One of the most important Duragesic precautions is that it can be habit forming and lends itself to abuse and diversion. There are many warnings and precautions outlined in the drug’s prescription label. Patients should familiarize themselves with all of them to ensure safe use. Duragesic is the transdermal patch form of fentanyl, a very potent narcotic painkiller. The high concentration of fentanyl, combined with the euphoria it can produce, makes it a target for illegal diversion and distribution. Safe use is possible with Duragesic and other opiates but precautions are in place to safeguard against allergic reaction, interactions, tolerance, dependence, overdose and withdrawal. Duragesic is meant to treat persistent, moderate to severe pain that cannot be managed with other medications. It should be used exactly as prescribed. Taking too much Duragesic or taking it more often than prescribed is dangerous. Both of these scenarios can lead to the development of a tolerance wherein effects become diminished. Escalation of use can lead to physical and psychological dependence.
Patients Should Know All Duragesic Precautions Before Taking It.
Misusing Duragesic can lead to a potentially fatal overdose. This is most often accidental but knowing the risks can help guard against it. Opiates and other substances such as alcohol, sleeping medications, tranquilizers, muscle relaxers and sedatives depress the central nervous system. Combining them can be deadly so patients should be up front with their doctors about all medications and substances they are taking. Duragesic should only be prescribed to patients who are already tolerant to opiates. Those who are not tolerant risk an overdose if they take Duragesic. Because of its high concentration of fentanyl, Duragesic should not be used by patients who have mild pain. This is also true for people who have intermittent pain or pain that is short term. The drug may not be appropriate for people who have suffered through prior addictions, those who have a history of substance abuse and those who have mental illness. The patches are meant to be used on the skin. Cutting or altering them in any way to ingest, inhale or smoke the gel inside is extremely dangerous. It can lead to overdose and addiction.
Waismann Method’s Duragesic Detox Can Eliminate Addiction Quickly
A Duragesic addiction is serious and needs to be treated as such. With Waismann Method detox, patients check into a hospital for 3 to 6 days. We use intravenous medication to cleanse the addiction from patients’ opiate receptors. This happens the patient is with us in a accredited hospital in So. California.
Waismann doctors perform medical opiate detox in a number of different modified manners to fit the each patients specific needs. Our multi-board certified medical director can offer such individualized care because we include, our accredited hospital, 5, 7 or even 10 days of inpatient care and exclusive post detox recovery retreat.
For almost 20 years we have received thousands of patients from around the globe, into Southern California for our exclusive location . Having only one exclusive center, allows us to fully focus on providing the best opiate addiction treatment worldwide. Give us a call today at 310-205-0808 and ask how our professional medical staff can create your individualized treatment plan to overcome opiate dependence.