Onsolis Abuse Signs, Symptoms and Side Effects

Onsolis is an opioid analgesic medication given to patients to relieve breakthrough or sudden pain due to cancer. The pain reliever is primarily given to patients who are aged 18 years and older and have a previous tolerance to other opioid pain relievers. Because it is an opioid analgesic, Onsolis changes the way the brain and body respond to pain to reduce it.
Starting treatment with Onsolis may produce side effects, just like any other new medication. Common side effects associated with Onsolis include 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 side effects should go away once the body adjusts to the medication. If they do not go away or get worse, promptly let your doctor know which effects are still ailing you.

Tell your doctor right away if you notice serious side effects of Onsolis, 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.

Stop taking Onsolis and get professional medical attention if you notice signs of an allergic reaction after taking Onsolis. These signs can include hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, and swelling of the tongue or throat.

Patients who use Onsolis to treat their pain are still at risk for developing an Onsolis dependence or addiction. This is mainly due to the fact that Onsolis is an opioid analgesic. Opioids can be extremely addictive because of how the body readily forms a tolerance to the drug. If you begin to suspect someone in your life is abusing Onsolis, seek professional help as soon as possible. Signs which may point to an Onsolis addiction can include losing interest in the hobbies and activities you once enjoyed, becoming obsessed with finding and taking Onsolis, exhibiting a poor performance at work or home, and more.
One common long-term effect of using Onsolis to treat your pain is the development of an Onsolis tolerance. This is completely normal as the body builds a tolerance to most medications that patients take. Other long-term effects of using Onsolis may include drowsiness or nausea.

If you or someone you know is suffering from Onsolis addiction or another substance use disorder, get help as soon as possible. The Recovery Village has many treatment programs for those in need. For more information, visit us online at www.TheRecoveryVillage.com or call our toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 855-548-9825.