Nucynta Addiction Treatment and Rehab

Nucynta is a medication prescribed to patients to help alleviate their moderate to severe short-term pain, such as pain from an injury or surgical procedure. The medication is classified as an opioid analgesic, meaning it relieves pain by changing the way the brain and body respond to it.
Like any new medication, starting treatment with Nucynta may produce side effects. Common side effects of Nucynta, which typically do not require medical attention, include nausea, constipation, vomiting, dizziness, and drowsiness. Take care to notify your doctor if these common side effects persist or seem to worsen over time.

The possible serious side effects of Nucynta which should be reported to your doctor are confusion, stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss.

In addition, you should seek emergency medical attention if you notice these severe side effects after taking Nucynta: slow or shallow breathing, fainting, seizures, severe drowsiness, difficulty waking up, or signs of an allergic reaction such as rashes, itching or swelling, severe dizziness, and difficulty breathing.

This is not a complete list of Nucynta side effects. Contact your doctor if you think you are experiencing a side effect from Nucynta that is not listed above.

Patients who are taking Nucynta responsibly may still develop a physical dependence or psychological addiction to the drug. For this reason, it is very important to report a Nucynta addiction as soon as you spot it and seek the professional assistance you need. You may notice certain signs of Nucynta misuse if you believe someone in your life has developed a Nucynta addiction. Signs of addiction include becoming obsessed with finding and taking Nucynta, suffering significant financial losses due to spending money on obtaining Nucynta, losing interest in the hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, and performing poorly or irregularly at school or work.
If you no longer want to use Nacynta to treat your pain, set up a meeting with your doctor to discuss alternative treatment options. The doctor will usually lower your dosage in stages, known as “tapering off” the medication. With this strategy, your body will adjust to less and less of the medication over time, which helps you to avoid severe withdrawal symptoms. However, you should never try to adjust your Nucynta dosage levels or treatment schedule unless instructed to do so by your doctor.

In addition, do not suddenly stop taking Nucynta. Abruptly stopping your Nucynta treatment will put you at great risk of experiencing severe Nucynta withdrawal symptoms.

There are many rehabilitation programs available at The Recovery Village for Nucynta addiction patients and those with other types of substance use disorder. Before entering treatment, patients will be required to completely detox from Nucynta. Once all of the medication is safely removed from their body, they can fully benefit from individual and group therapy sessions as well as recreational activities during their time at The Recovery Village.
Inpatient Nucynta rehab requires that patients live on campus at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient centers while they recover from addiction. This option can be very beneficial for patients with severe Nucynta addiction or those who may find recovery difficult due to distractions from home.
After finishing inpatient Nucynta rehab, patients will begin outpatient Nucynta rehab. This program allows patients to live at home while they come to The Recovery Village for scheduled treatment appointments. Some patients with mild Nucynta addiction may skip inpatient and start their recovery with the outpatient Nucynta rehab program.
Choosing a Nucynta rehab center to support you on your recovery journey is an important step towards living a happier, healthier, substance-free life. If you are unsure as to what kind of Nucynta rehab center or treatment program is right for you, set up a meeting with your doctor. Your doctor will be the best resource for evaluating your situation to determine the necessary features in your rehab center. You may also want to consider how long you have been taking Nucynta and your Nucynta dosage levels when making this important decision.

If you or someone you know is suffering from Nucynta addiction or another type of substance use disorder, be sure to seek professional help as soon as possible.

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