Safe use of opiate medications is so important. Xodol is a combination prescription medication used to treat moderate to severe pain and sometimes cough suppression. It contains hydrocodone, a narcotic pain reliever, and acetaminophen, a non-narcotic pain reliever. Like other opiate medications, Xodol use can become habit-forming. That’s why it’s so essential to use it exactly as prescribed, never taking more than recommended and never taking it more often than recommended. Tolerance and withdrawal are other concerns associated with Xodol. A doctor should be consulted if you think the drug has become ineffective over time, which can indicate the development of a tolerance. Patients should also never try to stop taking Xodol abruptly without consulting a doctor. Withdrawal symptoms can set in and may become serious. The hydrocodone can also cause drowsiness and mental fogginess so care should be used when taking Xodol and driving. Acetaminophen, in large doses, can severely damage the liver or cause death. It’s important for patients to check all other medications to see if they contain acetaminophen.
Some Patients Are Not Good Candidates for Xodol Therapy
Xodol is a controlled substance and has a significant potential for abuse. People who have been addicted to other substances in the past may not be good candidates for opiates. Xodol can be dangerous for people who’ve had lung problems because it can cause slow or labored breathing. It should also be used with extreme caution in patients who’ve suffered head injuries. Elderly or debilitated patients should also use Xodol with caution because it can cause drowsiness and dizziness, increasing the risk for falls. Xodol is a central nervous system depressant and can cause a potentially fatal reaction when mixed with other substances that share the effect. These include alcohol, other opiates, illegal drugs, sedatives, hypnotics, tranquilizers and sleep medications. Overdose can result from taking Xodol with any of these substances or taking too much of the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can become very serious and set in once a physical addiction has developed and patients try to stop taking it abruptly. A medically based opiate detox is needed to alleviate the danger and pain associated with Xodol withdrawal.
Xodol Withdrawal Can Be Controlled With Waismann Method Opiate Detox
Withdrawal management is one of the foundations of Waismann Method’s rapid detoxification for opiates. Our program helps patients pass through this phase in a comfortable and humane manner. Our detox occurs in the safety of a southern California hospital where intravenous medications are given while patients are sedated. This takes less than two hours and cleanses the Xodol from patients’ opiate receptors. Accelerated withdrawal symptoms develop and pass while patients are under general deep sedation. Our process allows them to essentially skip a painful withdrawal and concentrate on staying well. Patients recover with around-the-clock supervision and are generally discharged after a 3-to-6-day stay. Once discharged, many patients return home. Others choose to extend their stay in our Domus Retreat transitional living facility where recovery work continues.
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