Opioid Withdrawal Specialist

Wholesome Health Pharmacy

Pharmacy located in Hoffman Estates, IL

Opioid use for pain management is escalating in this country, and, with it comes the potential for withdrawal. Wholesome Health Pharmacy in Hoffman Estates, Illinois is a full-service pharmacy that not only fills prescriptions that a healthcare provider might order to ease the symptoms of withdrawal but offers a number natural care products to help. If you or someone you love is suffering from the painful withdrawal that comes with opioid use, give the staff a Wholesome Health Pharmacy a call.

Opioid Withdrawal Q & A

Wholesome Health Pharmacy

What is an opioid?

Opioids are drugs typically prescribed to control pain. They're also used to manage severe diarrhea, suppress a bad cough and sometimes even to treat an opioid use disorder such as withdrawal syndrome. Opioids are also common street drugs like heroin used to get high.

What is opioid withdrawal?

Opioid withdrawal is a group of symptoms that patients suffer from when they decrease or stop taking an opioid drug such as morphine or codeine. Even an opioid medically prescribed for pain can lead to withdrawal.

Withdrawal means the body is attempting to regulate itself. It’s a process that has to run its course, but there are ways to make the patient more comfortable and safer as the drug leaves his or her system.

What are the symptoms of opioid withdrawal?

They vary based on the severity of the dependence, health of the person and type of drug taken. Some common signs of opioid withdrawal include:

  • Frequent yawning
  • Runny nose
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • Goosebumps
  • Muscle aches
  • Anxiety
  • Craving for the drug

It’s not a pleasant experience, which is why many patients rely on a full-service pharmacy such as Wholesome Health Pharmacy to provide support tools that can help.