- Generic Name or Active Ingridient: Oxycodone Hydrochloride And Ibuprofen
- Helps patients remain in rehabilitation long enough to make meaningful changes
- Promotes abstinence or reduces drug use
- Decreases the frequency and severity of drug use episodes
- Improves the patient’s cognitive functioning as well as his social and psychological well-being
- Reduces relapse to Combunox use
Combunox contains the powerful opioid pain reliever oxycodone. Combunox also contains ibuprofen, a non-opioid pain reliever. Oxycodone also produces a pleasant euphoria, making it attractive to recreational users.
Anyone who uses Combunox regularly for therapeutic or recreational purposes can become dependent on opioids. Nearly are dependent on opioids, including the oxycodone in Combunox. An opioid-dependent person suffers uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when he stops using Combunox. Withdrawal symptoms are the body’s response to lower oxycodone levels; doctors refer to this as the detoxification process. Combunox detoxification causes withdrawal symptoms in an opioid-dependent person.
Without medical intervention, detoxification happens all by itself and runs its course in about five days. Doctors can also initiate the detoxification process and manage withdrawal symptoms in what many people refer to as “going to detox.” Specially trained physicians use a variety of drugs to modify the detoxification experience to make withdrawal symptoms easier to withstand. This medication-assisted detoxification improves the patient’s chances of completing the detoxification process and entering into long-term treatment, reducing the risk for relapse.
Medical-assisted detoxification also:
Types of Detox
A patient may choose from several basic approaches to Combunox detoxification. She may try to do it herself, use a replacement drug, check herself into a hospital for medical assisted detoxification or use rapid detox. All are viable choices, each presenting its own benefits and risks. The patient must choose her own approach to Combunox detoxification based on her personal needs.
More than Americans needed treatment for drug and alcohol problems in 2010, with about 6 percent of these individuals needing help for problems with opioids such as oxycodone. Of all those who needed help, only about 2 percent of those who needed help got it in a specialty facility staffed with detoxification experts. The rest went to the local general hospital or psychiatric unit that did not specialize in detoxification procedures.
Some people even tried to perform Combunox detoxification at home, without medications to ease withdrawal symptoms or the guidance of a trained professional. Doctors refer to this as self-detoxification.
At some point, many opioid-dependent people try to quit “cold turkey” by stopping Combunox abruptly. Someone who quits cold turkey believes he can overcome unpleasant and persistent withdrawal symptoms if he has enough willpower. Cold turkey does work for some people but overpowering withdrawal symptoms and the lack of professional guidance results in relapse for many.
Many individuals seek out natural Combunox detoxification remedies, including acupuncture, meditation, yoga and massage. Others use a nutritional approach, consuming only certain herbs, vegetables, fruits, soups and juices to help the body naturally detoxify itself. Ginger and peppermint relieve nausea, for example, while chamomile and cayenne curb diarrhea.
Some people devise homemade treatment plans using a combination of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, hoping to ease withdrawal symptoms and improve their chances of success. One such treatment plan is The Thomas Recipe in which the patient uses a benzodiazepine such as Valium, Librium, Ativan or Xanax to relieve anxiety and insomnia along with Imodium for diarrhea and L-Tyrosine for a burst of energy. The Thomas Recipe also calls for Vitamin B6 and other supplements along with hot baths to ease the patient’s muscle aches and restless leg syndrome.
Many general hospitals and local healthcare facilities now offer medical detoxification services. Depending on personal need, patients may choose from inpatient or outpatient care. Both types of services integrate medications and professional monitoring services that improve the Combunox detoxification experience and outcome.
Outpatient Combunox Care
Patients who have been dependent on Combunox for more than a year may choose outpatient care. Outpatient care is appropriate for those who require little supervision and who are able to work and take care of personal responsibilities.
Outpatient programs usually offer Drug Replacement Therapy, or DRT. Examples of DRT drugs include methadone, buprenorphine, Suboxone and Subutex. These replacement drugs are opioids that mimic the effects of oxycodone but do not produce a strong feeling of euphoria. DRT allows a patient to delay Combunox detoxification while he engages in rehabilitation.
DRT is a drug maintenance program that prevents withdrawal symptoms from occurring - it does not cure the patient of his dependence on opioids. Once the patient learns how to live without drugs, he weans himself from the replacement drug by taking smaller doses further apart.
About currently use methadone as part of a drug maintenance program. These patients come to an outpatient clinic every two to three days to drink a beverage containing methadone. This single dose of methadone lasts for 24 to 36 hours.
In addition to dispensing methadone, some of these outpatient clinics offer aid for vocational and educational services, referrals to other services, support for family members and treatment for co-existing substance abuse or health problems.
Since 2002, the FDA has allowed doctors to write buprenorphine prescriptions for take-home use. According to early rules, patients had to be in treatment for nine months before they could take home a one-week supply of buprenorphine. The Department of Health and Human Services even more in 2013, allowing new patients to take home enough buprenorphine to last a week or more.
Consumers take buprenorphine three times a week. The patient places buprenorphine under her tongue where it dissolves quickly. When used as directed, buprenorphine is a safe maintenance treatment. Some individuals crush buprenorphine and inject this opioid into a vein to get high.
Suboxone and Subutex
Drug manufacturers add naloxone to buprenorphine to reduce the risk for inappropriate administration and sell these preparations under the brand names Suboxone and Subutex. When injected into a vein, naloxone interferes with the action of buprenorphine and causes withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone does not interfere with buprenorphine when dissolved under the tongue.
Many patients choose inpatient care because it allows them to address Combunox detoxification and withdrawal head on before engaging in rehabilitation. Inpatient care provides a highly structure environment along with medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and professional monitoring to reduce the risk for complications. Inpatient detoxification does not prolong the patient’s dependence on Combunox.
Inpatient care is the only choice for those who have suffered an overdose, as outpatient care cannot deliver the level of medical care overdose patients require. Patients who are at high risk for severe withdrawal symptoms or complications also require a higher standard of care available only in an inpatient facility, as do those with co-existing conditions that make self-detoxification and outpatient maintenance treatments unsafe. Those with serious psychiatric problems, such as acute psychosis or depression with suicidal thoughts, should only attempt Combunox detoxification in an inpatient setting.
Patients with a documented history of not fully engaging in or benefiting from outpatient care or self-detoxification may benefit from inpatient care. Inpatient detoxification is also appropriate for anyone who feels more secure attempting Combunox detoxification in a hospital setting.
Inpatient detoxification specialists administer a handful of drugs to ease the many withdrawal symptoms associated with Combunox detoxification. These doctors may order one drug to ease nausea, another to soothe body aches and a third to stop diarrhea, along with a handful of other medications to ease the uncomfortable detoxification experience. Inpatient detoxification reduces the severity but not the duration of withdrawal symptoms associated with Combunox detoxification.
Rapid Opiate Detox
Rapid opiate detox decreases both the severity and the duration of withdrawal symptoms. Rapid detox is appropriate for anyone who cannot tolerate other forms of Combunox detoxification. Rapid detox is a safe and effective procedure.
Rapid detox anesthesiologists give the patient anesthesia and sedatives before administering the standard detoxification and anti-withdrawal drugs so the patient rests in a comfortable “twilight sleep,” oblivious of the difficult detoxification process. The rapid detox patient awakens a few hours later, refreshed, renewed and ready for stabilization and rehabilitation in an aftercare facility.
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We are a full-accredited hospital, staffed by board-certified anesthesiologists who receive advanced training in detoxification procedures. Our dedicated staff takes a humane approach to detoxification, treating each individual as a person and not as a drug addict. We take an all-encompassing approach to fulfilling the patient’s needs, starting with careful prescreening in an accredited facility straight through to follow-up in an after-care facility.
Combunox Detox Comparisons
We do not offer partial solutions like replacement therapy - rapid detox is complete Combunox detoxification. We have helped patients overcome withdrawal symptoms for more than a decade, and our methods have proven safe and effective for thousands of patients.
Opioid dependence is a complex condition that requires an equally complex treatment plan. Our staff members receive advanced training in detoxification procedures to make sure the rapid detox they provide is an effective and safe solution to opioid dependence.
Our highly trained professionals are not only smart but they are compassionate too. We do not believe the detoxification experience should serve as punishment to deter relapse - we treat opioid dependence as the medical condition scientists now agree it is.
Rapid detox patients enter a fully accredited hospital for assessment before receiving rapid detox treatment. Nurses and doctors screen patients for any pre-existing conditions or special needs that may complicate Combunox detoxification. Specially trained and board-certified anesthesiologists administer proven medications to manage the patient’s withdrawal symptoms. Nurses monitor the patient closely and address any complications that arise. After detoxification and stabilization, patients may move to our after-care facilities for additional monitoring and follow-up care.
Combunox Detox Possible Complications
Anyone who tries Combunox detoxification faces the risk for complications. Certain medical conditions can complicate detoxification, such as pregnancy, mental health issues or co-existing substance abuse problems. Severe and prolonged withdrawal symptoms can complicate Combunox detoxification, especially extreme vomiting and diarrhea.
Relapse is the main complication to Combunox detoxification; even with professional treatment, relapse rates for drug addiction range from . Patients can reduce the relapse rate by remaining in treatment for as long as possible.
Self Detox Possible Complications
Self-detoxification poses a higher risk for complications than do other detoxification procedures. While self-detoxification works for some people, going cold turkey is risky. Without a treatment plan or medications, uncontrolled withdrawal symptoms can cause worsen pre-existing health conditions or cause dangerous complications.
Self-detoxification withdrawal symptoms can cause complications. For example, severe and prolonged vomiting and diarrhea can result in dehydration and imbalances in electrolytes, such as potassium and sodium. The patient may suffer aspiration, which occurs when the patient vomits and inhales stomach contents. Aspiration may result in fluid in the lungs and lung infections.
Uncontrolled withdrawal symptoms force many patients to abort self-detoxification efforts and relapse to Combunox use. Relapse after a detoxification attempt can result in a toxic overdose, as detoxification lowers the individual’s tolerance to Combunox in a way that makes him more sensitive to its effects. Someone can potentially overdose on a smaller dose of Combunox than he used to take before experiencing even minor withdrawal symptoms.
Outpatient Care Possible Complications
While outpatient care is vastly superior to self-detoxification, outpatients may still suffer complications from drug replacement therapy. Methadone and buprenorphine are safer than Combunox, but these two DRT drugs each produce unique complications.
One complication associated with buprenorphine is abuse, as recreational users inject the dissolved tablet into a vein to get high. Another complication is dependence on the replacement drug; many people have trouble quitting methadone and other DRT drugs. estimate a quarter of methadone users eventually abstain from drug abuse, another 25 percent continue to take the drug while the last half go on and off methadone forever.
While safer than Combunox, methadone is associated with an alarming number of overdose deaths. Methadone deaths account for nearly one-third of the toxic overdoses in the United States each year.
Inpatient Detox Possible Complications
Because it provides complete and highly structured care, inpatient Combunox detoxification is associated with very few complications. Most inpatient complications have to do with the patient’s co-existing dependence on other substances, such as alcohol, benzodiazepines, sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs; this complex patient requires the attention of a well-qualified physician and hospital staff.
Even with inpatient care, patients may become dependent on the drugs used for treatment. These patients may also suffer complications such as dehydration and aspiration; nurses will monitor patients for signs of these complications.
Rapid Detox Possible Complications
There are very few complications associated with rapid detox. Rarely, a patient will have an allergic reaction to one of the medications used in the procedure. High doses of sedatives may cause problems with breathing, blood pressure and pulse. Anesthesia injections can use swelling, infection or bruising at the injection site.
Careful administration and close patient monitoring reduce the risk for complications associated with rapid Combunox detoxification. A well-trained staff and high standards of patient care reduce the risk even further.
Combunox Detox Myths
Despite the wealth of information scientists have about Combunox detoxification, there are still plenty of Combunox detox myths to go around. While many of these myths are harmless, some are quite dangerous or prevent people from seeking proper medical care.
Self Detox Myths
Myth: Going cold turkey is safe and effective.
Fact: Self-detoxification increases the risk for dangerous dehydration, aspiration, relapse to Combunox abuse and fatal overdose.
Myth: Natural remedies and The Thomas Recipe work as well as inpatient treatment.
Fact: Natural remedies and homemade treatment plans cannot utilize the safest and most effective medications to treat withdrawal symptoms associated with Combunox detoxification. Anyone who uses herbal remedies or The Thomas Recipe faces the risk for dehydration, aspiration, relapse and toxic overdose along with any complications and side effects caused by the drugs included in the homespun treatment plan.
Outpatient Detox Myths
Myth: Outpatient care gets the patient in an opioid-free state quickly.
Fact: Drug replacement therapy is a maintenance plan and does not get the patient into an opioid-free state at all. Someone who participates in DRT must someday attempt detoxification from the replacement drug.
Myth: Outpatient care is just as safe as inpatient care.
Fact: Methadone is associated with an increasing number of overdose deaths in recent years. Furthermore, outpatient programs are less restrictive than inpatient programs - loose monitoring increases the risk for improper administration, abuse and relapse.
Inpatient Detox Myths
Myth: All inpatient treatment plans last for weeks or months.
Fact: Rapid detox is a faster path to an opioid-free state. Rapid detox patients spend just a few days in treatment before moving on to an aftercare facility for further monitoring.
Myth: Some people can never overcome withdrawal symptoms long enough to complete Combunox detoxification.
Fact: Inpatient care programs can usually control withdrawal symptoms enough to allow the patient to complete the detoxification process.
Rapid Detox Myths
Myth: Combunox detoxification always involves suffering.
Fact: Rapid detox is a humane and efficient approach to Combunox detoxification. Rapid detox allows patients to enjoy a pleasant twilight sleep instead of enduring endless days of grueling detoxification.
Myth: Combunox detoxification takes eight or more hours to be effective.
Fact: It takes a reputable expert one to two hours to perform rapid detox.
Combunox Detox and Pregnancy
Combunox dependence puts pregnant women and their unborn babies at special risk for complications and side effects; detoxification is also risky for these vulnerable patients. Long-term Combunox use adversely affects a woman’s health, making her more vulnerable to complications during pregnancy. Drug dependence often forces people to make unhealthy choices that can lead to complications, especially during pregnancy. For example, an opioid-dependent woman might have to choose between purchasing a nutritious meal and buying more Combunox to ward off withdrawal symptoms; avoiding withdrawal symptoms usually trumps a full belly.
Dependence on opioids increases a woman’s risk for some medical conditions including anemia, blood infections, heart problems, depression and other mental health issues. Opioid dependence increases the risk for gestational diabetes, or unstable blood sugar levels in a pregnant woman. Opioid-dependent women experience a higher incidence of hepatitis, high blood pressure, rapid pulse, pneumonia, poor dental hygiene, urinary tract infections and other urinary problems. Drug abuse increases a woman’s chances for contracting or spreading infectious diseases, including sexually transmitted diseases, herpes, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
Opioid-dependent women stand a greater chance of suffering complications during pregnancy, such as inflammation of the membrane surrounding the baby, separation of the tissue between the placenta and the uterine wall, hemorrhage and premature labor and delivery. The fetus may suffer slow growth, spontaneous abortion and death. Methadone reduces the risk for complications in opioid-dependent women.
Babies born to women who use Combunox regularly during pregnancy may be born opioid-dependent and suffer neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS, after delivery. Babies suffering from NAS may experience low birth weight, seizures, breathing problems, feeding difficulties, withdrawal symptoms during the first weeks of life and death.
Self Detox and Pregnancy
Pregnant women should not attempt self-detoxification. Dependence on Combunox increases the risk for serious complications in pregnant women that can cause serious or fatal consequences for the mother and her child.
Outpatient and Pregnancy
Methadone maintenance is currently the only approved treatment plan for opioid-dependent women who are pregnant. While it is safer for pregnant women to initiate methadone treatments at an inpatient facility, the pregnant patient may prefer to start methadone treatments as an outpatient. This woman goes to the outpatient clinic each morning to drink a beverage containing 10 to 20 mg of methadone. She will return to the clinic each evening so her healthcare professional can evaluate her response to the morning dose. The physician may increase the woman’s morning dose by 5 to 10 mg depending on her response to treatment, and continue adjusting her dosage until her condition is stable, usually within 48 to 72 hours of the first dose of methadone. Most methadone clinics do not offer fetal movement monitoring, so women starting methadone as outpatients must seek an outside source to monitor fetal reaction to treatment.
A woman’s body changes in the later stages of pregnancy, and her body’s reaction to methadone changes as well. Many women start to suffer withdrawal symptoms late in pregnancy and require stronger doses of methadone. Physicians may recommend these women split methadone into two larger, equal doses to provide complete coverage.
Inpatient Care and Pregnancy
Doctors suggest pregnant women use methadone as part of a drug maintenance program rather than attempt detoxification. The complications associated with opioid-dependence makes attempting detoxification during pregnancy too risky.
If a woman is not already taking methadone when she becomes pregnant, she should start treatment in an inpatient facility where doctors can properly evaluate and monitor her condition and staff members can monitor fetal movement to be sure the baby is tolerating methadone well. The patient can expect to start outpatient methadone therapy after a short stay at a hospital.
Combunox detox symptoms
Symptoms of opioid withdrawal begin a few hours after the last dose of Combunox. Without intervention, these symptoms last for five or more days before fading away. Withdrawal symptoms do not return unless the patient again becomes dependent on opioids. Severe and persistent withdrawal symptoms prevent many people from completing Combunox detoxification.
The withdrawal symptoms associated with Combunox detoxification usually occur in two phases. Early symptoms include feelings of anxiety and anxiousness. The patient may experience watery eyes, a runny nose, muscle aches, sweating, yawning and trouble sleeping. Later symptoms include stomach cramps accompanied by nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. His pupils may be dilated and he may have goose bumps.
What is the best method to detox from Combunox?
Choosing the best method for Combunox detoxification is a highly personal experience and depends on the individual’s personal need for structure and support. It is important to choose treatment that offers the least restrictive setting that is still likely to provide safe and effective care. The patient should choose a treatment center that he feels he can engage with and benefit from. This treatment center should help the patient refrain from substance abuse and avoid high-risk behaviors.