Britlofex (lofexidine)

Opioid withdrawal symptoms such as chills, sweating, stomach cramps and muscle pain are caused when the brain produces too much of a brain chemical called noradrenaline.

BritLofex (lofexidine) is licensed to relieve symptoms in patients undergoing opiate detoxification.

BritLofex is not an opioid and is not addictive.

Reporting of Side Effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

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This medicine is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information. You can help by reporting any side effects you may get. See for how to report side effects.