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Dolophine is a prescription medication given to patients to treat severe ongoing pain, such as pain due to cancer. It can be also used to treat opioid addiction as part of a more thorough treatment program since it can prevent withdrawal symptoms caused by other opioids.

Dolophine is an opioid analgesic that changes the way that the brain and body respond to pain. It should only be used to treat severe ongoing pain -not for mild of pain that goes away.

Common side effects of Dolophine that do not require medical attention include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, dry mouth, drowsiness, and sweating. Most of these common side effects should decrease with time. If they do not go away or get worse, let your doctor know.

More serious side effects associated with Dolophine, which should be reported to your doctor right away, include mood changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss. Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you experience fainting, seizures, severe drowsiness or difficulty waking up after using Dolophine.

Although an allergic reaction to this medication is rare, get medical help right away if you notice symptoms of a serious allergic reaction to Dolophine such as rash, itching or swelling of the face or throat, severe dizziness, and difficulty breathing.

Dolophine Withdrawal and Detox
Dolophine patients who no longer wish to use this medication should contact their doctors before adjusting their dosage levels. In most cases, doctors will lower a Dolophine patient’s dosage over time. This strategy of tapering off the medication helps the body adjust to less and less of the medication which will help patients avoid severe Dolophine withdrawal symptoms. Do not stop taking Dolophine suddenly or “cold turkey,” as this will greatly increase your risk of withdrawal symptoms. Never adjust your dosage levels or treatment schedule unless your doctor gives you explicit directions to do so.
Common Dolophine withdrawal symptoms include agitation, irritability, anxiety, aches, increased pain, watery eyes, runny nose, trouble sleeping, sweating, frequent yawning, stomach cramps, goosebumps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, depression, poor focus or concentration, and impaired decision-making skills.
Dolophine Withdrawal and Detox
Everyone experiences Dolophine withdrawal differently. Typically, withdrawal symptoms of Dolophine do not become noticeable until as long as 30 hours after it was last used. These symptoms can last for anywhere from 21 days to a few months.
If you are having difficulty managing withdrawal symptoms of Dolophine, it is recommended that you enter a medically assisted detoxification program to help you during this troubling time. In this program, patients can detox from Dolophine in a safe place and ask medically trained professionals questions about the withdrawal process. Remember, no one experiences withdrawal in the same way and never be afraid to ask for help if you need it.
It is recommended that Dolophine patients keep an updated list of their current medications, along with herbal products and over-the-counter drugs. This information should be shared with your doctor, as some substances can interact with Dolophine in a dangerous way.

Products which may interact with Dolophine include pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol, naltrexone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, safinamide, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.

Other substances may affect how Dolophine works in the body. Examples of such substances include St. John’s wort, azole antifungals, HIV medications, macrolide antibiotics, rifamycins, and seizure medications among others.

Choosing a Dolophine center that will suit your needs is an important step in living a happier, healthier, substance-free life. To make the most informed decision possible, it is recommended that patients set up a meeting with their doctors to discuss their unique needs.

If you or someone you love is suffering from Dolophine addiction or another form of substance abuse disorder, do not delay in seeking the help you need. The Recovery Village has a variety of resources that can be tailored to fit each patient’s needs. To learn more about these life-saving programs, you go online and visit or call our toll-free hotline, which is open 24 hours a day, at 855-548-9825. Although recovery isn’t easy, The Recovery Village will be with you every step of the way.

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