Anexsia is another name for the combined painkillers acetaminophen and hydrocodone. The other popular brand name is Panacet. It is powerful and can easily cause physical dependency and addiction. If it becomes habit-forming, treatment may be needed for addiction. Anexsia combines an opioid pain reliever with a narcotic.
Anexsia is a central nervous system depressant that can slow heart rate and breathing. Mixing it with alcohol or any other depressant is very dangerous and can result in an overdose. Even taking too much of the drug by itself can cause death or other problems with liver poisoning.
With Anexsia and the rest of the group of hydrocodone-based drugs, they are the most prescribed pain medications in the United States. They also represent the face of the drug epidemic. More people die from painkiller addiction than any other drug. They’re one of the most widely addictive drugs, leading many to seek addiction treatment.
With adding acetaminophen to the mix, this increases the hydrocodone component’s effects. As with many other drugs, Anexsia is made for short-term use, with people only experiencing withdrawal by stopping the drug after long-term or heavy use.
Tapering off Anexsia can be dangerous and sometimes requires professional help. It is a strong drug on its own, so mixing it with other drugs can cause potentially deadly side effects. For those who have used heavily and are dependent on the drug, quitting can prove difficult and can often require addiction treatment.
Anexsia withdrawal can be extremely challenging because it includes both physical and psychological components. The physical symptoms can start within 24 hours of taking your last dose of the medication. Withdrawal can resemble the flu due to its s similarities, including shivering, sweating, pain, runny nose, nausea, and vomiting.
Once it begins, withdrawal may last for up to 72 hours. Other symptoms include cravings, anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and irritability. Once these symptoms end, the psychological recovery begins. Without help, these symptoms usually include depression and anxiety. It is highly recommended that no one goes through withdrawal alone without treatment help.
Although Anexsia withdrawal isn’t considered life-threatening, the whole experience could cause enormous discomfort to the person. This can cause an individual going through withdrawal to take even more of the drug to relieve the symptoms. This can be avoided by going through an Anexsia withdrawal in treatment. 12 Keys can help with your addiction.
Anexsia Side Effects
Anexsia can cause quite a few serious side effects. Those who find themselves with an Anexsia addiction have difficulty thinking clearly and making sound decisions. Dizziness and lightheadedness are also common. Here are some other common side effects:
- Watering eyes
- Runny nose
- Muscle aches
Anexsia relieves pain by forcing the brain to release chemicals called neurotransmitters. The more you take, the more your brain relies on the drug to control this release. The brain needs increasingly more Anexsia to produce the same level of relief.
When people try to suddenly quit taking Anexsia, the brain responds by resuming this release on its own. This is the withdrawal process.
When you combine Anexsia with alcohol, it might feel euphoric at first, but you are putting yourself at risk for addiction. With all painkillers, the more you abuse them, the harder they are to quit. Anexsia is no exception.
People with an Anexsia addiction start taking it for a legitimate reason, but then find themselves with a problem.
Some people find themselves taking more of the drug and become increasingly worried about obtaining the drug. Right now, there are well over 200 drugs containing hydrocodone, with Anexsia being a popular brand name.
Although the hydrocodone and acetaminophen mixture works well in controlling pain, it is also very addictive. Its euphoric-inducing side effects have made it a popular street drug. It is commonly referred to on the street as “Hydro” or “Norco” and is very accessible, with over 110 million prescriptions written annually, and cheaper than many other illegal drugs.
If you take Anexsia, and you are worried about addiction and possibly considering treatment, ask yourself these questions:
-Do I go to more than one doctor to get extra prescriptions, just in case?
-Do I take Anexsia so I can relax?
-Have I kept using Anexsia, even though my original pain symptoms are gone?
-Do I combine Anexsia with another substance such as alcohol?
-Is getting more Anexsia becoming increasingly more important?
-Do I keep using, because I am afraid of withdrawal?
-Have I considered using harder drugs, because they’re easier and cheaper to buy?
-Do I have problems with money, relationships, career or family?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to consider treatment.
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Anexsia Addiction Treatment
Detox symptoms can become so uncomfortable that the individual runs the risk of taking it again in an effort to bypass the symptoms. This is where the assistance of 12 Keys can be helpful.
In many cases, detox symptoms can last up to 72 hours. For some individuals, withdrawal can cause severe discomfort and may be an intense experience. Though Anexsia withdrawal isn’t considered life-threatening in most cases, it’s important to explore your options with treatment.
You do not have to fight Anexsia addiction by yourself. We are here to help you through withdrawal (detox if necessary) and recovery with a comprehensive, compassionate rehabilitation program. To find out more about Anexsia and what addiction recovery can do for you, please call us today.
Am I Addicted to Anexsia?
It can be difficult to accept that drugs have become a problem. Denial is one of the most common signs of addiction. That is because drugs such as Anexsia negatively influence memory, learning, decision-making skills and perceived reward. If you’re not sure if you’re addicted, ask yourself:
- Do I keep getting prescriptions even though my original symptoms are over?
- Do I go to more than one doctor to get a prescription for Anexsia?
- Do I have problems with my liver?
- Do I take drugs at unusual times or just to get through the day?
- Do I have new problems at work, with money, with my friends or with my reputation?
- Do I combine Anexsia with alcohol to get a stronger high, or have I considered using a cheaper drug such as heroin so I can keep getting high?
Anexsia addiction can end in fatal overdose. If you think you are addicted, the time to get help is now.
You don’t have to fight an addiction to Anexsia alone. For more information on Anexsia addiction and how we can help you get sober, call us now.