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Kapanol Detox and Withdrawal

Kapanol is a form of slow-release morphine and a potent opiate used to treat chronic or acute severe pain. Kapanol detox centers work to help those who have become highly dependent or addicted to the medication to overcome this dependency. All opiates are highly addictive drugs classified under Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act. Schedule II substances have:

  • Strong potential for abuse
  • Availability for prescribed purposes in the United States
  • A high likelihood of physical or psychological dependence when abused
  • Limited access requiring a prescription or emergency situation

“Kapanol detox centers work to help those who have become highly dependent or addicted to the medication to overcome this dependency.”
The withdrawal process can be a very taxing and personal event, but assistance is available through our 24-hour helpline at , or you can fill out our secure and confidential contact form for more information on Kapanol detox and the associated withdrawal effects.


projectknow-shutter426823906-cpr-on-manThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reports that over 23.5 million people required treatment for drug or alcohol abuse problems in 2009. Treatment centers can greatly assist with detoxification due to the risks of this medication. Withdrawal from Kapanol and other opiates can be dangerous to the health of those chemically dependent on the medication. Most of the withdrawal effects are not life-threatening, but some acute withdrawal symptoms can lead to death. These include:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Seizure
  • Extreme dehydration

Most sufferers must be carefully attended to by a medical care provider, nurse or doctor to ensure these acute withdrawal symptoms do not develop or become life-threatening. Kapanol detox centers work with health care providers to monitor patients throughout the detoxification process. This helps to ensure a safer recovery with less risk of returning to the medication out of physical dependence. After Kapanol detox, instructional sessions designed to help a sufferer understand the addiction are often available at rehab facilities to deal with psychological aspect of addiction and to help to prevent future relapse.


“Kapanol detox programs typically follow a standard morphine or opiate detoxification process.”
Kapanol detox programs typically follow a standard morphine or opiate detoxification process. This begins with a withdrawal from the use of the medication and observation of withdrawal syndrome symptoms. Symptoms typically begin with cravings within six to 14 hours after the last dose and continue to ramp up for the next 36 to 72 hours. Symptoms during the final phases of detoxification include:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Acute weight loss
  • Blood changes, including increased white cell counts

Health care professionals at Kapanol detox centers carefully monitor this process for the first 72 hours to prevent acute symptoms and damage done by severe dehydration. Some centers may administer other narcotics to lessen the symptoms in severe of cases. Call our support line at any time at for additional help or resources on the processes used during Kapanol detoxification.


Kapanol detox centers can help many sufferers with the challenges of detox and withdrawal. Once the physical detoxification completes, sufferers must struggle to overcome psychological dependencies on the medication. These may be equally as severe as the chemical dependencies and lead to a dramatic desire to return to the medication. Counselors, friends and family may work with the center to help each patient regain control of their lives and alleviate the desire to relapse into addiction.

Rehabilitation After Detox

RehabilitationAccording to the same report, only 2.6 million of the people cited in the SAMHSA study on addiction received treatment in a specialized facility. Detoxification programs can assist with both the withdrawal symptoms and physical dependency, but a standard rehabilitation program is recommended after detoxification. Friends, family and others close to a recovering addict should keep in regular contact and offer support in overcoming the psychological needs that develop during addiction. Many detoxification centers offer follow-up appointments and regular checkups to assure recovering addicts that they remain in control of their lives and no longer require Kapanol to function. For more information on Kapanol detox, rehabilitation, the processes involved or finding a Kapanol detox center in your area, call .

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