Oxymorphone Withdrawal and Detox

Oxymorphone Withdrawal and DetoxWithdrawal from opioid addiction is notoriously difficult, although the body will learn to live without opioids within a few weeks.

During the initial 48-72 hours of oxymorphone withdrawal, symptoms will peak in intensity. Which can provoke a relapse for those who attempt to complete withdrawal on their own, without medical assistance. It usually takes about a week for symptoms to decline to the point where they are tolerable. However, this can vary based on the depth of the addiction.

The symptoms associated with oxymorphone withdrawal are extensive and may include:

  • Agitation and restlessness
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Aches and pains
  • Abdominal pains
  • Elevated heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Shakiness
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Hyperventilation
  • Runny nose
  • Heavy sweating
  • Racing thoughts and mental confusion
  • Sleeplessness
  • Poor appetite

Fortunately, these symptoms can be successfully managed during medically-supervised detox. Which should be the first step on your road to recovery from oxymorphone dependency. Detox offers round-the-clock supervision in a fully-staffed and provisioned clinical facility. Additionally, most high-quality drug rehab centers now have such facilities on site, for the convenience of clients who come to them for rehabilitation and treatment.

Medically Supervised Detox

During detox, your consumption of oxymorphone may be gradually reduced to lessen the severity of withdrawal symptoms. This guided tapering of dosages would likely extend beyond your time in detox. In order to ensure the physical and psychological aspects of your drug dependency were under control.

Alternatively, you may be given a medication called buprenorphine. This weaker opioid can bind with the same brain receptors as oxymorphone. However it produces little euphoria and milder withdrawal symptoms that allow for a less unpleasant and disruptive tapering process2.

Another drug called naltrexone may also be administered. This medication blocks opioids from binding with the receptors they normally target. Thus making it useful for preventing relapse and for reducing the strength of cravings3.

Detox for opioid withdrawal generally lasts for one-to-two weeks, and possibly longer depending on how quickly withdrawal symptoms stabilize, which must occur before treatment can begin.

Reach Out For Help

We provide holistic care and treatment using an individualized approach specifically tailored to your needs. Our holistic care and treatment is based on the best scientific evidence available. Secondly, we help you lead a healthy, substance-free life with adaptive coping and problem-solving skills. Don’t let oxymorphone addiction control your life. Our addiction professionals can help you get on a path of recovery, significantly changing your life. Contact us today for more information on our certified staff of professionals, as well as our first-rate facilities.

  1. UPMC Health Beat. Is Medication-Assisted Drug Treatment Right for You?
  2. Alcohol and Drug Foundation. Naltrexone.
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