Apart from illicit drugs, people can also get addicted to prescription medication. You should only take prescription medication under the doctor’s instructions. It becomes abuse when you fail to follow the prescription. Some prescription medications like morphine are highly addictive, and you can easily build tolerance and dependence over time. There are many negative effects of prescription abuse and addiction, including the risk of overdose and fatalities.
Oramorph is a liquid form of morphine patients take orally. It is also available in tablet form. Doctors usually prescribe it for severe pain and breathlessness. Morphine is an opioid analgesic. It changes how your body and brain respond to pain and therefore reduces it.
Doctors give instructions for the consumption of any prescription medication. For Oramorph, you should only take it for severe cases of pain, not mild or short-term pain. You should only take small doses of less than 100 mg if you haven't been taking any opioid medication regularly. A dose of 100 mg or more has a high risk of overdose or even death. The risks are higher if your body is not used to the presence of opioid medication.
You should strictly follow the prescription schedule your doctor provides. Avoid taking Oramorph for sudden pains. Usually, the doctor will advise you to take Oramorph every 8 or 12 hours. Some brands strictly insist you take it after 12 hours.
Some people may experience nausea after taking Oramorph. You could try to lie down for 1 or 2 hours to decrease nausea. However, if it persists, it would be best to see your doctor. You should also ask your pharmacist or doctor if you should stop or change other medication you are taking.
Beware of stopping the use of Oramorph suddenly. It can cause withdrawal symptoms, especially if you have used high doses for a long time. Oramorph can help with treatment purposes, but it's still has a risk of addiction. The risk increases if you use more of the substance or more frequently than the doctor prescribes.
The has been report of the side effects of taking Oramorph Audible. They include:
There is still a risk of Oramorph addiction even when you take the medication responsibly. It would help to understand some of the signs of addiction to be able to get professional help. Some of the common signs of Oramorph addiction include:
Patients often experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking Oramorph. There is a high probability of intense withdrawal symptoms if you stop cold turkey. Therefore, you should visit a doctor when your dose is up and or you want to stop the medication.
The Oramorph withdrawal timeline varies with the patients. However, it takes about 6 hours since your last use for the withdrawal symptoms to peak. Physical withdrawal symptoms usually last for about 1 or 2 weeks after your last use. On the other hand, you can experience psychological symptoms for several weeks.
Some of the Psychological withdrawal symptoms of Oramorph include:
The physical withdrawal symptoms of Oramorph include appetite loss, flu-like symptoms, tremors, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, elevated heart rate, increase blood pressure, muscle aches, agitation, fever, watery eyes, sweating, and headaches.
It is best to contact a professional for help if you notice that you or a loved one has signs of Oramorph addiction or withdrawal. Your treatment provider will use the following approaches for Oramorph withdrawal and addiction treatment:
Detox helps your body to get rid of the drug present. It may get uncomfortable and you may need some tips to cope with detox. The doctors will slowly taper off Oramorph from your body as opposed to making you quit abruptly. Tapering off lowers your dependence on Oramorph. It gives your body time to adjust to low doses and eventually no those at all. Avoid tapering off on your own it because it is unsafe under no professional supervision. Moreover, you should only adjust your medication as per your doctor’s instructions.
Inpatient rehab at a facility like Coastline Behavioral Health provides a safe environment for you to detox and recover. It is free of distractions and temptations as you will spend your entire time at the rehab facility.
Outpatient rehab offers numerous benefits. It is convenient for:
Coastline Behavioral Health offers detox and addiction treatment for various substances, including Oramorph. We also offer mental health treatments such as dual diagnosis. Our treatment approach includes assessments of individual patient needs and customizing treatment plans that fulfill these needs.
We also offer various treatment programs including inpatient rehab in Orange County, intensive outpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, executive rehab, and luxury rehab. Contact us today at (714)841-22600 for addiction and mental health issues you are your loved one may experience. We also welcome you to make walk-in visits.