Anesthesia Assisted Meperidine Detox, Ohio
Meperidine is a narcotic analgesic medication typically prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain. The drug was first developed and used in the medical field in 1932, and it can be taken in tablet form, as well as through an intravenous or intramuscular injection. Meperidine's effect on the brain is similar to that of morphine. It works by mimicking endorphins, which produce positive feelings and block sensations of pain in the patient. Meperidine can sometimes cause uncomfortable side effects, such as constipation, urinary retention, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. It can also be addictive. Meperidine is available under the brand name Demerol.
Meperidine is one of the most commonly prescribed opioids. Because it is used by doctors so frequently, some people mistakenly believe that they can consume the drug recreationally without much risk. Unfortunately, this is not the case. All painkillers, including meperidine, affect individual patients differently. Many patients who consume drugs like meperidine on a regular basis will eventually build up a tolerance, which leads them to take larger doses of the drug to achieve the same effect. In time, the patient's tolerance becomes so high that even extremely large doses of meperidine are ineffective. FDA Warnings for Demerol include many contraindications and adverse reactions to the drug.
In many cases, addiction to meperidine cannot be overcome without help from medical professionals. If you or someone you know is suffering from a meperidine addiction, a detoxification program may be the answer. With these programs, you can overcome your dependency and get your life back on track. One of the best detox methods currently available is Anesthesia Assisted Detoxification. With AAD, patients are put under general anesthesia while they endure the worst part of the detox procedure, thus allowing them to complete up to six days' worth of normal detoxification in approximately six hours. To learn more about AAD, contact Mid Ohio Detox today. Contact us to learn more about this program or read the information found under the "Treatments" tab on our website.