Morphine is a powerful drug, however, Fentanyl is a stronger pain reliever that is about 100 times more powerful than Morphine. Post-surgery is a painful experienced, as well as, cancer treatment to relieve this intense pain Fentanyl is used. Fentanyl is a strong opioid that is given to patients who have developed tolerance to other medications meant to relieve pain. Fentanyl has a high potential for addiction due to its potency. Taking overdose of the drug may be needed to have the same initial euphoric feeling for those who are addicted to Fentanyl.
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To meet the patient's needs, Fentanyl can take many forms.
These are the generic name of the drug:
Actiq - This form of the drug is put beneath the tongue because it is made in the form of lollipop.
Mainly applied to patients who are on other pain killers and at times in military applications.
Duragesic - It is a Fentanyl patch that was used first in 1990s.
It is usually prescribed for the management of moderate to severe pain and its effects could be experienced for about 3 days.
Sublimaze - Usually given in hospitals at times coupled with analgesics, it is the injectable preparation of Fentanyl.
Used to handle pain before and after surgery.
Subsys - These come in the form of a sublingual spray which delivers immediate pain relief when placed under a patient's tongue.
Used to manage the breakthrough pain experienced by cancer patients.
Abstral - This drug is the tablet equivalent of Fentanyl and is also administered under the tongue to grant relief to people whose bodies do not respond positively to other pain relievers.
Lazanda - Is a Fentanyl nasal spray which is administered in the same manner as a common nasal decongestant spray.
In cancer patients, it is predominantly used to treat pain.
Fentanyl increasing production of the chemical dopamine and works by blocking pain receptors in the brain. The Fentanyl street names include China girl, apache, China White, dance fever, crush and TNT.
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Effects Of Fentanyl Abuse
Fentanyl is a drug that comes with a massive risk for addiction and abuse, regardless if it's a prescription.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has issued a warning statement that because of the nature of Fentanyl along with its addictive potential a Fentanyl epidemic has the possibility of occurring.
Just like heroin, the drug Fentanyl can give users the same feelings like addiction to heroin when given the recommended dosage.
These are the side effects from being addicted to Fentanyl:
Nausea and throwing up
People whose bodies react to pain relievers will find addiction to Fentanyl to be more likely. If someone abuses the substance without a tolerance, then they already have increased the risk of overdosing.
The respiratory system can be depressed to the point of failure, leading to fatal overdose when Fentanyl is abused.
The combination of Fentanyl with illegal narcotics like heroin or stimulants like Cocaine amplify the damaging side effects of this drug. Fentanyl is a volatile and potentially lethal drug whether taken as prescribed or abused recreationally.
Fentanyl has a huge effect on the central nervous system, resulting in high levels of dopamine flooding and chemically affecting the brain with time. Someone who has been prescribed Fentanyl might turn to illegal methods of getting the drug after finishing their prescribed amount and become dependent on it due to it neurochemical changes.
OPRs that include Fentanyl could rapidly move from being trivial drugs of abuse to one having a profound addiction.
People may deliberately or unknowingly become addicted to this drug due to the erroneous belief that it cannot be abused like other addictive substances like heroin and co. Healthcare professionals can pinpoint problematic behaviour like building a tolerance or suffering withdrawal symptoms with the help of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders' criteria for diagnosing substance use disorder.
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Fentanyl Addiction And Treatment For It
Cutting out Fentanyl by going "cold turkey" can be an unhappy procedure although rarely life-threatening. Those who are addicted to Fentanyl mostly have a physical dependence to it, and the withdrawal symptoms could be quite painful. There exists specialized treatment centres which usually offer inpatient as well as outpatient resources to aid the addicts to quit using Fentanyl.
Symptoms from the drug are determined by the degree of addiction and by the from the drug is taken in.
Though the Fentanyl withdrawal is rarely lethal, chances of a relapse are quite high. The chances of going back to the drug will reduce and recovery will speed up if experienced doctors are present during the recovery process.
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It is challenging to overcome a Fentanyl addiction, but regardless of this, you can defeat this. There are support groups to help those who are recovering all over the country. Begin breaking your addiction today.