The dangers that could arise from taking prescription painkillers are real. Knowing all the Lorcet precautions, risks and warnings is important in order to avoid serious complications. The most important thing to know about Lorcet and other opiate painkillers is that they can be habit forming. The drug’s prescribing label explains how the drug should be taken to ensure safety. Lorcet is the combination of hydrocodone, a potent narcotic painkiller, and acetaminophen, a non-narcotic pain reliever. It is meant to treat moderate to severe pain but is susceptible to abuse and illegal diversion. Using Lorcet recreationally or in any way that goes against instructions is extremely dangerous. Taking it over a long period of time can lead to physical and psychological dependence. Lorcet can be dangerous – even deadly – when combined with some other substances. The drug depresses the central nervous system. Mixing it with other CNS depressants can lead to overdose. These include alcohol, other opiates, antidepressants and sedatives. Overdose can also occur if patients take too much Lorcet or if a patient who is not already tolerant to opiates takes too high of a dose.
Care Needs to Be Taken When Lorcet or Other Opiates Are Prescribed
There are a number of medical conditions that may not be compatible with Lorcet use. These include a history of drug or alcohol abuse; head injury; lung, liver or kidney disorders; Addison’s disease; underactive thyroid; and enlarged prostate. Lorcet may also slow reaction times and cause drowsiness. People who need to drive or operate machinery should do so with caution because of this. People who are elderly or debilitated may be more sensitive to the drug’s effects so they should be cautious as well. Acetaminophen can also be dangerous in high doses. It is a popular drug used in many over-the-counter medications. High doses can lead to severe liver damage. Patients should always check their medications to see if any of them contain acetaminophen. Regular use of Lorcet can cause a tolerance, meaning the drug’s effects are diminished and patients need increasingly higher doses to achieve the same effect. Opiate addiction is serious and results in potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms if proper treatment is not sought.
A Physical Lorcet Addiction Can Be Eliminated Safely, Quickly
Lorcet withdrawal can be very difficult to manage and possibly very painful without professional management. A Lorcet addiction can be treated safely and quickly, ensuring that patients are as comfortable as possible during withdrawal. Waismann Method offers a medical detox and a rapid detox that requires an inpatient commitment of just a few days. We use intravenous and oral medications to eliminate the physical dependence, while patients rest comfortably in their private room of a full service accredited hospital. Patients are usually 2 to 3 days in the hospital and once discharged they remain a few more days in our inclusive Domus Retreat aftercare facility. At Domus we offer a number of different therapeutic services and around the clock care, that maximizes the comfort an safety of the detoxification process. It is truly a beautiful facility, where each individual has their private bedroom and bathroom, where compassion and understanding are provided.