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OxyContin is an extremely addictive prescription opioid. OxyContin is mostly prescribed to treat severe and/or chronic pain. Oxycontin is a proven expedient means to either wind up dead or in rehabilitation. Oxycontin is most indicated and appropriate in patients already dying in hospice. Otherwise, it’s best to avoid Oxycontin all together and seek safer, less addictive medical options.

If too much OxyContin is taken:

  1. Emergency room visit is likely
  2. Life-threatening breathing problems have occurred

Side effects of Oxycontin include:

  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Facial swelling
  • Tongue swelling
  • Throat swelling
  • Drowsiness
  • Light-headedness when standing or sitting up
  • Feeling faint

Signs and Symptoms of an Oxycontin Addiction

Signs of OxyContin addiction:

  1. Illegally obtaining a prescription for Oxycontin
  2. Purchasing Oxycontin from a street vendor
  3. Borrowing or stealing money or merchandise to buy Oxycontin
  4. Stealing someone’s Oxycontin
  5. Missing work or school
  6. Reduced performance
  7. Failed attempts to cutback or stop
  8. Continued abuse in the face of consequences
  9. Weight loss
  10. Slow, or labored breathing
  11. Impaired balance & coordination
  12. Itchiness
  13. Slow pulse
  14. Excessive yawning
  15. Drowsiness
  16. Dilated pupils
  17. Poor spatial ability
  18. Poor focus
  19. Poor concentration
  20. Impaired memory
  21. Impaired judgment
  22. Paranoia
  23. Mood swings
  24. Anxiety
  25. Angry outbursts

Withdrawing from OxyContin

Signs of Oxycontin withdrawal:

  • Watery eyes
  • Vomiting
  • Tremors
  • Ticks
  • Shakiness
  • Runny nose
  • Profuse sweating
  • Painful abdominal cramps
  • Nausea
  • Muscle spasms
  • Loss of appetite
  • Intense cravings for oxycontin
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea

Effects of Oxycontin overdose:

  • Slowed or shallow heartbeat
  • Slow or labored breathing
  • Pupillary extremes
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Bluish tint to lips
  • Bluish tint to fingertips

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