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- Symptoms are consistent with the half-life of most opioid drugs and usually last for several hours.
- Symptoms include initial euphoria followed by apathy, dysphoria, psychomotor agitation or retardation, and impaired judgment.
- Severe opioid intoxication can lead to respiratory depression, coma, and death.
- Dysphoria, muscle aches, nausea/vomiting, lacrimation or rhinorrhea, pupillary dilation, piloerection, sweating, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, yawning, fever, and insomnia.
- From short-acting drugs (for example, heroin)
- Symptoms occur within 6 to 8 hours, peak within 1 to 3 days, and gradually subside in 5 to 10 days
- From long-acting drugs (for example, methadone)
- Symptoms occur within 1 to 3 days, peak between days 4 and 6, subside in 14 to 21 days.
- From ultra-short-acting meperidine
- Symptoms begin quickly, peak in 8 to 12 hours, and subside in 4 to 5 days