Withdrawal from Medication Types
There are two main types of drug withdrawal:
- Psychological withdrawal
- Physical withdrawal
There are hundreds of drugs that can cause withdrawal following a long period of therapy. Most of the drugs that cause serious withdrawal are prescribed to treat pain, anxiety, depression, and other psychiatric disorders.
Drugs that can cause serious withdrawal symptoms include:
- Antidepressant medications
- Antipsychotic medications
- Narcotic pain medication
- Other antihypertensive medications when withdrawn suddenly
Even common nonprescription substances such as alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine can produce withdrawal symptoms.
For more information:
Withdrawal from Medication Physical Withdrawal
Physical drug withdrawal can affect organ systems in the body such as the cardiovascular system and the nervous system. Physical withdrawal may cause changes in heart rate and blood pressure.
Physical withdrawal can trigger:
Other physical symptoms include:
Withdrawal from Medication Psychological Withdrawal
Psychological drug withdrawal causes:
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