Palladone Signs, Symptoms and Side Effects

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Palladone is a prescription strength painkiller used for chronic moderate to severe pain that lasts more than a few weeks. It is classified as an opioid analgesic (narcotic). Palladone binds to pain receptors in the nervous system, blocking the transmission of pain signals which increases a person’s tolerance for pain. It is meant to last several hours to keep pain levels to a minimum.

Since Palladone is a narcotic, the medication has a high potential for abuse and addiction. If a person is taking Palladone, they should only use it exactly as prescribed by their doctor in order to mitigate the high risk of Palladone addiction that the drug has.

Palladone Signs, Symptoms and Side Effects

When a person takes Palladone, their doctor will go over the risks associated with the painkiller, including addiction, dependence, and other adverse side effects.

Side effects of Palladone might include:

  • Itching
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dry mouth

Contact your doctor or seek immediate medical attention if any of the following adverse side effects occur:

  • Mental confusion
  • Trouble breathing
  • Severe drowsiness with little breathing
  • Fainting

If shallow breathing (very small breaths) occurs, this could potentially indicate an overdose and could lead to fatal respiratory depression. Seek medical help immediately.

Like other opioids, Palladone has a high-risk of abuse and addiction. Long-term use can result in a person becoming dependent on Palladone. Being dependent on an opioid is not the same thing as addiction.

If someone becomes dependent on Palladone, their body actually becomes reliant on the drug and has a difficult time adapting to pain when the medication is not present in their system. An addiction to Palladone results in strong cravings and if they suddenly stop taking the medication, they will likely experience painful withdrawal symptoms.

A person who is dependent on Palladone will usually constantly seek the drug, and they may show little interest in other parts of their life that used to be important.

The long-term effects caused by Palladone abuse and addiction are severe and can cause great damage to the body. If an overdose occurs, a person’s breathing will become extremely shallow and can lead to respiratory depression. If this is not treated quickly, the build-up of carbon dioxide can cause damage to the brain, destroying cells due to a lack of oxygen.

Another long-term effect of Palladone use is an inability for the brain to adjust to pain tolerance without the medication. The body becomes reliant on the assistance of the painkiller, so once the drug is no longer in the body withdrawal symptoms can happen and a person’s threshold for pain will drastically lower.

If you believe that you or a loved one is struggling with Palladone addiction, start the road to recovery today. Opioid addiction can destroy lives. It is important to seek help and detox safely. At The Recovery Village, we offer programs to suit the needs of all patients. if you’re ready for a substance-free life, contact our toll-free 24/7 hotline at 855-548-9825 to find out more.

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