- Each day, patients used a questionnaire to describe how they felt during the previous day of opioid withdrawal, which included rating the following symptoms1,2:
- Aches and pains
- Stomach cramps
- Feeling sick (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea)
- Muscle spasms/twitching
- Insomnia/problems sleeping
- Feelings of coldness
- Muscular tension
- Heart pounding
- Runny eyes
Patients started to feel some symptom relief
Patients experienced an improvement in symptom relief
Patients continued to experience an improvement in symptom relief, as withdrawal symptoms continued to decrease
LUCEMYRA continued to be effective through Day 7 of treatment.3,4
LUCEMYRA improved the percentage of patients who successfully completed withdrawal treatment3,4
LUCEMYRA is not a treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), which is also called opioid addiction. If you have been diagnosed with OUD, your doctor may prescribe LUCEMYRA as part of a complete treatment program for your OUD. This program continues after LUCEMYRA treatment is completed and may also include maintenance medications combined with behavioral counseling.
- Vernon MK, Reinders S, Mannix S, et al. Psychometric evaluation of the 10-item Short Opiate Withdrawal Scale-Gossop (SOWS-Gossop) in patients undergoing opioid detoxification. Addict Behav. 2016;60:109-116.
- Gossop M. The development of a Short Opiate Withdrawal Scale (SOWS). Addict Behav. 1990;15(5):487-490.
- LUCEMYRA™ (lofexidine) [Prescribing Information]. Louisville, KY: US WorldMeds, LLC; 2018.
- Data on file, US WorldMeds.