduce inflammation. ...Read more

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How do you handle opiate/suboxone withdrawal.?

Treat symptoms: Opiate withdrawal refers to the wide range of symptoms that occur after stopping or dramatically reducing opiate drugs after heavy and prolonged use (several weeks or more).

Treatment involves supportive care and medications. The most commonly used medication, clonidine, primarily reduces anxiety, agitation, muscle aches, sweating, runny nose, and cramping. ...Read more

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How long does opiate withdrawal take to get over?

How long does opiate withdrawal take to get over?

Depends: The half-life (how long ot takes to clear half of a drug from the body) of the opioid causing withdrawal syndrome determines the onset and duration of symptoms. For example, heroin and Methadone withdrawal symptoms peak in 36-72 hours and 72-96 hours, respectively, and may last for 7-10 days and at least 14 days, respectively. ...Read more

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Does clonodin help with opiate withdrawal symptoms?

It can be: Clonidine is an older blood pressure medication that is used off-label for a number of other reasons, including opiate withdrawal. It is non-addictive. Lightheadedness is a common possible side effect. ...Read more

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Is chest pain an expected part of opiate withdrawals?

Is chest pain an expected part of opiate withdrawals?

Not necessarily: Chest pain is a very broad symptom, and can be related to many different disorders, some serious, and others not so serious. If the reason for being on opiates is for chest pain after chest surgery or trauma like a rib fracture, than pain can be from withdrawl of opiates.
If that is not the case, you should get checked out by a specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cocaine to stop opiate withdrawal?

Is it possible for cocaine to stop opiate withdrawal?

No: Using Cocaine will just cause more problems and not relieve opiate withrawal. ...Read more

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How to make stomache pains better during opiate withdrawal?

Opiate W/D: If withdrawal is naturally-occurring, the physician may choose to manage the patient with either opioid or non-opioid adjunctive medication. Methadone 10 mg im or 20 mg PO is usually adequate to relieve symptoms of withdrawal without producing intoxication. Adjunctive medications include clonidine, antiemetics, benzodiazepines, and antidiarrheals. These should be used alone for iatrogenic w/d. ...Read more

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What helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms stay under control?

What helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms stay under control?

Various meds: There are many meds used to target specific withdrawal symptoms. 2 meds that can be used are Suboxone and clonidine. Suboxone should be used only after withdrawal begins. Such treatment must be carefully planned and supervised by an md. ...Read more

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Which nutrients are important when going through opiate withdrawal?

Which nutrients are important when going through opiate withdrawal?

Think Gatorade: You'll need hydration and replacement of fluids due to either vomiting, sweating, or diarrhea. Muscle cramps can be treated with calcium and magnesium supplements. If you are being supervised by a doctor, they can give you medication to treat these symptoms. If the symptoms are severe and you get very ill, go to an emergency room or call your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you tell opiate withdrawals are serious and need urgent care?

How can you tell opiate withdrawals are serious and need urgent care?

Generally: If you are healthy there is no worry regarding seriousness or urgency. Formal detox programs can use alternative medications to help with the detox, but its something like having the worst flu, muscle ache, heart racing, increased pain etc. If you have cardiac or pulmonary abnormalities you may need to seek formal medical care. ...Read more

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What's a good over-the-counter med for someone going through opiate withdrawal?

Unfortunately none.: While OTC meds such as acetominophen and ibuprofen may help ameliorate some of your heightened pain sensitivity, fever, etc., true physiologic withdraw occurs from the absence of non-OTC drugs that stimulate specific receptor sites in the brain. However, withdraw of common dosages of even high potency narcotics, e.g., oxycodone, morphine, hydromorphone, hydrocodone, often subsides in a 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Opiate withdrawal: what medication & dosage should be used for pain and side effects?

Opiate withdrawal: what medication & dosage should be used for pain and side effects?

See your doctor!: Opiate withdrawal should be overseen by your doctor, who will help you tailor medications to your specific situation. It is not possible to say what medication or dose should be used by any individual. The answer depends on what kind of opiate you have been taking, in what dose, and for what reason. Your underlying state of health is also important. See your doctor, and best wishes for success. ...Read more

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Will clonipin and Valium help my withdrawal from opiates for the first 5 days during withdrawal!

Will clonipin and Valium help my withdrawal from opiates for the first 5 days during withdrawal!

Detox: Please, listen to experience. It is never wise to self medicate or to self detox from any addictive substance. You are not choosing the right or best medications. Seizing, blood pressure issues, and the nausea of withdrawal can be very difficult. Benzos are just as addicting and as dangerous as opiates for a brain with the disease of addiction. ...Read more

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Norvasc (Definition)

Norvasc is a diabetes-related agent which is a kind of ...Read more