DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, and the following is NOT medical advice. It is merely a list of things that have helped others during opiate withdrawal. Before starting any regiment including any medicine, it is imperative that the patient discusses it with a licensed physician. Some of the medicine listed can react badly with certain foods and other medicines.
CAUTION: Prolonged use can cause stomach bleeding and ulceration, kidney dysfunction, and liver inflammation.
“Consult your doctor if you are taking antihypertensives, steroids, anticoagulants, antibiotics, itraconazole or ketoconazole, plicamycin, penicillamine, valproic acid, phenytoin, cyclosporine, digitalis drugs, lithium, methotrexate, probenecid, triamterene, or zidovudine.
Consult your doctor if you have any of the following: bleeding problems, inflammation or ulcers of the stomach and intestines, diabetes mellitus, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, lupus), anemia, asthma, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, kidney stones, or a history of heart disease or alcohol abuse. Use of ibuprofen may cause complications in patients with liver or kidney disease, since these organs work together to remove the medication from the body.”
USEFUL FOR: Muscle aches, pains, headache
DESCRIPTION: Ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), can help relieve some of the aches and pains experienced during withdrawal. Prescription strength ibuprofen is 800 mg; it is not recommended anyone go over this dosage in one sitting. For some, as little as 400 mg, the recommended dose for adults, will be enough to ease some of the pain. A popular brand of ibuprofen is Advil, but generics work just as well and are cheaper.
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