Patients who begin using Oramorph to treat their pain may notice side effects during the beginning of treatment. Common side effects associated with using Oramorph that do not require medical attention include nausea, vomiting, constipation, sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness, and drowsiness. These should go away as the body adjusts to Oramorph. If they do not go away, or if they become worse, let your doctor know.
Tell your doctor right away if you notice the following serious Oramorph side effects: mood changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, severe stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, and signs of your adrenal glands not working well (e.g., loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss).
You should seek medical attention immediately if you notice signs of an allergic reaction after using Oramorph. These signs include itching, developing rashes, swelling of the tongue, and difficulty breathing.
Because Oramorph is a strong opioid pain-reliever, patients using Oramorph exactly as their doctor prescribes may still develop an addiction or dependence on the medication. Seek help as soon as possible if you believe you or someone your life has started abusing Oramorph. Signs that may point to an Oramorph addiction include becoming obsessed with finding and taking Oramorph, losing interest in the hobbies and activities you once enjoyed, performing poorly at work or school, and suffering financial losses due to money spent obtaining Oramorph.
Schedule a meeting with your doctor about your Oramorph treatment schedule if you are no longer interested in using the medication for your pain. You should never stop taking Oramorph abruptly, as this will greatly increase your risk for enhanced withdrawal symptoms. In fact, you should never adjust your Oramorph dosage level or treatment schedule without your doctor’s instruction. Usually, doctors will gradually taper the patient’s dose over time so the body can adjust to less of the medication. This approach of gradually lowering the dose will help patients avoid the worst withdrawal symptoms.
Those looking to recover from their Oramorph addiction can benefit from a wide variety of resources and programs offered through The Recovery Village. Before beginning recovery with inpatient or outpatient Oramorph rehab, patients will be required to detox safely from the medication. Once all the Oramorph is removed from the body, patients can benefit from individual and group counseling sessions and recreational activities during their time at The Recovery Village.
In inpatient Oramorph rehab, patients live at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient centers while they recover from their Oramorph addiction. Living on campus can be extremely beneficial for patients suffering from severe Oramorph addiction or others who may find recovery difficult due to distractions at home.
After finishing inpatient Oramorph rehab, patients will begin treatment with outpatient Oramorph rehab. Patients will live at home while they come to The Recovery Village for scheduled treatment appointments in this rehab program. Patients with milder Oramorph rehab may choose to begin treatment with outpatient Oramorph rehab and skip the inpatient option.
Choosing an Oramorph rehab center to support you during your recovery is an important step in living a healthier, substance-free life. Schedule a meeting with your doctor to discuss what you should look for in an Oramorph rehab center to make the most informed decision possible.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use disorder, get help today. To learn more about the programs and resources offered by The Recovery Village, call our confidential, 24-hour hotline at 888-605-4915.
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