Anexsia Signs, Symptoms, and Side Effects

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When starting a new medication, patients and their loved ones need to be aware of the medication’s potential side effects and signs of misuse. The following is an informational review of the pain-reliever Anexsia, including what to look out for if you think someone in your life is misusing Anexsia.

Anexsia Signs, Symptoms, and Side Effects

Anexsia is a prescription pain medication given to patients to relieve their moderate or severe pain. It is classified as a combination medication because it contains two different types of pain relievers. The first, hydrocodone, is an opioid pain reliever that alters how the brain responds to pain, thereby reducing the pain. The second, acetaminophen, is a non-opioid pain reliever that reduces fever.

Anexsia patients may notice some side effects after starting a treatment plan. Less serious side effects of taking Anexsia include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, and drowsiness. These less serious effects should go away with time. If they do not go away or seem to get worse, notify your doctor promptly.

Although relatively uncommon, there are serious side effects associated with taking Anexsia. Tell your doctor right away if you notice any of the following serious side effects of the medication: mood changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss. Get medical attention immediately if you notice one of these severe side effects: fainting, seizure, slow or shallow breathing, severe drowsiness, signs of an allergic reaction such as rashes, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.

Anexsia patients who take the medication exactly as directed by their doctor may still develop an addiction to the medication. This is partially due to the hydrocodone in Anexsia, which is an opioid. Opioid medications can be extremely addictive because patients’ bodies can build a tolerance to them rather quickly. If you begin to think someone in your life is misusing Anexsia, seek professional help as soon as possible. Signs that could point to an Anexsia addiction include becoming obsessed with finding and taking Anexsia, losing interest in the hobbies and activities you once enjoyed, and exhibiting poor performance at work, school, or home.

Anexsia Signs, Symptoms, and Side Effects

Long-term effects of misusing Anexsia can include liver problems, loss of hearing, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and constipation. It is important that Anexsia addiction patients get the help they need as soon as possible to avoid these long-term effects from misuse.

If you or someone you love is suffering from Anexsia addiction or another type of substance use disorder, to not delay in getting the help you need. The Recovery Village has a variety of treatment programs and resources that can be tailored to fit each patient’s unique needs. To learn more about these life-saving opportunities, visit us online at or call our toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 855-548-9825.

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