Antidepressants Potentiate Opiate

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Alternative Names

Withdrawal from opioids; Dopesickness


Treatment

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 are used to treat vomiting and diarrhea.

Buprenorphine (Suptex) has been shown to work better than other medications for treating withdrawal from opiates, and can shorten the length of detox. It may also be used...

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