Ryzolt is one of the brand names of the opioid drug tramadol. Unfortunately, the medication can cause all the same issues associated with opioid abuse as well as some specific to the drug itself. Call 800-420-9064 now if you have been struggling with Ryzolt abuse or addiction and require a treatment option that will suit your needs.
According to DailyMed, “Ryzolt is a centrally acting synthetic opioid analgesic.” The drug is prescribed for extended release, so it must be taken exactly as prescribed and never tampered with. Ryzolt can be used safely and effectively, as long as patients never stray from their prescription.
Unfortunately, though, people misuse opioid drugs, sell or give them to friends, family members, and neighbors, and participate in a number of dangerous activities than can eventually lead to addiction.
Signs and Symptoms of Ryzolt Use
Ryzolt can cause the same effects that other opioids cause, including drowsiness and confusion. Patients are advised not to drive while on the medication. According to the National Library of Medicine, other signs and symptoms of tramadol use include:
These symptoms are usually mild and can be treated by your doctor if they do not go away on their own. However, Ryzolt can potentially cause other side effects that can be much more dangerous.
Risks of Ryzolt Use
Ryzolt has number of risks associated with its use. For one, dependence and withdrawal still occur, like with other types of opioid drugs, but “encountered in about 10 percent of cases of tramadol withdrawal” is a syndrome associated with hallucinations, paranoia, panic attacks, and other psychotic effects according to the (Drug Enforcement Administration).
Whether a person will experience this syndrome or not is not easily predictable, so it is very important that all patients are slowly weaned of the drug. Of course, those who abuse it are at a higher risk of experiencing this syndrome without the proper treatment.
In general, all the risks listed above are more likely to occur in someone who has been abusing their or someone else’s Ryzolt prescription. The drug itself is incredibly dangerous when taken in high doses and likely to cause dependence, tolerance, and addiction.
Those who misuse this medication also put themselves at risk of the severe withdrawal syndrome only associated with this medication and no other opioid drug, which can be deadly if the individual is not treated immediately.
According to the DEA, those most likely to abuse this medication are “narcotic addicts, chronic pain patients, and health professionals.” Anyone who does misuse tramadol will require treatment in a rehab program, the intensity of which will depend on the severity of their condition.
Ryzolt Addiction and Treatment
Like with other opioid addiction treatment programs, individuals addicted to Ryzolt will often be treated with medications and behavioral therapies. However, the individual must go through medically assisted withdrawal or be maintained on a medication first, in order to avoid the possibility of experiencing the divergent withdrawal symptoms associated with this particular drug. Once the individual is stabilized, they can begin a normal opioid addiction treatment regimen.