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Onsolis is a pain-relieving medication used by patients to relieve sudden pain due to cancer. This medication is only meant for patients aged 18 years or older who have already developed a tolerance to other opioid pain relievers. Specifically, Onsolis is classified as an opioid analgesic. It works by changing the way that the brain and body respond to pain.

Like any medication, there are some common side effects associated with using Onsolis, including nausea, constipation, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, feeling weak or tired, swelling of the hands or feet, and pain or mouth sores where the medicine was placed. These common Onsolis side effects should subside after your body adjusts to the medication. If they do not go away or worsen, promptly notify your doctor.

Let your doctor know immediately if you experience serious Onsolis side effects such as weak or shallow breathing, pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating, feeling very thirsty, feeling hot, being unable to urinate, heavy sweating, hot skin, and dry skin.

Onsolis should be stopped immediately if you notice an allergic reaction to the medication. Seek emergency medical attention if you notice hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, and swelling of the tongue or throat after using Onsolis.

Onsolis Addiction and Abuse
Onsolis should only be used as instructed by your doctor. To apply Onsolis, use the tongue to wet the inside of the cheek or rinse your mouth out with water to wet the area where you wish to apply the medication. Open the package immediately before using it, and place the entire Onsolis film on the tip of a drink finger with the pink side facing up. Place the pink side of the Onsolis film on the inside of the cheek on the spot that you previously wet. You should then press and hold the film in place for five seconds.
Patients who use Onsolis may still develop an addiction to the medication even if they use it responsibly. This is because Onsolis is classified as an opioid. Opioids can be particularly addictive because of the way that they react in the brain and build a tolerance in patients. Signs which may point to an Onsolis addiction can include becoming obsessed with finding and taking Onsolis and losing interest in the hobbies and activities you once enjoyed. Be sure to seek help immediately if these signs become noticeable.
Onsolis Addiction and Abuse

Patients recovering from any type of substance use disorder are always at risk of relapse. It is recommended that patients seek an aftercare program that can help them with continued therapy so that they can avoid this risk as much as possible. Aftercare can help ensure that patients remain clean for a longer period.

If you or someone you love is struggling with a substance use disorder, do not hesitate in getting the help you need. To learn more about the life-saving programs and resources offered by The Recovery Village, visit  www.TheRecoveryVillage.com or call our 24-hour toll-free hotline at 855-548-9825.