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Panacet Withdrawal Symptoms and Signs, and Detoxification

Panacet is a brand name for the pain relievers acetaminophen and hydrocodone. The hydrocodone component of Panacet is a narcotic pain reliever used for the relief of moderate to severe pain. By adding acetaminophen, Panacet increases hydrocodone's effects. Panacet is intended for short-term use, with Panacet withdrawal possible by stopping the ingestion of the drug after extended or heavy use.

Panacet withdrawal symptoms can begin within 24 hours of taking your final dose of the medication. Withdrawal can resemble the flu due to its shared symptoms, including sweating, shivering, runny nose, pain, nausea, and vomiting. Once they begin, withdrawal symptoms may last for up to 72 hours. Although Panacet withdrawal isn't considered life threatening, the experience can cause great discomfort to the sufferer. This can cause an individual going through withdrawal to take more of the drug to relieve the withdrawal symptoms. Severe symptoms can be avoided by going through a Panacet withdrawal treatment program.

Withdrawing from Panacet: Treatment Methods and Options for Help

In order to avoid the severe withdrawal symptoms caused by stopping Panacet use, Panacet withdrawal treatment is necessary. There are two widely accepted treatment options for Panacet. These options are rapid detox and drug tapering.

Rapid detox is a method of removing Panacet from a patient's body in a matter of days. The process of Panacet removal involves placing the patient under light anesthesia and then removing any traces of the drug from the patient's system. The flushing process removes all Panacet from the opioid receptors in the spinal column and brain where it is bound. The entire procedure takes only one or two hours, after which the patient awakens drug-free and free of the physical addiction to the Panacet.

After the rapid detox procedure, the patient is monitored by medical personnel to determine if there are any side effects from the procedure and to deal with any emergencies. This monitoring period generally lasts between 24 to 48 hours, after which the patient is sent home or to a rehab facility for further treatment.

An alternate method to rapid detox is that of drug tapering. Drug tapering takes much longer to complete than rapid detox, lasting several weeks compared to two or three days. The extensive time is necessary, however, as the tapering process involves slowly decreasing Panacet doses given to the patient in order to wean the patient away from Panacet use.

During the tapering off process, doses of Panacet are lowered daily to slowly readjust the patient's body to having less Panacet in the bloodstream. As the body readjusts to lower amounts of the Panacet, withdrawal symptoms are avoided because a small amount of Panacet is available within the system. The last of the Panacet exits the system shortly after the dose is reduced to zero. Some withdrawal symptoms may occur at this time, but because the process is gradual, the withdrawal symptoms will be mild.

As with rapid detox, up to 48 hours of monitoring of the patient is required after the tapering process ends. Monitoring 24 hours a day ensures the patient remains healthy after treatment, with medical personnel on duty to react should anything occur.

Detoxing, Addiction Treatment Rehab and Recovery

Detoxing from Panacet is the beginning of a life-long recovery process. After the detox is completed, addiction treatment rehab is crucial for the long-term success of recreational users quitting the drug. Unlike a dependency developed under a doctor's prescription, recreational use points to underlying issues that the user must address if there is a desire to remain clean and sober. During treatment, the patient will have counseling sessions with a drug counselor.

Counseling is usually held in one-on-one and group settings. These sessions will address any issues the patient has that may have led to the drug use. By dealing with these issues, a patient can avoid the triggering mechanisms for drug use in the future, lowering the chances of a relapse.

Counseling is also recommended for users who are dependent following prescription use. For these users, however, counseling concentrates on methods to resist the psychological need for the drug as well as signs to watch for when taking addictive prescription drugs in the future in order to avoid further dependency.

Before beginning treatment for Panacet withdrawal, you will need to find a treatment facility that fits your needs. Call 1-888-935-1318Who Answers? and you will be connected with an addiction treatment advisor who can help you get on the road to recovery.

Panacet Information at a Glance
Medication Name, Costs Class of Medicine
  • Generic Name: Panacet
  • Generic Name Variations: N/A
  • Chemical Name: Hydrocodone
  • Brand Name: Panacet
  • Brand Name Variations: N/A
  • Cost/Price: Variable
  • Used to Treat Addiction? No
  • Function or Use at Low Dose: Varies
  • Function or Use at High Dose: Varies
  • Chemical Makeup: C18H21NO3
  • System: Opiate
  • Duration of Action: Usually several hours depending on dosage
Form, Intake, and Dosage Interactions and Complications
  • Drug Forms: Tablet or capsule
  • Administration Routes: Orally ingested
  • Dosage: Variable
  • Overdose: Variable
  • Alcohol Interaction: Panacet should never be mixed with alcohol. It can heighten the effects of Panacet but also cause severe liver damage
  • Illicit Drugs: Panacet should not be mixed with illicit drugs, especially other barbituates, they may cause severe side effects and even death
  • Prescription Medications: Please refer to a medical professional if you need to take Panacet while on other prescriptions
  • Contraindications: heart failure, respiratory distress, heart attack, coma, blackouts, jaundice, amnesia, seizures, liver or kidney failure, pulmonary failure
Effects and Adverse Reactions Substance Abuse
  • Short-Term: nausea, dizziness, weakness, impaired coordination, dry mouth, itching, sweating
  • Long-Term: Trouble breathing, liver damage, heart complications, possible death
  • Risk of Substance Abuse: High
  • Signs of Abuse: Depression, mood swings, shallowed breathing, body tremors, excessive sweating
Physiological Problem Signs and Symptoms Dependence and Addiction Issues
  • Withdrawal Syndrome Onset: Usually between 1-72 hours of the last dosage
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Excessive sweating, rage, paranoia, severe mood swings, depression
  • Tolerance: Tolerance may be built up to Panacet
  • Cross Dependence: May be transferred to alcohol, other opiates, or barbituates during detox
  • Physical Dependence: Yes
  • Psychological Dependence: Yes
Legal Schedules and Ratings
  • Controlled Substances Act Rating: Schedule II

 

Questions and Answers (FAQ)

How Long Do Panacet Withdrawals Last?

There is no set timeline for Panacet withdrawal. Generally the length of detox will last 24-72 hours. During the detox, the user may also experience withdrawal symptoms that may last longer than the duration of detox. The withdrawal symptoms may last a few days or even a few weeks. Both durations are normal.

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Are There any Home Remedies for Getting Clean Safely?

As Panacet is highly addictive, many users will try to use a home remedy detox system when they find they have become addicted. Many will try to drink 100+ ounces of water a day, herbal concoctions, or water with charcoal to get the Panacet through the body faster and hopefully relieve some of the withdrawal symptoms. Generally this will not help and may aggravate some of the withdrawal symptoms. If an alternative or natural form of detoxification is being sought, there are professional centers that use natural means of detoxification. They will also have the medical expertise to deal with health ailments that may come up.

The most effective way to ease the pain of withdrawal symptoms is to seek some sort of professional detox center or medical center. They have the training to give the most relief to users of Panacet, and deal with other health complications that may arise.

How Long Does it Take to Detox from Panacet?

The physical act of detox generally lasts between 24 and 72 hours. After the drugs leave the body’s system, it is not uncommon to continue to experience withdrawal side effects. Beyond that, many users will deal with addiction in some form after they stop using. There are many options to dealing with these issues. Just as there are programs to help the detox program, there are similar programs to help deal with addiction and lingering withdrawal symptoms. Find a drug treatment program today by visiting our locator page or calling 1-888-935-1318Who Answers?.

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