Propoxyphene Addiction Treatment at Promises
Propoxyphene addiction treatment will typically require medically monitored drug detox due to unpleasant propoxyphene withdrawal symptoms. These may include anxiety, extreme cravings, chronic fatigue, diarrhea, nausea and insomnia. A 24/7 medical team makes sure this period is safe and as comfortable as possible with research-backed medications and alternative approaches to ease propoxyphene withdrawal.
Following medical drug detox, clients will enter a comprehensive propoxyphene addiction treatment program tailored to their unique needs, issues and preferences. A blend of traditional and alternative therapies helps clients find the approaches that best support their long-term recovery.
Propoxyphene is an opiate that was prescribed for pain relief in the past, but has been taking off the U.S. market due to the risk for cardiac issues it can cause. The FDA also deemed it to be less effective and more addictive than other similar medications on the market today. As an analgesic, it alters the way the human brain reacts to pain without anesthetic effects. Propoxyphene is a narcotic and thus habit forming. It is ingestible in pill form, snorted in crushed form, or dissolved in water and injected. Prescription painkiller medications that were made with propoxphene include: Darvocet, Darvin, Darvon and Darvon-N. Because propoxyphene was discontinued in the U.S. by the FDA, users are only able to obtain this drug illegally.
Effects of Propoxyphene
Propoxyphene is a medicinal opioid and binds to receptors in the central nervous system that typically bind with the body’s own physiological opioids such as endorphins and enkephalins. Propoxyphene (and other opioids) is frequently abused because overuse of medicinal opioids provides effects beyond pain relief and create feelings of euphoria.
Long-Term Effects of Propoxyphene Use
As an individual continues to use propoxyphene, the body rapidly develops a tolerance to its effects (including therapeutic benefits) and increasing amounts of propoxyphene must be taken to produce the same effects. Propoxyphene withdrawal symptoms may occur without the drug. Furthermore, the brain slows or even stops endorphin production, resulting in acute pain without propoxyphene use. Because propoxyphene is almost always bound to acetaminophen, long-term propoxyphene use is particularly damaging and may include liver problems, stomach cramps, nausea and chronic constipation that can lead to colon rupture.
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