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10 Deadly Side Effects of Suboxone Rapid Detox

Rapid detox treatments for opioid addiction are generally designed to help you overcome physical dependency on opioids in as little as 48 hours. Suboxone, which is a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, is an FDA-approved medication that suppresses opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It blocks other opioids from producing the telltale euphoric effects that addicts generally seek.

While Suboxone is proven effective at treating opioid addiction, rapid detox treatments that involve this mediation can produce dangerous side effects that increase your risk for death.

If you’re struggling with opioid addiction, understand you don’t have to fight addiction on your own without help. Call our 24/7 confidential helpline at 800-315-1376 (Who Answers?) to speak with an addiction counselor about nearby drug detox centers devoted to helping you achieve lifelong sobriety.

Here are 10 deadly side effects associated with Suboxone rapid detox.

1. Heart Attack

Heart palpitations and irregular heartbeat are common opioid withdrawal symptoms — meaning Suboxone rapid detox can make these symptoms more intense. If you have a history of heart disease or other heart problems, under no circumstance should you seek rapid detox.

2. Hyperthermia

As your body goes through withdrawal during rapid detox, it may heat up to dangerous temperatures as your heating mechanisms try to rebalance from opioid abuse. A body temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit or more can greatly increase the risk for sudden death.

3. Infection

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A rapid detox can weaken your immune system, making you more prone to infection.

Withdrawing from opioids within a short timeframe can lead to a weakened immune system — increasing your risk for infection. For the first several days after completing rapid detox, you’ll be at higher risk for infection until your immune system becomes stronger.

4. Dehydration

Suboxone rapid detox increases your risk for vomiting, which can lead to dehydration. Dehydration can cause your kidneys to shut down, especially if they’re already being overworked with trying to filter toxins from your body.

5. Aspiration

Since Suboxone is an opioid drug itself, some recovering addicts may experience breathing problems when receiving high doses of this drug during rapid detox. Aspiration is also likely in the event that you vomit during treatment especially if you cannot be roused from sedation.

6. Choking

Choking is another common side effect of Suboxone rapid detox, and can happen if you vomit at any point during treatment while under sedation.

7. Relapse

Suboxone rapid detox treatments only help you overcome physical dependency on opioids. This means you may still suffer from underlying mental causes of addiction such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder after completing detox.

If you are unable to address addiction as a whole both physically and mentally at drug rehab, you face a greater risk for relapse later on.

8. Depression

Rapid detox treatments disrupt normal chemical processes in your brain and increase the risk for depression. Depression can lead to other health problems, including suicidal ideation and suicide.

9. Overdose

Suboxone rapid detox treatments eliminate all opioids from your body within a short period of time — meaning if you return to using opioids immediately after treatment, you face a much higher risk of an overdose. Overdose can lead to coma or death when not treated in time using an opioid overdose antidote.

10. Coma

An opioid overdose can result in lack of oxygen to the brain, and lead to seizures, brain death, and coma. The longer an overdose victim goes without breathing, the higher risk they face for coma.

If you’re addicted to opioids, understand there are many safe treatments proven effective at helping you overcome addiction that pose few to no health risks. Call our 24/7 confidential helpline at 800-315-1376 (Who Answers?) to learn more about local drug detox centers devoted to helping you achieve lifelong sobriety from opioids.

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