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Will Bentyl Help With Opiate Withdrawals
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeling better: The withdrawl symptoms should be easing off. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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