Oxycodone Addiction and Sedation Detoxification

Oxycodone2018-10-23T21:45:54+00:00

Oxycodone RAPID DETOX UNDER SEDATION

Patients wanting to be totally opiate free reach out to us. We detox all opiates, rather than substituting one opiate with another opiate.

Rapid detox under sedation is a medical detoxification treatment offered by All Opiates Detox for patients dependent on oxycodone and oxycodone-containing opiates (Percocet, Percodan). It consists of sedating the patient and removing oxycodone from the brain receptor while the patient is sleeping. Acute withdrawals are precipitated with an opiate blocker. These withdrawals will pass during the sedation period. Once the withdrawals are over, and the brain receptors are free of the opiate Oxycodone, a blocker is placed to prevent any opiates from getting back into the brain receptor.

The blocker of choice used at All Opiates Detox is an implant. Dr. George prefers the Naltrexone implant blocker for several reasons. First, the Naltrexone implant lasts approximately two months, as opposed to Vivitrol (lasts about 28 days) or tablets (have to be taken daily). Another reason our physicians prefer the implant over the injection is for patients that may not be able to tolerate Naltrexone due to side effects, sensitivity or allergies. The implant can be removed from under the skin, whereas the injection stays in the body for about 28 days and therefore cannot be removed once it is administered. It is recommended to remain on Naltrexone maintenance therapy for at least one year to allow the brain to heal from the damage caused by the drug use and abuse.

Our success rate is near 100% for helping patients detox off opiates without the excruciating pain and discomfort of the withdrawals. Aftercare consisting of the Naltrexone opiate blocker, psychotherapy, and 12 step programs are recommended to ensure long-term abstinence and success.

Oxycodone DETAILS

Oxycodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is taken orally and is available alone (trade names OxyContin and Roxicodone), in combination with acetaminophen (trade names Percocet, Roxicet, and Endocet) and combined with aspirin (trade names Percodan and Endodan). The analgesic action of oxycodone begins in about 10–30 minutes, peaks within 30-60 minutes and lasts about 3-6 hours.

Oxycodone has abusive properties similar to Morphine. Oxycodone (OxyContin) and all oxycodone combination products (Percocet, Endocet, and Percodan) are Schedule II due to their high drug abuse potential.

get more information about Oxycodone

Oxycodone SIDE EFFECTS

Common side effects are anxiety, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, mood swings, nausea, vomiting, and narrowing of the pupils. Serious side effects include slowed or irregular breathing and chest tightness.

Oxycodone WITHDRAWALS

Physical symptoms of oxycodone withdrawals include chills and goosebumps, cramps, diarrhea, insomnia, muscle aches, restlessness, runny nose, sweating, and vomiting.

Oxycodone OVERDOSE

Overdose with oxycodone is common, especially when injected intravenously or used nasally. These routes of administration are more likely to result in overdose since the delivery is in higher doses and onset is faster. Oxycodone overdose symptoms include cold, clammy, or blue skin; excessive sleep; narrowed or widened pupils; seizures; slow, shallow, or stopped breathing; slowed or stopped heartbeat; loss of consciousness; or death. Also, overdose is more likely when oxycodone is taken with benzodiazepines and alcohol.

The oxycodone combination with acetaminophen (Brand name Percocet, Roxicet and Endocet) may lead to liver failure and death due to acetaminophen (Tylenol) toxicity. The makers of Tylenol lowered the maximum adult daily dose from 4,000mg to 3,000mg. Liver toxicity is common since Tylenol (acetaminophen) is found in combination with other drug ingredients and many consumers aren’t aware that they are taking more Tylenol than prescribed.

Oxycodone ABUSE

It is estimated about 60% of Oxycodone use is for non-medical use. Oxycodone is potent and can lead to dependence, tolerance, and addiction after several weeks of misuse. Some patients end up injecting intravenously or snorting nasally to get more drug delivery once tolerance becomes a problem. Patients addicted to oxycodone are more likely to abuse heroin as it will become difficult to maintain use of oxycodone due to cost, availability on the street and (hard to obtain legally and illicitly).

Oxycodone, and oxycodone containing products, can be habit-forming, causing not only physical but also psychological dependence. Withdrawals may occur if the dose of the opiates is reduced or discontinued after long-term use.

Using opiates for an extended period can lead to tolerance, where the user needs to increase the dosage of their opiates to achieve the desired effect, whether the desired outcome is pain control or euphoria.

Once the patient develops a tolerance, it becomes even more difficult to stop using due to the withdrawals. Symptoms of withdrawals are an indication of physical dependence and addiction to the opiate Oxycodone. Most patients describe withdrawals as the worst, most frightening experience one will ever encounter. One can only imagine the excruciating pain when the opiate user says that they’d rather die than go through the withdrawals. Oxycodone physical dependence symptoms, such as withdrawals, lead to psychological dependence. That is when addiction takes over the mind and life of the oxycodone opiate user.

Improper use and abuse of Oxycodone can lead to dependence, tolerance, and addiction.

Opiates can be habit forming, causing not only physical, but also psychological dependence. Withdrawals may occur if the dose of the opiates is reduced or discontinued after long term use.

Using opiates for an extended period of time can lead to tolerance, where the user needs to increase the dosage of their opiates to achieve the desired effect, whether the desired effect is pain control or euphoria.

Once the patient develops a tolerance, it becomes even more difficult to stop using due to the withdrawals. Symptoms of withdrawals are an indication of physical dependence and addiction to the opiate Oxycodone. Most patients describe withdrawals as the worst, most frightening experience one will ever encounter. One can only imagine the excruciating pain when the opiate user says that they’d rather die than go through the withdrawals. Oxycodone physical dependence symptoms, such as withdrawals, lead to psychological dependence. That is when addiction takes over the mind and life of the Oxycodone opiate user.

You can End the Pain of Addiction Now.
Call us at: (800) 458-8130

Return to Addictive Opioid Drugs Page