Friday, October 17, 2008

The Side Effects of Oxycontin

Purdue Pharma has been criticized regarding it's downplaying of the side effects of the drug that they manufactured. Oxycontin, a former miracle drug with deadly effects. OxyContin side effects can range from a dry mouth to death. Derived from an opium seen in other painkillers, OxyContin is much more dangerous because of the high content of oxycodone. Patients have found that they developed OxyContin addiction after receiving prescriptions for the painkiller from their doctor. A drug addiction can be very dangerous because a patient may not realize they have developed an addiction since OxyContin is a legal, prescription drug.

OxyContin side effects can include:

* Constipation
* Confusion
* Dry mouth
* Altered mental state
* Light headed
* Physical addiction
* Dependency
* Death


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