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Side effect(s) of Lofexidine

Read the side effects of Lofexidine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Decreased heart rate

Low blood pressure

Dizziness or lightheadedness

Drowsiness

Weakness

Abnormalities in heart rhythm

Dryness of mucous membranes (mouth, throat, and nose)



Other Precautions :  Patients taking lofexidine tablets should drink sufficient quantity of water to keep hydrated, so as to avoid dehydration or getting overheated, as it may result in a sudden drop in heart rate or in low blood pressure.

Scheduling counseling with a health counselor will help to overcome the craving of taking opioids after withdrawal of opioid therapy.

Drug Name : Lofexidine

Lofexidine generic Lofexidine is a centrally acting α-2 adrenergic receptor agonist, prescribed for reducing the severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms in adults, with the focus to facilitate the abrupt discontinuation of opioids or following the completion of opioid therapy. Lofexidine is the first non-opioid drug approved for the symptomatic management of opioid withdrawal. Lofexidine is also used for treating women suffering from postmenopausal hot flashes .
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