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Sublimaze is an opioid analgesic medication administered to patients to relieve their pain related to surgery. It is an effective pain-reliever because it alters how the body and brain experience pain.

Starting treatment with Sublimaze may produce certain side effects. More common side effects of Sublimaze include back pain, diarrhea, constipation, discouragement, irritability, loss of interest or pleasure, muscle stiffness, pain in the joints, sleepiness, drowsiness, trouble concentrating, trouble sleeping, and weight loss. If you experience these side effects, they should disappear after your body has adjusted to the medication. If these common Sublimaze side effects persist or worsen over time, promptly notify your doctor.

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience the following serious side effects of Sublimaze: black stools, blurred vision, chest pain, confusion, convulsions, cough, decreased urine, labored breathing, dizziness, fainting, fever or chills, increased thirst, irregular heartbeat, lightheadedness, loss of appetite, lower back or side pain, mood changes, agitation, muscle pain or cramps, nausea, vomiting, painful urination, pale skin, pounding in the ears, rapid breathing, sunken eyes, swelling of the hands or legs, tightness in the chest, ulcers, sores, unusual bleeding or bruising, and wrinkled skin.

Get medical attention as soon as possible if you notice symptoms of overdose such as slow or shallow breathing after taking Sublimaze.

If you no longer want to continue taking Sublimaze, schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss alternative treatments. Never abruptly stop taking Sublimaze, or any other opioid, as this will increase your chances of experiencing unwanted, severe withdrawal symptoms. You should never adjust your Sublimaze dosage levels or treatment schedule without consent and instruction directly from your doctor.

In most cases, doctors will gradually lower a Sublimaze patient’s dose over time. This tapering off strategy gives the body ample time to adjust to less and less of the medication. This strategy can also greatly minimize the risk of experiencing Sublimaze withdrawal.

Sublimaze Withdrawal and Detox
Common withdrawal symptoms of Sublimaze include anxiety, hyperactivity, insomnia, restlessness, blurred vision, cold chills, gooseflesh, muscle pains, abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting. Remember, do not suddenly stop taking Sublimaze as your risk for experiencing the aforementioned withdrawal symptoms will increase.
The Sublimaze withdrawal timeline is different for every patient. This is due to every patient’s unique physiology, which influences how medications are removed from the body.

On average, withdrawal symptoms of Sublimaze can last anywhere from 2 to 5 days while some may last several weeks after your last dose.

Those who are having trouble managing withdrawal symptoms of Sublimaze may want to seek a medically assisted detoxication program to support them during this difficult time. In this program, patients are able to detox from Sublimaze under the supervision of medically and professionally trained staff. Remember, everyone experiences withdrawal differently. Do not be afraid to seek help if you are having trouble during this time.
It is always recommended that patients keep an updated list of their medications, as well as herbal products or over the counter drugs they use, and share this with their doctor. This is because many regular substances can interact with Sublimaze or other medications you are taking.

The following medications have been known to interact with Sublimaze: albuterol, naproxen, lorazepam, meperidine, hydromorphone, magnesium sulfate, methylergonovine, misoprostol, morphine, multivitamins, naloxone, gabapentin, armodafinil, oxytocin, ketorolac, diazepam, midazolam, acetaminophen, hydrocodone, and ondansetron.

In addition, Sublimaze patients should avoid drinking alcohol or ingesting other products containing alcohol while undergoing treatment. Alcohol depresses the respiratory system, as do opioid analgesics like Sublimaze, so combining these two substances can lead to overdose, coma or even death.

Finding a Sublimaze center to help you on your road to recovery is an important step in living a substance-free life. To make an informed decision, schedule a meeting with your doctor to discuss the unique needs you may have in a Sublimaze rehab center.

If you or someone you love is suffering from Sublimaze addiction or another substance use disorder, do not delay in seeking help. The Recovery Village has many programs and resources to help those in need. To learn more, visit online at or call our toll-free hotline, which is open 24 hours a day, at 855-548-9825.

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