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DRUG WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME and Klonopin

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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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After taking a large amount of Klonopin to sleep, I have not been able to speak coherently. I can think of what I want to say, but cannot verbalize anything. Anyone know about this or how long it will last?

Am taking klonopin for restless leg syndrome (1 mg. at night) this causese debilitating daytime fatigue and constipation

Ancle at night right leg jiggled every 6 or 7 seconds when I tried to get to sleep. Klonopin at night stopped the jiggling.

Chantix caused me to haveseizures I would not recommend anyone to take this drug find a different way to quit smoking that is safe.

I HAD 1 SHOT OF THIS AND WITHIN 12 HOURS I WENT FROM A VERY NORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE TO WAKING AT 5 A.M. NEXT DAY WITH 198/110 AND 104 PULSE RATE. IT HAS CONTINUED ALL WEEK AFTER AND I'M NOW ON A BLOOD PRESSURE DRUG TO TRY AND CONTROL IT. EVEN WITH DR

can advagraf makke you look like you are pregnant? Can this drug affect your eye site--blurry vision

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I have experienced panic attacks, light headedness and pasty mouth taking this drug at 400mg's.

I have sjogren's syndrome. Can i use arcalion or is it not good for me?

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My symptoms were tired, weak, unable to sleep. Was prescribed half of a 15 MG Mirtazapine nightly to help me sleep. Has this drug been successful used as a sleeping aid?

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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.
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1 Recruiting Comparison Between Lorazepam, Clonazepam and Clonazepam + Fosphenytoin for the Treatment of Out-of-hospital Generalized Status Epilepticus
Conditions: Status Epilepticus;   Epilepsy
Interventions: Drug: Clonazepam;   Drug: Fosphenytoin;   Drug: Placebo;   Drug: Lorazepam
Outcome Measures: Percentage of patient with a cessation of seizures and absence of recurrence;   Duration between the first cessation and the recurrence of seizures;   Percentage of patients having had a second injection of benzodiazepine;   Percentage of patients having had an injection of the second line treatment;   Percentage of patients having a general anesthesia for refractory status epilepticus;   Percentage of patients having had a side effect;   Percentage of patients having been mechanically ventilated;   Glasgow Coma Scale;   Mortality;   Length of stay in Intensive Care Unit;   Length of stay in hospital
2 Not yet recruiting Clobazam Use in Epilepsia Partialis Continua - Pilot Study
Conditions: Epilepsia Partialis Continua;   Kojewnikov's Epilepsy;   Epilepsy
Interventions: Drug: Clobazam;   Drug: Clonazepam;   Drug: Lorazepam
Outcome Measures: Time (measured in minutes) to onset of seizure freedom;   Reduction of seizure frequency/minute;   Mental status preservation off sedating anticonvulsants as measured by the MoCA© scale;   Ambulatory function as measured by the Hauser Ambulation Index
3 Recruiting Gabapentin Treatment of Benzodiazepine Dependence
Condition: Benzodiazepine Dependence
Interventions: Drug: gabapentin;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: Abstinence from Benzodiazepine use
4 Unknown  Safety and Tolerability Study of Levetiracetam to Treat Patients With Status Epilepticus
Condition: Status Epilepticus
Intervention: Drug: levetiracetam (add-on)
Outcome Measures: o Uneventful intravenous (iv) administration of study medication;   o Toxicity profile on iv administration, including:;   § Irritation on injection site;   § Hypotension, defined as systolic blood pressure below 90 mm Hg recorded within 24 hours of the dose;   § Cardiac arrest (diagnosed clinically) or bradyarrhythmias including heart block, documented on an electrocardiogram;   § Respiratory depression, defined as the occurrence of apnea or need for intubation;   § Allergic reactions, like skin rash;   § Other side-effects;   Pharmacokinetic parameters of levetiracetam and clonazepam in patients with SE
5 Unknown  The Efficacy of Botulinum Toxin in Disabling Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Tremor
Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis;   Tremor
Intervention: Drug: Botulinum Toxin Type A
Outcome Measures: A decrease in tremor;   The safety profile of Botulinum Toxin in MS patients