Fentanyl is an opioid-based medication, prescribed to patients suffering from severe pain due to cancer. It was approved as a medication by the FDA in 1998. Though it is a medication, it has the potential to develop an addiction. If addicted, fentanyl addiction needs professional treatment beginning with detox.
We have compiled here all the information about fentanyl and fentanyl detox.
Fentanyl and Fentanyl Detox
Fentanyl detox means avoiding the drug until your system is completely free of all the toxins. Since your mind and body are used to the effects of fentanyl, they will experience certain symptoms indicating the absence of the drug. These symptoms are known as the fentanyl withdrawal symptoms and occur to anyone detoxing from fentanyl or any other substance. Some of the common withdrawal symptoms are:
- Muscle aches
- Teary eyes and runny nose
- Intense drug cravings
- Chills and goosebumps
- Vomiting and nausea
- Bone pain
- Uncontrollable leg movements
The duration of fentanyl detox depends upon your body and the severity of your addiction. The more fentanyl is in your system, the longer the detox will be. This is also true for the severity of withdrawal symptoms.
- First 8 to 25 hours: short-term withdrawal symptoms begin to show and last for 4 to 10 days.
- 12 to 48 hours: long-term withdrawal symptoms appear which last for about 10 to 20 days.
Go for Medically-Assisted Detox
If the withdrawal symptoms are severe, the professionals recommend medicines that can ease the symptoms. If you feel you need a medically-assisted detox, come to Skyward Treatment.
Our staff is happy to help all the people of Fort Worth, Texas. Contact our team now to get more details.