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Dolophine is a pain-relieving medication given to patients to relieve severe, ongoing pain. Dolophine can also be used to treat opioid addiction in a treatment program because it can stop withdrawal symptoms caused by other opioid drugs.

Dolophine is classified as an opioid analgesic, which means that it changes the way the brain responds to pain. By influencing the brain in this way, the brain changes the way the body feels pain.

Common side effects associated with Dolophine include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, dry mouth, drowsiness, and sweating. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and should go away as the body adjusts to Dolophine. If they do not go away or get worse, promptly notify your doctor or pharmacist.

Serious side effects of Dolophine include mood changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss. These should all be reported to your doctor as soon as they become noticeable.

You should seek emergency medical attention immediately if you experience any of the following after using Dolophine: fainting, seizures, severe drowsiness, difficulty waking up, or symptoms of a serious allergic reaction to Dolophine such as rash, itching or swelling of the face or throat, severe dizziness, and difficulty breathing.

Dolophine Addiction and Abuse

Dolophine should only be used as your doctor prescribes. It should be taken by mouth on a regular schedule – not as needed for any breakthrough pain. Dolophine can be taken with or without food. For patients with nausea, it is recommended they take Dolophine with a meal.

If you are using Dolophine in its liquid form, be sure to measure doses carefully with the special measuring device given to you by your pharmacist. Do not use a household spoon or other measurement devices, as you will likely measure the incorrect dose of the medication.

Dolophine dosage levels are typically given to patients based on their weight. For this reason, do not adjust your Dolophine dosage level for any reason unless your doctor tells you to.

Dolophine patients using the medication responsibly may still develop a Dolophine dependence or tolerance. Make sure you get help right away if you begin to think someone in your life has started abusing Dolophine. Signs which may point to Dolophine addiction can include becoming obsessed with finding and taking Dolophine, losing interest in the hobbies or activities you once found enjoyable, and performing poorly or irregularly at school or work.

Dolophine Addiction and Abuse

Patients who have recovered from Dolophine addiction are always at risk of relapsing. For this reason, you should seek an aftercare program after you finish your initial treatment for your substance use disorder. Aftercare programs will help people recovering from Dolophine addiction to focus on living a substance-free life.

If you or someone you know is suffering from a substance abuse disorder, get help today. The Recovery Village has many resources available for those who want to recover. For more information, visit or call our 24-hour toll-free hotline at 855-548-9825.