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Schedule II Drugs

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Schedule II Drugs in Tampa FloridaWhen one experiences unrelenting pain from an accident, illness, or medical condition, one of the most common forms of pain relief include the use of several different types of prescription medications. When these fail to bring lasting relief, Schedule II Drugs often become the next logical step.

Though often effective, our pain management physicians strive to keep you on them for as short a time as possible in order to avoid dependency as well as to avoid the potential for some of the side effects associated with these drugs.

How Do You Avoid a Patient’s Dependency on Such Drugs?

The dispensing of Schedule II Drugs is regulated by the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) due to the high potential for addiction and abuse. As a result of this potential, our physicians closely monitor use and educate their patients about maintaining safe dosages.

Most people who take Schedule II Drugs for chronic pain management don’t realize how little of the medication actually reaches the specific area of the body where they are experiencing pain. After your body has absorbed a pill, only one to two percent of it reaches the intended area. The rest is eliminated through waste products or remains in your organs or bloodstream. That is why the possibility of organ damage is so high with long-term use of these medications.

In addition to simply monitoring use while a patient takes Schedule II Drugs, their physician will treat the area where they are experiencing pain with alternative methods. This provides heightened relief, without the use of additional drugs. People with chronic lower back pain may receive electrode stimulation or medical massage in the exact areas where their pain is most prevalent. Once they have achieved a decent amount of pain relief for chronic pain, their physician weans them off the Schedule II Drugs completely.

What Side Effects Exist with Schedule II Drugs?

As with all prescription medications, both minor and major side effects are possible. Some of the most common minor side effects include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Itching

The more serious side effects include:

  • Psychological dependency
  • Organ damage
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Potential for overdose

Help is Available Now

Our doctors strive to successfully treat those who have given up hope of living without pain and do all they can to ensure as pain-free a life as possible. Whether relief comes in the form of prescribed Schedule II Drugs or through one of our other pain management techniques, our specialists are with you every step of the way!

Schedule II Drugs

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