Oxaydo is a prescription, brand-name drug. It’s a single-drug formulation, and the active ingredient is oxycodone, a powerful narcotic. Oxaydo is intended to be prescribed for acute, short-term and as-needed pain relief. Despite misuse-deterrent features, Oxaydo does have the potential for addiction and dependence associated with its use. Oxaydo comes with black box warnings about the potential for these situations, and oxycodone is one of the most misused opioids in the country. Along with misuse and addiction, when physical dependence occurs, a person will have withdrawal symptoms if they stop using the drug suddenly. Dependence can occur even when someone uses Oxaydo exactly as prescribed by a doctor. Withdrawal symptoms occur because someone’s brain and body have adjusted to the presence of the drug. If that drug is suddenly removed, the brain has to adjust. Common Oxaydo withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Abdominal cramps
- Muscle aches and pains
- Dilated pupils
- Flu-like symptoms
- High blood pressure
- Nausea and vomiting
- Rapid heartbeat
- Teary eyes
- Drug cravings
- Concentration problems
An Oxaydo withdrawal timeline refers to how long symptoms will last before they end or at least start to subside. For most people, symptoms of Oxaydo withdrawal will start anywhere from six to 12 hours after the last dose of the drug is taken. Peak symptoms usually occur within the first few days, and most of the severe symptoms will start to subside within a week after the last dose is taken. Initial symptoms that start soon after the last dose and continue for one to two days can include aches and pains, nausea, and sweating. Within three to five days are when the most severe symptoms usually occur and can include chills, cramps, tremors, nausea and vomiting. The physical symptoms of Oxaydo withdrawal will often start to get better within days six to seven, but psychological symptoms can start to appear, such as anxiety and depression. Psychological withdrawal symptoms can persist in some patients for weeks or months after stopping Oxaydo.
There are different ways to manage symptoms of Oxaydo withdrawal, but regardless of the specifics, it needs to be done under medical supervision or guidance. Some people may follow their doctor’s instructions for tapering down their dosage of Oxaydo gradually, rather than stopping cold turkey. This can help reduce the symptoms, and it’s especially effective in people who used Oxaydo only as prescribed. Some people, especially heavy, long-term misuses of Oxaydo, may require a medical detox program. Certain medications can be given over-the-counter and prescribed to treat symptoms of Oxaydo withdrawal also. Stopping cold turkey and without medical guidance can be the most difficult way to manage symptoms of Oxaydo withdrawal and can also create the highest likelihood of complications and recurrence of use.
With detox from opioids, certain medications are approved by the FDA to help treat symptoms and improve the likelihood that someone will be able to detox successfully. Methadone is a long-term maintenance medication for people with opioid dependence that can relieve withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Buprenorphine is a mild opioid that can shorten the length of time someone experiences withdrawal, and it can be combined with naloxone to prevent dependence and misuse. Clonidine is a drug often used in opioid withdrawal treatment to reduce many of the symptoms, such as anxiety and cramping, but it doesn’t reduce drug cravings. Naltrexone can be administered as a pill or an injection, and it can help prevent recurrence of use, not only on opioids but also alcohol.
For people who have been taking opioids like Oxaydo for a long time, the best option is almost always a professional, medical detox center. A medical detox usually occurs in an inpatient environment, and it provides not only around-the-clock medical care and attention but also a safe, comfortable environment. Medical detox can help reduce the likelihood that someone will reuse Oxaydo as well as physical or mental complications stemming from withdrawal. When choosing an Oxaydo center, some considerations include whether or not it’s part of an addiction treatment program and whether the center offers mental health care as well. When a medical Oxaydo detox center is part of an addiction treatment facility, the patient can begin treatment as soon as they complete detox.
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Oxaydo Signs, Symptoms, & Side Effects
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