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Opioid Warnings

Opioid Warnings Opioids can be used as part of a successful pain management plan but certain risks are involved. These can include addiction, withdrawal upon cessation of use and overdose. Opioids are a class of drug that includes some prescription painkillers and heroin. Opioids are very potent and have a strong potential to be habit […]

Opioid Rehab

A drug rehabilitation facility, or drug “rehab,” is designed to address addiction. Opioid rehab is designed to treat the complex aspects of opioid addiction which is a growing problem around the world. The programs and services that make up the collective term “rehab” are usually meant to treat physical and/or psychological aspects of addiction. Opioids (narcotics) […]

Opioid Precautions

Precautions should always be taken when beginning a new prescription for any opioid medication. Opioids should be prescribed and taken with caution due to their potency and the potential that exists for problems such as side effects, interactions, allergic reaction, tolerance, physical and psychological dependence, withdrawal and overdose. Opioids such as OxyContin , Vicodin, Norco […]

Opioid Overdose

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Caution should always be taken when using prescription opioid medications. Opioids are most often prescribed for pain relief but can also be used to suppress a cough and for other reasons. Examples include Vicodin, OxyContin, Dilaudid, and Percocet. Opioid warnings and opioid precautions are listed on the label or insert that accompanies prescription painkillers. It […]

Opioid Detox – Understanding Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment Options

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Understanding Opioid Detox What Should You Know Before Choosing an Opioid Detox What are Opioids? A person who has developed a physical and psychological dependence will probably need a professional opioid detox to recover safely. Regular use of opioids, even over a relatively short-term period, can lead to dependence. Patients can build a tolerance to […]

Opioids Drugs

Opioids are potent analgesic drugs that are often prescribed to relieve acute pain, pain from serious illnesses such as cancer and chronic pain. Some are used to suppress chronic cough and diarrhea. Opioids drugs include naturally occurring opiates derived from the opium poppy plant such as morphine, codeine and thebaine, synthetic opiates such as fentanyl […]

Opiate Library

Opiate Library   Generic Combinations Brand Name Opiate Agonists         Oxycodone Oxycodone Dazidox     ETH-Oxydose Endocodone Oxy IR Oxycontin Oxyfast Percolone Roxicodone Oxycodone and Ibuprofen Combunox Oxycodone and Acetaminophen Endocet   Lynox Magnacet Narvox Percocet Perloxx Primalev Roxicet Taxadone Tylox Xolox Oxycodone and Aspirin Percodan   Percodan-Demi Roxiprin Oxymorphone   Opana […]

A Letter to Opiate Patients

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Opiate dependence is a disease, a chemical imbalance of the central nervous system, not unlike depression. In other words, if a patient does not get the opiates they need, they get very sick. Chronic pain patients will likely get “addicted” or become dependent on opiates given enough time. They usually develop a physical tolerance and […]

Endorphins Purposes, Benefits and Conditions

Endorphins promote the overall sense of well-being, which can have many countless benefits.  What are Endorphins? Endorphins are morphine-like natural chemicals the body produces. It works by diminishing pain while triggering pleasurable feelings. The term endorphin is a combination of the words endogenous and morphine. The pituitary gland releases the chemical during periods of exercise, […]

Opiate Gastrointestinal Effects

Prescription drugs are useful in the treatment of many conditions but can have secondary effects for many patients. Side effects and other problems can arise when patients take the recommended dosages, and can be magnified in those who misuse or abuse pills. Nearly all drugs carry a warning about possible side effects, both common and […]