Lazanda Signs, Symptoms & Side Effects

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Lazanda is a medication that reduces pain. Specifically, it is meant for patients experiencing sudden, breakthrough pain due to cancer. It has proven to be effective for patients who have trouble finding pain relievers that work for them due to the moderate or large number of opioids they may already be taking. Lazanda is classified as an opioid analgesic, which means it relieves pain by influencing how the brain and body interpret pain.

Lazanda should only be used for breakthrough pain. Patients should not use Lazanda to relieve short-term pain, such as pain due to headaches, dental procedures, or surgeries.

Common side effects of using Lazanda include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, fever, and headaches. These common Lazanda side effects should go away with time. If they do not go away or get worse, let your doctor know.

Serious side effects of using Lazanda include mood changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, slow heartbeat, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss. Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you notice these after using Lazanda. You should seek medical attention as soon as possible if you experience the following after using Lazanda: fainting, seizure, slow or shallow breathing, severe drowsiness, or difficulty waking up.

Lazanda Signs, Symptoms & Side Effects
Patients who are using Lazanda exactly as their doctor tells them to may still be at risk for developing a Lazanda dependence or addiction. This is mainly due to Lazanda’s classification as an opioid. Opioids are very addictive and the body easily develops a tolerance to the drugs.

You may notice Lazanda addiction signs if someone in your life has started abusing Lazanda. Signs of Lazanda addiction include becoming obsessed with finding and using Lazanda as well as losing interest in daily life or activities you once enjoyed. If these signs become noticeable, seek help as soon as possible.

Using Lazanda for a prolonged period may lead to lower sex hormone levels in some patients. Low sex hormone levels can, in turn, lead to changes in sexual ability in men, reduce the occurrence of menstruation, lower libido, and cause fertility issues. Let your doctor know if any of these occur while you are treating your pain with Lazanda. Another long-term effect of Lazanda is developing a tolerance to opioid analgesics.

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