I have Zofran at home for Migraines but can start using it for my opiate addiction if anyone says they have had sucess or know of studies where this sucessful? Help.
Hey, I did find this as well as other studies:
Stanford School of Medicine have found that ondansetron, frequently sold under the brand name Zofran, "can prevent symptoms of withdrawal from opioids with little likelihood of serious side effects."
Zofran, the ondansetron brand developed by GlaxcoSmithKline, is an anti-emetic. It is used to prevent nausea and vomiting after chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
In the Stanford study, scientists discovered Zofran's ability to block opioid withdrawal symptoms in a round-about way. Scientists noticed that, after giving morphine to mice for some time and then stopping the drug, mice exhibited symptoms of withdrawal. Science Daily explains that, for mice, opioid withdrawal symptoms included the mice jumping into the air and becoming extra sensitive to pain.
Researchers then observed that some of the mice were much more likely than other mice to exhibit opioid withdrawal symptoms when morphine was no longer administered. Some mice also were more likely than other mice to exhibit severe, or intense, reactions to the withdrawal of morphine.
hello Cathleen, what I know about the drug is that it is given for naseau and vomiting to women who undergo Chemotherapy (only for women) I can't recall anything being said about opiate withdrawal but there is a note in there that states it has an effection on the chemicals in the brain called seratonin so someone somewhere may have posted this, I double checked with my friend who has been a Rph for a long time, he also said it might due to having action on the brain but I can't say that for sure, also it is used to treat women with irritable bowel syndrome (diarrhea) but he said if you have any problems with the liver they prescribe a lower dose take good care
- Zofran Information for Consumers
- Zofran Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zofran (detailed)
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