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What is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is a semisynthetic, orally available opioid drug with analgesic effects. This drug is used to help relieve you of moderate to severe pain. It works in the brain by changing how your body responds and feels about the pain. It is used in an immediate release form for moderate to severe form and an extended-release form for chronic moderate to severe pain. You can order Oxycodone online both as a brand name and as a generic drug. Its immediate-release tablets are available in brand-name drugs Oxaydo, Roxycodone, and Roxybond, and extended-release tablets are available in brand name Oxycontin.
Oxycodone is similar to endorphins present in the brain. Endorphins work by decreasing pain messages that your body sends to the brain. By mimicking endorphins, Oxycodone reduces the pain felt by the body. You can buy Oxycodone online if you have a prescription, so it should not be taken without consulting your doctor. Pain medication works best if they are taken when the first signs of pain appear, so this medicine may not work well if you wait until the pain has worsened.
How to use Oxycodone?
Read the Medication Guide given by the pharmacist before you start to take Oxycodone. If you have any questions, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist. This drug is taken as directed by the doctor orally. You can take this drug with or without food. Your doctor might start the medication with a lower dosage of this drug to see the drug’s response to your pain. If used for a long time, it may not work either, as the patient can develop tolerance to this drug.
Typically immediate-release tablets starting dosage range from 5 mg to 15 mg, which you should take every 4-6 hours. And the starting dosage for extended-release tablet Should be 10 mg taken every 12 hours. However, your dosage, form of the drug, and how often you should take medicine will depend on –
- Your age
- The severity of the condition
- Other medical conditions
- How you react to the first dose
Though it has helped many people, it can cause addiction and physical dependency. Oxycodone is a powerful drug, but the transition from its use to abuse to addiction can be quick. So, you should not increase the dosage, take it more frequently, or take it longer than prescribed. Stop the medication properly when directed.
What are the side effects of Oxycodone?
There may be a few side effects of Oxycodone. Side effects are more likely to occur when you start this medicine, or your dosage is changed. Do not drive, use heavy machinery and perform other dangerous tasks until you know how this drug affects you. You should avoid eating grapefruit while on this medication, as it would increase the chances of side effects. Tell your doctor about any allergies that you might have to this or any other medicine. Few of the side effects of this drug are –
- Nausea and vomiting
- Weakness or lack of energy
- Trouble falling or staying asleep
- Very shallow breathing
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Physical dependence
- Increased blood pressure
- Dilated pupils
- Diarrhea and stomach cramps
Some of the side effects of Oxycodone would decrease after using this medication for a while. However, a few changes in your daily lifestyle would ease out a few of your side effects. Eating dietary fibers, keeping yourself hydrated, and exercising might help in stomach problems. Remember that your doctor has prescribed you Oxycodone after judging that the benefits of this drug are more than the side effects that might appear.