Chemotherapy can cause cardiac effects early in treatment, but in some cases, the effects may not show up until much later. One notable example is heart damage following treatment with the medication Adriamycin (doxorubicin ). With this drug, a possible long term side effect is weakening of the heart muscle, resulting in a decreased ability to pump blood through the body ( heart failure ). Symptoms may include increasing shortness of breath, fatigue, and swelling of the feet and ankles. If you have been treated with Adriamycin, your doctor may recommend a MUGA scan to monitor how your heart is pumping.
Benzodiazepines are rarely the preferred or sole drug of abuse. An estimated 80 percent of benzodiazepine abuse is part of polydrug abuse, most commonly with opioids. 27 A two-year treatment outcome study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse 28 found that 15 percent of heroin users also used benzodiazepines daily for more than one year, and 73 percent used benzodiazepines more often than weekly. Studies indicate that from 5 percent to as many as 90 percent of methadone users are also regular users of benzodiazepines. High-dose benzodiazepine abuse is especially prevalent in patients who are taking methadone. 29
If the user has quit the drug, or lower the time he or she uses the drug, even for just a few hour, then there is a chance that he or she would face withdrawal symptoms. The effects are probably agonizing, and could last for a period of time. The time for how long it can last depends on the usage, and quantity of the drug used. The effects can be nausea, tearing, yawning, chills, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and sweating. These effect can also be considered as “ Cold Turkey” the effect is to be considered to hurt a lot. The other effects the user could feel is pain in the bones and muscles, pain in the back, diarrhea, clammy skin, becoming frail, higher blood pressure, not having a lot of water in the system, lack of nutrients, mood swings and thoughts of suicide. The effects hurt a lot, and some people use opium just to get rid of the agony of the withdrawal symptoms. The effects could last for months, this can bring agonizing pain to the user who is addicted. Opium has a lot of side effect, and is illegal in many countries. Opium should be taken seriously, because of the horrible effects.