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Duragesic is a medication given to patients to relieve severe, ongoing pain. Specifically, Duragesic is an opioid analgesic that changes how the brain and body respond to pain.
Duragesic Addiction Treatment and Rehab
Just like beginning treatment with any new medication, some patients may notice side effects after using Duragesic. Common side effects associated with Duragesic include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, headaches, and mild irritation or itching at the application site. These symptoms should all subside after your body adjusts to the medication. If these common Duragesic symptoms get worse or persist, promptly let your doctor know.

Less common, serious side effects are associated with Duragesic use as well. Serious Duragesic side effects include mental changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, slow or irregular heartbeat, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss. Tell your doctor right away if any of these serious Duragesic side effects become noticeable.

In addition, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible if you notice the following after using Duragesic: fainting, seizures, slow or shallow breathing, severe drowsiness, and difficulty waking up.

Patients who use Duragesic exactly as their doctor recommends are still at risk for developing a Duragesic dependence or addiction. This is, in large part, due to the fact that Duragesic is an opioid drug. Duragesic addiction symptoms include becoming obsessed with finding and using Duragesic and losing interest in the hobbies and activities you once found to be enjoyable. Be sure to get help as soon as possible if you notice these Duragesic addiction signs in yourself or in someone you love.
Duragesic Addiction Treatment and Rehab
If you no longer want to treat your pain with Duragesic, set up a meeting with your doctor to discuss your Duragesic dosage levels and treatment schedule. In most cases, doctors will lower a Duragesic patient’s dosage gradually, over time, so that the patient’s body can have ample time to adjust to less and less of the medication. This tapering off approach can help Duragesic patients avoid severe withdrawal symptoms. Do not stop taking Duragesic suddenly or “cold turkey,” as this will greatly enhance your risk for experiencing severe Duragesic withdrawal symptoms.
The Recovery Village has many resources and programs for patients who are looking to recover from Duragesic addiction. Before patients enter either inpatient or outpatient Duragesic rehab, they are required to detox from Duragesic. Once all of the medication is safely removed from the body, patients benefit from individual and group counseling sessions and recreational therapy activities during their time at The Recovery Village.
Inpatient Duragesic rehab is a program which allows patients to live on campus at one of The Recovery Patients designated inpatient centers while they recover from Duragesic addiction. This treatment option is especially beneficial for patients who have been diagnosed with severe Duragesic addiction or those who may find it difficult to recover due to distractions from their home life. In the inpatient Duragesic rehab program, patients will learn how to manage their unique Duragesic addiction challenges from professionally trained staff.
Once a patient is finished with inpatient Duragesic rehab, they will continue their treatment with outpatient Duragesic rehab. In the outpatient program, patients will live at home while they come to The Recovery Village for their scheduled treatment appointments. Some patients who have less severe Duragesic addiction may actually begin their recovery with outpatient Duragesic rehab rather participate in an inpatient therapy program.
Choosing a Duragesic rehab center is a very important first step. To make an informed decision, you may want to schedule a meeting with your doctor to discuss what you may need in a treatment center. You may want to consider the severity of your Duragesic addiction or dependence, as well as discuss how long you have been using Duragesic when making this decision.

If you or someone you know is struggling with Duragesic addiction or another substance abuse disorder, be sure to seek help as soon as possible. The Recovery Village has many resources and treatment options to suit every patient’s needs. To learn more about these life-saving opportunities, visit us online at www.TheRecoveryVillage.com or call our toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 855-548-9825.

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