Oxycodone is a morphine like drug and the active drug in a number of commonly abused prescription drugs with that tend to be seriously addictive including OxyContin (A time release form of Oxycodone that releases over up to a 12 hour period), Percodan, a combination of Oxycodone and aspirin, and Percocet, a formula of Oxycodone and acetaminophen. Oxycodone has been abused for more than 30 years, but with the introduction of OxyContin in the 1990s, there has been a serious increase in both abuse and addiction.
What makes Oxycodone incredibly dangerous is not only that it is extremely addictive, but the fact that it can also be lethal.
Dangerous side effects of Oxycodone include, shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, seizure (convulsions), cold clammy skin, confusion, severe weakness or dizziness, feeling like you might pass out and death. In particular, depression of breathing can cause respiratory arrest and death.
Common methods of Oxycodone treatment include detoxification and maintenance. Depending on the severity of the addiction options like Methadone or Buprenorphine may be option.
Call now if you or a loved one is suffering from Oxycodone addiction. Our supportive team is here to help. We can discuss your individual situation and can help get you placed in an Oxycodone program that meets your individual needs.