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Zydone Precautions

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It’s always better to be safe than sorry. When it comes to prescription opiate painkillers, certain guidelines are put in place to keep patients safe. These instructions and precautions outline use, allergic reaction, interactions, warnings and information on addiction, withdrawal and overdose. Zydone is used to treat moderate to severe pain and contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen. These are both analgesics – hydrocodone is a narcotic; acetaminophen is not. Both drugs have their own risks. In large doses, acetaminophen can cause liver damage. Hydrocodone is an opiate and has the ability to be habit forming. Some people may not be able to take Zydone based on their prior medical history or medications they are already taking. It’s important that patients disclose all medical information to their doctors and to let them know about all substances, medications, supplements, vitamins and herbs they take. The right doctor will take this information and weigh the benefits and risks.

Zydone Risks: What You Need to Know to Keep Safe

Allergic reaction is one potential problem when taking Zydone. Knowing the signs ahead of time can guard against a serious reaction. Symptoms can include rash, itching, hives, dizziness, trouble breathing and swelling. Overdose is another possibility. This can happen by taking too much Zydone or if it’s combined with certain substances. Opiates depress the central nervous system so mixing them with other substances that have this effect could be deadly. Other substances considered to be CNS depressants include other opiates, alcohol, benzodiazepines and antidepressants. Because opiates are so potent and can lead to tolerance and dependence, it’s important to use them exactly as intended. Recreational use or abuse can lead to serious problems. Zydone should be kept in a secure location so others can’t get to it. Drugs in the opiate class are subject to abuse, illegal diversion, and sale and trade on the black market. Prolonged use or misuse of Zydone can cause a physical and/or psychological dependence.

When it Comes to Opiate Detox, Waismann Method Goes Above and Beyond

Waismann Method understands the intricacies of opiate dependence. We know patients are looking for a safe, secure and effective treatment that won’t prolong the suffering of withdrawal. We’ve spent more than a decade perfecting our Zydone treatment that provides just that. Our program is compassionate, discreet and takes every measure to ensure comfort. We use intravenous medication to cleanse the Zydone from patients’ opiate receptors, wiping out the addiction at its source. This takes less than two hours and patients rest lightly under general deep sedation during it. The procedure accelerates withdrawal and patients awaken from the procedure without the awareness they even experienced withdrawal. This helps patients maintain their dignity through an otherwise painful time. Patients stay in the hospital 3 to 6 days and can return home once discharged. Others may opt to transition in our Domus Retreat aftercare facility where extended recovery is encouraged through counseling, massage, biofeedback and relaxation.

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