Talwin Addiction Treatment and Rehab

Talwin is a prescription medication intended to treat moderate to severe pain. Talwin contains two different medications, pentazocine and naloxone, whose efforts combine to successfully reduce pain. Pentazocine is an opioid analgesic which acts on certain parts of the brain to provide relief. Naloxone is a product that prevents the misuse of the medication as a whole, as it blocks some of pentazocine’s effects.
Just like starting treatment with any new medication, taking Talwin can produce short-term side effects. More common side effects of Talwin, which do not require medical attention, are nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, increased sweating, headaches, and dry mouth. These side effects should dissipate with time. If they do not go away or seem to get worse, let your doctor or pharmacist know.

Serious side effects of Tawlin, which should be immediately reported to your doctor upon discovery, include mood changes, agitation, hallucinations, confusion, difficulty urinating, vision changes, fast heartbeat, stomach or abdominal pain, signs of an infection, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss.

You should immediately seek emergency medical attention if you experience the following severe side effects after taking Talwin: slow or shallow breathing, seizures, fainting, severe drowsiness, difficulty waking up, and signs of an allergic reaction such as rashes, itching or swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.

Remember, this is not a complete list of Tawlin’s possible side effects. Let your doctor know if you believe you are experiencing a side effect of this medication that is not stated above.

Patients who are responsibly taking Talwin may still develop an addiction to the medication. If you begin to suspect someone in your life is misusing Tawlin, seek professional assistance as soon as possible. Signs which may point to a Talwin addiction are losing interest in the hobbies and activities you once enjoyed, becoming obsessed with finding and taking Talwin, suffering financial losses due to money spent on obtaining Tawlin, and performing poorly or irregularly at school or work.
If you no longer want to treat your pain with Talwin, schedule a meeting with your doctor to discuss alternative treatments. Usually, doctors will gradually lower the dose over time so the patient’s system can adjust to the lowering presence of the medication. This strategy, known as tapering off, is recommended to help patients avoid the most severe Talwin withdrawal symptoms. You should never abruptly stop taking Talwin as this will greatly increase the risk of unwanted withdrawal symptoms. In addition, you should never adjust your Talwin dosage levels or treatment schedule unless you are directed to do so by your doctor.
If you are suffering from a Talwin addiction, you may benefit from the comprehensive rehabilitation programs offered at The Recovery Village. Before entering inpatient or outpatient rehab, patients will need to completely detox from Talwin. Once all of the medication is safely removed from the patient’s system, they can benefit from attending individual or group counseling sessions as well as recreational therapy activities during their time at The Recovery Village.
Inpatient Tawlin rehab is a treatment option that requires patients to live at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient centers while they recover from their addiction. Living on campus is a successful way to approach recovery for patients with severe Talwin addiction or those who may find it difficult to recover while living at home.
After completing inpatient Tawlin rehab, patients typically begin outpatient Tawlin rehab. This particular program allows patients to live at home while they attend scheduled treatment appointments at The Recovery Village. Some patients with less severe Talwin addiction may choose to begin treatment with outpatient rehab and skip the inpatient offering entirely, as daily life is much more accessible with outpatient Talwin rehab.
Finding a Tawlin rehab center to support you during recovery is an integral part of living a happier, healthier, substance-free life. If you are unsure as to what kind of center is right for you, set up a meeting with your doctor to discuss which features you should seek in a rehab center.

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