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Oxycontin

What is Oxycontin?

Oxycontin®, a brand name of time-released oxycodone, is an extremely powerful, opiate normally prescribed to manage moderate to severe pain over extended periods of time. This drug acts to relieve pain by binding to receptors in the brain to decrease the feeling of pain.

Is Oxycontin addictive?

Oxycontin® is a highly addictive substance and may be habit forming. Within a few weeks of consistently taking Oxycontin®, the body adjusts to the presence of the drug and a tolerance develops. As aa addiction to Oxycontin® develops, the body requires more and more Oxycontin® to achieve pain relief. Taking higher doses of Oxycontin® can increase the risk of experiencing extremely uncomfortable side effects.

If a person no longer wishes to continue taking Oxycontin or wants to discontinue taking the drug, medical supervision is necessary to prevent oxycontin withdrawal symptoms.

Oxycontin Addiction signs

  • Extreme drug seeking behaviors
  • Financial Problems
  • Strain on relationships
  • Appearance of withdrawal symptoms

Oxy withdrawals are extremely uncomfortable and can start as soon as a few hours after the last dose. Without medical supervision, decreasing a dose or stopping oxycontin intake altogether may cause these these symptoms:

Oxycontin Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Vomiting

 

Oxycontin Withdrawal Treatment

Under the supervision of the professionals at Outpatient Detox, patients do not need to fear experiencing oxycontin withdrawal symptoms. Patients can detox off of oxycontin in the comfort of their own homes with personalized treatment plans that allow them to remain safe, calm, comfortable and able to sleep at night throughout the detoxification period.