What You Need to Know About Anexsia
Anexsia is a blend of the painkillers hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Used to relieve moderate to severe pain, Anexsia is similar to other painkiller formulations such as Vicodin, Lortab and Zydone. It is powerful and highly addictive, and it can cause fatal overdose — especially when combined with other substances such as alcohol and Xanax.
Narcotic painkillers such as Anexsia are also the cause of the largest drug abuse epidemic in the United States. It is an effective painkiller when taken precisely as directed, but anyone who takes it is at risk of developing a dangerous habit.
The United States is the largest market in the world for hydrocodone and hydrocodone-blend medications. Hydrocodone is also the most commonly prescribed narcotic painkiller in the U.S.
Anexsia Side Effects
Anexsia causes several physical and emotional side effects. It crosses the blood-brain barrier easily and forces the release of powerful brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters kill pain, slow breathing and heartbeat, and induce relaxation. You might also notice gastrointestinal problems such as nausea, constipation and vomiting. Drowsiness and impaired thinking are also common, even in non-abusive doses.
Combining Anexsia with another central nervous system depressant such as alcohol sometimes causes euphoria. It can also be deadly, and thousands of people overdose every year on hydrocodone and alcohol.
The negative side effects don’t end when the psychoactive effects do. Two of the most important consequences to understand about Anexsia are tolerance and dependency. When you take Anexsia, your brain builds up a resistance against it. This tolerance forces you to take increasingly more to get the same high. At the same time this happens, your brain starts to become dependent on the drug to release neurotransmitters. With prolonged abuse, you won’t be able to feel good — or even normal — without Anexsia.
Anexsia abuse is a serious health problem. It is usually extremely difficult to quit using a drug such as Anexsia alone. That is because your brain reacts negatively when you try to stop using.
During Anexsia withdrawal, you might notice symptoms that mimic a terrible flu. Tremors, sweating, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting are all common painkiller withdrawal effects. At the same time, you will probably feel anxious, irritable and restless. Cravings to use more Anexsia will persist.
The risk of overdose is extremely high during withdrawal. That is because your body loses its tolerance against Anexsia quickly. Taking the same dose you’re used to can be fatal. If you want to quit using Anexsia, but you’re afraid — or you’re not sure if you’re addicted — we can help.
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.