OCD Symptoms

OCD Symptoms- It is normal, on occasion to go and double check the things that we all missed or not remembered. For instance, checking ‘the door is locked or not’, ‘checking pocket for a wallet’. But what if this loop keeps repeating for ‘n’ number of time. This medical condition is known as obsessive-compulsive disorder […]

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12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymo...

Are you in search of the best recovery process for yourself or for your close one to come out of Alcohol addiction? You are not alone. It is possible with 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous programs. What are these 12 step programs helping quit alcohol and how do they work? Alcoholics Anonymous is a process of […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a chronic disorder that is characterized by feelings of fear, unreasonable or obsessive thoughts such as a person feels the need to repeat a task like washing his/her hands repetitively even when it is unnecessary or arranging the objects over and over again. This can even lead to severe OCD that […]

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What is OCD?

What is OCD behavior!- Nation Institute of Mental Health states that about 2 percent of the population currently suffers from OCD- Which is comparatively higher than the individuals who are suffering from other illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar and ADHD. Researchers believe that both environmental and neurobiological predispositions collectively play a vital role wherein the individual […]

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Types of Addiction

Anything taken to an excessive level can result in addiction.  The types of addiction range from the substance like alcohol to behaviors like gambling. Dependence can be both emotional and behavioral.  Common symptoms are seen in addiction: Numerous failed attempts to stop the behavior Withdrawal symptoms Lack of Control over the intake Risk-Taking Behavior Being secretive about their addictive […]

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Side effects of Fortwin addiction

De addiction centreFortwin is the brand name for pentazocine an opioid (narcotic) drug that is used to treat moderate or moderately severe pain. There are many brand names for pentazocine; Fortwin among them is an injectable form of this drug. It is often used as anaesthetic before surgery. It can be injected by doctors or under their direction, usually administrated on the thigh region.

Side effects of the pentazocine can be seen under two conditions. One condition is when there is an over dosage of the drug and another is when a person develops dependency towards it.

 

“14% of those who are prescribed pentazocine for medical use have a chance of getting addicted to it”

  1. Overdose side effects
  • It is usually combined with other form of drugs or alcohol. Some of these combinations can be deadly as it slows down the central nervous system and results in coma and eventually death.
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Low blood pressure
  • Lethargy and dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Anxiety and headache
  • Vomiting
  • Constricting Pupils
  • Mouth becomes dry
  • Cramps in the abdomen region
  • Weak pulse rate and increased heart rate
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Skin may at times turn bluish
  1. Dependency side effects

Pentazocine usage may result in dependency but under doctor’s supervision it can be stopped with no withdrawal symptoms. But once the addiction becomes severe and especially when the individual’s choice of drug is unavailable, the effect becomes adverse.

  • When injected there can be a specific damage to skin like ulcers and destruction of tissues due to infection and pus formation.
  • It could at times leads to amputation of hands, arms or legs due to severe damage
  • The lungs might damaged permanently causing respiratory depression and cessation of respiration process itself in the worst scenario
  • Results in memory loss
  • Increased chances of having anxiety disorder and severe emotional depression
  • Psychosis can also be observed where the person might lose touch with reality. 

Fortwin should not be avoided when there is brain injury or damage and when a person is allergic, women should also avoid its usage when pregnant.

Among all those to whom pentazocine is initially prescribed as a medical use, 14% have chances of getting addicted to it. So there are high chances that it can cause dependency but with the medical supervision and doctor’s advice the dosage can be reduced gradually with no withdrawal symptoms.

It is always right to take prescribed drugs as per the dosage until the term or course gets completed, as advised by the doctor. Taking any kind of medication, without doctor’s consultation, to get an instant relief may sound like a simple plan but with drugs like these it is better to approach a professional.

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