Clonidine lethal dose

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Avatar n tn i was on 6-8mgs of klonopin a day for over ayear and i was sosoo soo scared about the wds, i mean if you get a high enough dose and take it long enough it can be lethal, you can seize up convulse and die..i was scared crapless...clonidine unfortunately is great for opiate wd but for benzo wd it wont be as helpful, it may help the restlessness youll ahve and maybe the rebound insomnia youll experience...
Avatar m tn You are well into the (very) toxic range of acetominphen, and must stop taking it immediately. You are taking over twice the lethal dose at 30 tablets! ANY combination with alcohol or with certain other medications that deplete a certain substance in the body and the result could be liver failure. Withdrawal from tylenol with codeine is NOT fatal. Alcohol withdrawl can be, as can w/d from benzos like xanax of valium. But as they say, with opiates you only WISH you were dead.
541465 tn?1219431486 Let's see, I took phenergan when I was preggo for morning sickness, valium and clonidine for the first 7 days of ct detox. I don't really understand what it is you are asking. Do you want to stop taking the phenergan or what? it doesn't cause w/d to stop taking it. Why do you take the clonodine? If you are using methadone, isn't that enough to keep you away from heroin? I am sorry, I am just a little confused on what it is you need help with. You don't have to the phenergan at all.
Avatar n tn I need myu life back and i cant keep spending a fortune eac month on this and tryin to find my next dose. Please help me I will do anything but I HAVE to do it as quietly as possible.
Avatar f tn Clonidine is a BIG help during detox. I dont know if I'd have made it thru methadone detox if I hadn't gotten a prescription for it. It really helped with the withdrawal symptoms and the "uneasy" feeling. Personally, I would try those before I would get into the Subs. Subs are another beast you'd just have to conquer. Great job on five days though!! :) Just keep pushin on.
Avatar n tn After 4mths in the methadone clinic I missed a saturday which meant that I missed my dose for that day and my one take home dose for sunday(the day their closed). Since it hadnt to long since I had started I figured I would be alright, **** was I way way wrong. going without methadone or if someone has to go cold turkey like I did for 7 days is by far the absolute opiate wds there is possible.
1316877 tn?1275204213 I have not tapered down at all. My last dose was 3 days ago, 32 mg's. The withdrawal is something worse than heroin, pain pills, or any drug. I cant even walk ten feet with out blacking out, my skin is on fire, my bones burn, what do i do, and how much longer will this last? Am i in danger?
Avatar m tn I always thought to myself that since I'd managed to keep it to a relatively low dose, that I wouldn't have too hard of a time coming off, but 9 years is a very long time and your body and brain becomes quite dependent on it. So even tapering from 100mg can be pretty difficult. Believe me, I know. I am currently on my 7th day of 25 mg and will be making another drop soon. I have been slowly weening down 12.5mg at a time, each reduction occurring about 7-10 days apart.
Avatar m tn helps overall, gives me anywhere from 1/2 to 1 hour sleep, but I want to stay off of this because of the blood pressure issues. Any suggestions for what the best mix is, especially for RLS in the arms? If my damn arms would just stop, I think I could sleep like a baby.
244884 tn?1189759429 The dose is lethal. It will kill them. Now reverse the sequence. The test person is balanced at 800 mg morphine/day. Now take it away. The assault on the person's system is exactly the same when you take it away as when you add it. It's the body's inability to adjust to the difference quickly enough that is lethal. The shock is too great. There are those who have survived by virtue of a strong and robust constitution, but if you assault a weak system, it must yield. 3.
Avatar m tn I remember feeling better around day 5 but I was taking a lethal dose ( 30-45 norco 10/325s daily) so it could be sooner for you. Just think of it as a flu that's really bad for a few days then you feel blah for a couple then no energy for a week. drink lots of fluids get support from loved ones and keep reminding yourself why your getting clean. Also if the WD's are too much try the Thomas* recipe, it made the difference in my recovery.
1078103 tn?1256783001 u r jumping off a high dose of methaodne//most would taper slowly but u gotta do it ur way/what works for u..Clonidine is a great drug for jumping off high narcotic doses...also safe but u cant take it if ur blood pressure is low so u need to talk to ur dr first... methdone is just a narcotic with a long half-life like for mg it is not really much stronger than hydro or is just that darn half life that extends wds and makes sub and methadone wd a bit tougher..
Avatar n tn Well, I have read about high dose cases like this, and this is a very high dose. There may be good news, and that is that you may be able to substantially cut your dose, and still be on a dose high enough to cover your pain. At 14 Norco a day, my highest dose ever, I felt like absolute ****, and had anxiety, depression, and sleep problems. I also had some breathing problems. You came here because you need help and you know it. Congratulations on taking the first step!
237500 tn?1189759431 Opiate withdrawal symptoms usually start 12-24 hours after your last dose. But, the timing of withdrawal symptoms depends upon the drug taken, length of time you’ve been taking it, and how you react to medications. The physical withdrawals usually last 3-7 days, with days 3 and 4 being the worst. Once again, this is all dependent on the person. You can expect these symptoms.
Avatar n tn i may think its high, but if your tolerance is up there then it may be the right dose...but i would definatly work on getting your dose down...5 mgs per day is too much too will get pretty sick by the weeks end. i would say 5 mgs every 2 weeks... methadone has an extremely long half life, so if you drop 1/2 your dose at once, it could be up to 5 days before you feel the effects from it, it really sticks to those receptors in your brain like super glue...but no need to do that...
Avatar n tn so I still have half of yesterday's dose in my body this morning. I am going to try to taper by 2.5 mg increments. I have a high pressure job that doesn't allow for the distraction of withdrawal sysmptoms and I have no opportunity to take off from work to do this. What are my best options? I have to avoid the anxiety and lack of concentration above all.
401095 tn?1351395370 It was not an easy way out, I realize that I have traded one drug for another, but this drug has stopped all of my dangerous behaviour.....buying on the street, taking lethal doses, spending money I don't have etc.. Bottom line is.......if you can get clean without the help of Suboxone, more power to you ! I respect that ! I could not, so call me weak, or anything else. I'm doing the best I can for now.
Avatar f tn the combinations you're describing can be lethal. Better to not have you around for 30-90 days, than not at all, you know? What other meds are you on, and how much are you taking? You said you're on "many meds"...that's making me very nervous. How much Xanax are you taking a you abuse that? PLEASE get a medical professional involved, either your doctor, or go to an ER (especially if you drink a lot). This can be very risky. I wish you the best...we're here for you.
Avatar m tn For a while I was able to get the Norco's with only 320mg of Tylenol but now that I have to buy them off the street at $5 a pill I can only get the 10/500's. I take more than double the lethal dosage and am lucky to STILL be alive. I have tried to quit in the past with no luck. I actually find the mental WANT harder that the physical withdrawals. Not taking the pills I am back to suicidal thoughts and actually held my face underwater until I passed out.
Avatar n tn also, another thought may be going to a doctor and admitting you have a problem and see if he is willing to help you detox, there are some meds that can help you through the withdrawals, and here in the U.S they have to come from a doctor, like clonidine, its a blood pressure med that helps reduce the withdrawal effects...anxiety, sleep issues... boy that must be tough, knowing you can just go get them anytime you want? what dose are you on now?
544292 tn?1268886268 The length of time withdrawal symptoms occur can range from a couple of days to weeks depending on how high your dose was and how long you were on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be reduced by discontinuing use of the drug slowly (i.e., gradually reducing the daily dose). Tramadol is more complex than other opiate and opiate-like medications because it also appears to have actions on the GABAergic, noradrenergic, and serotonergic systems in the brain.
Avatar n tn for the $250 he got 3 take home shots ( subcutaneous ones) of buprenorphine and was written scripts for baclofen( muscle relaxer), clonidine ( anti-hypertensive) and naltrexone, an opiate antagonist. This young man had been through withdrawls before and couldn't face detox again... the bup really helped him ... it is a long acting drug and if they would hurry up and put it in a pill ( sublingual) form in this country it would be much easier to dispense and easier to use for maintenance.
Avatar n tn So far it hasn't been too bad for me, a bit of anxiety and irritibility, lack of energy, and I have to admit I feel normal after I take my dose. Will that change? Having read all of these stories, I have to say that I am in awe. Congrats to all of you who have been so brave and determined.
Avatar n tn Tylenol aka acetominophen can cause liver failue and death. You just never know when you are going to hit that lethal dose as it goes by weight so it is different for everybody. Tylenol extra strength 500mg warns not to take more than 8 in a day which is 4 grams. I have heard an estimate that 7.5 grams can lead to overdose in an average weight person. I know that rarely overdoses happen under 10grams and lethally most around 15 grams. this is in a 24 hour period.
Avatar n tn If Patient is excessively uncomfortable, give small dose of clonidine (blood pressure medication). So in other words, give them a few doses of methadone, some aspirin and something for the "upset tummy" so that if they survive the disaster or the treatment they can't sue us!!! (*Make no mistake, this recipe will = death for MMTP patients. Sorry, I'm ranting here, but I just saw this report and I'm *furious*.
Avatar n tn ) was once addicted to cocaine, alcohol, and had a near-lethal dose of morphine. Talk about a wake-up call! He nearly lost his life! Anyway, his perspective is much different from most doctors. In fact, I trust him MORE than I would other doctors who have no personal experience of addiction. As for the F.P., maybe this is your calling. If you can overcome your addiction, think what a service you could do for your patients and other addicts.
Avatar m tn It did indeed break the cycle of addiction, but it broke the cycle of the old addiction behaviors-- I still could not leave my house for a weekend without knowing I had the sub. I had to make sure I had it on me for my daily dose etc. So I did keep some behaviors. The only difference was it was only once a day. Not all day long-- so that did give me freedom. I am now learning that once an addict always an addict. I never craved on suboxone.