Dihydrocodeine is a semi-synthetic opioid used for purposes including post-operative pain relief, shortness of breath and cough suppression. It is commonly available as tablets, elixirs and in other oral forms. Dihydrocodeine was developed in Germany in the early 1900s when researchers were looking for more effective cough suppressants to prevent the spread of pneumonia, tuberculosis, pertussis and other conditions. This drug, as with all prescription medications, brings with it the risk for side effects that can range from mild to severe and depend on the person taking the medication. Other risks include allergic reaction, food and drug interactions, development of tolerance, physical and/or psychological dependence, addiction, withdrawal and the possibility of overdose. All opioid medications, including Dihydrocodeine, should be taken with caution to avoid these and other problems.
Warnings on Use of Dihydrocodeine
Dihydrocodeine can also cause feelings of relaxation, sedation and euphoria which can cause some to escalate use. Taking more of this medication than what’s suggested is dangerous. A prescription for Dihydrocodeine is accompanied by directions on use, dosage and special warnings and precautions. These guidelines should be followed exactly to ensure safety and effectiveness. Recreational use of Dihydrocodeine and other opioids is common but very dangerous. So many people receive prescriptions for serious conditions and Dihydrocodeine can be taken safely and responsibly. However, a tolerance can develop with regular use, causing patients to need more and more to achieve desired effects. This can be a dangerous turning point for many people. The escalation of use can lead quickly to a dependency that is both physical and mental. Patients who become dependent upon their prescription medications should not feel alone.
Dihydrocodeine Detox Should Be Safe and Administered Humanely
Most patients are not at fault if they develop an addiction to Dihydrocodeine or other medications. This can happen to anyone with regular or prolonged use. Getting treatment for this problem is the best possible option, and safe, medical detox may be necessary. Waismann Method is well known for tackling prescription drug addiction with a safe, humane and discreet approach. Patients benefit from our thorough approach to addiction that includes an effective detox and optional aftercare. We won’t obligate you for life, requiring attendance at meetings or group sessions. Our detox takes place in the privacy of an accredited hospital and uses intravenous medication to rid patients’ opiate receptors of Dihydrocodeine. During this time, patients rest comfortably under sedation . They awake without the awareness that accelerated withdrawal took place. Our procedure contains and manages withdrawal symptoms which can be brutal and life-endangering if not properly treated. We don’t use other opiates – sometimes called opiate replacements – to treat addiction. These include Suboxone, Subutex and methadone. Our rapid detox for opiates takes less than two hours and our required hospital stay is 2 to 3 days. This gets you back to life, career and family much quicker than other treatment programs. Transitional living is available for those who want to keep working toward recovery. Our Domus Retreat aftercare program offers therapeutic, relaxing and holistic services to ensure patients are prepared to return to a productive, opiate-free life when they are ready.