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Is withdrawalease, a substance used for relief of opiate addiction a sham or does it really have beneficial qualities?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: No clear evidence

There is no published evidence that it works.

In brief: No clear evidence

There is no published evidence that it works.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
There is one published study of one of the ingredients (Passion Flower) in this product -- not the same as a published study of the whole product. One has to be discerning about the interpretations of reports placed on company web sites for such products. Still, Passion Flower is an intriguing herb -- it may act by modulating the GABA system. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21089181?log$=activity
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Withdrawalease

Withdrawalease contains multiple nutritional supplements & herbs, including passion flower and lemon balm (calming nervine herbs).
I can find only 1 study using passion flower in opiate withdrawal: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11679027 -- here, adding passion flower to Clonidine was better than Clonidine alone. This is not the same as proving effectiveness of withdrawalease itself.

In brief: Withdrawalease

Withdrawalease contains multiple nutritional supplements & herbs, including passion flower and lemon balm (calming nervine herbs).
I can find only 1 study using passion flower in opiate withdrawal: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11679027 -- here, adding passion flower to Clonidine was better than Clonidine alone. This is not the same as proving effectiveness of withdrawalease itself.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. John Luther
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Opiate withdrawal

I do not know the ingredients of the pills but it does have useful information in the packet.
Any help is good help. The best help would be to see a physician and plan a detox that may or may not include trazadone, clonodine, and/or suboxone to help alleviate the symptoms. Good luck it is one of the most difficult things you will ever do in your life but the rewards are unbelievable if succeed.

In brief: Opiate withdrawal

I do not know the ingredients of the pills but it does have useful information in the packet.
Any help is good help. The best help would be to see a physician and plan a detox that may or may not include trazadone, clonodine, and/or suboxone to help alleviate the symptoms. Good luck it is one of the most difficult things you will ever do in your life but the rewards are unbelievable if succeed.
Dr. John Luther
Dr. John Luther
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