Oxycodone is a powerful opioid painkiller found in OxyContin and Percocet.
What is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is a prescription opiate analgesic used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It is classified as a schedule II drug, meaning it has a currently accepted medical use. Moreover, the drug has a high potential for abuse and may lead to physical and psychological dependence.
Oxycodone is sold in liquid or pill form and is available in immediate or a controlled-release formulation. The drug is often prescribed in combination with other drugs such as Acetaminophen, Aspirin, and Ibuprofen. Each combination is available under a different brand name such as OxyContin, Roxicodone, Percocet, and Percodan. Oxycodone is also known in the streets as “oxy,” “kickers,” “blue,” and “hillbilly Heroin,” among others.
Brand names are:
- Oxycet® (containing Acetaminophen, Oxycodone)
- Percocet® (containing Acetaminophen, Oxycodone)
- Percodan® (containing Aspirin, Oxycodone)
- Xtampza® ER
- Targiniq® ER (as a combination product containing naloxone, oxycodone)
- Xartemis XR® (as a combination product containing Acetaminophen, Oxycodone
Oxycodone is a potent opioid and has some common unwanted side effects such as nausea, constipation, flushing, sweating, weakness, headaches, dry mouth and mood changes.
Other serious side effects could be dangerous and may require immediate medical help such as irregular heartbeat, rash, swelling of different body parts, hoarseness, extreme drowsiness, hypotension and difficulty breathing or swelling that can quickly turn into a life-threatening situation.
The risks of Oxycodone adverse effects are particularly high when combined with alcohol or Benzodiazepines. The combination of these substances can result in a much higher risk or even death, particularly from severe respiratory problems and overdose.
What are the Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms?
Once a tolerance and dependence on oxycodone occur, stopping the drug can result in painful withdrawal symptoms. Some people cannot get through detox on their own because symptoms are just too intense. What often leads to continuing use to feel “normal” and avoid pain.
Some of the most common oxycodone withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Muscle ache
- Stomach cramps
- Rapid heartbeat, and anxiety.
An inpatient medical oxycodone addiction treatment can significantly help oxycodone users reach a full detox, safely and successfully.
Possible Physical Symptoms of Oxy Addiction:
- Weight loss
- Slow breathing
- Problems with balance, coordination, and reflexes.
- Excessive yawning
- Dilated pupils
- Poor focus
- Lack of concentration
- Impaired memory
- Bad judgment
- Mood swings
- Loss of interest in activities or social interaction.
- Sudden outbursts
Oxycodone Rapid Detox Treatment
There are several options for oxycodone dependency treatment. Regardless of what path a person chooses, the first phase is detoxification. Oxycodone rapid detox offers the highest success rate of any detoxification. Also, patients have around the clock monitoring by a team of experienced medical professionals.
Traditional drug rehab programs have a very high failure in Oxy detox. The archaic forms of treatment make it difficult for many people to overcome their dependence. One of the reasons for the low success is that there is too much emphasis on group work and psychotherapy and without adequate medical guidance.
The most important decision anyone battling an Oxycodone addiction can make is seeking the right treatment center. Furthermore, With an estimated one million Americans suffering from oxycodone addiction, many addiction professionals are referring to medicine when seeking effective treatment options.
The Waismann Method of Rapid Detox has been one of the most successful detoxification centers in the last two decades. Additionally, thousands of people have flown from all over the world to undergo “the best Oxycodone Detox” available worldwide.
Not everyone who comes to our exclusive Southern California oxycodone detox program became addicted due to a prescription from their own doctor. Drug diversion can also happen when one well-meaning person shares a pill with a friend, and it, too, can be a doorway to opiate addiction. Oxycontin and other opiate drugs act on the brain in ways that change the way it responds.
Opiates trigger a quick release of feel-good brain hormones called endorphins. Once accustomed to the presence of opiate drugs, the brain no longer feels the need to produce these positive chemicals naturally. Until a complete medical detox is achieve and an opiate antagonist such as Naltrexone is introduced, the brain will continue to crave the way opiates makes it feel. Rapid Oxycodone detox reverses the brain’s dependence on opiates, and it does so quickly, safely and comfortably.
If the patient continues to take Naltrexone or another opiate antagonist after oxycodone detox, they may find it easier to resist the physiological cravings that were put in place by former opiate use. When these cravings are no longer present, the former opioid user may then seek counseling to better understand the reasons they seek the comfort of addictive drugs in the first place.
It is important that anyone who is researching rapid oxycodone detox understands that the Waismann Method® of medically supervised withdrawal is available only at our location in Southern California.
If the Oxy user has collapsed, is having a seizure, trouble breathing, or cannot be awakened, call emergency services at 911 immediately.