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Laudanum

LaudanumTincture of Opium, or Laudanum, is an alcoholic herbal preparation which contains about 10% of opium in powdered form. This drug is the most potent oral form of morphine. Laudanum is the third most abused and addictive prescription drug prescribed in America today and because of this, users considering using this drug medically or as recreational should be aware of the dangers that they may soon face even after one or two uses.

When taking Laudanum there are three kinds of effects that you will soon possibly face: short-term side effects, long-term side effects, and withdrawal effects.

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Short-term effects occur within several hours of first dose and can remain present for several days. Some short-term effects include:

  • Respiratory depression
  • Constipation
  • Euphoria
  • Dysphoria
  • Xerostomia
  • Miosis
  • Itching
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased heart rate and blood pressure

Long-term effects occur after several days of use and can remain present in a person’s life for several years or until death.

These include:

  • Life-threatening addiction
  • Liver damage, cancer or failure
  • Kidney damage, cancer or failure
  • Mental dysfunction
  • Heart damage or failure
  • Chronic depression
  • Loss of motivation

Withdrawal effects occur after the individual discontinues use and can remain present in an individual’s life for weeks.

Some withdrawal effects are:

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Body aches and pains
  • Confusion
  • Mood swings
  • Constipation

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It is not FDA approved due to the length of time that it has been on the market, but when you are prescribed this drug there is a poison warning. That alone is enough to deter many! Using Laudanum for pain management is not a safe idea. There are many other prescription medications that are not as addictive or deadly. To get help with an addiction that you may have to Laudanum, call toll free now.

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