The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Management of Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms
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Pharmacologic management of opioid withdrawal symptoms can reduce the intensity of drug craving and improve treatment retention in patients with opioid use disorder who will receive maintenance treatment. Withdrawal management without subsequent maintenance treatment is associated with high rates of relapse, overdose death, and HIV and/or hepatitis C virus infection. Several guidelines on management of opioid withdrawal are available. Maintenance treatment of opioid use disorder was reviewed in a previous issue. ... more
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