Oxycontin 10mg 2x/day safety?
- 27 Nov 2010 by jeremey
- 30 November 2010
- oxycontin, pain, neck pain
This is my first time being prescribed any narcotic pain meds for my back/neck pain and its 10mg oxycontin 2x/day i have heard bad things about oxy but i want to know if i should be worried? If taken as prescribed and no more it should be safe right? I dont want to get addicted like druggies. Anything i should know/look out for?
OxyContin is a long-acting opioid pain reliever. It is a narcotic and a "controlled substance" in the United States. It comes in extended-release tablets and is approved for treating moderate to severe pain.
OxyContin tablets are specially designed to release the medication continuously over a 12-hour period. This medication contains oxycodone, a narcotic, opioid pain reliever. It binds to opioid receptors throughout the body and produces numerous different effects. These effects include (but are not limited to):
Decreased breathing (slow or shallow breathing)
Certain changes in the circulatory system
Slowing of the digestive tract
Release of histamine (which often causes itching)
OxyContin has a significant potential for both physical and psychological dependence and abuse. In fact, it is classified as a controlled substance, meaning that there are special rules and regulations for prescribing and obtaining the medication. For instance, you must have a written OxyContin prescription (not a phoned or faxed prescription) in order to legally obtain the drug.
Because it is a very desirable drug of abuse, people often try to buy it through illegal means, such as from foreign countries or online sources that do not require a prescription. It is readily available and relatively inexpensive (at least in generic form), making it a popular drug of abuse.
Please take care, hope the info was of use?
Narcotic pain meds are safe if one takes them as prescribed. Yet there is a slippery slope, if you start craving more of them, or taking more than prescribed you may be on the slope.
I was prescribed OxyContin at the same dose as you, and after years of taking them, I almost let them destroy my life, and I never abused them.
AS Rajive said, there is a potential for abuse. And I am no "druggie" as you so eloquently put it !
Wishing you the best,
Dont start it,Simple as that.or after u run out,do not get a refill.
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