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Negative consequences of oxycodone (INFOGRAPHIC)

Negative consequences of oxycodone (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Oxycodone side-effects

Using oxycodone chronically for a longer period of time can have many different side-effects. Although it can be helpful for people who are suffering from chronic pain, long-term use or illicit abuse can impact your psychological and physiological well-being.

Some negative consequences include dependency, feeling high, occurrence or worsening of anxiety or depression, etc. What other risks and dangers of oxy? Check out the infographic above to learn more, then post your questions or feedback in the section at the end of the page.

Mental and psychological effects

Oxy has the same effects on the brain and central nervous system (CNS) like other opioid narcotics, such as heroin or morphine. That’s why oxycodone got the name “hillbilly cocaine”. So, similarly to other opioids, this medication can have the following effects:

  • addiction
  • confusion
  • constipation
  • dizziness
  • liver damage
  • kidney damage
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Serious physical damages

  • coma
  • death
  • kidney and liver failure
  • respiratory depression
  • risk of heart attack
  • severe liver damage

Sex and fertility risks

Oxycodone has the ability to cause changes in human hormonal levels and throw them off balance, resulting in:

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  • cessation of menstrual periods
  • decreased libido
  • difficulty having/keeping an erection
  • disturbed menstrual cycle
  • testosterone depletion
  • lowered sperm count

In addition, oxycodone abuse may lead to someone having risky sexual encounters, and getting STDs, Hepatitis B or C, HIV/AIDS.

Adverse oxycodone effects questions

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2 Responses to “Negative consequences of oxycodone (INFOGRAPHIC)
Red Doll 55
9:53 am December 3rd, 2016

I’m so ready to stop this Pain Medicine “Roxy30mg” .I’ve been prescribed this since 2004. I know it’s going to be hard to stop, but I want to so bad, I can’t stand it anymore. It controls me, and I’m ready to Live my life again before I was ever given this Drug . I know Life won’t be the same as once was ever again. However, I’ve got too many people in my life i love & I need to be at my best. Please Pray for me because I need it. Please Help with any advice on Quitting. I don’t want to replace one drug with another as in Methadone & Suboxone. I’ve thought of weining off with my Xanax, Try to sleep, eat lightly, drink fluids & One Minute at a time. I’m crying as I’m writing this because nobody knows how much I wished I could say, I’m Clean from Roxy & I Pray I can do this. It’s the Holidays & I need to think about my Kids, Grandkids, Mom, And Husband. I know I won’t get to go to Bed & try to get thru it that way, so I’m going to start and Clean Myself Up.
Any help will be greatly appreciated. Congrats to You All who got Clean, There should be a Holiday to Celebrate Sobriety.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:38 pm December 23rd, 2016

Hi Red Doll 55. I suggest that you consult with your doctor to help you plan an individualized tapering schedule. Also, talk with a pharmacist to recommend some over-the-counter aid, home remedies, teas, supplements and vitamins to help you ease withdrawal symptoms.

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