Panacet is the brand name for the combined painkillers hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It combines an opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen) with a narcotic (hydrocodone). It is powerful and can easily cause physical dependency and addiction. Treatment may be needed.
The hydrocodone component of Panacet is a widely used pain reliever. With adding acetaminophen, this increases hydrocodone’s effects. Like with many other drugs, Panacet is intended for short-term use, with people only experiencing withdrawal by stopping the drug after long-term or heavy use.
Panacet is a central nervous system that slows breathing and heart rate. Mixing Panacet with alcohol or other depressant drugs is extremely dangerous and can result in fatal overdose. Even taking too much Panacet on its own can cause death by liver poisoning.
Hydrocodone-based drugs are the most openly prescribed pain medications in the United States. They are also one of the most widely addictive drugs, leading many to seek addiction treatment. They also represent the face of the drug epidemic. More people die from painkiller addiction than any other drug. Quitting is difficult and usually requires professional help. Panacet is a strong drug on its own, so mixing it with alcohol or other depressants 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 Panacet abuse treatment. Call to get help now
Panacet Abuse Side Effects
Panacet abuse can cause serious side effects. Many who find themselves with a Panacet 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
Panacet relieves pain by forcing the brain to release chemicals called neurotransmitters. The more Panacet you take, the more your brain relies on the drug to control this release. The brain needs increasingly more Panacet to produce the same level of relief. When people try to suddenly quit taking Panacet, the brain responds by resuming this release on its own. This is the withdrawal process.
When combining Panacet 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. Panacet is no exception.
Panacet Abuse Withdrawal
Withdrawing from Panacet is extremely challenging because it comprises 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 withdrawal from Panacet abuse isn’t considered life-threatening, the experience can cause enormous discomfort to the sufferer. 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 a Panacet abuse withdrawal treatment center. 12 Keys can help with your addiction. 866-480-4328
People with a Panacet abuse problem start taking Panacet for a legitimate reason, but then find themselves with a problem.
Some individuals 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 Panacet 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 Panacet, 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 Panacet so I can relax?
- -Have I kept using Panacet, even though my original pain symptoms are gone?
- -Do I combine Panacet with another substance such as alcohol?
- -Is getting more Panacet 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.
Panacet Abuse Treatment
In some cases, detox symptoms can last up to 72 hours. For some individuals, withdrawal can cause severe discomfort and may be an intense experience. Though Panacet withdrawal isn’t considered life-threatening in most cases, it’s important to explore your options with treatment. Detox symptoms can become so uncomfortable that the individual runs the risk of taking Panacet again in an effort to bypass the symptoms. This is where the assistance of 12 Keys can be helpful.Call to get help now
You do not have to fight Panacet abuse 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 Panacet and what holistic recovery can do for you, please call us now.