What is Actiq?
Actiq (fentanyl citrate) is an opioid pain medication sometimes called a narcotic. Actiq treatment is meant for patients suffering from cancer pain, which has not been well controlled by other drugs. However, it is also often prescribed for “off-label uses” in chronic pain management. It comes on a plastic stick that dissolves slowly in the mouth, for absorption across the oral mucous membrane. The stick is swabbed between cheek and gum to release the fentanyl quickly into the bloodstream. Fentanyl is a Schedule II controlled substance.
Actiq, has some uncomfortable and health-related side effects. Also, like all other opioids, the drug has a high potential for abuse, dependency, tolerance, and addiction. Some of the common side effects can include:
- mild drowsiness
- dry mouth and a rash.
Actiq Withdrawal Symptoms
Actiq withdrawal symptoms can be a severe, particularly after prolonged, heavy use. Withdrawals are typically experienced within hours of the last dose and can last several weeks.
Withdrawal Symptoms can include:
- muscle cramps
- bone aching
- insomnia nausea
All of these symptoms can be quite intense causing the patient to continue their drug use.
Waismann Actiq Treatment and Detox
During the rapid detox procedure, the patient is given sedative medications to sleep for approximately 30 to 90 minutes. Following the detoxification, patients remain in the ICU for recovery and medical supervision. In the days that follow, patients are assisted in our private recovery retreat. Different therapies and services are provided to strengthen emotional and physical health further. The Waismann Method ® is significantly more effective than other courses of Actiq treatment.
Waismann Method ® rapid detox offers a detoxification under anesthesia that eliminates most of the withdrawal syndrome. Our detox protocols combine correcting chemical imbalances, psychological evaluations, and latest medical advancement to minimize discomfort and control cravings.
We are known worldwide, for being the premier provider of rapid detox, and we have maintained one of the highest success rate in the field of opiate dependency for almost two last decades. Waismann treatment center, treats Actiq dependence as a physical disease that can be overcome with advanced medical techniques. Our patients receive treatment, with the utmost dignity and respect. The goal of the rapid detox procedure is to minimize the pain and discomfort while the patient is monitored in an intensive care unit, by our multi-board certified physician. An individual treatment plan and protocol is design for each patient based on an extensive medical and personal evaluation. Waismann treatment offers patients private rooms in a state of the art medical facility, with a multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals that are unique to our center.
Because of our unparalleled experience, superior medical care and exclusive post detox retreat, we are able to provide the best Actic rapid detox treatment available.
Waismann Detox patients who have received our Actiq treatment can return to a productive life in a matter of days, which eliminates the need to spend months in hospitals or rehab programs.
Talking to a trained detox professional is the first step in choosing the right program for you. Call us at 1-800-423-2482 for more Actiq treatment options information.