Norco is part of a group of powerful prescription medications called opiates. It’s the combination of hydrocodone, a narcotic pain reliever, and acetaminophen, a non-narcotic analgesic. It’s used to treat moderate to severe pain and can be taken safely under the supervision of a doctor. Safe use is important and is spelled out in the drug’s instructions. Norco needs to be taken according to the packaging insert. Taking too much, mixing it with other substances and taking it more often than recommended are all dangerous behaviors. Norco has the potential to be habit-forming and to be subject to criminal activities and diversion. Serious health complications including overdose could arise if Norco is misused or repetitively abused for any length of time. Norco slows respiration and in high doses can be deadly. The central nervous system depressant can cause a potentially fatal reaction when mixed with other substances that share the effect. These include alcohol, other opiates, illegal drugs, sedatives, hypnotics, tranquilizers and sleep medications.
Norco Warnings and Risks
Norco warning: Liver damage is a risk of taking too much Norco, or taking it in conjunction with other products containing acetaminophen. In high doses, acetaminophen can cause liver damage or failure so it’s important for patients to know if any other medications they’re taking contain this ingredient. A physical addiction to Norco is evident once use is stopped abruptly and withdrawal symptoms develop. People who take opiates should never try and detox on their own. This can be very dangerous, as some withdrawal symptoms, including seizures, can be life threatening. A proper medical detox will address withdrawal and provide patients a place to get well in a safe, comfortable setting. A fear of withdrawal is usually among the top reasons patients say they hold off on getting help for opiate addiction.
Safe Norco Detox Can Eliminate Addiction Quickly
The Waismann Method offers a number of different Norco detox approaches. We have had great success in treating Norco addiction for thousands of patients around the world. Patients are treated in the safety of a hospital where medical staff can monitor them closely. When rapid detox under sedation is applied, we use intravenous medication to cleanse the opiates from patients’ opiate receptors. This takes less than two hours and during it, patients are resting comfortably under general deep sedation. When they awaken, they have no conscious awareness that the procedure accelerated the withdrawal phase. Symptoms develop and pass during the procedure, minimizing pain and suffering. This management of withdrawal symptoms is key to our success in the field. Some programs try to manage Norco withdrawal by weaning patients on opiate substitutes such as methadone and Suboxone. Waismann Method doesn’t use these opiate medications to treat opiate addiction because we know a second dependency can develop. Our detox requires a stay of 3 to 6 days. Patients can then return home or transition on their terms at our Domus Retreat aftercare center.
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