You can become addicted to OxyContin even after prescription use? How can you tell that you or someone you love is addicted to OxyContin? 15+ signs and symptoms of addiction to Oxy here.
OxyContin contains oxycodone, but includes a time-release mechanism so that the pain-killing effect lasts longer (meaning the drug does not have to be taken as often). But do oxycodone and OxyContin differ in other ways, also? We review here.
When snort OxyContin, you increase the intensity, quickness, and duration of action of oxycodone on the system. What do you risk? And what are the side effects? More here.
OxyContin abuse = any time OxyContin is cut, broken, chewed, crushed, or dissolved. More here.
Yes, you can overdose on OxyContin, especially if you haven’t taken the medication before. More on OxyContin overdose, poisoning, and safe doses here.
Smoking OxyContin may get you mildly high, but it also can burn your eyes and throat or damage your lungs. We review how smoking OxyContin affects your body and just how safe smoking OxyContin really is here.
OxyContin is used to manage pain. More on OxyContin’s uses, side effects, how to identify problems with OxyContin here.
Effects of mixing OxyContin and alcohol include euphoria and relaxation. But you can overdose and die when mixing OxyContin with alcohol, too. More on the potential harms and warnings for mixing OxyContin with alcohol here.
OxyContin can cause overdose in single doses greater than 40 mg. Total daily doses should not exceed 80 mg in opioid-naive individuals. More on how much OxyContin is safe for you and OxyContin overdose here.
How much OxyContin is too much depends on your exposure to opiates. In general, opioid naive people should not take more than 30 mg of OxyContin per day. But OxyContin is easy to overdose on, especially if it’s not taken as directed. More on OxyContin overdose and safe dosing here.