AVAILABILITY OF OXYCONTIN
Oxycontin is an opioid medication used to treat severe and unmanageable pain. It acts as a depressant in the body by binding to opioid receptors in the brain, thereby reducing the sensation of pain. Oxycontin is available in extended-release tablets of various strengths, ranging from 10mg to 80mg, for oral administration. It can be purchased online, but it is important to follow the prescription instructions carefully to avoid misuse or adverse effects.
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN
Oxycontin contains Oxycodone, a schedule III controlled substance. As an opioid, it carries the risk of addiction, misuse, dependence, and withdrawal symptoms. Overdose and death can occur when larger amounts of Oxycodone are present. It is advised to avoid using Oxycontin in the following conditions:
- Severe asthma
- Breathing problems
- Blockages in the stomach and intestine
Oxycodone is habit-forming and can slow or stop breathing. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should avoid taking this medication as it may cause serious withdrawal symptoms in newborns. It should not be consumed with alcohol or other drugs that induce drowsiness. Additionally, certain medications can interact with Oxycontin and cause a serious condition called Serotonin Syndrome. These medications include stimulant medicine, herbal products, medicine for depression or other mental illnesses, Parkinson’s disease, and migraine medication. It is important to read the label carefully and consult a doctor to check for possible drug interactions.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF OXYCONTIN
Common side effects of Oxycontin include drowsiness and constipation. However, there are also serious side effects that may occur, such as allergic reactions, breathing problems, swelling, serotonin syndrome, hallucination, agitation, loss of coordination, stiffness in muscles, sweaty palms, and chills. Symptoms of an overdose include cold and clammy skin, chest pain, abdominal pain, heart attack, stroke, fainting, sweating, and tremors.
HOW TO TAKE OXYCONTIN
Oxycontin should be taken every 12 hours as directed on the label, with or without food. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and consult a doctor or pharmacist if there are any doubts. The tablet should be swallowed whole and not crushed, broken, or opened. Inhaling the powder or mixing it with a liquid can be fatal. Oxycontin should be stored at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture.