What is Prescription drug detoxification?

Category: Procedures


Prescription drug detoxification is done to help a patient that has become addicted to their prescription pain medications. Addiction may or may not involved substance abuse. Patients may take their medications as prescribed, but become tolerant and need therapy to wean themselves off medication.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 1 0
Drug use disorder 1 1
Fatigue 1 0
Weight loss 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Prescription drug detoxification

Side effect Patients
Anxiety attacks 1
Anxious mood 1
Fatigue 1
Increased anxiety 1
Internal body pain 1
Pressure headaches 1

Show all 10 reported side effects


Based on patients currently having Prescription drug detoxification

Dosage Patients
daily 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Prescription drug detoxification.