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Oxycontin (Oxycodone) is a full semi-synthetic opiate agonist. It was synthesized in 1916 in Germany. It is an extremely powerful man made pain reliever. Even nowadays Oxycontin is one of the most powerful and effective pain killers available. Oxycontin is an opiate narcotic, belongs to the same class of medication as Morphine. Oxycontin is medically prescribed for moderate to severe chronic pain, mostly for cancer patients and other chronic pain suffers. Oxycontin is available in form of coated time-release tablets. For medical purpose Oxycontin must be taken only orally without crushing the pill. Crushed, dissolved or intravenously injected Oxycontin creates an immediate strong feeling of euphoria with the high risk of life threatening side effects.
Oxycontin is a highly addictive opioid. Oxycontin addiction is a serious medical and social problem, similar to that of Heroin or Morphine. Abuse of Oxycontin quickly creates psychological and physical dependence on it. Pleasurable effects of Oxycontin are the same of any other strong opioid: quick rush, euphoria, inner comfort, feeling of well-being.
Oxycontin side effects
A serious short term effect of Oxycontin is respiratory depression. When the dose of Oxycontin is too high the breathing becomes dangerously slow and shallow. OxyContin should not be combined with other medications which suppress respiratory functions such as alcohol, barbiturates or benzodiazepines. Respiratory failure is a serious risk for people who abuse Oxycontin. The other Oxycontin side effects include: confusion, dizziness, headache, itching, nausea, loss of appetite, constipation. Growing doses of Oxycontin in case of a long term use is a sign of drug tolerance, meaning that larger and larger doses of Oxycontin must be taken to receive the initial effect.
Withdrawal from Oxycontin
Physical dependence on Oxycontin is a condition causing a person to experience withdrawal syndrome when the use of the drug is abruptly stopped. Due to high physical addictiveness of Oxycontin the withdrawal from it can be very severe. Symptoms may vary, but for the most part, they are: dilated pupils, nervousness, restlessness, excruciating muscle and bone pain, involuntary leg movements, insomnia, hot and cold flashes, excessive sweating, running nose and watery eyes, goose bumps,, diarrhea, vomiting, heart palpitations, depression. Intensity of withdrawal from Oxycontin is close to Heroin. Withdrawal symptoms can last as long as a week and can be very uncomfortable, physically and mentally Going through Oxycontin withdrawal is a really hard time. Trying Oxycontin drug detoxification without professional medical help can be a disastrous idea. It may result in a serious health damage if done outside a professional facility. Professional help should be sought for any one showing symptoms of oxycontin withdrawal of any kind.
Many addicts choose Oxycontin drug detoxification at our clinic as an effective way to stop their addiction and begin the way to recovery. We offer three three methods of oxycontin detoxification:
- ·Ultra Rapid Opioid Detoxification;
- ·N.E.T. detoxification;
- ·combination of Ultra Rapid Opioid Detoxification and NET therapy.
The whole process of detoxification takes no more that 5 days of in-patient treatment. All the methods are highly effective, safe, fast and comfortable. To get more information about each of them you may visit the section “Drug detoxification” of the same site.
Oxyсontin is a very addictive drug and one that should never be taken for any reason other than for which it is designated.
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