Fentanyl Detox can be difficult and possibly dangerous for patients with other medical issues. Many professionals advise against patients attempting to detox on their own. This potent narcotic analgesic treats breakthrough pain and chronic persistent pain that other opiates cannot manage. Fentanyl’s affects have rapid onset and it’s more powerful than morphine.
Fentanyl is available in many forms but the two most commonly used are Duragesic and Actiq. Duragesic contains a high concentration of Fentanyl and comes in transdermal skin patches that are intended to treat chronic, moderate to severe pain that is expected to last for some time. Actiq is a solid form of Fentanyl on a stick. This lollipop form of medication dissolves slowly in the mouth for transmucosal absorption. It is an effective treatment for breakthrough cancer pain. Doctors don’t recommend these forms of Fentanyl unless the patient is already on a similar opiate regimen and the body is tolerant.
A possible complication that may occur from taking Fentanyl for an extended period of time is the development of dependence or possibly a full-blown addiction. This can be serious, so the best course of treatment is professional opiate treatment. Fentanyl detox can be intense with the possibility of severe withdrawal symptoms. Professionals recommend proper medical supervision during the detox process to avoid unknown risks and extreme outcomes.
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Outpatient treatment for Fentanyl detox may involve some form of opiate replacement medication. This form of treatment (Methadone, Suboxone) allows patients to gradually wean off opioids. However, it requires regular visits with a medical professional in order to obtain medication. This is often a long-term approach to recovery.
Inpatient treatment for Fentanyl is usually viewed as a safer, more well rounded approach to recovery. Most of these facilities are inclusive and involve an initial detox process, intense individual and group counseling and aftercare programs. Inpatient facilities often administer medications throughout the withdrawal process to minimize symptoms. Some patients leave treatment before detox is complete if there isn’t adequate management of Fentanyl withdrawal symptoms.
Medical detox for Fentanyl is another option. Waismann Method Detox offers rapid opiate detoxification in the safety of an accredited hospital. This procedure physically detoxifies the body of Fentanyl, eliminating the physical dependence at the receptor level – Following a few days stay at the hospital in order to complete detoxification, patients will continue the recovery process at the Domus Retreat for additional safety and comfort. This all-encompassing treatment approach quickly equips patients with the physical stability to work on a productive life free from opiates.