What is Lucemyra and How Does it Work?
June 21, 2021 , Agape Treatment Center
What is Lucemyra Used for Opiate Treatment?
Lucemyra is a non-opioid medication designed to help men and women over 18 overcome the more severe symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal. It’s important to note that while this medication can be extremely effective, it is not a treatment for opioid abuse or addiction. It does not completely prevent withdrawal symptoms from occurring. It simply makes undergoing opioid withdrawal more comfortable and safe. The FDA approved this medication, and it is safer than other opioid antagonists in the sense that it is not itself addictive.
Many people who abuse opioid narcotics avoid seeking professional help simply because they are afraid of undergoing withdrawal. While it is true that opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable when left untreated, taking a medication like Lucemyra can speed up the process and make it far more tolerable. If you or someone you love has been abusing an opioid narcotic painkiller, an illegal drug like heroin, or a synthetic opioid like fentanyl, taking medication might be a good move.
How Does Lucemyra Help With Opioid Detox?
However, medication-assisted treatment must be provided by an accredited and licensed detox facility. In addition, attempting to self-medicate the symptoms of withdrawal is never a good idea. If you have been struggling with opioid addiction and looking to begin an entirely new way of life, reach out to Agape Treatment Center today for more information on the benefits of medication and medication-assisted treatment options.
The Mechanisms Behind Lucemyra
How exactly does this medication work? Over time, when an opioid narcotic is repeatedly introduced to the system, the brain begins producing a smaller amount of norepinephrine – a hormone that affects sleep and breathing. When the system becomes used to having opioids present, levels of norepinephrine are significantly reduced. When a person stops using the opioid suddenly, norepinephrine levels are still extremely low. This is what leads to withdrawal. This specific medication works by helping restore chemical balance within the brain.
Sign And Symptoms Of Opioid Withdrawal
Most people who have experienced opioid withdrawal liken it to coming down with a bad cold or flu. The symptoms are rarely life-threatening. However, they can be extremely uncomfortable – both physically and psychologically. The most common symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal include:
- Profuse sweating and night sweats
- Uncontrollable trembling and shaking
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Severe stomach cramping
- Insomnia and an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep
- Mood swings generally characterized by agitation and irritability
- General feelings of physical discomfort
Lucemyra works by safely alleviating these symptoms. The medication makes the symptoms less severe and allows the patient to get comfortable and fall asleep. The withdrawal experience is not made worse by an inability to get any rest or relaxation. Every day that a patient is taking this medication, she will fill out a questionnaire that addresses how severe symptoms are and which symptoms are being experienced. This helps the medical team at the detox facility gauge how effective the medication is and whether or not any additional treatment options are necessary.
Next Steps for Treatment of Opioid Abuse
Once the patient undergoes withdrawal and is physically stabilized, he or she transitions to the next appropriate level of clinical care, which could be inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, or outpatient treatment. The level of clinical care will depend heavily on the severity of the opioid abuse disorder and the presence of any underlying issues (like unresolved trauma or mental illness).
More About Medication-Assisted Treatment With Luceryma
Agape Treatment Center, utilizes medication-assisted treatment whenever necessary. To learn more about our recovery program and learn more about the treatment options that we provide, contact us today through our website or over the phone.
All calls are free and confidential. The only thing standing in between you and a life of fulfilling recovery is the willingness to do whatever it takes. Let us help you on your road to recovery and living a better lifestyle free from drug addiction.
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