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DRUG WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME Symptoms and Causes

Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid. Some opioids are made from the opium plant, and others are synthetic (man-made).

A doctor may give you a prescription opioid to reduce pain after you have had a major injury or surgery. You may get them if you have severe pain from health conditions like cancer. Some doctors prescribe them for chronic pain.

Opioids can cause side effects such as drowsiness, mental fog, nausea, and constipation. They may also cause slowed breathing, which can lead to overdose deaths. If someone has signs of an overdose, call 9-1-1:

  • The person's face is extremely pale and/or feels clammy to the touch
  • Their body goes limp
  • Their fingernails or lips have a purple or blue color
  • They start vomiting or making gurgling noises
  • They cannot be awakened or are unable to speak
  • Their breathing or heartbeat slows or stops

Other risks of using prescription opioids include dependence and addiction. Dependence means feeling withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug. Addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes a person to compulsively seek out drugs, even though they cause harm. The risks of dependence and addiction are higher if you abuse the medicines. Abuse can include taking too much medicine, taking someone else's medicine, taking it in a different way than you are supposed to, or taking the medicine to get high.

Opioid abuse, addiction, and overdoses are serious public health problems in the United States. Another problem is that more women are abusing opioids during pregnancy. This can lead to babies being addicted and going through withdrawal, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Opioid abuse may sometimes also lead to heroin use, because some people switch from prescription opioids to heroin.

The main treatment for prescription opioid addiction is medication-assisted treatment (MAT). It includes medicines, counseling, and support from family and friends. MAT can help you stop using the drug, get through withdrawal, and cope with cravings. There is also a medicine called naloxone which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose and prevent death, if it is given in time.

To prevent problems with prescription opioids, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions when taking them. Do not share your medicines with anyone else. Contact your doctor if you have any concerns about taking the medicines.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

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DRUG WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Not yet recruiting A Comparison of Midazolam and Zolpidem as Oral Premedication in Children
Conditions: Parental/Caregiver Anxiety;   Child's Anxiety
Interventions: Drug: zolpidem;   Drug: Midazolam
Outcome Measures: Patient anxiety at the time of separation;   Other comparison measures will include preoperative parent/caregiver anxiety, anesthesia mask acceptance characteristics at the time of induction, and time to full recovery in the post operative period.
2 Recruiting Imaging the Effects of Zolpidem and Alprazolam in Healthy Volunteers at 3T
Condition: Psychotropic Drugs Effects
Interventions: Drug: Zolpidem;   Drug: Alprazolam;   Drug: Caffeine;   Other: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change in blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) signal as measured with fMRI;   Change in subjective drug effects as measured by self-report questionnaires
3 Recruiting Effects of Zolpidem CR® in Sleep and Heart Recovery in Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Patients
Conditions: Acute Coronary Syndrome;   Sleep Deprivation
Interventions: Drug: Zolpidem CR 12.5mg;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Sleep efficiency;   Troponin T;   Creatine-kinase MB
4 Unknown  The Role of Partial Reinforcement in the Long Term Management of Insomnia
Condition: Primary Insomnia
Intervention: Drug: Zolpidem
Outcome Measures: sleep diary;   Sleep Diary
5 Recruiting The Role of Sleep in the Treatment of Cannabis Use Disorders
Condition: Drug Addiction
Interventions: Drug: Zolpidem extended-release;   Behavioral: MET/CBT
Outcome Measures: Sleep Efficiency;   Cannabis Abstinence
6 Recruiting Reducing Suicidal Ideation Through Insomnia Treatment
Conditions: Insomnia;   Depression;   Suicidal Ideation
Interventions: Drug: Zolpidem-CR;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Suicide Severity Index (SSI);   Dysfunctional Beliefs and Attitudes About Sleep;   Disturbing Dreams and Nightmares Severity Index (DDNSI);   Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS);   Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D);   Insomnia Severity Index (ISI)
7 Not yet recruiting Polysomnographic Study Comparing the Use of Dexmedetomidine and Zolpidem to Induce Natural Sleep
Condition: Insomnia
Interventions: Drug: Dexmedetomidine;   Drug: Zolpidem;   Drug: Oral Placebo;   Drug: Normal Saline placebo.
Outcome Measures: Subjective and objective measures of sleep quality;   Performance on a word-pair cognitive task after waking up from sleep
8 Recruiting Effect of a Hypocretin/Orexin Antagonist on Neurocognitive Performance
Condition: Healthy Volunteers
Interventions: Drug: Almorexant;   Drug: Zolpidem 10mg;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: A comparison between dosing groups on performance on neurocognitive measures
9 Recruiting Alternative Dosing Regimens in the Pharmacotherapy of Insomnia
Condition: Insomnia
Interventions: Drug: Amitriptyline;   Drug: Zolpidem;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Objective Total Sleep Time;   Objective Sleep Onset Latency;   Self-reported Total Sleep Time;   Self-Reported Sleep Onset Latency;   Percentage of REM sleep;   REM onset latency;   Objective Sleep Efficiency;   Self-Reported Total Sleep Time;   Self-reported Sleep Onset Latency (min);   Self-reported Sleep Onset Latency (evaluation)
10 Unknown  Risperidone and Zotepine in the Treatment of Delirium
Condition: Delirium
Intervention: Drug: Risperidone and Zolpidem for delirium
Outcome Measures: Delirium rating scale;   MMSE, CGI, side effect profile, HRV
11 Unknown  Memory Consolidation in Pharmacologically Enhanced Naps
Condition: Sleep
Interventions: Drug: Low-dose sodium oxybate;   Drug: High-dose sodium oxybate;   Drug: Low-dose zolpidem;   Drug: High-dose zolpidem;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Pharmacological enhancement of specific sleep parameters in a dose-dependent manner;   Correlation of pharmacological interventions with changes in sleep-stage-specific memory tasks
12 Unknown  Age-Dependent Memory Benefits From Pharmacologically Enhanced Naps?
Condition: Older Adults
Interventions: Drug: Sodium Oxybate;   Drug: Zolpidem;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measure:
13 Recruiting Sequenced Therapies for Comorbid and Primary Insomnias
Conditions: Insomnia Comorbid to Psychiatric Disorder;   Primary Insomnia
Interventions: Behavioral: Behavioral Insomnia Therapy;   Drug: Zolpidem;   Drug: Trazodone;   Behavioral: Cognitive Therapy
Outcome Measure: Insomnia Severity Index- Change from Baseline (Remission)
14 Recruiting Use of Benzodiazepines and Z Drugs in the Elderly
Condition: Chronic Benzodiazepines and Related Drugs Users
Intervention:
Outcome Measures: Dependence according to DSM IV criteria;   withdrawal syndrome;   psychiatric comorbidities;   Dependence scores
15 Not yet recruiting Effects of GABA Modulator AZD7325 on Cortical Excitability
Condition: Healthy
Interventions: Drug: 2 mg AZD7325;   Drug: 10 mg AZD7325;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change in conventional measure of percentage short interval intracortical inhibition (SICI) at an interstimulus interval (ISI) of 2.5 ms and conditioning stimulus intensity of 70 percent of resting motor threshold;   Change in the variables of kinematic analysis of circle drawing;   Change in the rating on a 0-100 mm Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) of degree of sedation and the score of Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT);   Safety and tolerability of a single dose of AZD7325 by assessment of adverse events, vital signs, physical examination, ECG, and laboratory variables
16 Recruiting Effects of Hallucinogens and Other Drugs on Mood and Performance
Condition: Healthy
Intervention: Drug: Hallucinogens and psychoactive substances
Outcome Measures: Rating of "Drug Liking" on the End of Day Questionnaire;   Hallucinogen Rating Scale