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Table 3 Medication within last 24 h before testing in patient group

From: Cognitive function during early abstinence from opioid dependence: a comparison to age, gender, and verbal intelligence matched controls

Medications used within 24 hours of test Number of patients Dose, range
Antidepressives 4 (26 %)  
   Doxepine 2 50 – 100 mg
   Sertraline 1 150 mg
   Venlaflaxine 1 150 mg
Anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics (Benzodiazepines) 15 (100%)  
   Diazepam 10 5 – 30 mg
   Oxazepam 4 15 – 60 mg
   Tematzepam * 4 20 – 40 mg
   Zolpidem * 1 10 mg
   Zopiclone * 1 15 mg
Neuroleptics † 10 (67%)  
   Chlorprotixine/Truxal 1 75 mg
   Promazine 9 100 – 200 mg
   Melperone 3 75 mg
Other opioid withdrawal symptom relievers 15 (100%)  
   Hydroxyzine 6 100 – 300 mg
   Lofexidine 6 0.2 – 1.2 mg
   Naproxen/Alpoxen 6 1000 – 1500 mg
  1. * Used as a hypnotic the night before testing. † Used with anxiolytic indications
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