OxyContin Withdrawal

What Happens During OxyContin Withdrawal?

OxyContin is a type of medication that is commonly used to aid in pain relief with ongoing, chronic pain (e.g., cancer). Oxycodone (another name for OxyContin) is a drug that is classified as an opioid analgesic. It operates within the brain to alter how your body feels and reacts to pain.

However, OxyContin is not a drug that should be taken lightly. In fact, Oxycodone that is taken in higher dosages and strengths (40+ mg, per tablet) should only be taken if an individual is already taking considerable quantities of opioid pain medication. Without the correct amount of an opioid pain medication, taking too much OxyContin can result in overdose (and death in extreme situations).

Symptoms of OxyContin Addiction

OxyContin is not a drug that should be used to alleviate minor pains or pains that are expected to go away in just a matter of days.

Unfortunately, it’s possible for an individual to develop an addictive dependency to OxyContin, known as OxyContin disease. OxyContin and addiction should not be taken lightly, as abusing this type of medication can result in overdose or death if not handled correctly.

Side effects include the following:

  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation
  • General weakness
  • Lightheadedness/dizziness


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