- Generic Name or Active Ingridient: Oxycodone And Aspirin
About 2 million Americans are drug-dependent and could benefit from Endodan detox or other forms of drug detoxification. Detoxification cleanses the body of opioid drugs like the active ingredient in Endodan, hydrocodone.
Doctors prescribe hydrocodone to relieve moderate to severe pain. Hydrocodone is a powerful opioid analgesic that relieves pain by working with the nervous system to change the way the brain perceives pain. Other neurological effects include relaxation, sedation and a pleasant sense of euphoria.
Hydrocodone is the most widely prescribed drug in the United States. In 2010, pharmacists filled more than 139 million prescriptions for products containing hydrocodone. While most patients use hydrocodone appropriate, about 10 percent of Americans use hydrocodone for non-medical reasons, either to get high or to treat a condition other than the one the doctor had intended to treat.
Anyone who uses Endodan or other opioids regularly for more than a few weeks can become opioid-dependent and suffer withdrawal symptoms when he stops using these drugs. The human body adapts to the long-term presence of the hydrocodone in Endodan. With continued use, the body begins to depend on a certain level of hydrocodone to feel “normal.” When hydrocodone levels fall quickly, the body struggles to maintain stability. Doctors refer to this as detoxification.
The individual experiences detoxification through uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Flu-like symptoms begin a few hours after the last dose and continue for several days. Left uninterrupted, these symptoms fade as the body completes the detoxification process and do not return unless the individual becomes opioid-dependent once again. Successful Endodan detoxification leaves the individual in a drug-free state.
Detoxification can also refer to the medical process of lowering Endodan levels and easing withdrawal symptoms. A medical Endodan detoxification includes multiple medications to ease the variety of symptoms. For example, a patient might take one drug to calm anxiety, another to ease nausea and vomiting, and a third to curb diarrhea.
These anti-withdrawal drugs make Endodan detoxification more bearable and do not stop the detoxification process. Without these drugs, extreme withdrawal symptoms force some individuals to take more Endodan just to stop the pain. Relapsing to Endodan not only stops withdrawal symptoms, it also halts the detoxification process. This individual is still dependent on opioids and not in a drug-free state.
Complete Endodan detoxification helps patients enter and complete rehabilitation including counseling and behavior modification to reduce the risk for relapse. Endodan detoxification helps patients remain in rehabilitation long enough to gain the tools they need to identify situations that could lead to drug abuse and to refuse Endodan when offered.
Endodan detoxification reduces drug use and promotes abstinence - drug-free patients enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Endodan detoxification also reduces the frequency and severity of drug use episodes when they do occur.
Long-term drug use changes the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. Endodan detoxification, along with professional rehabilitation, helps return an individual to his former thought processes, emotions and behaviors. Endodan detoxification also improves the patient’s financial situation, social interactions, overall health and psychological well-being.
Types of Detox
Like many chronic neurological diseases, drug abuse causes certain telltale physical, behavioral and social changes - in this case, withdrawal symptoms or drug cravings. Doctors look for these specific changes when diagnosing opioid dependence and addiction.
While opioid-dependence and addiction cause certain predictable outcomes, individuals experience opioid dependence and addiction in vastly different ways. Drug dependence is a highly personal experience that requires an individualized approach to treatment. There is no single treatment plan that works for everyone. Furthermore, a person’s needs change as he moves from opioid-dependence to a drug-free state - someone may engage in several forms of treatment before he finds one that works for him.
Since the 1970s, medical researchers and doctors have established a variety of approaches to Endodan detoxification and rehabilitation. Numerous inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities have popped up across the nation to address the widespread need for detoxification and rehabilitation. Of those who needed it, less than 11 percent received help at a specialty facility staffed with professionals who receive advanced training in detoxification. The rest sought help from local hospitals or mental health facilities without such trained staff, or attempted Endodan detoxification without the help of any medical professional. All are viable choices and can be equally effective depending on the individual’s personal needs.
Many people attempt Endodan detoxification alone, without the help of medicine to ease withdrawal symptoms or the guidance and oversight of a trained professional. Doctors refer to this as self-detoxification.
Someone might try weaning themselves from Endodan by taking a smaller total dose each day. For example, the typical prescription calls for one Endodan tablet every 6 hours; the individual might take it every seven hours one day and every eight hours the next, and so on.
The tapering method works well for many people but break-through and persistent withdrawal symptoms prevent many from weaning themselves from Endodan. Some try quitting cold turkey by discontinuing Endodan abruptly in hopes of using determination and self-control to outlast withdrawal symptoms. Without medications, those who try quitting cold turkey experience the full brunt of withdrawal symptoms and carry a high risk for complications.
The phrase “cold turkey” refers to the skin’s appearance during Endodan detoxification - pale, cold and clammy with goose bumps, resembling a frozen turkey. As with other withdrawal symptoms, this skin reaction fades with time.
Many people take a natural approach to Endodan detoxification, incorporating massage, acupuncture, meditation and yoga into treatment plans. Some purge and strengthen their bodies during Endodan detoxification by eating particular herbs, vegetables, fruits, soups and juices. Others use herbal remedies to reduce withdrawal, including chamomile or cayenne to curb diarrhea and peppermint or ginger to alleviate nausea.
Some people create homemade treatment plans including prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications to relieve withdrawal symptoms during Endodan detoxification. One such plan is The Thomas Recipe, which calls for a benzodiazepine like Valium or Xanax to calm nerves and help with sleep, Imodium for diarrhea, vitamin B6 and supplements for body aches and L-Tyrosine for a much-need boost of energy.
As long as the patient does not take more Endodan, these forms of self-detoxification do bring the patient to an opioid-free state.
Rehabilitation specialists have created professional Endodan detoxification programs using safe and effective medications. These medical detoxification programs usually combine very powerful medications with professional monitoring and rehabilitation programs.
Outpatient care is geared towards patients who have been opioid-dependent for a year or more, and who require greater flexibility and less supervision. Most outpatient clinics offer drug replacement therapy, including methadone or buprenorphine. These replacement drugs are weak opioids that mimic the effects of Endodan; these drugs prevent withdrawal symptoms but do not produce a pleasant euphoria. This maintenance program allows patients to participate in rehabilitation before attempting Endodan detoxification.
Rehabilitation specialists have been administering methadone as a treatment for opioid dependence since 1972. There are currently approximately 100,000 Americans currently enrolled in a methadone maintenance program. These patients visit an approved clinic to consume a beverage containing methadone syrup. The effects of methadone last for 24 to 36 hours. Methadone patients come to the methadone clinic for a drink containing methadone.
Buprenorphine is another replacement drug that offers more flexibility than methadone. Patients are able to present a doctor’s prescription for buprenorphine at their local pharmacy. According to early rules, patients had to be in treatment for nine months before they could take home a one-week supply of buprenorphine. Recently, the Department of Health and Human Services eased restrictions to allow even new patients to take home enough buprenorphine to last a week or more.
The patient places a buprenorphine table under his tongue and allows it to dissolve.
Suboxone and Subutex
While buprenorphine increases flexibility, some people use buprenorphine to get high by dissolving the tablet in liquid and injecting it into a vein. Drug makers responded to this abuse by adding naloxone to buprenorphine. When taken as directed under the tongue, naloxone has little effect. When injected into a vein, naloxone counteracts the effects of buprenorphine. Naloxone prevents the consumer from getting high and even causes withdrawal symptoms in an opioid-dependent person.
Brand name buprenorphine and naloxone preparations include Suboxone and Subutex.
Inpatient treatment usually offers complete detoxification rather than drug maintenance. Inpatient detoxification typically includes prescription strength anti-withdrawal medications administered by medical professionals along with close monitoring by a specially trained staff.
Inpatient care is appropriate for overdose patients and for those who cannot receive treatment safely in an outpatient setting. Individuals who are at risk for severe withdrawal symptoms and complications receive superior care in an inpatient setting, as do those with co-existing complications that could make outpatient care unsafe. Those with a documented history of poor participation, or who do not benefit from less restrictive programs, may respond more favorably to inpatient care. Anyone with psychiatric problems that interfere with his ability to participate in treatment, including depression with suicidal thoughts or who may pose a danger to himself or another person, should always engage in inpatient detoxification.
Rapid Opiate Detox
Most recently, medical scientists have developed rapid opiate detox procedures that help patients through Endodan detoxification quickly and safely. During rapid detox, patients rest in a comfortable “twilight sleep” during the detoxification process.
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We screen patients for pre-existing conditions that can cause complications and undermine recovery attempts, such as undiagnosed illnesses, side effects from drug abuse, pregnancy, and co-existing substance abuse problems including alcoholism. We then admit patients for complete detoxification that returns patients to an opioid-free state. Once stabilized, our patients then move to our aftercare facility for further treatment.
Each form of Endodan detoxification has its benefits and risks. Self-detoxification, for example is the least expensive and most private but it is associated with the highest risk for complications due to uncontrolled withdrawal symptoms. Using alternative therapies and homemade treatment plans can control symptoms but produce dangerous side effects and drug interactions, especially when combining prescription and over-the-counter substances.
Outpatient maintenance programs are superior to self-detoxification in that replacement drugs allow patients to participate in counseling right away, before they attempt Endodan detox. Replacement drugs prevent withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk for complications associated with chronic Endodan use. Methadone is currently the only approved method for treating opioid dependence in pregnant women; methadone also reduces complications associated with opioid-dependence during pregnancy.
Outpatient clinics do not normally offer Endodan detoxification, so outpatient treatment does not typically bring the patient to an opioid-free state - he must endure detoxification from the replacement drug at some point. Outpatient care is usually long-term lasting months or years.
Inpatient care usually includes Endodan detoxification, bringing the patient to a drug-free state before he engages in rehabilitation. Inpatient care provides the highest level of patient monitoring against complications and relapse.
In comparison, rapid detox provides the most humane and efficient approach to Endodan detoxification. Rapid detox offers fast and complete detoxification, bringing the patient to an opioid-free state in hours rather than in days or months. Rapid detox frees the patient from the lengthy and uncomfortable cycle of opioid dependence and withdrawal symptoms.
Detox Possible Complications
Endodan detoxification is not normally a life-threatening procedure but extreme and prolonged withdrawal symptoms can cause dangerous complications. Pre-existing medical conditions, long-term substance abuse, pregnancy and co-existing substance abuse problems increase the risk for complications.
Self Detox Possible Complications
Without anti-withdrawal medications, uncontrolled withdrawal symptoms associated with self-detoxification can lead to complications. For example, the individual may suffer diarrhea and vomiting severe enough to cause dehydration and imbalances in potassium, sodium and other electrolytes. The patient may suffer aspiration, which is vomiting then inhaling stomach contents into the lungs. Aspiration can lead to lung infections and fluid in the lungs.
Relapse is the primary complication associated with Endodan detoxification. Without the protection of medicine and professional guidance, painful and demoralizing withdrawal symptoms force many self-detoxification patients to relapse.
Relapse after self-detoxification increases the risk for a fatal overdose. Detoxification lowers the body’s tolerance to Endodan, making it more sensitive to the effects of this powerful drug. Because of this lowered tolerance to Endodan, it is possible for someone to overdose on a smaller amount of Endodan than he used to take before experiencing even moderate withdrawal symptoms.
Outpatient Care Possible Complications
The replacement drugs used with outpatient care can interact poorly with other drugs or otherwise cause complications.
The user may become dependent on the replacement drugs and have trouble quitting methadone or buprenorphine. About one-quarter of all methadone patients quit using drugs altogether while another 25 percent are never able to quit methadone. Half of all methadone users go on and off treatment for the rest of their lives.
Methadone is a potent drug, sometimes used to relieve pain. Prescription painkiller overdose kill more than 15,500 Americans each year, and nearly one-third of those overdoses included methadone.
Some patients complicate outpatient care by administering buprenorphine intravenously to get high.
Inpatient Detox Possible Complications
Through safe, effective medications and close patient monitoring, inpatient detoxification offers maximum protection against complications. Even so, pregnant women and patients with pre-existing illnesses are at increased risk for complications. Withdrawal from multiple substances, such as Endodan along with alcohol, benzodiazepines, sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs, is a serious complication for some patients.
Rapid Detox Possible Complications
Rapid detox is safe and effective but patients may suffer complications from the drugs used in the procedure, especially anesthesia and sedatives. High doses of sedatives can cause breathing problems, high blood pressure and changes in heart rate. A patient may suffer infection, bruising or swelling at the anesthesia injection site.
Since the 1970s, medical research and clinic experience has revealed a great deal of information about dependence and detoxification. Despite decades of research and learning, myths and misinformation about detoxification prevent many people from getting the help they need to stop using Endodan.
Self Detox Myths
Myth: Self-detoxification is just mind over matter - anyone can quit with enough self-discipline.
Fact: Drug dependence and Endodan detoxification are intense physiological processes that cause real pain. Without anti-withdrawal drug, uncontrolled withdrawal symptoms could result in dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, aspiration, relapse and overdose.
Myth: Self-detoxification methods like The Thomas Recipe are safe because the average person can use drugs to control his withdrawal symptoms.
Fact: Only a doctor has the medical knowledge and the legal power to prescribe safe and effective drugs. Plans like The Thomas Recipe do not account for drug interactions, pre-existing illnesses, pregnancy or co-existing substance abuse problems.
Outpatient Detox Myths
Myth: It is cheaper to throw all the drug addicts in jail than treating them.
Fact: A year of methadone costs about $4,700 per patient while one year of imprisonment costs taxpayers about $24,000 per prisoner.
Myth: Methadone is the fast track to a drug-free state.
Fact: Methadone and other replacement drugs are merely maintenance programs and do not bring the patient to a drug-free state; patients must eventually go through the detoxification process. Furthermore, most maintenance programs suggest patients stay on replacement drugs for a minimum of 12 months before discontinuing therapy.
Inpatient Detox Myths
Myth: Inpatient Endodan detoxification is a hopeless waste of time - all drug addicts relapse.
Fact: Relapse rates for drug addiction are similar to those of other chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or asthma; about 40 to 60 percent. In fact, people facing drug addiction relapse less frequently than do those struggling with asthma or high blood pressure.
Myth: Spending money on drug treatment is like throwing money down a hole.
Fact: For every one dollar spent on drug treatment programs, communities can expect to save $4 to $7 in reduced drug-related crime rates, criminal justice costs and theft. These savings rise to $12 gained for every dollar spent after factoring in healthcare savings.
Rapid Detox Myths
Myth: Suffering during detoxification acts as a deterrent to future drug abuse.
Fact: Human suffering is never an appropriate part of any medical treatment plan. Rapid detox brings patients to an opioid-free state quickly and without unnecessary pain or suffering.
Myth: Complete detoxification is a slow process requiring days of intense treatment.
Fact: It takes a reputable expert one to two hours to perform rapid detox.
Detox and Pregnancy
Opioid-dependence complicates pregnancy, endangering the health of the mother and life of the unborn baby. Opioid-dependence puts women at higher risk for medical conditions, such as anemia, blood infections, infectious diseases, depression and other mental disorders, heart disease, hepatitis and pneumonia. Opioid-dependent women are more prone to gestational diabetes, or blood sugar that fluctuates wildly during pregnancy. Opioid-dependence puts women at higher risk for contracting and spreading infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted diseases.
Substance abuse problems often drive people to lead unhealthy lifestyles. Drug dependence may prevent someone from working enough hours to make a living wage; a pregnant woman may not be able to afford decent housing, nutritious food, prenatal care or other necessities.
Endodan detoxification is unsafe for pregnant women; methadone maintenance is currently the only approved approach to treating opioid-dependence in pregnant women. It is dangerous for a pregnant woman to begin the detoxification process. An pregnant opioid-dependent woman may, under financial stress, have to choose between buying food or purchasing drugs to avert the detoxification process to protect her baby.
Dependence on Endodan or other opioids increases a woman’s risk for complications during pregnancy, labor and delivery. She may suffer hemorrhage and uncontrolled bleeding, inflammation of the membrane surrounding the baby, separation of the tissue between the mother and baby, slowed fetal growth, premature labor and delivery, spontaneous abortion and fetal death. Methadone reduces these complications.
A baby born to a woman who uses Endodan regularly during pregnancy may suffer a form of opioid-dependence known as NAS, or neonatal abstinence syndrome. A baby with NAS suffers withdrawal symptoms during the first weeks or months of life, including irritability and excessive crying, fever, tremors, hyperactive reflexes and frequent stools. A baby with NAS may also present low birth weight, seizures, breathing problems, or feeding difficulties. A baby with NAS may die.
Self Detox and Pregnancy
A woman should never attempt self-detoxification while pregnant.
Outpatient and Pregnancy
Outpatient clinics usually start a pregnant woman on a 10 - 20 mg dose of methadone in the morning and ask her to return that evening for evaluation. She will return the next morning for another dose; based on her response to the first dose, the doctor may increase this next dose an additional 5 - 10 mg. She will return that evening to report how well she tolerated treatment. This will continue until the doctor has stabilized her dosage so that it covers withdrawal symptoms but it does not get her high, usually within 48 to 72 hours of the first dose.
Women using methadone to maintain opioid dependence may suffer withdrawal symptoms late in pregnancy and require larger doses of methadone.
Inpatient and Pregnancy
An opioid-dependent woman may choose to start methadone treatments at an inpatient clinic where doctors can properly evaluate and monitor her condition. Inpatient clinics will monitor fetal movements at regular intervals to evaluate fetal response to treatment. This inpatient stay typically lasts three days.
Opiate detox symptoms
Opiate detox symptoms usually appear in two waves, with the first set of symptoms beginning a few hours after the last dose of Endodan. Initially, patients will feel agitated and anxious, and have trouble sleeping. The patient may experience watery eyes, achy muscles, runny nose, sweating, and yawning.
Later, he may have stomach cramps, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. His pupils may be dilated and he might have goose bumps along with pale, cold and clammy skin.
What is the best method to detox from this drug?
The best method of Endodan detoxification is the one that fits the patient’s specific needs. A patient should choose the least restrictive setting that is still likely to provide safe and effective care. This patient should assess his own ability to refrain from drug abuse and choose a form of treatment that helps him avoid the pitfalls that could compromise his recovery.
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