What is Lorcet?

Lorcet®, generically known as hydrocodone/APAP, is a combination of hydrocodone, an opioid pain reliever, and acetaminophen. Lorcet® is prescribed to treat mild to moderate pain. Lorcet® is typically prescribed for short term pain due to an injury, surgery or a dental procedure. Less common uses include coughing, insomnia, migraines and chronic pain.

Why is Lorcet addicting?

Lorcet® is a highly addictive substance and may be habit forming. Within a few weeks of consistently taking Lorcet®, the body adjusts to the presence of the drug and a tolerance develops. As a tolerance to Lorcet® develops, the body requires more and more Lorcet® to achieve pain relief. Taking higher doses of Lorcet® can increase the risk of experiencing uncomfortable side effects.

Lorcet® is a very powerful drug that the body may become physically dependent upon. If a person no longer wishes to continue taking Lorcet® or wants to discontinue taking the drug, medical supervision is necessary to prevent Lorcet withdrawal symptoms.

Warning Signs of Lorcet Addiction

  • Extreme drug seeking behaviors
  • Financial Problems
  • Increased risky behaviors
  • Appearance of withdrawal symptoms

As a short acting pain reliever, Lorcet withdrawal can start as soon as 4 to 6 hours after the last dose. Without medical supervision, decreasing a Lorcet® dose or stopping the medication altogether may cause these initial symptoms.

Lorcet Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Vomiting

Outpatient Lorcet Detox Treatment

Under the supervision of the professionals at Outpatient Detox, patients do not need to fear experiencing lorcet withdrawal symptoms. Patients can detox off of Lorcet in the comfort of their own homes with personalized treatment plans that allow them to remain safe, calm, comfortable and able to sleep at night throughout the detoxification period.

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