How does Lucemyra work in the treatment of opioid withdrawal?
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on June 9, 2020.
Lucemyra (lofexidine hydrochloride) is an oral, selective alpha 2-adrenergic receptor agonist and works by reducing the release of norepinephrine. The actions of norepinephrine, a central nervous system chemical messenger (neurotransmitter), are believed to play a role in many of the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
Opioid withdrawal symptoms may include:
- sleep problems
- muscle aches
- runny nose
- nausea and vomiting
- drug craving
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