All prescription opiates carry warnings that outline possible dangers associated with taking the medication. Because of their potentially addicting nature, these dangers include physical and psychological dependence, withdrawal that can be brutal and overdose. OxyContin is a particularly potent opiate (narcotic) drug meant to treat pain from cancer and other serious conditions.One of the most serious Oxycontin warnings is that opiates depress the central nervous system and are dangerous in combination with other drugs and substances that have this effect. These include alcohol, other opiates, some sleeping medications, tranquilizers and muscle relaxers. Patients who have a legitimate prescription most often take OxyContin therapeutically. It is considered to be a drug of abuse and is also taken recreationally. Its popularity on the black market makes it prone to diversion, theft and other illegal activity.
OxyContin Warnings for Patients with Addiction History
OxyContin abuse or misuse is extremely dangerous and can lead to addiction, overdose or death. Doctors are urged to prescribe OxyContin with caution because of its potency and potential to be sold and traded illicitly. The drug is not meant for patients who have abused or been addicted to drugs or alcohol in the past. They are more prone to developing the same issues with OxyContin. Elderly patients should also use care when taking this and other opiates because they are more sensitive to the effects. OxyContin contains oxycodone, which is also included in the medication Roxicodone. This narcotic pain reliever is said to be like morphine. Taking too much OxyContin, or taking it more often than what’s recommended is dangerous and can lead quickly to addiction.
OxyContin Addiction Can Be Treated Safely and Quickly
OxyContin addiction is serious and can be life threatening. Advancements in addiction science have made it possible to safely, effectively and quickly treat opiate addiction. Waismann Method of rapid detox offers a cutting-edge treatment that uses intravenous medication to wipe out the addiction at the source by cleansing opiate receptors. This is usually accomplished while patients are lightly sedated in a hospital, under the watchful eye of our doctors and medical support staff. The procedure takes a little more than an hour and accelerates opiate withdrawal. This means that most extreme symptoms will develop while patients are anesthetized in their private room of the ICU in our full service accredited hospital. This makes for the most comfortable and safe opiate detox possible; and helps patients recover a lot faster than other traditional programs that requires 30 to 90 days stay. Patients are typically with us for around one week, including the time they spend at our exclusive recovery center Domus Retreat ; where they receive around the clock care and therapeutic services to aid in the transitional phase, while the body is adapting to an opiate free state.