Endocet Withdrawal

If you abruptly stop taking Endocet, withdrawal symptoms may occur. Common symptoms can include vomiting, sweating, and diarrhea. Withdrawing from Endocet does not typically cause life-threatening complications, but it can be quite uncomfortable. Your healthcare provider can slowly decrease your dose at a rate that helps minimize such symptoms. Keep in mind that withdrawal symptoms can occur with both legitimate use and abuse of this drug.

Withdrawal from Endocet: An Overview

Endocet® (oxycodone/APAP) is a prescription pain medication. The medication is a narcotic, and you may experience withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it too quickly (especially if you have taken it for more than a few weeks). Although Endocet withdrawal can be rather uncomfortable and unpleasant, you can be assured that it is not usually life-threatening.
 
Over time, the body becomes accustomed to the various effects of Endocet. If you stop taking it too quickly (or even if you decrease your dose too quickly), withdrawal symptoms may occur. This can occur with chronic, legitimate use of the drug, as well as with abuse of Endocet. Withdrawal is a normal, predictable, physical response to stopping a narcotic; it is not necessarily a sign of abuse.
 

Symptoms of Endocet Withdrawal

Symptoms of withdrawal from Endocet can vary in intensity and may include:
 
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Runny nose
  • Sweating
  • Goosebumps
  • Agitation.
     
Unlike withdrawal from many other drugs, withdrawal from Endocet is unlikely to cause life-threatening symptoms.
 

Limiting Endocet Withdrawal

Although withdrawal symptoms with Endocet are not typically dangerous, they can be unpleasant. In fact, they can be so uncomfortable that people start taking the drug again in order to relieve symptoms. In order to minimize symptoms, you should not stop taking Endocet "cold turkey." Your healthcare provider can slowly decrease your dose at a rate that helps minimize withdrawal (most healthcare providers will be more than willing to help you stop taking Endocet). Remember, Endocet withdrawal is not necessarily a symptom of abuse, and you should not be embarrassed to ask for help in this matter.
 
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