What Is Demerol?.

What Is Demerol?

Demerol is a pain killer. It is a type of medication in the class of narcotic analgesics. This is a group of types of pain medicine that are similar to the drug morphine. This medication works by changing the bodies sensory to pain. Demerol is a medicine used to treat moderate to severe pain it...

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Duragesic Abuse and Addiction.

Duragesic Abuse and Addiction

The abuse of the Duragesic patch occurs when a patient develops a tolerance for the dosage he or she was initially prescribed. Most of the time an abuser will exaggerate the pain he or she is experiencing in order to get a prescription for this drug. Sometimes an abuser will pretend to be injured...

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What Is Duragesic?.

What Is Duragesic?

Duragesic is a skin patch containing Fentanyl, a narcotic (opioid) pain medicine. Fentanyl is the high potency opioid present in the Duragesic patch. This drug contains a very high concentration of potent opioids. It is considered to be a Schedule II opioid. In specific, because of the high content...

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Baclofen Withdrawal and Treatment.

Baclofen Withdrawal and Treatment

If you use Baclofen for a period of time or in dosages that are higher than recommended and suddenly stop taking, withdrawal symptoms are going to appear. The most common symptoms that are associated with Baclofen withdrawal include seizures and hallucinations. Although these are not considered to...

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Baclofen Abuse.

Baclofen Abuse

Baclofen is typically used for treating muscle symptoms related to multiple sclerosis or MS. A type of muscle relaxant, Baclofen is also considered to be an antispastic agent. It was developed to treat such symptoms as muscle stiffness, spasms and pain to name a few.
Although these are the...

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Actiq Withdrawal and Treatment.

Actiq Withdrawal and Treatment

The process of Actiq withdrawal if you drastically reduce your dosage or stop taking the drug abruptly can be extremely uncomfortable and intense. They include itchy blood, vomiting, nausea, cramps, goose bumps, severe bone and joint aches, sneezing and yawning, leg kicking, malaise, anxiety,...

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Actiq Abuse.

Actiq Abuse

Actiq is, simply put, a truly unique type of pain medication that unfortunately has quite a great potential for abuse. Actiq is not a traditional tablet, capsule or liquid suspension medication, but instead it is a lozenge form, which makes it a lollipop more than a medication.
The primary...

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Addressing the Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse.

Addressing the Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

If a person feels that he is witnessing the effects of prescription drug abuse in a person, he or she should first ascertain that there is no danger of that person harming him or others. From there, he should address any physical symptoms-labored breathing, rapid or slowed heartbeat, or loss of...

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Mental Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse.

Mental Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

The intention for prescription drugs such as anti-depressants, painkillers, and stimulants, is to control the condition to the extent that a person can function normally. If a person is abusing anti-depressants or painkillers, however, they may be acting as though they are "in a fog."
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Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse.

Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

The effects of prescription drug abuse are different from those that are seen when prescription medication is taken properly. In some instances, though, it's still hard to determine if effects are being caused by abuse or if the person taking the medication is simply very sensitive to the drug's...

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