A Schedule II drug, Endocet is highly addictive and can impact a user both physically and psychologically. As a result, it is critical that the prescribed administration of Endocet be closely monitored by a physician. The consequences for taking Endocet for recreational purposes can be significant.
Endocet works by blocking pain receptors in the brain and as a result, can create a feeling of euphoria for the user. The individual is likely to continue to try and chase this feeling and may continue to seek Endocet, even if a medical reason no longer exists. Abuse of Endocet easily develops from that point.
When an individual stops taking Endocet after a long period of use, the withdrawal symptoms can put an immense amount of strain on the body. As a result, it can cause the individual severe pain and psychological distress in the process. Symptoms have been known to occur as soon as 6-8 hours after the most recent dose.
Withdrawal symptoms associated with cessation of Endocet can include, but are not limited to:
- gastrointestinal distress
- muscle pain
- runny nose and eyes
The continued use of Endocet can lead to dependence, tolerance and addiction. Cessation should only be done under the care of a board-certified physician and board-certified addiction psychiatrist to avoid significant damage to the body or even death. Endocet can do a significant amount of damage to the body and both physical and psychological dependence develops along with the addiction.