There are a few groups of people who should stay away from opiate painkillers such as Percodan. These include people who’ve had prior issues with drug and alcohol addiction because they may be more susceptible to developing another addiction. Other groups should use extreme caution with the drug because of its potency. This includes pregnant women and the elderly. Percodan is a powerful compound drug that contains oxycodone, which is a narcotic painkiller, and aspirin, a non-narcotic analgesic. It is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Percodan should not be used in kids or teens who have fevers, flu symptoms or chicken pox because of the risk of Reye’s syndrome. The oxycodone component of Percodan can be habit-forming, leading to problems such as tolerance, addiction, overdose and withdrawal. It is also subject to misuse, abuse and illegal diversion. Because of this, Percodan should only be used by the person it was prescribed for. Recreational use of Percodan is not a good idea and could lead to problems quickly.
Percodan Warnings of Overdose and Addiction
Opiate overdose is very serious and can be fatal. It can happen if people take too much Percodan or if they combine it with substances including alcohol, other opiates and other central nervous system depressants. Prolonged or chronic use of Percodan can cause a physical addiction to develop. This is marked by a very intense and painful withdrawal period. People who try to reduce or abruptly stop using opiates after an extended time can experience serious withdrawal symptoms within hours. These can include strong drug cravings, tremors, vomiting, severe anxiety and body aches. More serious symptoms can occur, such as seizures, so it’s never a good idea for people to try and detox on their own without professional medical help. Many opiate treatment facilities are available to help with Percodan addiction including detox, rehab, 12-Step programs and faith-based initiatives. Some of them offer opiate “replacement” therapy. This involves weaning patients with medications such as methadone or Suboxone. Waismann Method doesn’t believe in this method because we know this can lead to the need for a second detox.
Percodan Withdrawal Management is Essential Part of Percodan Detox
Waismann Method is based in southern California and offers an opiate detox that doesn’t use this opiate replacement therapy. We perform a number of different medical desertification in the safety of a full service accredited hospital, using intravenous medicine to cleanse the Percodan from patients’ receptor sites. This takes place while patients are lightly sedated and resting comfortably. Being able to medically manage the withdrawal phase is so important for patients, because we believe everybody deserves to recover in a compassionate and comfortable manner.
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