Thursday, September 25, 2008

Side Effects of Oxycontin Aside from Addiction

We all know that Oxycontin can be addictive. But what are the other side effects that can bring us discomfort. If being addicted to it is not enough to make you stop using it, here are a few more.

  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Changes in mood
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Sweating
  • Disturbances of the gut such as diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain
  • Awareness of your heartbeat (palpitations)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty in breathing (dyspnoea)
  • Loss of memory (amnesia)
  • A drop in blood pressure that occurs when going from lying down to sitting or standing, which results in dizziness and lightheadedness (postural hypotension)
  • Weakness or loss of strength (asthenia)
  • Skin reactions such as rash and itch
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Anxiety
  • Dizziness/faintness
  • Twitching

1 Comments:

At Friday, September 26, 2008 4:03:00 AM, Anonymous Marianne Skolek said...

I have worked for 6-1/2 years at exposing Purdue Pharma and their CEO's Michael Friedman, Howard Udell and Paul Goldenheim for criminally marketing OxyContin to physicians and patients as less likely to be addictive or abused. I have to believe there is a special place in hell for them for their involvement in the epidemic of OxyContin death and addiction. My work continues at holding the gatekeeper of Purdue Pharma, J. David Haddox responsible for his part in this criminal activity. Marianne Skolek, Activist for Victims of OxyContin and Purdue Pharma, a criminally convicted pharmaceutical company

 

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