Oxycontin 80mg belongs to a group of medicines called opioid analgesics.
Oxycontin 80mg Description
Oxycontin 80mg belongs to a group of medicines called opioid analgesics. It is a depressant drug which means it slows down the messages traveling between the brain and the body. Depressant drugs do not necessarily make a person feel depressed. Other depressants include alcohol, cannabis and heroin.
Oxycontin 80mg is most commonly prescribed by doctors to relieve moderate to severe pain. However, there is increasing concern among medical professionals about the risks of using these drugs, particularly when they are used for a long time.
How to use Oxycontin 80mg
Oxycontin 80mg is usually swallowed but is sometimes injected or used as a suppository.
To prevent OxyContin tablets being injected by people who misuse them, they were reformulated in 2014. The tablets are now resistant to crushing and become a thick gel when added to water. They also have controlled release properties, even as a gel. Read more about this change on the ReGen website.
Effects of Oxycontin 80mg
Use of any drug always carries some risk. It’s important to be careful when taking any type of drug and follow your doctor’s prescription. Contact your doctor if you are concerned about the side effects of Oxy.
Oxycontin 80mg affects everyone differently, but the effects may include:
Dizziness or faintness
Confusion and difficulty concentrating
Euphoria or negative mood
Stomach ache and nausea.
Withdrawal of Oxycontin
Giving up Oxycontin after using it for a long time is challenging because the body has to get used to functioning without it. This is why it’s important to seek advice from a health professional when planning to stop taking Oxycontin, whether you have been taking it with a prescription or not.
Withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person and are different depending on the type of Oxycontin taken. Symptoms usually last for approximately one week and can include:
Difficulty sleeping and severe restlessness
Hot and cold flushes
Pains in muscles and joints
Muscle spasms and tremors
Loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting
Increased heart rate and blood pressure