Oramorph Withdrawal Symptoms and Signs and Detoxification

Oramorph withdrawal symptoms occur because the brain becomes dependent upon morphine, a highly addictive drug that is very similar chemically to heroin.

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Oramorph is one of the most commonly prescribed brands of oral morphine sulfate, a potent opiate narcotic painkiller. It is available in tablet form as well as in the form of liquid or drops. Oramorph withdrawal, whether in the case of a patient who has recovered from severe pain and no longer needs Oramorph treatment, or in the case of a patient who has become physically addicted to Oramorph, should be supervised by an experienced physician or medical team.

Oramorph withdrawal symptoms occur because the brain becomes dependent upon morphine, a highly addictive drug that is very similar chemically to heroin. When transmitters and receivers in the brain are affected by the constant presence of morphine in the bloodstream, the brain sends out signals to the body that it needs additional morphine in order to function. These signals are the basis of Oramorph withdrawal symptoms, as well as a sign that Oramorph withdrawal treatment is necessary if an affected patient no longer wishes to use Oramorph.

When Oramorph is properly used for pain control, the physician who prescribed it can help his or her patients properly overcome physical addiction issues by lowering each patient’s daily dose gradually in order to prevent the effects of abrupt Oramorph withdrawal. When a patient uses Oramorph without any medical indication, especially if he or she obtains prescriptions by fraudulent means or purchases Oramorph or any morphine-containing product on the black market, more intensive treatment is necessary.

This treatment begins with medical detoxification to ease the process of Oramorph withdrawal, and it is followed up with therapy for the patient’s underlying emotional need to abuse mind-altering and addictive substances.

Withdrawing from Oramorph: Treatment Methods and Options for Help

When a patient has become addicted to Oramorph and no longer has any physical need for the actual pain relief the drug provides, the treating physician must ascertain whether the patient is simply physically addicted to Oramorph or has also become psychologically addicted to it. If physical addiction is based solely upon having developed a tolerance and dependence for the drug during medical treatment, only medical management of Oramorph withdrawal is necessary.

Monitored outpatient treatment with drugs such as buprenorphine, alone or with naloxone, will usually prove successful if gradually lowering the dose alone does not succeed in treating a patient’s physical dependence on the prescribed Oramorph. On the other hand, successful recovery from physical and psychological addiction requires a more intensive approach to Oramorph withdrawal treatment.

When psychological addiction is also present, medical treatment for Oramorph withdrawal is but the first step on the road to recovery from dependence on this drug. Intensive, rapid medical detoxification, administered in a residential treatment setting, will not only allow the treatment team to begin providing rehabilitative treatment to the patient, but it will also ensure that the patient is not tempted to return to using Oramorph in order to lessen the impact of his or her Oramorph withdrawal symptoms.

These symptoms will be controlled very quickly with the intensive treatment that is administered in an inpatient setting, and once the physical effects of Oramorph withdrawal are under control, treatment for the underlying causes of a patient’s addiction to Oramorph can begin.

If you or someone you care about is ready to quit using Oramorph and is interested in finding out how to best deal with any effects that may arise from Oramorph withdrawal, please call us at 1-888-658-5242. Our specialists are standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide you with information about withdrawal treatment programs that will lead to successful recovery from Oramorph addiction.

How Long Do Oramorph Withdrawals Last?

The timeline for each patient is different and depends on the length of Oramorph usage. Most patients experience symptoms of withdrawal 12 to 24 hours after their last dose of Oramorph with maximum intensity at 5 to 7 days.

Do You Have a List Popular Slang or Street Names for Oramorph?

Morphine, roxanol, white stuff, “M”, morphine

Are There any Home Remedies for Getting Clean Safely?

Home remedies are rarely successful in providing relief during the detoxification process. Flushing the system out with water may help to ease withdrawal symptoms; however, it is best to forego any or alternative methods (including natural methods) and seek immediate medical attention for detoxification relief.

How Long Does it Take to Detox from Oramorph?

Oramorph can remain in the system for up to 1 week. To research your options for detoxification and recovery programs, call 1-888-658-5242 or visit our locator page. The sooner you get help for you or your loved one, the sooner you can begin leading a healthier life.

Detoxing, Addiction Treatment Rehab and Recovery

When inpatient treatment for Oramorph withdrawal is chosen, the patient is usually treated in a resort-like residential rehabilitation center where the atmosphere and accommodations help the patient relax and concentrate on recovery. The medical teams at such centers are experts when it comes to medical detoxification, and they will make sure that patients are able to avoid any possible unpleasant effects of Oramorph withdrawal.

The intensive medical phase of the treatment, which can last up to a week, is followed by equally intensive therapy and counseling. The goal of the therapeutic program is to address the root causes of each patient’s psychological addiction to Oramorph and to help the patient find healthy ways of dealing with stress and pressure. After a month or more, the patient is discharged and referred to outpatient and community support consisting of outpatient counseling and peer support groups.

Treatment for physical addiction and prevention of any possible discomfort that might arise from Oramorph withdrawal is the first step on a journey toward full recovery and a life free of addiction.

Oramorph Information at a Glance
Medication Name, Costs Class of Medicine
  • Generic Name: Morphine sulfate
  • Generic Name Variations: Morphine
  • Chemical Name: N/A
  • Brand Name: Oramorph
  • Brand Name Variations: Duramorph
  • Cost/Price: Varies with supplier and prescription
  • Used to Treat Addiction? No
  • Function or Use at Low Dose: Treatment of pain unresponsive to non-narcotics
  • Function or Use at High Dose: Treatment of pain unresponsive to non-narcotics
  • Chemical Makeup: C17H19NO3
  • System: Opioid analgesic
  • Duration of Action: Up to 8 hours
Form, Intake and Dosage Interactions and Complications
  • Short-Term: Respiratory depression, convulsions, urinary retention, constipation, headache
  • Long-Term: Psychoses, addiction, a fatal overdose may occur
  • Alcohol Interaction: Additive depressive effects
  • Illicit Drugs: N/A
  • Prescription Medications: Added respiratory issues with CNS depressants
  • Contraindications: Allergy to opiates, acute bronchial asthma, upper airway obstruction
Effects and Adverse Reactions Substance Abuse
  • Short-Term: Suppression of pain, feelings of euphoria
  • Long-Term: Addiction, muscle cramping, tolerance, death
  • Risk of Substance Abuse: High
  • Signs of Abuse: Increased sedation, respiratory problems, mental cloudiness
Physiological Problem Signs and Symptoms Dependence and Addiction Issues
  • Withdrawal Syndrome Onset: 10 to 20 hours after the last dose
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Headache, aches and pains, dizziness, drowsiness
  • Tolerance: Users may develop tolerance
  • Cross Dependence: N/A
  • Physical Dependence: High possibility
  • Psychological Dependence: High possibility
Legal Schedules and Ratings
  • Controlled Substances Act Rating: Schedule II