Oxycodone is typically an opioid contained in most common painkillers like Percocet and OxyContin. As time passes, people who use Oxycodone become tolerant to it and must then use a higher dosage just to experience a similar effect.
As soon as a person who used Oxycodone frequently stops using the drug, he/she can experience some of the following withdrawal symptoms: an inclination to vomit, vomiting and aches.
Because these withdrawal symptoms are so severe, many users unfortunately relapse during the withdrawal phase. To avoid withdrawal and get a sense of normalcy, others persist in using Oxycodone
After developing Oxycodone dependence, quitting it results in undesirable withdrawal symptoms.
Oxycodone addicts can obtain full sobriety successfully and safely at an outpatient or residential treatment and medical detox centre. To find help on treatment, contact us immediately
Signs Of Withdrawal
Signs that one is going through withdrawal can be seen within hours of the last dose Less severe signs almost flu-like with reduced duration is felt by sporadic users.
However, people who used a lot over an extended period are in all probability going to endure symptoms that are comparable to those associated with Heroin withdrawal. The withdrawal symptoms of OxyContin and Percocet are usually very similar because both drugs contain Oxycodone as the main active ingredient in both.
The following are common symptoms of withdrawal from Oxycodone:
The time that one takes to go through withdrawal is not the same for everyone. The frequency, amount and time of use of Oxycodone dictates the duration it will take to get through withdrawal.
Normally, the symptoms start appearing between 6 and 24 hours after the final intake. Withdrawal is the most intense within the first few days of discontinued use. In just about 7 days majority of the agonizing signs dwindle.
From months to years, the mental struggle and several visible signs are continuous for some individuals.
Timeline Of Oxycodone Withdrawal
Between 1 And 2 Days
Often coinciding with the final use of the Oxycodone is the initiation of the disengagement process.
Nausea, joint, muscle aches and extreme sweating are often the initial withdrawal symptoms.
This period often has a prevalence of regression.
A few days after the last dose is when the worst signs of withdrawal manifest.
Nausea, vomiting and muscle aches are still present during this stage.
Having cramps, tremors and shaking are also common during this period
The Next Days
While the physical withdrawal symptoms slow down here, psychological ones are heightened.
While diarrhoea and nausea may still be present here, anxiety and depression are usually suffered towards the end of Oxycodone withdrawal.
On The 8th Day Onwards
A lot of previous users of Oxycodone feel a sense of shame based on their attitude under the influence of the drug.
In an attempt to help prevent radical choices or a relapse, the mental effects of beating an addiction to Oxycodone must be observed closely.
Withdrawal from Oxycodone can be uncomfortable and painful. The most effective way to detox is usually withdrawal of the drug in small bits as it works more effectively and does not cause a lot of discomfort.
Narrowing intake normally exposes the user to less painful symptoms of withdrawal as compared to a drastic quitting of the substance.
Most medical practitioners and clinicians recommend specific treatments to allow fight particular symptoms of withdrawal during detoxification. The brain assumes it is still receiving Oxycodone with the help of this particular panacea. The acuteness of several withdrawal symptoms is reduced by the use of this medication and some symptoms can be suppressed altogether. During the Oxycodone detox the most commonly used medications include:
Clonidine - employed to remedy physical signs such as vomiting.
Suboxone - a mixture of Naloxone and Buprenorphine that does not give the user the same intoxicated feeling is used to offer alleviation from symptoms associated with Oxycodone withdrawal.
Decreasing addictions, as well as distress from the disengagement from Oxycodone use can be provided using Suboxone.
Naltrexone - Is basically the chemical opposite of Opiates and is common for detox and maintenance.
This drug inhibits receptors found in the brain bound to Oxycodone, hence rendering the euphoric effects of the substance inactive.
Using Naltrexone continually for a year after undergoing detox helps to reinstate the brain's chemical balance.
Dependency On Oxycodone And Treatment
Although it is many times a hard process to beat an Oxycodone addiction, it is a vital process. Recovering addicts can be tempted to resume use because of the memories of the drug. It's during the first phase of withdrawal that relapsing occurs most often.
The body's tolerance to the drug drops after the initial detox period and it is therefore likely that a relapse could cause an overdose. Users who were able to take a lot of the drug in the past are likely to overdose in the future. The overdose comes about as a result of the body adjusting to not having the drug.
To assist a user in getting over this complications while ensuring the safety of the user, our addiction remedial scheme is the ideal option. Without delaying it any further, find an Oxycodone addiction treatment centre on 0800 772 3971 .