OxyContin is a brand name for the drug Oxycodone—derived from opiates, a pain-relieving medicine prescribed by doctors. This addictive drug prescribed for moderate to severe pain has made headlines in the last few decades.
The Canadian government removed Oxycodone from the market in 2012. A new, less crushable version came out, called OxyNeo. Recreational users obtain and use Oxycodone to experience its euphoric effects. The increased use of prescription Oxycodone by recreational users has generated more overdose deaths than either heroin or cocaine in North America.
An opioid is a synthetic or partly synthetic drug, parts of it or the whole can not be found in nature it is partly or fully man-made. Common opioids are Demerol, Methadone, Percocet, Oxycodone, and heroin to name a few.
An opiate is a drug that comes from the opium poppy flower and can be found in nature. Common opiates are morphine and codeine; both are directly made from the poppy plant.
Canada is the second-highest consumer of opiates in the world; this includes the prescription opioid Oxycodone, which comes in other forms combine with other ingredients or drugs.
The effects of Oxycodone is a slightly euphoric state of mind and warm feeling it is possible to get high on Oxycodone even if you are taking the drug as prescribed. It can slightly lift your mood and lessens your anxiety.
Oxycodone works by blocking pain messages to the brain so the drug temporarily stops feelings of physical pain. It makes the user drowsy.
Oxycodone comes with negative side effects which include;
Some people have allergic reactions to this drug, allergy symptoms include;
Seek immediate help if these symptoms appear.
Oxycodone can be provided as a stand-alone medication and can also be found in other medications as its main ingredient. Here are some examples:
If you were prescribed any of these medications use them sparingly, their potential for dependency is high.
Cotton, Hillbilly Heroin, Kicker, OCs, Ox, Os, Oxy, Pills, 40, 40-Bar, 80.
If you are experiencing Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms or any other opioids such as hydrocodone, Percocet, Percodan, etc., or if you have tried to stop but can not do it on your own, call us.