Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Effects of Oxycontin

What is Oxycontin?

Street slang: Killers, OC, OXY, Oxycotton

It is a painkiller that has some comparisons to heroin. It is available in tablet form and is shipped in 4 doses: 10, 20, 40 and 80. It is to be taken every 12 hours because it has a time release formulation. For a while now, the use of Oxycontin has been abused by many and has been a subject of many debates. One thing is for sure, Oxycontin can be deadly as well as addictive. Withdrawal is also difficult and needs medical supervision.
But how bad can it be? Let's look at the effects of using Oxycontin and find out.

Short-term Effects

The most serious risk associated with OxyContin is respiratory depression. Other common side effects are constipation, nausea, sedation, dizziness, vomiting, headache, dry mouth, sweating, and weakness. Taking a large single dose of Oxycontin could cause severe respiratory depression that can lead to death.

Long-term Effects

Chronic use of Oxycontin can result in tolerance for the drugs, which means that users must take higher doses to achieve the same initial effects. Long-term use also can lead to addiction and withdrawal symptoms occur if use is reduced or stopped. To withdraw from Oxycontin, one needs medical supervision.


Taking drugs are very dangerous to our health. If we look around, we will notice that there are other alternatives that are natural. These natural alternatives are known to have no side effects and are 100% safe.

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