What is Empirin with Codeine?
Empirin with Codeine is a drug combination of aspirin and codeine. The aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates, it is a pain reliever , fever reducer and anti-inflamitory medication. The codeine in the drug is a potent narcotic pain reliever. Empirin with Codeine is used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain.
This medication is available through prescription only and should be taken only by the person it is prescribed to. Empirin with Codeine can be habit forming, this is why patients receiving this medication as treatment for pain are advised to only the the recommended dose. Prolong use of this medication can result in a the patient developing a tolerance, requiring larger doses to acheive the desired effects. When a patient is taking Empirin with Codeine over a long period of time they are advised to gradually ween of the medication to prevent any withdrawal symptoms from occurring.
Empirin with Codeine Drug Use
Empirin with Codeine is often prescribed to patients as treatment for moderate to severe pain. When taking this medication it is advised the the patient take only the recommended dose to prevent any health effects or a dependency from developing. This medication can impair the patients reaction time and judgement, they will be advised to avoid operating any heavy machinery while receiving treatment with Empirin with Codeine.
Just as many other narcotic pain relievers, Empirin with Codeine is commonly abused by both prescribed patients and those who obtain the drug illegally. When taken in high doses the medication can create euphoric effects, a sense of well being and self awareness. With a high abuse potential many turn to Empirin with Codeine and develope a dependency.
Signs and Symptoms of Empirin with Codeine Addiction
Empirin with Codeine addiction is the result of prolonged use of the medication, often in higher than recommended doses. Both people with a prescription and those who obtained this medication illegally are at high risk of developing an addiction. Regular use of Empirin with Codeine can quickly result in the patient developing an tolerance to the medication where they require higher doses to acheive the desired effects. As the tolerance develops and doses increase the person may begin using the medication more often, eventually developing a physical and psychological dependency with withdrawal symptoms when stoping its use abruptly. Many with an Empirin with Codeine addiction will require medical treatment to overcome.
Signs of Empirin with Codeine Addiction
- Intentional misuse of the medication; taking larger than prescribed doses and/or for longer than advised
- Going to several different Doctors for new prescriptions
- Fording prescriptions
- Borrowing/Stealing medication from friends and family
- Financial difficulties
- Trouble at work, home and school
- Difficulties in personal relationships
- Lack of interest in usual activities
- Continued use of the drug despite the knowledge of its negative effects
Symptoms of Empirin with Codeine Withdrawal
- increased thirst
Empirin with Codeine Addiction Treatment
The treatment for any narcotic pain reliever begins with medical detox. The patient has developed a physical dependency on the medication that creates strong withdrawal symptoms and cravings when stopping its use. Medical detoxification will allow the patient to be cleansed of the chemicals and toxins related to Empirin with Codeine abuse with a prescription medication aid to ease symptoms of withdrawal and control cravings.
Behavioral modification therapy will allow the patient to focus on their psychological dependency on Empirin with Codeine. The patient will be able to identify the behaviors and routines associated with drug abuse and change them to ones that focus on sober living. Behavioral modification therapy will help the patient to develop the key tools needed to maintain their sobriety when returning home.