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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. Katharine Cox
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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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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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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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