Uses

Lofexidine is used to decrease withdrawal symptoms caused by stopping opioids.It can be used as part of a complete treatment program for drug abuse (such as compliance monitoring, counseling, behavioral contract, lifestyle changes).

How to use Lucemyra

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking lofexidine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually 4 times daily (at least 5 to 6 hours between doses).

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor will adjust the dose based on withdrawal symptoms. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.

If you suddenly stop using this medication, you may have high blood pressure or withdrawal symptoms (such as diarrhea, trouble sleeping, anxiety, chills, sweating, muscle aches). To help prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if you have withdrawal.

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