Ultiva is a medication intended to act as a pain-reliever for patients who are in intensive care units or for postoperative periods in adult patients who are supervised by an anesthesia practitioner. Ultiva is recommended for intravenous use and should only be used if you have a prescription from your doctor.
Patients who begin treatment with Ultiva may notice side effects from the medication. Common side effects of Ultiva, which normally do not require medical attention, include nausea, hypotension, vomiting, and muscle rigidity. Let your doctor know if these common side effects persist or worsen over time.
Less common side effects associated with Ultiva use include bradycardia, shivering, fever, dizziness, visual disturbance, headache, respiratory depression, apnea, pruritus, tachycardia, postoperative pain, hypertension, agitation, chills, warm sensation, pain at IV site, and hypoxia.
This is not a complete list of all the possible side effects that could arise once you start using Ultiva. If you believe that you are experiencing a side effect from Ultiva that is not mentioned, call your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
If you think that someone in your life is misusing or abusing Ultiva, seek professional assistance as soon as possible. Symptoms that may indicate Ultiva abuse include losing interest in the hobbies and activities you once enjoyed, becoming obsessed with finding and using Ultiva, performing poorly or irregularly at school or work, and suffering significant financial losses.
Make sure that you report these Ultiva addiction symptoms when they first become noticeable. Spotting an Ultiva addiction early provides for a less difficult recovery.
If you no longer want to use Ultiva, you should set up a meeting with your doctor to discuss the best way to move forward. Ultiva should never be stopped suddenly or “cold turkey,” as this can produce severe, unwanted withdrawal symptoms. In fact, you should never adjust your Ultiva dosage levels or treatment schedule without first getting permission from your doctor to do so.
In most cases, doctors will gradually lower an Ultiva patient’s dosage over time to give the body ample time to adjust to less and less of the medication. This strategy, also known as medication tapering, will help patients avoid the most severe withdrawal symptoms associated with Ultiva.
Patients who are looking to recover from Ultiva addiction or other forms of substance use disorder can greatly benefit from the rehabilitation programs offered through The Recovery Village. Before a patient begins treatment with either inpatient or outpatient Ultiva rehab, they must first completely detox from the medication. Once all the Ultiva has been safely removed from the patient’s body, they can participate in individual and group counseling sessions, as well as recreational therapy activities while they recover from Ultiva addiction.
The first type of rehab program, which has shown to be very helpful for patients with severe Ultiva addiction, is the inpatient Ultiva rehab program. This program requires patients to live on campus at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient centers. Living on campus gives patients the opportunity to recover from their Ultiva addiction without distractions from home or any environmental triggers.
After completing inpatient Ultiva rehab, patients will begin outpatient Ultiva rehab. This rehab program allows patients to live at home while they come to The Recovery Village for their scheduled treatment appointments. Some patients with mild Ultiva addiction may choose to skip the inpatient treatment option and begin recovery with outpatient Ultiva rehab, as daily life is much more accessible in this type of program.
Finding an Ultiva rehab center to support you during your recovery is an important step in living a happier, healthier, Ultiva-free life. If you are unsure about what kind of center is right for you, schedule a meeting with your doctor to discuss what features you should seek in an Ultiva rehab center.
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