What You Need to Know About Avinza
The medication Avinza is morphine sulphate. It is a powerful painkiller, and it comes from the opium poppy. Considered the standard by which all other painkillers are measured, morphine causes a number of side effects even as it relieves intense pain.
If you are taking Avinza, you must take it exactly as prescribed while under the care of an attentive, qualified physician. You should never combine Avinza with other drugs unless under the direct care of your doctor, and you should never combine it with alcohol. Overdosing can be fatal.
Morphine is highly addictive. It 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. Although morphine is safe and well tolerated when taken precisely as directed — and is considered an essential medicine in the most basic of health systems — it can also be extremely dangerous.
Avinza Side Effects
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.
Morphine is 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.
If you use Avinza to get high, then you are at risk of addiction. You may have noticed certain symptoms if you tried to stop using in the past. These symptoms can include diarrhea and vomiting, chills, hallucinations, anxiety, restlessness and irritability. There may be other symptoms as well, such as intense cravings to get high.
If you give in to these cravings, you are at an extremely high risk of overdose. That is because your body loses tolerance against Avinza quickly. Overdosing on Avinza can be fatal.
Am I Addicted to Avinza?
Did you know that one of the most common signs of addiction is denial? It might be hard for you to believe that you’re addicted to a drug such as morphine, especially if you have a job, a family or a nice home. Nevertheless, 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 are having financial problems, legal problems or relationship problems, and you still can’t quit.
- 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.
Do these signs sound familiar? If so, it’s time to get help.
Avinza addiction is a life-threatening problem, but you don’t have to face it alone. For more information on painkiller addiction and to enroll in our program, call us now.