Percocet Addiction and Sedation Detoxification

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Percocet
RAPID DETOX UNDER SEDATION

Patients wanting to be totally opiate free reach out to us. We detox all opiates, rather than substituting one opiate with another opiate. Rapid detox under sedation is a medical detoxification treatment offered by All Opiates Detox for patients dependent on Percocet and other oxycodone-containing opiates (OxyContin, Roxicodone, Roxicet, Percodan, and Endocet). It consists of sedating the patient and removing Percocet (the oxycodone opiate component) from the brain receptor while the patient is sleeping. Acute withdrawals are precipitated with an opiate blocker. These withdrawals will pass during the sedation period. Once the withdrawals are over, and the brain receptors are free of the opiate oxycodone, a blocker is placed to prevent any opiates from getting back into the brain receptor.

The blocker of choice used at All Opiates Detox is an implant. Dr. George prefers the Naltrexone implant blocker for several reasons. First, the Naltrexone implant lasts approximately two months, as opposed to Vivitrol (lasts about 28 days) or tablets (have to be taken daily). Another reason our physicians prefer the implant over the injection is for patients that may not be able to tolerate Naltrexone due to side effects, sensitivity or allergies. The implant can be removed from under the skin, whereas the injection stays in the body for about 28 days and therefore cannot be removed once it is administered. It is recommended to remain on Naltrexone maintenance therapy for at least one year to allow the brain to heal from the damage caused by the drug use and abuse.

Our success rate is near 100% for helping patients detox off opiates without the excruciating pain and discomfort of the withdrawals. Aftercare consisting of the Naltrexone opiate blocker, psychotherapy, and 12 step programs are recommended to ensure long-term abstinence and success.

Percocet DETAILS

Percocet is an opiate used orally as a potent analgesic for the treatment of acute pain. Percocet is the brand name for the combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen (Tylenol). It is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from thebaine of the poppy seed. It is available in tablet form for oral use. The analgesic action of Percocet begins in about 15–30 minutes, peaks within 60 minutes and lasts about 3-6 hours.

Percocet and all oxycodone containing products (OxyContin, Roxicet) are Schedule II since they have high abuse potential and are highly addictive.

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Percocet SIDE EFFECTS

Common side effects due to the opiate component oxycodone are anxiety, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, mood swings, nausea, vomiting, and narrowing of the pupils. Serious side effects from the oxycodone component of Percocet include slowed or irregular breathing and chest tightness. The non-opiate acetaminophen (Tylenol) contained in Percocet can cause liver damage and lead to liver failure and death.

Percocet WITHDRAWALS

Physical symptoms of Percocet withdrawals include chills and goosebumps, cramps, diarrhea, muscle aches, restlessness, runny nose, sweating, and vomiting, agitation, anxiety, hallucinations, insomnia, and restlessness.

Percocet OVERDOSE

Percocet overdose symptoms include cold, clammy, or blue skin; excessive sleep; narrowed or widened pupils; seizures; slow, shallow, or stopped breathing; slowed or stopped heartbeat; loss of consciousness; or death. Also, the risk of respiratory depression and death is increased when oxycodone is taken with benzodiazepines and alcohol.

The combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen in Percocet may lead to liver failure and death due to acetaminophen (Tylenol) toxicity. The makers of Tylenol lowered the maximum adult daily dose from 4,000mg to 3,000mg. Liver toxicity is common since Tylenol (acetaminophen) is found in combination with oxycodone (Percocet) and many consumers aren’t aware that they are taking more Tylenol than prescribed. Acute liver toxicity needs immediate attention and hospitalization to prevent liver failure and death.

Percocet ABUSE

Percocet is very addictive and should be used for only a few days to prevent potential dependence, tolerance, and addiction. Percocet is highly abused as the majority of its use is for non-medical reasons. Patients addicted to Percocet are more likely to abuse heroin as it will become difficult to maintain the use of Percocet due to cost, availability for elicit use on the street and difficulty in obtaining a prescription legally from a medical provider.

Percocet and oxycodone-containing products, can be habit-forming, causing not only physical, but also psychological dependence. Withdrawals may occur if the dose of the opiates is reduced or discontinued after long-term use.

Using Percocet for an extended period can lead to tolerance, where the user needs to increase the dosage of their opiates to achieve the desired effect, whether the desired effect is pain control or euphoria. Once the patient develops a tolerance, it becomes even more difficult to stop using due to the withdrawals. Symptoms of withdrawals are an indication of physical dependence and addiction to the opiate Percocet.

Most patients describe withdrawals as the worst, most frightening experience one will ever encounter. One can only imagine the excruciating pain when the opiate user says that they’d rather die than go through the withdrawals. Percocet physical dependence symptoms lead to psychological dependence. That is when addiction takes over the mind and life of the Percocet, opiate user.

Improper use and abuse of Percocet can lead to dependence, tolerance, and addiction.

Opiates can be habit forming, causing not only physical, but also psychological dependence. Withdrawals may occur if the dose of the opiates is reduced or discontinued after long term use.

Using opiates for an extended period of time can lead to tolerance, where the user needs to increase the dosage of their opiates to achieve the desired effect, whether the desired effect is pain control or euphoria.

Once the patient develops a tolerance, it becomes even more difficult to stop using due to the withdrawals. Symptoms of withdrawals are an indication of physical dependence and addiction to the opiate Percocet. Most patients describe withdrawals as the worst, most frightening experience one will ever encounter. One can only imagine the excruciating pain when the opiate user says that they’d rather die than go through the withdrawals. Percocet physical dependence symptoms, such as withdrawals, lead to psychological dependence. That is when addiction takes over the mind and life of the Percocet opiate user.

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