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What do they give you when you're detoxing from Oxycontin?

Asked by Jude (31977 points ) May 1st, 2010

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Neizvestnaya's avatar

Lower doses of Oxy and then stretch the hours between doses, worked for several people I know. Those that went on some other drugs to back off ended up just switching addictions.

Lightlyseared's avatar

For a rapid detox (6hrs) they put you in a drug induce coma and give you a cocktail of drugs to flush the opiod out of your system (I’m guessing naloxone or naltrexone will be in there somewhere, but I don’t know for sure). After that they wake you up, then keep you in hospital a couple of days to make sure your OK. They’ll probably also insert a naltrexone implant to try to prevent relapses as well as outpatient treatment.

buster's avatar

I did this in a hospital. They gave me Subutex which is buprenorphine and diazepam for four days starting at four doses the first day, three doses the second day, two doses the third, and one dose the fourth day. From there you could be put on Suboxone which is buprenorphine and the opiod antagonist naloxone for maintenance. Maintenance like suboxone and methadone suck. They are just another monkey. Tough it out, wean down, and just be sick for a few days.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I was just weaned off of the oxycodone as @Neizvestnaya described. I had been on the stuff for about a year while my shoulder was being rebuilt in 1991–2. There might be an improved protocol now.

Flavio's avatar

I use clonidine for some some of the wd sx. If the pt is taking very high doses, I may use a little methadone.
low dose lorazepam for some of the anxiety
ibuprofen for the associated aches and pains
zofran for the nausea
frequent vital sign checks
attention to nutrition and encourage oral fluids, of whatever variety the patient likes best and that we have available in the hospital.

If the pt is overdosed on opiates, I use narcan.

If the pt is chronic pain, I do my best to find a way to control the pain.

rexpresso's avatar

I have been reading about Baclofen for the last couple of days. Seems to be really promising. Have a read at least.

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