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What does smoking oxycontin do to you?

What does smoking oxycontin do to you?

Many things: Oxycodone, when smoked, gets into the body (and the brain) very quickly, within seconds. It has a greater chance of producing overdose, and can cause physical dependence and addiction more quickly when smoked than when taken by mouth, but both routes of administration will cause addiction. It is not good for the lungs or heart either, since many impurities present in the smoke are toxic. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Oxycontin (Definition)

Treats moderate to severe pain. Rapid-release oxycodone is a narcotic that is used ...Read more


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Will smoking oxycontin cause paranoid schizophrenia?

Will smoking oxycontin cause paranoid schizophrenia?

No: Smoking opiates like heroin or Oxycontin have not been associated with schizophrenia but it clearly means you have a problem with drug abuse and need to seek treatment. ...Read more

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What are the known side effects of oxycontin?

What are the known side effects of oxycontin?

Oxycontin: Nausea, constipation, a liking for the medication, tolerance, dependency. While Oxycontin is a good analgesic it is dangerous to use long term as it has about a 30% which is immediate release. This gives you a boost everytime you take a pill and this is bad as it leads you to like the medication, get dependent and require more frequent doses. ...Read more

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What are the effects of snorting oxycontin?

Seek help: It is not intended for snorting obviously. You should seek help asap if you are doing so. Side effects can come form the active ingredient and form the inactive ones. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of oxycontin on a type 1 diabetic?

What are the side effects of oxycontin on a type 1 diabetic?

Same as everyone: The possible side effects are the same as with non-diabetics (constipation, nausea/vomiting, headache, dizziness, dry mouth, rash, sweating, . ..). I really can't see how Oxycontin will behave differently in someone with diabetes. ...Read more

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Methadone vs oxycontin, which has worse usual side effects, which is more dangerous and why?

Methadone vs oxycontin, which has worse usual side effects, which is more dangerous and why?

Similar: They are similar in terms of side effects. I think Methadone is more dangerous because there is less "euphoria" when it is taken. One does not "feel" in terms of feeling sleepy or dopey. If taken again (and again) it can be lethal before one ever "feels" it. ...Read more

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What effects does OxyContin have on a males sex drive?

What effects does OxyContin have on a males sex drive?

OxyContin effects: OxyContin is an Opioid and is used to treat moderate to severe pain that is expected to last for an extended period of time.
It can lower Testosterone levels, and contribute to low libido and difficulty with orgasm.
Taking SSRI medication for Depression may cause decreased sex drive and difficulty reaching an orgasm.
See your Physician for Diagnosis of pain, discuss OxyContin effects; Therapy. ...Read more

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Do most people who take oxycontin experience severe side effects, like nausea?

Do most people who take oxycontin experience severe side effects, like nausea?

Some: Adverse effects like nausea and sedation are seen in some by not all patients given Oxycontin (and evey other opioid). ...Read more

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I read that the pain pill oxycontin is very addictive and have bad side effects--why is it still being used?

I read that the pain pill oxycontin is very addictive and have bad side effects--why is it still being used?

Oxycontin: Its still being used because its fda approved and many physicians are nor knowledgeable in opioid medication use, metabolism etc... In many instances its is written x3 per day which wrong it should be x2 per day. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of a OxyContin addiction? Is it possible to overdose even if someone has been using them for years?

What are the long term effects of a OxyContin addiction? Is it possible to overdose even if someone has been using them for years?

Many, and they can: The natural history of opioid abuse is escalation of dose, which is usually gradual but is sometimes quite rapid, until major toxic effects of opioids become problems - severe constipation, weight gain, sleep apnea, and overdose with the potential for prolonged coma, brain damage and death. The amount of money needed results in criminality, and switching to IV use and heroin is common. ...Read more

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Is oxycontin bad for you longterm if used as prescribed (the same way benzos can have longterm negative effects)? My headache pain is too awful

Is oxycontin bad for you longterm if used as prescribed (the same way benzos can have longterm negative effects)? My headache pain is too awful

Possibly: Oxycontin is an opiate, and may lead to dependence. In addition, your headache called an opiate withdrawal headache.
I would recommend seeing your primary care provider or a neurologist to figure what's causing your headaches. (Migraines? / Cluster headache? / Tension headache/ withdrawal? /etc...) ...Read more

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What are the worrisome side effects of oxycodone or oxycontin?

What are the worrisome side effects of oxycodone or oxycontin?

Worrisome, oxycontin: Constipation, a liking for the medication, the desire to use it more frequently than prescribed. Most regular side effects can be managed, these that I have mentioned are more sinister and insidious. ...Read more

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What side effects are often associated with the prescription drug Soma (carisoprodol) along with oxycontin?

What side effects are often associated with the prescription drug Soma (carisoprodol) along with oxycontin?

Sedation: Soma (carisoprodol) is a bad muscle relaxant, but the reason it's popular is because it's very sedating. It's not a good combination with oxycontin. Both are habit forming and Oxycontin is very addicting. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of oxycontin 20mg 2/day and fentanyl patch 50 mcg every 48 hrs. Have major adhesions from 36 hr undiagnosed perf ulcer.?

What are the long term effects of oxycontin 20mg 2/day and fentanyl patch 50 mcg every 48 hrs. Have major adhesions from 36 hr undiagnosed perf ulcer.?

Constipation: Adhesions can slow transit time of the intestines leading to constipation, abdominal pain, and bloating. Add narcotics to the picture and it can be made worse. If the narcotics are for pain supposedly related to the adhesions, then you need to have further workup to figure out why and where this is occurring in your intestinal tract and surgically repairing it. An upper GI series might be done. ...Read more

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Is my oxycontin dose too high?

Hard to say: Hard to say without knowing the dose. ...Read more

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Oxycontin neo doesn't work, what could?

Oxycontin neo doesn't work, what could?

Work for what??: If you are taking it properly - swallowed whole as directed - it gets the same serum drug levels as any other form of oxycodone. If you are tampering with it in an effort to snort or inject it, it turns into a gel and inactivates the oxycodone. Opioids do not work for all kinds of pain (neuropathy is particularly resistant), and it depends on the dose prescribed. Talk to prescriber or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Could I get my cdl being on perscribed oxycontin?

I don't think so: Whether prescribed or not, chronic opioid therapy has effects on many things needed for driving, and while regular drivers licenses are not a problem, a commercial license may well be. It may depend on the state. Usually there is a booklet available from each state regarding their requirements, and I would start with getting and reviewing that. Talk to your prescribing physician and get a letter ...Read more

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Is oxycontin addictive?

Is oxycontin addictive?

Oxycontin: Absolutely. There is no question....It is possible, even easy to get addicted to oxycontin. These drugs are intended for short term use because of their addictive qualities. ...Read more

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Is oxycontin withdrawal painful?

Is oxycontin withdrawal painful?

Yes: You may experience moderate to severe stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, cold sweats, headaches. You should not stop medication cold turkey. ...Read more

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Is oxycontin the same as heroin?

Is oxycontin the same as heroin?

No: They are different chemicals but both are addictive. Oxycontin is legal by presription and heroin is illegal. ...Read more

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Is OxyContin or hydromorphine stronger?

Which is stronger?: Neither hydromorphone (dilaudid) nor OxyContin (oxycodone) is "stronger". "Stronger" effect depends on the dose of the med in equivalents. I notice ur med list includes both of these drugs and lorazepam, a benzodiazepine. All of these meds can cause addiction & all are respiratory depressants. Effects will be additive if taken 2gether. Talk 2 ur doc abt the right medication choices for you. ...Read more

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Will exalgo work better than oxycontin?

Depends: On what is causing the pain, and the dose of either drug. In equivalent doses, all opioids work about the same, and differ mainly in side effects. Hydromorphone is much more potent than oxycodone, but that doesn't mean it is "better" or "stronger." 2 mg of hydrocodone is roughly equivalent to 10 mg of oxycodone when taken by mouth. Your pain specialist and pharmacist can better answer this. ...Read more

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How long will oxycontin withdrawal last?

How long will oxycontin withdrawal last?

Days: Depending on the route of use, withdrawal could start anywhere between 8 to 24 hours after last use, usually peaking 48-72 hours then subsiding, however even weeks after some symptoms remain, poor sleep, poor appetite, low energy and mood and if addicted strong cravings. If addicted to it relapse remains very high even after the acute detox process. Seek a professionls help. Meds are available. ...Read more

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Why is it that I get so itchy on oxycontin?

Why is it that I get so itchy on oxycontin?

Histamine: All opioids have the potential to cause mast cells in the bloodstream and elsewhere to release histamine, causing itching, flushing and even outright hives, as well as nausea/vomiting and diarrhea. Oxycodone has less of this than many other opioids, but it can do it too, and some people are just sensitive to it. Taking an antihistamine may help - talk to the prescriber. ...Read more

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What are oxycontin/percoset prescribed for?

Pain medication: Percocet is Oxycodone with Tylenol (acetaminophen). Both of these medications are taken for the treatment of severe pain. ...Read more

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Why do people say oxycontin is like heroin?

Why do people say oxycontin is like heroin?

Oxycontin heroin: This is because everytime you take one Oxycontin you feel a high. This high is due to the 30% immediate release that gives you a plasma boost. ...Read more

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Is 60mg of morphine equal to 60mg of oxycontin?

Is 60mg of morphine equal to 60mg of oxycontin?

No: The common conversion is that oxycodone is about one and a half times as strong as morphine. 150 mg of morphine would be expected to supply the same pain amelioration as 100 mg of oxycodone. ...Read more

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Would water flush oxycontin out of your system?

Would water flush oxycontin out of your system?

No: What water can do is dilute your urine to where the oxycodone may fall below the detection range of the test, but the dilute urine itself will set off alarms and the test will be voided, and might be considered positive. Sounds like it is not prescribed, and sounds like it is a problem for you. Rather than worrying about detection you should be worried about your future, and consider getting help. ...Read more