Oxycodone Addiction and Abuse
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What is Oxycodone?
Common Brand Names
What Is The Difference Between Oxycodone-IR And Oxycodone-CR?
Common Street Names
- Hillbilly Heroin
Hydrocodone vs. Oxycodone
Signs and Symptoms of Oxycodone Addiction
- Loss of appetite
- Dry mouth
- Withdrawing from social activities
- Compulsive behavior
- Problems at work or not showing up to work
- Drug-seeking behavior, going to multiple doctor's appointments
- Acting secretive, hiding pills or prescription bottles in unusual places
Oxycodone Side Effects
- Slowed breathing
- Heart failure
- Aches and cramps
- Increased pressure of spinal fluid
- Swelling in limbs
- Pinpoint pupils
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dangerously low blood pressure
- Weak pulse
- Slow, shallow, and difficulty breathing
- Respiratory arrest
- Excessive sweating
- Mood swings
- Confusion, delirium, and acting drunk
- Blue-tinted fingernails and lips
Due to dependence, withdrawal symptoms occur if the oxycodone use suddenly stops. Withdrawal symptoms can be serious. This is why it’s essential to seek medical help, such as going to a treatment center while detoxing. Common withdrawal symptoms are restlessness, muscle and bone pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, and cold flashes with goosebumps.