Dangers, Facts and Awareness

What is Oxycontin?

Oxycontin (oxycodone) is an opioid pain medication that was developed in 1917 Germany, that comes from Persian poppy, often in the medical field if a patient is suffering from moderate to severe pain Oxycontin is almost always given. Oxycontin drug class is narcotic analgesics, narcotic analgesics are drugs that relive pain. Oxycontin has several street names such as cotton, pills, ox and orange country, it also has many nick names that describes the dosage amount 20s, 40s, and 80s.

Why its Dangerous

Even though Oxycontin is used in the medical field its doesn't mean its healthy, in fact Oxycontin can be very dangerous. Oxycontin should never be used if you have breathing problems or any blockage in your stomach or intestines as Oxycontin can slow or even stop you from breathing. Oxycontin is extremely addictive even on regular doses, you only take the exact amount your doctor has prescribed you. When taking Oxycontin you should avoid drinking alcohol as it can have dangerous side effects such as dizziness, extreme drowsiness or even death, even grapefruit has been known to have strange side effects with Oxycontin it goes to show you how reactive Oxycontin is. Oxycontin should always be treated seriously as it end a life in madder of hours.

How should i use Oxycontin?

Oxycontin should be taken exactly as you have been prescribed by your doctor as Oxycontin is highly addictive and can be overdosed very easily. make sure to ALWAYS follow your doctors instructions as Oxycontin has been known to react to many other medicines, talk to your doctor if its stopped working. If your doctor has prescribed more then one tablet, you should take one at a time, make sure to drink plenty of water. If you have been taking Oxycontin for a long period of time you should never suddenly just stop taking Oxycontin as you can have serious withdrawals.
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