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Zohydro ER is a prescription medication given to patients to relieve severe, ongoing pain. Specifically, Zohydro ER is an opioid analgesic which means it effectively treats pain by changing how the brain responds to pain and, therefore, how the body feels it.

Zohydro ER is only meant to treat ongoing pain and should not be used for mild pain or “as needed.”

When starting a new medication, there is always a potential risk of side effects. Zohydro ER is no different. More common side effects associated with Zohydro ER include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, and drowsiness. These common side effects do not require medical attention and should subside after the body adjusts to the medication. If they do not go away or get worse, let your doctor know.

More serious side effects are relatively uncommon with Zohydro ER but are important to be aware of. Serious side effects of Zohydro ER include mood changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, and signs of the adrenal glands not working such as loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss. Seek medical attention as soon as possible if you experience severe Zohydro ER side effects such as fainting, fast or irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, seizure, slow or shallow breathing, severe drowsiness, and difficulty waking up.

Zohydro ER Withdrawal and DetoxWhat Is Zohydro ER?

Never stop taking Zohydro ER suddenly or “cold turkey,” as this will increase your risk of severe Zohydro ER withdrawal symptoms. Common withdrawal symptoms of Zohydro ER include severe depression, anxiety, irritability, poor sleep, difficulty falling asleep, extreme Zohydro ER cravings, flu-like symptoms, diarrhea, body malaise, anorexia, stomach cramps, runny nose, watery eyes, excessive sleepiness, and diaphoresis.

Zohydro ER withdrawal symptoms may become noticeable within 6 to 10 hours after the last dose was taken. Typically, the withdrawal symptoms will worsen after two or three days. Withdrawal symptoms can last as long as two weeks in some cases. These timelines will vary, however, because everyone experiences Zohydro ER withdrawal differently.

If you are having trouble managing withdrawal symptoms of Zohydro ER, you may want to enter a medically assisted detoxification program. In this type of program, patients can safely detox from Zohydro ER in the presence of medically trained professionals.

Always keep an updated list of your current medications and share this information with your doctor. Include any herbal products or over-the-counter medications you are taking since these can all cause a drug interaction with Zohydro ER.

Products that have been shown to interact with Zohydro ER include naltrexone, products that contain alcohol, and pain medications such as pentazocine, nalbuphine, and butorphanol.

Other medications can change how Zohydro ER works in the body and decrease its effects. These substances include azole antifungals, macrolide antibiotics, HIV medications, rifamycins, seizure medications, and more.

If Zohydro ER is taken with other products that may cause drowsiness, the risk of serious side effects may be increased. Notify your doctor if you are using other opioid pain-relievers or cough medications while using Zohydro ER. Other products your doctor should know you are taking with Zohydro ER include alcohol, cannabis, sleeping pills, lorazepam, alprazolam, zolpidem, carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine, cetirizine, and diphenhydramine.

Finding the right Zohydro ER center to fit your unique needs is an important step in living a happier, healthier, substance-free life. Schedule a meeting with your doctor to discuss what features you may need in a Zohydro ER rehab center to make the most informed decision possible.

If you or someone you love is struggling with Zohydro ER addiction or another type of substance use disorder, do not delay in getting professional help. The Recovery Village has many resources and programs for those looking to kick their substance-use disorder. To learn more about these life-saving opportunities, you can go online and visit www.TheRecoveryVillage.com or call our toll-free hotline, which is open 24 hours a day, at 855-548-9825. Recovery isn’t always easy, but The Recovery Village promises to be with you every step of the way.

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