Avinza is a brand name for a medication based on morphine. It falls into a classification of drugs that are known as narcotic pain relievers, and its primary purpose is for the treatment of pain falling between moderate and severe on the pain scale.
Avinza is the recommended course of action when a patient requires pain treatment on an around-the-clock basis.
Avinza is not the recommended course of action for short term pain such as pain following surgery unless morphine had already been taken prior to the surgery.
Avinza can also be recommended for use in other purposes, but it ultimately depends on the physician and how they want to prescribe the medication.
In general, Avinza is only recommended for people that have a tolerance to a similar opioid medication because this medication is quite powerful. Unless you are already taking a similar medication or another form of morphine, this medication is not typically going to be recommended. This medication is best suited for opioid tolerant people that can handle a stronger form of morphine. Still, this is a medication that is often diverted to illicit markets where it can be purchased on the street illegally and abused against the recommendations from a physician.
Because of its narcotic nature, Avinza is a drug that is quite capable of forming a physical dependency. It is important to understand that a physical dependence and an abuse problem are not the same thing. Physical dependence is actually a completely predictable sign that the body is adapting to a chronic use of the specific drug. As the body becomes more accustomed to the changes that the drug is causing, it becomes more necessary for the drug to be taken. The body is going to become more tolerant to the specific effects of the Avinza, and this means that more is going to be required in order to produce the same effects as the patient experienced before.
Avinza abuse begins when the person stops taking the medication as recommended by a physician, such as by taking too much or taking it too often. As long as you are taking the drug as directed, you are not abusing the drug, but that changes when you stop following the guidelines of your physician. The more that a physical dependency grows, the more difficult it is going to be to stop taking the drug without producing a wide variety of serious Avinza withdrawal symptoms.