Prescription narcotics carry warnings on the packaging’s label to ensure patients are well informed on issues such as side effects, dependence and overdose. Zydone is a combination drug that contains hydrocodone, an opiate (narcotic) painkiller that has the potential to be habit forming. It also contains acetaminophen, a non-narcotic painkiller that in high doses can lead to liver damage. Because of this, it’s important that patients make sure they’re not taking other medications containing the popular drug. The tablets should be taken exactly as prescribed to avoid potential dangers such as addiction and overdose. Tablets are meant to be taken orally, in whole form. Patients who attempt to alter the drug in any way are putting themselves at risk. This includes breaking, chewing or crushing the tablets to ingest, inhale or inject the powder. This could cause an overdose, with a dangerous amount of the drug entering the system quickly. In addition to pain relief, Zydone depresses the central nervous system. Using it at the same time as other substances that do this is dangerous and can also lead to overdose. These effects can be heightened when combining Zydone with alcohol, other narcotics, antihistamines, sleeping medications, sedatives and tranquilizers.
Zydone Tolerance, Addiction and Withdrawal Can Develop With Prolonged Use
Patients who’ve had prior troubles with addiction to drugs or alcohol should not take Zydone and other opiates. They are more likely to develop a dependency to Zydone. Addiction usually begins when patients take Zydone for a prolonged time and develop a tolerance. The drug’s effects become diminished and more and more needs to be taken to achieve pain relief. This can lead to physical and/or psychological dependence. Opiate painkillers are also subject to misuse, abuse and criminal diversion. They should never be used recreationally. Once a physical addiction develops, patients will experience the onset of withdrawal once use is stopped suddenly. These effects can be difficult to manage without professional help. They can include strong drug cravings, nausea, body shakes and more serious effects such as seizures.
Detoxing from Zydone Addiction Can Be Done Safely
Proper Zydone treatment should include detox to eliminate physical addiction and withdrawal management to ensure safety and comfort. Waismann Method offers both in its renowned opiate detoxification program. Our program, which takes place in a hospital, is known to be safe, effective, humane and discreet. Our anesthesiologists lightly sedate patients under general deep sedation and we administer intravenous medication. This is used to cleanse the Zydone from patients’ opiate receptors and takes less than two hours. Our Zydone detox accelerates withdrawal symptoms, which develop and pass while patients are sedated and they awaken without the awareness they’ve already passed through withdrawal. Most patients stay in the hospital a total of 3 to 6 days and can return home once discharged. Others may choose to extend recovery at our Domus Retreat transitional living facility.