Friday, October 12th, 2012
Acute hydrocodone withdrawal occurs within the first few days after your last dose. The harsher effects of withdrawal should resolve within about a week after last dose. More on how long Hydrocodone withdrawal lasts here.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Have you had enough and want to quit Percocet for good? Treatment for Percocet addiction includes behavioral and pharmaceutical interventions. More on how to treat Percocet addiction here.
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
YES. Codeine is addictive if you take codeine in large amounts or other than prescribed. This is even the case when codeine is prescribed by a doctor. We review what codeine is made of, and how you get addicted to codeine here.
Sunday, October 7th, 2012
Tramadol withdrawal occurs after you’ve been taking tramadol regularly for more than a few weeks. What to expect during tramadol withdrawal here.
Saturday, October 6th, 2012
Both alcohol and lorazepam are central nervous system depressants. Mixing lorazepam with alcohol can increase risk of overdose, alcohol poisoning or death. More here on the safety issues involving drinking while taking lorazepam.
Friday, October 5th, 2012
Oxycodone works by disrupting opiate pain receptors in the brain. More on how oxyocodone works to relieve pain in the body (and its effects on the brain) here.
Sunday, September 30th, 2012
Hydrocodone dependence can develop as quickly as three (3) weeks after regular dosing begins. More here about dependence on hydrocodone and how it differs from addiction. Plus, a section for your questions about hydrocodone dependence at the end.
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Yes, opiates are addictive. More here from a pharmacist who’s been there. Facts and experience on how opiate painkiller prescriptions can suck you in.
Friday, September 28th, 2012
Taking more pain killers than prescribed, doctor shopping and social withdrawal are all symptoms of prescription pain killer abuse and possible addiction. A list of Top 10 symptoms here.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Tramadol withdrawal can take up to several days before acute withdrawal symptoms dissipate.
But symptoms of tramadol withdrawal can last up to several months after you last take tramadol. More on how long tramadol withdrawal lasts and what you can expect here.