Avinza Signs, Symptoms, and Side Effects

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Avinza is an opioid narcotic prescribed to patients experiencing chronic pain. Although it is very successful at reducing pain in many patients, opioids are frequently misused in the United States. The following is information about how to spot Avinza misuse or addiction as well as a review of the long-term effects of using the medication
Avinza Signs, Symptoms, and Side Effects
As mentioned above, Avinza is a medication prescribed to patients to relieve severe and persistent pain. Avinza works by changing the way the brain and body recognize and react to pain.

When you begin your Avinza treatment, you may experience some common side effects. Common Avinza side effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, and drowsiness. These side effects may decrease over time after your body is used to having the drug in your system. If these common Avinza side effects last a long time or seem to get worse, talk to your doctor.

Although uncommon, more serious side effects of taking Avinza include agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, loss of appetite, tiredness and weight loss. Talk to your doctor right away if you notice these symptoms. Seek medical attention immediately if you notice severe Avinza side effects such as fainting, seizure, slow or shallow breathing, severe drowsiness or difficulty waking from sleep.

If you or someone you love is taking Avinza responsibly and following your doctor’s treatment plan, it is still possible for patients to develop a dependence on the medication. In some circumstances, patients may even begin to develop a psychological addiction. Spotting this situation early on is an integral step in the road to living a happier, healthier, substance-free life. If you or someone you love begins to develop an Avinza addiction, you may notice signs. Symptoms of Avinza addiction include becoming obsessed with finding and taking Avinza as well as losing interest in daily activities or hobbies you once enjoyed. If you notice these signs of a psychological reliance, seek help as soon as possible.
Avinza Signs, Symptoms, and Side Effects
Avinza is normally safe for long-term use, but some patients may experience long-term effects of the medication which differ from the side effects mentioned above. In male patients, Avinza may decrease testosterone over time and affect some patients’ sex drive. Long-term use of opioids, like Avinza, can also be associated with a higher tolerance to the medication. In extreme cases, patients may develop hyperalgesia, which occurs when the opioids themselves can cause the pain to become worse.

If you or someone you know is suffering from Avinza addiction or another type of substance use disorder, get help immediately. The Recovery Village has a variety of programs and resources to help those suffering from substance use disorder. To learn more about what the Recovery Village has to offer, you can visit online at www.TheRecoveryVillage.com or call our toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 855-548-9825.

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