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What Is Oxycodone Used For?

 

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But people sometimes ask, how does anyone get addicted on Oxycodone? Are there any signs to look out for that a person using Oxycodone has already become addicted?

The relief of moderate to severe pain is one of the main reasons why Oxycodone is being used in the medical setting. Patients who are in need of round the clock medication for pain relief is usually prescribed Oxycodone extended-release tablets. However, this type of drug can come in various forms and can even be prescribed in combination with aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen.

Caution must be taken when medicating with Oxycodone as the drug may cause physical dependence and even addiction when it is abused or used for a longer time frame.

  • Oxycodone hydrochloride, more widely known as Oxycodone is a narcotic medication sometimes prescribed to manage and treat pain.
  • The drug comes in a white, odor-free, crystalline powder form obtained from the alkaloid of opium known as thebaine.
  • Oxycodone can act as a full opioid agonist, which means it can bind itself with mu-receptors in the CNS or central nervous system.
  • The result can be feelings of depression, anxiousness, analgesia, and sedation.

Medicines That Have Oxycodone As An Ingredient

Oxycodone is included in many different brand names usually found in combination with other active ingredients. Below is a list of several prescription drugs that have been found containing oxycodone:

  •    Lynox = Oxycodone + Acetaminophen
  •    Combunox = Oxycodone + Ibuprofen
  •    Endodan = Oxycodone + Aspirin
  •    Endocet = Oxycodone + Acetaminophen
  •    Magnacet = Oxycodone + Acetaminophen
  •    Oxycet = Oxycodone + Acetaminophen
  •    Narvox = Oxycodone + Acetaminophen
  •    Percodan = Oxycodone + Aspirin
  •    Primlev = Oxycodone + Acetaminophen
  •    Perloxx = Oxycodone + Acetaminophen
  •    Percocet – Oxycodone + Acetaminophen
  •    Roxiprin = Oxycodone + Aspirin
  •    Roxicet = Oxycodone + Acetaminophen
  •    Taxadone = Oxycodone + Acetaminophen
  •    Tylox = Oxycodone + Acetaminophen
  •    Xolox = Oxycodone + Acetaminophen

Oxycodone makes small but otherwise significant changes.

It can bind to opioid receptors in one’s spinal cord and brain causing physical changes. There have also been documented reports that Oxycodone can produce euphoria, a very pleasant sense of a person’s well-being, enabling the user to experience analgesic effects. The use of Oxycodone has also been found to result in low blood pressure, tightness in the chest, irregular breathing, nausea, migraines, vomiting.

The drug can also create an intense dependence on the user both physically and psychologically. Those who use Oxycodone may develop drug tolerance in a short amount of time. In the long run, larger quantities of the drug will be desired to achieve the effects experienced during the first use.

Oxycodone has been categorized by The Controlled Substance Act as a Schedule II drug

Unfortunately, even those starting out on a prescription can develop an addiction. There are several factors that can influence the continued use of this medication and it can be both individual and environmental. However, the ability of Oxycodone to provide intense pleasure is one of the main reasons why users turn to and get addicted to the drug.

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