Oxycodone (OxyContin) as a medication was first introduced in the year 1995. It was basically used as a remedy for various sorts of pains. With the passage of time it was detected that like other addictive pain killers for instance morphine, OxyContin was also highly addictive and habit-forming drug with various sorts of its own side effects and interactions. That is the reason that it has been classified as a Schedule II controlled drug which means that it can only be acquired by the patient or the relatives with a prescription of authentic physician or pharmacist.
If we look back at its history, Oxycodone was developed in 1917 in Germany for the first time. It was used as one of several semisynthetic opioids in a research to reform on the existing opioids. As it has euphoric manifestation conspecific to other opioids, oxycodone is also considered among one of the doses asperse in the notorious opioid epidemic in the United States of America. An revile-restraint combination with naloxone is effectual in order-loosen tablets. If injected, the naloxone stuff the outcome of the medication and precipitates opioid withdrawal symptoms.
Initially it was known as just Oxycodone, but now it is mainly sold under brand distinction such as Percocet and OxyContin being the most popular names in the market, is an opioid medication which is crustily used and recommended for the aid of mild to severe pain. It is usually taken by mouth, and is available as a pure-ingredient dosage in immediate release and controlled acquit formulations.
In the United Kingdom, it is available in 10 mg/mL and 50 mg/mL formulation for intramuscular or intravenous usage. Combination products are also available as immediate-liberate formulations, with non-narcotic analgesic ingredients such as paracetamol (acetaminophen) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical (NSAIDs), embody aspirin and ibuprofen.
As discussed above the main purpose of that medication is to help relieve various sorts of pain (even pain due to cancer).
It has been recommended by the experts and researchers that not more than 40 milligrams per tablet of it should only be used. Moreover, it has been advised that the extendedly released form of oxycodone must not be used if your pain is mild and you are sure that it will be relieved with normal drugs. In short it is not meant for the sort of pains that would go away in a few days. The main reason is its being semisynthetic opioid derived from thebaine, an opioid alkaloid found in the Persian poppy and one of the many alkaloids found in the recreational drug poppy.
The major side effects associated with this drug are as follows:
- dry mouth
Most of these adverse effects may also decrease if using this medication for a short term. If any of these get worsen, immediately inform your pharmacist.
The risk of experiencing rough withdrawal symptoms is also associated with it. These symptoms may get violent if one discontinues oxycodone abruptly. Medically, when the drug has been taken methodically over an extended limit, it is retrograde gradually rather than precipitously. People who regularly use oxycodone recreationally or at higher than prescribed pill are at even higher chance of such sort of withdrawal symptoms.
Precautionary Measures not to be Ignored
Before taking any of this medicines brand or derivative, do not forget to tell your pharmacist or physician if you are facing the following symptoms as it may cause problem for you are having:
- Feeling of Nausea
- Vomiting or even the feel of it
- Constipation especially long term
- Dry mouth even after drinking water
- Weakness of any sort.
Moreover you can consult your doctor for various interactions of Oxycontin with drugs you are already taking or using.