Student Nurse Laura

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Narcotic Withdrawal

Posted by Laura on October 14, 2010

Narcotic Withdrawal

(6-12 hrs after last dose, peak 2-3 days

subsides gradually over 7-10 days)

 

  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Craving for the drug
  • Increased respiratory rate (rapid breathing)
  • Yawning
  • Runny nose
  • Salivation
  • Gooseflesh
  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Sweating
  • Confusion
  • Enlarged pupils
  • Tremors
  • Lack of appetite

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