MS Contin Withdrawal and Detox

MS Contin is a prescription medication given to patients to relieve severe, ongoing pain, such as pain due to cancer. MS Contin is classified as an opioid analgesic and reduces pain by influencing the way that the brain interprets it. Higher strength MS Contin should only be used if patients have already been taking moderate to large amounts of opioid pain-relievers. Using doses of MS Contin of 100 milligrams or greater may cause overdose or death in patients who do not regularly use opioids.

Common side effects associated with MS Contin use include nausea, vomiting, constipation, sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness, or drowsiness. These should all go away as your body adjusts to the medication. If they do not go away or get worse, let your doctor know.

Serious side effects of MS Contin, which should immediately be reported to your doctor, include changes in mood, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss. Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you experience any of the following: fainting, seizures, slow or shallow breathing, severe drowsiness, or difficulty waking up after using MS Contin.
An allergic reaction to MS Contin is rare, but you should seek medical attention right away if you notice symptoms of an allergic reaction such as rashes, itching or swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing after using MS Contin.

Patients who no longer want to use MS Contin to treat their pain should set up a meeting with their doctors to discuss their treatment options. MS Contin should never be stopped suddenly or “cold turkey,” as this will produce severe, unwanted withdrawal symptoms.
Common symptoms associated with MS Contin withdrawal include watery eyes, runny nose, insomnia, diarrhea, fatigue, dysphoria, sweating, restless leg syndrome, cravings for MS Contin, restlessness, irritability, depression, loss of appetite, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and tremors.
The MS Contin withdrawal timeline varies from patient to patient. On average, patients will start experiencing withdrawal symptoms between 6 to 12 hours after their last MS Contin dose. Withdrawal symptoms usually peak between 48 hours and 96 hours after the last dose and should fully go away after 12 days. However, some patients may experience a longer or shorter timeline based on their own unique physiology.

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