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DRUG WITHDRAWAL SYNDROME and Phentermine

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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 Recruiting Studying the Effects of Phentermine on Eating Behavior
Condition: Obesity
Interventions: Drug: Phentermine;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measure: Change in Food intake
2 Unknown  Effects of a Complete Diet in Critically Ill Patients With Stress Hyperglycemia
Conditions: Critical Illness;   Hyperglycemia;   Mechanical Ventilation;   Enteral Nutrition;   Metabolic Stress
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: T-Diet plus Diabet IR;   Dietary Supplement: ISOSOURCE PROTEIN FIBRE;   Dietary Supplement: GLUCERNA SELECT
Outcome Measures: Measure of biochemical parameters and evaluation of infectious complications;   Assessment of critical ill patients progress during hospital stay
3 Unknown  Enteral Nutrition Product in Mild Acute Pancreatitis
Conditions: Acute Pancreatitis;   Enteral Nutrition
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: T-Diet plus Atémpero;   Dietary Supplement: AlitraQ (Abbott)
Outcome Measures: Acceptance, Tolerance and Nutritional Status;   Inflammatory parameters evolution and EN complications
4 Unknown  Evaluation of a Diet in Patients With Senile Dementia
Conditions: Alzheimer's Disease;   Parkinson's Disease;   Senile Dementia
Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Supressi. T-Diet plus Range;   Dietary Supplement: High Protein. T-Diet plus Range
Outcome Measures: Nutritional and cognitive status in elderly people;   Biochemical parameters measure
5 Recruiting Effect of the Diuretic Tolvaptan on Nitric Oxide System (TORA)
Conditions: Cardiovascular Diseases;   Nephropathy
Interventions: Drug: Tolvaptan;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: CH2O;   Urine biomarkers(Aquaporins, Epithelial Sodium Channels γ and β, Sodium/Chloride and Sodium/Potassium/Chloride cotransporter);   Central blood pressure;   Pulse wave velocity;   Augmentation Index;   Vasoactive Hormones( Angiotensin II, Aldosterone, Endothelin, Atrial Natriuretic Peptide, Brain Natriuretic Peptide, Arginin Vasopressin);   Fractional sodium excretion
6 Not yet recruiting A Toolbox Approach to Obesity Treatment in Primary Care
Condition: Obesity With Co-morbid Conditions
Interventions: Behavioral: Commercial weight loss program;   Behavioral: Colorado Weigh;   Dietary Supplement: Meal replacements;   Drug: Pharmacotherapy for obesity;   Behavioral: Recrecation center passes
Outcome Measures: Weight change;   Health care utilization;   Documentation of obesity
7 Recruiting A Feasibility Study of Multimodal Exercise/Nutrition/Anti-inflammatory Treatment for Cachexia - the Pre-MENAC Study
Conditions: Cancer;   Cachexia
Interventions: Other: Multimodal intervention;   Other: Standard care
Outcome Measure: Feasibility of recruitment and retention