Oxycodone is a powerful, potent painkiller that is found in both Oxycontin and Percocet. It is one of the most commonly abused prescription drug tablets in the United States. It is typical for someone to start using Oxycodone when it is prescribed by a doctor and then later becomes misused or taken in larger amounts, and results in addiction. The extended-release form of Oxycodone is for around-the-clock treatment of pain and should not be used on an as-needed basis for pain.
Oxycodone is a prescription medication from a doctor that is used to treat medical conditions such as moderate to severe pain. The medicine can come in tablets that are all different shapes, sizes and colors, depending on the brand and dose. Oxycodone can also be prescribed in a liquid form, but that is not as common. It is typically prescribed in combination with other medicines such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen. There are generic forms of Oxycodone tablets that are available and that may be more likely for your insurance company to cover.
If you are struggling with Oxycodone abuse or addiction, please reach out to AToN Center for help. We are happy to give you more information on our treatment programs.
Oxycontin are strong drugs, prescribed by a doctor that contains an opioid that is used to treat medical conditions such as pain in patients, typically for instances of certain cancers or when other non-opioid medications are not working.
A prolonged use of long-acting opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin, can potentially be dangerous or life-threatening and can lead to overdose. If it is not used properly, you are at risk for abuse, addiction and misuse that can lead to death.
Oxycodone and Oxycontin are different versions of the same drug but both belong to the drug class of opioids. Oxycodone and Oxycontin medications both bind to receptors in the spinal cord and your brain. This results in the pain signals in your body to be blocked, which results in less pain. There are generic versions of Oxycodone that may be given to you by your doctor. Your insurance plan may cover a certain version of Oxycodone rather than Oxycontin medications.
The usual dose for extended-release Oxycodone tablets are:
Extended-release (ER) Oxycodone:
Initial dose for OPIOID-NAIVE and OPIOID NON-TOLERANT patients:
Most common forms of Oxycodone medicine include:
So, what reasons do you need to take Oxycodone medicine? People take Oxycodone medicine because it is used to treat medical health conditions such as moderate to severe pain. Certain medical pain conditions that a doctor prescribes Oxycodone Hydrochloride tablets for are:
There are some situations where it is not appropriate to use Oxycodone. Most brands of Oxycodone are not approved for people under the age of 18.
Speak with your doctor if you exhibit any of the following health concerns:
The health side effects and symptoms of Oxycodone and Oxycontin supplements are very similar because they contain the same ingredients.
Like any supplements or drugs, there are likely to be some health side effects that can occur. It is more common for the tablets to cause health side effects during the first immediate use or with a change in dose. There can be both mental and physical side effects that occur. With Oxycodone medicine, the following are common health side effects that can be present.
The health side effects that can occur when you take Oxycodone medicine include:
Severe health side effects of these drug supplements are less common. They include:
When Oxycodone is taken regularly, your body begins to develop a mental dependence or tolerance to the drug, making it so you need it to function properly. When your body does not get the medicine, it starts to feel withdrawals and they can make you feel quite uncomfortable.
When you take a medicine appropriately, it is not likely to cause a mental dependence. It’s often abused when you take it more often than directed, you take it during occasions where it is not necessary, or you take more than what was prescribed.
There are certain circumstances that may indicate that you have a problem with using Oxycodone medicine. Some typical signs of addiction and abuse to these drugs include:
When you stop using any drug, especially “cold-turkey” it can cause uncomfortable symptoms to occur. Your body has built a dependence and may require medical supervision to ensure the safest and most comfortable detox from the drug.
It’s important to get help from a medical professional at AToN Center before you stop using Oxycodone after you have been taking it for a period of time. They can give you valuable information on the right methods to stop using this drug.
There are many types of treatment methods that can be used to treat Oxycodone addiction and abuse. The most common forms of treatment and care for Oxycodone addiction include behavioral health therapies from a mental health professional. A mental health professional at AToN Center can treat with counseling, support groups and other behavioral health strategies to address your addiction. Often, there are co-occurring mental health disorders that need to be treated together.
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