Repreaxain is a combination medication prescribed to patients to alleviate short-term moderate to severe pain. It is classified as a combination medication because it contains two types of pain relievers. The first, hydrocodone, is an opioid pain reliever that changes the way the brain and body feels and responds to pain. The second, ibuprofen, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication taken to reduce pain and fever.
Reprexain is recommended for patients 6 years and older experiencing pain for less than 10 days.
Just like any medication, Reprexain may induce side effects in some patients. More common side effects of Reprexain are upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, lightheadedness, and drowsiness. If these common side effects get worse or last a long time, promptly tell your doctor.
More serious side effects of taking Reprexain are easy bruising or bleeding, fast or pounding heartbeat, difficulty swallowing, mood changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, difficulty urinating, unusual weakness, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, weight loss, and symptoms of heart failure such as swelling ankles or feet and sudden weight gain. Be sure to tell your doctor right away if you begin to experience serious Reprexain side effects.
You should stop using Reprexain and seek medical attention immediately if you notice any fainting, slow or irregular breathing, signs of kidney problems, severe drowsiness, difficulty waking up, unexplained fever, persistent or severe headaches, unexplained neck stiffness and seizures after taking Reprexain.
Patients who take Reprexain exactly as directed by their doctor are still at risk for developing a Reprexain addiction or dependence. If you begin to suspect someone in your life is misusing Reprexain, do not hesitate to seek professional help. Signs which may point to Reprexain addiction are losing interest in the hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, becoming obsessed with finding and taking Reprexain, performing poorly at school or work, and more.
Patients who no longer wish to treat their pain with Reprexain should set up a meeting with their doctor to discuss the proper steps to stop treatment. Reprexain treatments should never be abruptly stopped, as this greatly increases patients’ risk for severe Reprexain withdrawal. Usually, doctors will lower a Reprexain patient’s dosage level over time to let their body adjust to lowering amounts of the medication. This strategy of tapering off the Reprexain dose helps most patients to avoid unwanted withdrawal symptoms. Remember, you should never adjust your Reprexain dosage levels or treatment schedule without explicit instruction from your doctor.
People who may have started misusing Reprexain can benefit from the variety of resources and rehabilitation programs offered through The Recovery Village. The first step in recovery is to safely detox from Reprexain. Once all the medication is safely removed from the patient’s system, they will be able to participate in individual and group counseling as well as recreational activities hosted by The Recovery Village.
The first rehab option, inpatient Reprexain rehab, allows patients to live on campus at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient centers while they recover from their Reprexain addiction. This treatment opportunity can be very beneficial for patients who are experiencing severe Reprexain addiction or those who may find recovery difficult due to distractions at home. Inpatient Reprexain rehab patients will be able to learn valuable skills that help manage their unique struggles with addiction from professionally trained staff.
Upon finishing the inpatient Reprexain program, patients will enter outpatient Reprexain rehab. This program has patients attend scheduled treatment appointments at The Recovery Village while they live at home. Patients with less severe Reprexain addiction may skip the inpatient treatment option entirely and start with the outpatient program.
Finding a Reprexain rehab center to fit your needs is an important step in the recovery process. To make the most informed decision, it is recommended that patients set up a meeting with their doctor to discuss their unique needs in a Reprexain rehab center. Patients should also consider how long they have taken Reprexain and their dosage levels when making this decision.
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