What are the symptoms of opioid withdrawal?

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: David W Dixon, DO; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Answer

Symptoms of withdrawal include the following:

  • Autonomic symptoms - diarrhea, rhinorrhea, diaphoresis, lacrimation, shivering, nausea, emesis, piloerection

  • Central nervous system arousal - sleeplessness, restlessness, tremors

  • Pain - abdominal cramping, bone pains, and diffuse muscle aching

  • Craving - for the medication

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.


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