Lucemyra lofexidine hcl (30 tablets, 0.18 mg)
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:
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.
Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, slow heartbeat, or dry mouth may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: ringing in the ears. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: fainting, fast/irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.