RAPID DETOX UNDER SEDATION
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 Percodan and other oxycodone-containing opiates (OxyContin, Roxicodone, Percocet, Roxicet, and Endocet). It consists of sedating the patient and removing Percodan (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.
Percodan is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Percodan is the brand name for the combination of oxycodone and Aspirin. 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 Percodan begins in about 15–30 minutes, peaks within 60 minutes and lasts about 3-6 hours.
Percodan 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 Percodan include slowed or irregular breathing and chest tightness. The combination of oxycodone and aspirin in Percodan may lead to GI (gastrointestinal) irritation due to the aspirin component.
Physical symptoms of Percodan withdrawals include chills and goosebumps, cramps, diarrhea, insomnia, muscle aches, restlessness, runny nose, sweating, and vomiting.
Percodan 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, overdose is more likely when oxycodone is taken with benzodiazepines and alcohol.
Aspirin, the NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) analgesic contained in Percodan, builds up in the body and causes poisoning. GI problems can occur since aspirin is found in combination with oxycodone (Percodan) and many consumers aren’t aware that they are taking more aspirin than prescribed. Ringing in the ears and impaired hearing are early signs of aspirin poisoning. Rapid breathing, dehydration, double vision, and vomiting are more severe and potentially fatal aspirin poisoning symptoms. Patients’ risks are even more severe if Percodan is taken with other OTC (over the counter) NSAI (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) such as ibuprofen (trade names Advil, Motrin).
Percodan, like other 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 Percodan 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 outcome 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 Percodan. 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.
Percodan, like all oxycodone combination products (Endodan, Percocet, OxyContin and Roxicet), are Schedule II due to their high potency and drug abuse potential.
Improper use and abuse of Percodan 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 Percodan. 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. Percodan physical dependence symptoms, such as withdrawals, lead to psychological dependence. That is when addiction takes over the mind and life of the Percodan opiate user.
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