Conzip Addiction And Abuse

Conzip Addiction Hotline

24/7, Toll-Free, Confidential

Conzip is a synthetic pain-relief medication. It’s classified as an opioid agonist, and it’s given to people who suffer from severe around-the-clock pain.

Conzip was approved by the FDA as an extended-release oral capsule in 1995 and, because of the high risk of opioid misuse, is only prescribed for once a day use. Doctors try to avoid prescribing Conzip and will only do so when other non-opiate pain medications have failed.

Conzip Addiction And Abuse
Conzip is meant to be taken once every 24 hours by mouth. To lower the chances of addiction, always take Conzip as instructed by a doctor and never exceed the daily dosage. Crushing, snorting or chewing the opioid can cause adverse reactions and possibly result in an overdose. Extended-release narcotics like Conzip are meant to release pain-blocking chemicals slowly throughout someone’s body for pain management. If the opioid is crushed and snorted, Conzip will be absorbed by the body at a faster rate, increasing the possibility of side effects and overdose.

Some potential side effects of Conzip are:

  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headaches
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue

Some more serious side effects of Conzip include:

  • Shallow breathing
  • Mood changes (irritability)
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Severe dizziness
  • Blurred vision

Discontinue use and contact a doctor if any severe side effects occur.

If someone is misusing Conzip, this does not mean they are addicted to the medication, although the risk increases. Unhealthy use of opioids often leads to a person developing a tolerance, which means to receive the same effects of Conzip they must take a higher dose. Increasing the dosage without speaking to a doctor often leads to a substance use disorder.

There are several ways to determine if someone is addicted to Conzip. They might begin increasing the frequency of their dosage and taking Conzip in ways that are not recommended, such as injection or snorting. Mixing Conzip with other substances like alcohol is another sign of a substance use disorder. Behavioral signs to watch out for are a lack of interest in things such as food, friends, work, mental detachment (constantly tired and appears “out of it”), and attempting to switch doctors to receive more Conzip.

It’s important to stop Conzip misuse early to decrease the severity of withdrawal symptoms and possibly switching to stronger drugs like heroin.

Conzip Addiction And Abuse
Once someone stops taking Conzip, they may start to experience withdrawal symptoms. The intensity of withdrawal depends on the severity and length of Conzip misuse. Attempting to detox without medical supervision is dangerous, especially if the addiction was severe.

The Recovery Village offers plenty of medications to help patients deal with their withdrawal symptoms. Therapy sessions are provided to help someone in recovery understand why their addiction began and how they can fight off temptations after rehabilitation. Our outpatient treatment programs are important for long-term recovery as they allow patients to continue treatment and therapy once they leave the facility.

To learn more, speak to one of our representatives by calling our confidential, toll-free hotline available 24/7 at 855-548-9825.

Medical Disclaimer: The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with a substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider.