TREATMENT FOR MORPHINE WITHDRAWAL
What is Morphine?
Morphine is considered the classic opioid analgesic with which other painkillers are compared. It is a non- synthetic narcotic that is derived from opium and has a high potential for abuse. Traditionally morphine was almost exclusively used by injection, but the variety of pharmaceutical forms that it is marketed as today supports its use by oral and other routes of administration.
How Long Does Morphine Withdrawal Last?
The onset of withdrawal symptoms roughly starts about four hours after last use. Symptoms typically intensify at one to three days and peak during the first week.
The Family MD Specializes in Morphine Addiction and Withdrawal Treatment
We offer Medication- assisted treatment with Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone) to help patients overcome morphine addiction and withdrawal. Get started today by scheduling a virtual visit with one of our board- certified doctors. Whether you’re at home, at work, or on lunch break, we’ve got you covered and are here to make recovery easy. Click here to schedule now.
How it works
It is important to first stop all morphine use. You must wait until you have mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms (generally 12- 72 hours) before taking your first dose of Suboxone. If it is taken too early, it can force you into precipitated withdrawal, which is both very uncomfortable and may be dangerous. Continue as directed by your doctor and that’s it. Generally 95% of our patient’s do not have any withdrawal symptoms after the first 5-7 days of starting Suboxone. You may also request additional medication to help ease withdrawal symptoms so that you can continue with your day to day activities (work, school, etc) without skipping a beat .