Demerol is a highly addictive opiate pain reliever often prescribed for moderate to severe pain. Demerol is marketed under several names, including: Alodan, Centralgin, Dolsin, Dolosal, Dolantin, Dolestine, Dispadol, Dolargan, Petidin, Prodine and Mefedina. It is important to seek medical help with dealing with drug withdrawal, only a trained medical professional knows the warning signs of complications associated with Demerol detox.
Signs of Addiction
Symptoms of Demerol addiction will vary depending on dosage and frequency of use. The most obvious symptom is a fierce craving for the narcotic prior to the scheduled dosage. This usually starts with something as the drug seeming to ‘wear off’ and the user needing to dose a little earlier than normal.
Physical symptoms can include constipation, sweating, nausea, loss of focus, insomnia, and dizziness. With the symptoms getting worse as the addiction progresses. Symptoms of addiction can lead to further health problems if not treated. Demerol users exhibiting symptoms are encouraged to approach a medical professional or a facility with an Demerol detox program.
Seeking information is the first step towards recovery. It is important to remember that the longer the addiction continues without treatment, the harder and more dangerous the withdrawal process will be.
Symptoms of withdrawal symptoms from Demerol addiction can be experienced within as little as six hours after the last use. Early symptoms of withdrawal include watery eyes, insomnia, diarrhea, runny nose, yawning, sneezing, mild depression, sweating, and in some cases a strong craving for the drug itself.
As withdrawal progresses more symptoms will appear. The commons symptoms at this stage are restlessness, irritability, loss of appetite, body aches, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, tremors, irritability, and a more intense drug craving. Heart rate and blood pressure will increase, which can lead to complications including heart attack, blood clot or stroke.
Withdrawal symptoms will usually peak two to three days after the last Demerol dose, however withdrawal symptoms will persist for up to two weeks.
It is not advised that anyone attempt to go ‘cold turkey’ from Demerol. A sudden withdrawal by a heavy user can be fatal which is why it is recommended that the user seek medical assistance in the recovery from their dependency.
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