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Lucemyra

Name of the generic: lofexidine (also known as floe-FEX i-deen, “flee-FEX”
Class of drugs: antiadrenergic agents that act centrally

What is Lucemyra?

Lucemyra is a drug that blocks its release into norepinephrine, which is a hormone that is similar to adrenaline and causes withdrawal symptoms.Lucemyra can be used to decrease withdrawal symptoms from opioids when you stop taking them immediately.The drug Lucemyra is not able to help with opioid dependence.

Warnings

Lucemyra may cause serious adverse effects on your blood vessels and heart. Contact your doctor immediately in case you experience slow heartbeats, extreme dizziness, or are feeling faint. Don't take a new dose of lofexidine unless you've talked with your physician.Beware of becoming dehydrated, overheated, or dehydrated, as you may develop extremely low blood pressure. Do not get up too fast from a lying or seated position, or you could be dizzy.It is not recommended to stop taking this medicine abruptly. Follow the directions of your doctor regarding increasing your dosage.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't take Lucemyra if you are allergic to the chemical lofexidine.

Inform your doctor if you were ever diagnosed with:

  • Heartbeats that are slow
  • Low blood pressure
  • Heart issues;
  • A stroke or stroke
  • An electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of magnesium or potassium in your blood);
  • Long QT syndrome (in either you or a member of your family);
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease.

It isn't known if this medication could affect a newborn baby. Consult your physician if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant.There is a risk that it may not be a good idea to breastfeed during this medicine.Talk to your doctor about any potential risks.It is not recommended for use by anyone less than 18.

How to take Lucemyra?

You should take Lucemyra exactly as directed by your physician. Please follow the guidelines on the label that comes with your prescription. Also, go through the drug guide or instruction sheets.Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.You can take Lucemyra without or with food.You could require this medication for at least 14 days.Your physician may modify the dose or discontinue treatment depending upon withdrawal symptoms caused by opioids. Make sure you follow the prescription instructions with care.The Lucemyra drug may not eliminate the withdrawal symptoms of opioids, which can include crying, pounding heartbeats, eyes that are watery or sick, stomach pains, nausea, stomach muscle tightness, aches, or sleeplessness.You may also receive additional assistance or counseling, as well as surveillance throughout your process of your withdrawal of opioids.Lucemyra could result in serious adverse effects on your blood vessels and heart. Consult your physician immediately when you notice a slow heartbeat, extreme dizziness, or a feeling of lightheadedness (like you may faint). If you suffer from these symptoms, do not wait to take the next dosage until you speak to your doctor.Do not stop taking Lucemyra abruptly, or you may experience an immediate rise in blood pressure and unpleasant side effects. Follow the instructions of your physician about the process of tapering your dosage.Maintain the tablets at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Place the tablets in their original containers together with the packet or container of moisture absorption preservative.If you begin using opioids after a lengthy period of not making use of them, you'll be more susceptible to the adverse effects of opioids. This can increase the chances of overdosing and even death.

Details on dosage

The usual adult dose of Opiate as a Treatment for Withdrawal

Dose for the first time: 0.54 mg, orally taken 4 times per day throughout the time of peak withdrawal.
Dosing must be governed by side effects and symptoms.
Dosing frequency: 5–6 hours
Maximum single dose: 0.72 mg
Maximum daily dose: 2.88 mg/day
Therapy duration: 14 days
Comments:
The peak of withdrawal symptoms usually occurs within the first 5-7 days after the last use of opioids.
The treatment can be continued over a period of up to fourteen days, with dosages based on symptoms. Lower doses might be recommended since withdrawal symptoms for opioids decrease.
The discontinuation process should take place over a 2–4-day period in order to minimise the withdrawal symptoms of the drug lofexidine (e.g., decreasing by 1 tablet for each dose every 1–2 days).
Use: To ease the withdrawal symptoms caused by opioids and to ease abrupt withdrawal from opioids.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Utilise the medication as soon as you can; however, take a break from your missed dosage if it's close to the time for the next dose. Don't use two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

Medical attention should be sought in the event of situations of emergency, or call toll-free the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

Side effects of Lucemyra has negative

See a doctor immediately. If you notice symptoms that you are experiencing an allergic reaction to the Lucera, such as itching or breathing difficulties and swelling of your lips, face, and throat,

See your doctor right aay. If you are suffering from:

  • Slow heartbeats;
  • Extreme dizziness, drowsiness,
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you're going to faint.

Common Lucera adverse effects could include:

  • Low blood pressure
  • Disorientation (especially while standing);
  • Sleepiness or
  • Dry mouth.

This is not an exhaustive overview of every side effect.Other side effects could occur. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drug

Lucemyra could cause serious heart issues. The risk is greater if you are also taking various other medications for asthma, infections, and heart conditions such as high blood pressure, mental illness, depression, malaria, cancer, or HIV.Utilising Lucemyra together with other medicines that cause you to become drowsy could increase the severity of this effect. Consult your physician before taking serotonin (such as Valium or Xanax) or a sleeping pill, as well as a muscle relaxer or medication for an anxiety disorder or seizures.Other medications can interfere with lofexidine. These include prescription as well as over-the counter medications, vitamins and natural products. Inform your physician about all the medications you currently use and any medication you begin or stop taking.

 

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