Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever which is used in treating cough and pain.In contrast with other opiates which are taken via needle,oxycodone is an orally administerd opiate.Its common brand name isOxycontin and it belongs to schedule 2 substance,which means,the federal government regulates the use,sale,manufacture and distribution of Oxycodone.Because of its wide prescription many people are prone to be dependent on oxycodone which may lead to oxycodone addiction.
Continuous use of oxycodone to relieve the pain may lead to drug tolerance.In order to get the same effect of relief the patient may need extra dose of oxycodone.Alteration of the dosage of oxycodone leads to oxycodone addiction.The onset of withdrawal symptoms confirms oxycodone addiction.
In oxycodone addiction patients become compulsive and engage in risky and illegal ways to get the drug.A physical addiction is confirmed when the patient shows withdrawal symptoms,when the drug is stopped or the dosage of the drug decreased.
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