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Opiate Detox Prescribed Medications

Opiate Detox Prescribed Medications

Opiate Detox Prescribed Medications

Opiate Detox Prescribed Medications. Here are some examples of what medication Detox Units use to detox clients who are using prescribed medication to control their opiate addiction.

Opiate Detox Prescribed Medications -Lofexidine

This is the preferred medication to use for clients who are on 40mls of Methadone or less a day, or who have never had Methadone before.


Methadone is the preferred medication to use for clients who are on 40mls or more of Methadone a day. This is before they enter a detox unit.

Opiate Detox Prescribed Medications -Subutex (Buprenorphine)

If a client is currently taking Subutex as a means of controlling their opiate addiction, then Subutex will be the preferred medication to detox the client with.


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During opiate detoxification, there are certain medications that may be prescribed to help manage withdrawal symptoms and support the recovery process. It’s important to note that the use of these medications should be discussed and prescribed by a healthcare professional who specialises in addiction medicine. They will consider your specific needs, medical history, and the severity of your addiction to determine the most appropriate course of treatment. Here are some commonly used medications for opiate detox:

  1. Methadone: Methadone is a long-acting opioid agonist that can help alleviate withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. It is typically administered in a controlled setting, such as a specialised clinic, under the supervision of healthcare professionals.
  2. Buprenorphine: Buprenorphine is a partial opioid agonist that can also alleviate withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. It is available in different formulations, including sublingual tablets, films, and extended-release injections. Buprenorphine can be prescribed in an outpatient setting by qualified healthcare providers who have obtained the necessary certification to prescribe it.
  3. Naltrexone: Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist that blocks the effects of opioids. It can be used after detoxification to help prevent relapse by reducing the rewarding effects of opioids if they are used again. Naltrexone is available in oral form or as a monthly injection called Vivitrol.

These medications can be effective in supporting the detoxification process and reducing the risk of relapse. They are often used as part of a comprehensive treatment approach that includes counselling, therapy, and other forms of support. The choice of medication will depend on various factors, including the individual’s specific needs, preferences, and medical considerations.

It’s important to work closely with a healthcare professional who specialises in addiction medicine to determine the most appropriate medication and dosage for your situation. They will monitor your progress, adjust the treatment plan as needed, and provide ongoing support throughout the recovery process.

For more details on prescribed medication and anything else to do with a drug detox, you may go to our Addiction Forum and read what has been posted in the “Drugs Addiction” page, or you may call our team on Tel: 07811 606 606. We are here 24 hours a day and look forward to your call.

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