Oxycodone is a schedule two drug that is very similar to morphine. Oxycodone is a very strong and effective medication prescribed to give around the clock relief from moderate to chronic pain. This drug provides a great deal of relief from arthritis, lower back pain, cancer, trauma, muscular pain, an injury, neuralgia and bone injuries such as fractures. Although it is highly effective at relieving the debilitating pain associated with such conditions as those mentioned above it can also cause dependence too.
Addiction to Oxycodone is a gradual but sure process. Upon first taking the medication the individual initially experiences relief from the pain. However, as use continues many notice a decrease in the drugs effectiveness leading the sufferer increase the frequency and sometimes the number of pills they take in an attempt to gain the same pain relief initially obtained in the beginning. This cycle of drug use can be dangerous as it can easily lead to chronic dependence or accidental overdose.
Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms can cause profuse sweating, rapid heart beat, jittery nerves, agitation, physiological pains, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, explosive outbursts, verbal abuse, paranoia, anxiety and depression. As the body adjusts to the decrease of the medication in the blood stream these symptoms can become worse but the longer the individual is without the drug the less intense the symptoms are. As a class two drug Oxycodone or Oxycotin should only be taken under the direct guidance of the prescribing physician and then only as prescribed.
This is not to say that if you take the drug only as prescribed and under the watchful eye of your doctor that you will not become addicted. On the contrary, no mater how you take the medication-even if only as prescribed and without exception, the longer you take the medication the greater your likelihood of developing a dependence to the narcotic pain killer. It is because of this fact that you keep in close regular contact with your prescribing physician ans also tell him or her of any problems or concerns you having regarding the drugs effectiveness as it pertains to your level of pain. Keeping your doctor up to date on your progress will help him/her keep you safe and possibly avoid drug addiction or worse; death or a vegetative state from accidental overdose.
Oxycodone -aka- oxycotin is a very strong pain relieving narcotic that can cause impaired abilities. Therefore caution should be exercised while taking the drug. You should refrain from driving, operating machinery or entering into any legal commitments while under the drugs influence, even if you feel completely lucid. Sometimes individuals who have been taking Oxycodone for a while may find themselves believing they are in control of their effects despite the drugs strong effects. This type of thinking can only spell disaster for many as the drug tends to numb the senses in order to alleviate the pain. It is when we feel in control that we find we are anything but.
Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms can take many different forms in different people and not everyone experiences the same severity of withdrawal. Consequently, for the safety and well being of the sufferer it is of extreme importance that the individual keep notes while taking the medication, or have a family member keep notes for them to give to the doctor at each visit. This way the patient's mental and physical health are safeguarded. Oxycodone is well known for its benefits at relieving moderate to severe pain. It is also very addictive. It is available in the United States by prescription only and should never be taken without a prescription given to the person by their physician. Also, never give this medication to anyone for any reason as to do so is not only illegal, it is not safe and could cause the person severe physical harm and even death.
It is because of the drug's ability to quickly ease the pain associated with an array of elements that leads to the drug being so highly sought. Therefore, even though this class of drug is so effective it should only be taken when relief through other treatment methods is not obtained or is short lived at best.