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drug withdrawal

The removal from the market of a therapeutic agent that had been previously approved for use in patient care. Drug withdrawals affect millions of patients annually. They usually result from the aftermarket recognition of adverse drug reactions that were not noted during the drug approval process. Prominent examples of drug withdrawals include: Bextra, Fen/Phen, and Vioxx.
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Clinical judgment should be used to determine if prophylactic revision is warranted based on a patient's risk for a return of symptoms or complications due to drug withdrawal and the surgical risk of catheter revision.
Lessons learned from recent drug withdrawals due to ADRs
Although such an approach can be helpful, it is built on the middle-class assumption that having housing is more important to an addict than not getting sick from drug withdrawal syndromes and cravings, which may all be biologically based.
Perhaps the most widely felt drug withdrawal has been that of the arthritis pill rofecoxib, or Vioxx.
The notes also mentioned constipation and drug withdrawal both with ticks next to them.
Causes of excessive sweating include: neurological disorders that stimulate or irritate the hypothalamus (an area of the brain), overactive thyroid conditions, fever for any reason, TB, lymphoma, low blood sugar, alcohol and drug withdrawal, diabetes, gout, anxiety and stress, and others though more often than not there is no cause.
They found no evidence of potential self-harm, depression or drug withdrawal.
Caleb's mum, Shirley Malcolm, 39, had taken methadone during pregnancy and the baby spent the first three weeks of his life being treated for symptoms of drug withdrawal.
Again, drug withdrawal is usually sufficient to relieve the conditions.
Standley told police he had taken diazepam to combat his symptoms of drug withdrawal, and had later been given a cup of tea spiked with ten more tablets.
When she was found, she was picked up in the trash, she had alcohol in her bottle and was going through drug withdrawal," Ms Anderson said.