MAKE YOUR OPIOID DISCONTINUATION PLAN WITH TELEMEDICINE

HOME CONFINEMENT IS CHALLENGING, BUT MAY BE AN IDEAL TIME TO START YOUR OPIOID DISCONTINUATION PLAN

LUCEMYRA® can help you manage withdrawal symptoms from the comfort and safety of your own home1

During these challenging times, you may have difficulty getting an appointment with your doctor or feel uncomfortable visiting your doctor’s office due to social distancing concerns. If you’ve been considering opioid discontinuation, don’t let the COVID-19 pandemic get in your way. You can still communicate with your doctor through telemedicine.

Telemedicine is a great way to continue talking with your doctor when in-person office visits are not an option. Your doctor can work with you, through virtual interaction, to develop an opioid discontinuation plan that works best for you.

Call your doctor’s office to schedule your own telemedicine appointment today

Many physicians have recently started offering telemedicine appointments (and some offices are only seeing patients via telemedicine), so you may be pleasantly surprised to find that your existing doctor now offers telemedicine services.

If your doctor’s office does not offer telemedicine appointments, contact your medical insurance provider to see which telemedicine services are currently available to you. Many healthcare plans now offer telemedicine services.

In addition to telemedicine, many pharmacies now offer free prescription delivery right to your door. In fact, with the availability of both telemedicine and prescription delivery of LUCEMYRA, you may not even need to leave your home to discontinue opioids.

3 Tips for A Successful Telemedicine Appointment

Ensure your device is ready

Whether you’re calling in by phone, computer, or tablet, make sure your device is charged and the volume is on. If your doctor’s office recommends using a particular app for your telemedicine visit, download it before your appointment so that you can become familiar with the program and have it ready when you begin.

Be ready to take notes

If you’ve been experiencing particular symptoms or have certain questions for your doctor, it’s important to write them down so you don’t forget the to bring up the details during your appointment (try our free, interactive Doctor Discussion Guide to get a head start). Taking notes on your phone or computer, or writing them on a pad of paper, allows you to record the advice and guidance from your doctor. Based on the conversation with your doctor, your notes can serve as the foundation for your treatment plan as you move forward.

Find a quiet place

If you live with others, particularly small children or pets, finding a quiet space in your home may be challenging. However, all you need is a short amount of time (10-15 minutes) in a small space that has a reliable internet connection (WIFI or ethernet cable). If your living room, bedroom, or den are too busy, consider other areas such as a walk-in closet or bathroom. If you are video conferencing with your doctor, please ensure that your space also has adequate lighting, and that your camera is directed at your eye level.

STICK WITH YOUR PLAN FOR OPIOID DISCONTINUATION. TALK WITH YOUR DOCTOR TODAY!

Reference: 1. LUCEMYRA® (lofexidine) [Prescribing Information]. USWM, LLC; 2018.