Would lisinopril help with opiate withdrawal symptoms the same way catapres (clonidine) does?

No. Catapres (clonidine) helps with opiate withdrawal symptoms by reducing the sympathetic nervous system (which results in a rapid heart rate and elevated blood pressures). Although Lisinopril is also a blood pressure medicine, it's mechanism of action is completely different. It is in a drug class called an ace inhibitor.

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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...

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...

I take ativan (lorazepam) for an anxiety disorder. I've heard it helps with some opiate withdrawal symptoms. How much should I take to relieve the symptoms?

If you are. withdrawing from opiates it is better to do this under supervision of your physician and not based off of advice that you obtain from a doctor on the internet who doesn't know your medical history. Take care. Read more...
Need to ask your Dr. HealthTap is not used for treatment of individual patients, and something like the treatment of an addiction needs to be done through a one on one evaluation with a health care provider who you develop a relationship with. The continuity of care as well as an individual treatment plan will be developed personally for your withdraw symptoms in a well coordinated medical plan. Best wishes. Read more...
Need to see your. doctor Or a drug rehab center and not attempt to self medicate as this is dangerous. Read more...