Uses of Oxycontin
Oxycontin is an opioid pain medication used to treat mild to moderately severe pain. It is available in extended-release forms and should be used for round-the-clock treatment of pain. As this drug contains opioid content, it can be habit-forming and can lead to drug addiction, overdose, and even death when misused. People should read about this drug before using it to treat their pain.
Precautions before Use
This drug is not suitable for people with physical or mental health conditions such as breathing disorders, lung infections, liver and kidney diseases, tracts in the stomach or intestines, urination troubles, diseases related to the gall bladder, pancreas or thyroid; mental illness, depression, tension, suicidal tendencies, etc. When this drug is used with other continued medications like narcotics, MAO inhibitors, sedatives, tranquilizers and herbal products that are used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, migraine, mental illness and for prevention of nausea and vomiting, it can cause serotonin syndrome. This drug should also be avoided by pregnant women or nursing mothers as it can pass on to the children via body fluids and breast milk causing the development of withdrawal symptoms and drug dependence in them during growth years.
Effects of Use
This drug may cause some early signs such as headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, pain in the stomach, constipation, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. These symptoms usually appear when the drug is first used but may go away after a while. Serotonin syndrome may appear when this drug is used with other medications and can lead to symptoms such as agitation, confusion, hallucinations, loss of coordination, high fever, sweating, chills and disturbances in the stomach. This drug may also cause allergic reactions such as hives, difficulty breathing and swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat. Other effects of this drug are irregular heartbeats, weak pulse rate, loss of appetite, low Cortisol level, fatigue and worsening weakness.
Precautions must be taken to keep this drug away from direct sunlight or moisture. It must be stored in a private cabinet where no children or pets can reach it. Never share this medicine with anyone who might use it for abuse purposes.
When oxycontin is purchased online with overnight delivery, it should be used according to the dosage directions provided within the package leaflet.