Oxyado – FAQ

Oxyado (oxycodone HCl in generic form) is an opioid-based immediate-release oral narcotic pain-relieving drug that is prescribed for the management of acute and chronic moderate to severe pain. According to its manufacturer, it has been designed to discourage intranasal abuse, a common way drugs are used illicitly to produce an enhanced high from the opioid component frequently seen with drug abusers. This happens when users take opioid tablets and crush them so they can snort the powder directly. Other adulteration of opioids comes from mixing water with the crushed tablet powder for intravenous use.

Despite the consideration that this drug is meant to deter misuse for recreational purposes, it can still happen and, therefore, it is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance by the FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) and comes with a warning for the enhanced risk of misuse, abuse, and addiction even at low doses.

Oxyado includes a long list of side effects when abused that include nausea, sudden drop in blood pressure, slowed or irregular breathing, seizures, and cardiac arrest – with one or any combination sometimes leading to death.

Repeated misuse of Oxyado can lead to the user’s body building up a tolerance, requiring more of the drug to feel the same effects, and further jeopardizing their health plus heightening their risk for overdose. Increased tolerance leads to a dependency forming and, with that, an addiction to Oxyado.

Reliance on using Oxyado or a reluctance to discontinue its use is problematic but help to break this cycle is available. To learn more, check out the related topics provided or contact a representative at The Recovery Village to learn about options for recovery.