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Avinza Side Effects

What to Know About the Avinza Drug

Avinza is simply the brand name for morphine. It is a powerful painkiller, and if abused, can be addictive. Morphine can cause a number of side effects even as it relieves intense pain. Many who abuse this drug eventually end up seeking addiction treatment.

You should never combine Avinza with other drugs unless you’re under the direct care of a doctor, and you should never combine it with alcohol or other drugs. An overdose can be fatal. If you are taking Avinza, you must take it exactly as prescribed while under the care of a physician.

Avinza is highly addictive and also causes tolerance and physical dependency. That means taking increasingly more to get the same effect is necessary. It also means that quitting is difficult because severe withdrawal symptoms are likely to result.

While morphine is safe and can be easily tolerated when taken as directed, it can also be extremely dangerous. If it’s possible you may be addicted to Avinza, continue reading.

If you or a loved one are experiencing the Avinza side effects of addiction, call us today for a free consultation.

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Morphine and Physical Impairment

In 2013, the last year on record, around 523 tons of morphine were produced. At least 45 tons were used for pain, which has increased four times as much in the last twenty years. Around 70 percent of morphine is used to make other opioids such as hydromorphoneoxymorphone, and most importantly, heroin.  

In the United States, morphine is a Schedule II drug. In the United Kingdom, it’s a Class A as well as a Schedule I in Canada. It is on the list of World Health Organization Essential Medicines, a list comprised of the most effective and safe medicines needed in any health system.  

Most studies conclude that opioids produce minimal impairment of human performance, including tests of sensory, motor, or attention abilities. However, recent studies have been able to prove some impairments caused by morphine, which isn’t that surprising because morphine is a central nervous system depressant.

Morphine has shown impaired functioning in eye coordination and the overall central nervous system. Not many studies have looked into the effects of morphine on motor abilities, but a few have shown that a high dose of morphine can impair finger tapping and other motor skills.

As for other cognitive abilities, one study has shown that morphine may have a negative impact on memory, although the impact was minimal. Overall, it seems that large doses of opioids can produce minor effects in some sensory and motor abilities, and also with attention and cognition.

Avinza Side Effects

Potentially serious side effects of Avinza include respiratory problems and low blood pressure. Caution is advised when used during pregnancy or breastfeeding, as morphine will affect the baby.

Avinza relieves chronic and acute severe pain resulting from serious health conditions such as heart attack and cancer. It works by forcing the brain to release certain natural chemicals that kill pain. These chemicals, called neurotransmitters, can also cause euphoria. People who abuse morphine crave this high.

Even when you take Avinza exactly as directed, you will probably notice side effects such as drowsiness, constipation, nausea, and difficulty thinking clearly. Avinza is a central nervous system depressant that slows breathing and heart rate. That is why taking too much can be deadly.

In many ways, morphine is basically the clinical version of heroin. In fact, the body converts heroin to morphine after ingestion. When you take morphine, your brain builds a tolerance against it. You have to take increasingly more to get the same high.

As you start taking more, your brain learns it doesn’t have to release certain chemicals, because Avinza will do it. It is physically dependent on Avinza. If you try to stop taking Avinza, you’ll feel extremely sick. This is called withdrawal.

Avinza Addiction

Avinza is a highly addictive substance and one of the most potent opioid drugs in existence. In studies comparing the effects of heroin and morphine in people that used to be addicted to opiates, they showed no preference for one drug over the other.

With both morphine and heroin, people experience feelings of nervousness, ambition, euphoria, relaxation, drowsiness, or sleepiness. Other addiction studies by the same researchers showed that tolerance between heroin and morphine developed at a similar rate.

When compared to other opioids hydromorphone, fentanyl and oxycodone, addicts show a stronger preference for morphine and heroin, also suggesting heroin and morphine are more susceptible to abuse and addiction.

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Am I Addicted to Avinza?

It would be easy for people to think they don’t have an addiction to Avinza for numerous reasons. First, it’s not as common in the world of addicts as other addictive substances like alcohol or cocaine. Also, morphine has been around for so long and used by so many people around the world. However, many become addicted and have to seek treatment.   

You may have an addiction to Avinza if:

  • -You keep using Avinza even though you no longer have pain symptoms.
  • -You steal Avinza from someone else to get high.
  • -You combine Avinza with other drugs or alcohol to get a stronger high.
  • -You spend increasingly more time thinking about how to get high.
  • -You have withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit, and you always go back to using.
  • -You lie about or hide how much you use drugs.
  • -You have considered using heroin because it’s cheaper and easier to get than Avinza.
  • -You are having financial problems, legal problems or relationship problems, and you still can’t quit.

Do these signs sound familiar? If so, it’s time to get help.

Avinza Addiction Treatment

Quitting an addiction to Avinza can be extremely difficult when you try to do it alone. Detox or weening off could be life-threatening and is not recommended without assistance. At 12 Keys Rehab, we help people get better every day.

From medically monitored detox to comprehensive holistic care customized for your specific needs, we can help you recover from the physical, emotional and spiritual damage caused by addiction.

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