Morphabond Withdrawal And Detox
Morphabond is a prescription, extended-release drug. The active ingredient in Morphabond is morphine. This powerful narcotic is intended only to be prescribed in certain situations, including for ongoing, severe pain. Morphabond isn’t intended to be given to patients for as-needed or breakthrough pain, and it should be taken daily at regular intervals when other medications aren’t effective or well-tolerated. The higher dosages of Morphabond should only be prescribed to people with an existing tolerance to opioids. Morphabond has certain chemical and physical properties that aim to lower the risk of misuse, but that risk does still exist.
Addiction can develop with the use of Morphabond, as can dependence. Dependence can occur if someone is misusing Morphabond, or even if they’re using it as prescribed. Essentially, when something like Morphabond interacts with the brain and central nervous system, these systems change how they function in response. When someone’s brain and body are dependent on the presence of morphine and a person suddenly stops taking it, they may experience withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms reflect the person’s brain and body trying to regain a sense of normalcy. Some of the common Morphabond withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Tearing up
- Aches and pains
- Runny nose
- Raised blood pressure and heart rate
- Irritability or agitation
- Problems feeling pleasure
- Stomach pain
- Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
- Loss of appetite
With immediate-release versions of morphine, withdrawal symptoms can begin within six hours after someone takes their last dose of the drug. Since Morphabond is an extended-release version of morphine, it can be longer before withdrawal symptoms begin. Withdrawal symptoms will typically begin within 48 hours and peak within a few days. Within a week, most people will notice their symptoms have gone down in intensity or subsided. For some people, certain symptoms may be ongoing for weeks or months, however. Depression, anxiety, cravings and the inability to feel pleasure can be persistent in some cases. Specific factors play a role in how long Morphabond withdrawal can last as well. This can include environmental factors, how long and heavily someone used opioids and whether they’re detoxing from another substance at the same time.
It’s important that someone must completely detox from Morphabond before beginning addiction treatment. With that being said, withdrawal and detox can be a significant obstacle for a lot of people. The symptoms of Morphabond withdrawal aren’t likely to be deadly, but they can be so uncomfortable that it causes people to reuse the drug. Rather than going cold turkey or stopping Morphabond suddenly, to manage symptoms of withdrawal, it’s advisable to follow the guidelines of a medical professional. Whether someone was using Morphabond as prescribed or was misusing it, gradually tapering down the dosage used over a certain period of time can mitigate withdrawal symptoms.
The drug detoxification process is an important step for someone to receive addiction treatment, but it’s not in and of itself a treatment. Detoxification refers to the time that the body eliminates drugs or alcohol from the body of the individual. A professional detox facility can be well-suited to someone with a long-term or heavy dependence, to reduce complications and increase comfort. Since Morphabond is an opioid, there are also certain medications approved to be prescribed to patients during detox. Opioid detox medications include methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone. These medications are all a bit different from one another, but the objective is to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Clonidine is also frequently used during opioid withdrawal to manage symptoms, but it’s not an opioid replacement therapy. The use of medication-assisted treatment options during detox can improve the chances someone will successfully go through the process. Along with medications specifically for opioid detox, medications may be given for specific symptoms. For example, someone could be treated for insomnia, anxiety or muscle pain during detox.
For someone considering a Morphabond professional detox center, there are advantages. A professional detox facility offers around-the-clock medical attention and care. There is a full-time staff of professionals to provide treatments as necessary. It’s also a safe, comfortable and supportive environment. When choosing a Morphabond center, the following are some things to look for:
- Going to detox that’s part of a rehab facility can be helpful, so patients don’t have to transfer somewhere else when they complete detox
- A dual diagnosis detox program is valuable because it allows for the treatment of both physical and mental health care needs
- A licensed, accredited detox center should be a top priority
To learn more about detox, as well as what happens once you complete detox, contact The Recovery Village.
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