Vicoprofen Detox Centers
Used short-term to treat severe pain, Vicoprofen is a combination of hydrocodone and ibuprofen. Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication, and ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory. Ibuprofen treats fever, pain, and inflammation. Generally, prescriptions do not exceed 10 days of use or 5 tablets a day.
If you have found yourself continuing your use beyond the period prescribed or taking more medication per day or use than prescribed, you have likely developed a dependence upon the drug. Vicoprofen is a powerful opioid pain killer and dependence can begin quite quickly, which is why the medication is classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as a schedule II drug: defined as those “with a high potential for abuse, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependence.”
Breaking the pattern of dependence begins with the first step of recovery: detoxification. Detox is the process by which you move from an acutely intoxicated state to one that is drug- and alcohol-free. This is a difficult change and many people who try to get through it independently fail because they cannot cope with withdrawal symptoms or the cravings.
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Why Do I Need Professional Detox?
The detox process can be simplified down to: stop using Vicoprofen. But, the reality is more complicated. For example, the process is infinitely more complicated if you:
- Abuse more than one drug and/or alcohol
- Have an accompanying medical or mental condition
- Are in overall poor health
In these situations, numerous treatments are called for and each one influences the others. But, you may also face conditions that develop because of the withdrawal process.
Abstaining from Vicoprofen could, for instance, trigger severe depression. If you try to cope with it on your own, you may worsen it or undermine your detox. Medical professionals with experience in this situation are fully prepared to handle something like this and they will.
Detox actually has three components that work together to offer you the best care possible.
- Evaluation: a comprehensive assessment used to develop your treatment plan
- Stabilization: the actual act of removing the Vicoprofen from your system
- Fostering entry into additional treatment: an emphasis on the need to continue recovery in formal drug and alcohol treatment
What Kind of Withdrawal Will I Experience?
Because a goal of detox is to limit the discomfort associated with ceasing to use the drug, it is important that you understand fully what is being treated. These aren’t necessarily symptoms that can be easily relieved at home. Medical intervention offers the most comfort.
Common withdrawal symptoms typically include:
- Muscle and body aches
- Chills and fever
- Difficulty concentrating
You won’t deal with all of these symptoms for the entire length of your detox. You may get some early stage symptoms that ease up in a few days, some late stage ones that do the same, or some that linger for weeks or months.
How Will Detox Help?
A detox will likely begin by weaning you off of Vicoprofen by tapering your dosage every week until you are no longer using. This will trigger withdrawal symptoms, but they we be much less severe than they would be if your stopped completely at the start of the process. That can actually trigger some scary withdrawal side effects.
You may be prescribed a medication, like methadone or buprenorphine. Both are Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for opioid addiction treatment and they can curb cravings and ease withdrawals. Medication-assisted treatment will also include behavioral therapy and support. It won’t just be medication.
Detox centers also give supplementary medications for symptoms not otherwise treated by opioid addiction meds. You might receive Benadryl for insomnia, for example. Muscle aches may receive ibuprofen by itself.
What is actually implemented will be dependent upon the treatment plan developed off of the information gathered ion your evaluation.