Oxycet Signs, Symptoms and Side Effects

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Oxycet is a prescription medication given to patients to relieve moderate to severe pain. It is a successful pain-reliever because it stimulates opioid receptors in the brain. By doing so, pain is not eliminated from the system but rather it decreases patients’ discomfort with pain by increasing their pain tolerance.

Common side effects associated with Oxycet use include lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, euphoria, dysphoria, rash, itching, nausea, and vomiting. Other less serious side effects include drowsiness, constipation, and spasms of the ureter which can lead to difficulty urinating. These common side effects should subside as the body adjusts to Oxycet and do not require medical attention. If they do not subside or get any worse, call your doctor.

More serious side effects associated with Oxycet are uncommon but are important to be aware of in the case of an emergency. The following serious Oxycet side effects should immediately be reported to your doctor if they occur: severe reduction in blood pressure, shock, seizures, paralytic ileus, serious allergic reactions, and severe skin reactions. In addition, Oxycet can depress the respiratory system. For this reason, elderly patients or those with serious lung diseases should use Oxycet with caution.

Oxycet Signs, Symptoms and Side Effects

Oxycet patients who use the medication exactly as their doctor prescribes may still be at risk for an Oxycet addiction or dependence. This is mainly due to Oxycet’s classification as an opioid analgesic. Opioids can be particularly addictive and should never be used unless you have a prescription.

Signs which may point to an Oxycet addiction include becoming obsessed with finding and using Oxycet as well as losing interest in daily life or activities you once enjoyed. Be sure to seek professional help as soon as possible if these addiction signs become noticeable.

Using Oxycet for an extended period of time can lead to long-term effects. Common long-term effects of using Oxycet include liver toxicity, severe constipation, and dependence. For this reason, never take Oxycet unless it is prescribed to you.

If you or someone you know is suffering from Oxycet addiction or another substance abuse disorder, seek professional help as soon as possible. The Recovery Village has many program options that can be tailored to fit each patient’s unique needs. To learn more about the life-saving resources The Recovery Village has to offer, you can visit us online at www.TheRecoveryVillage.com or call our toll-free, 24-hour hotline at 855-548-9825. Although recovery is not always easy, The Recovery Village promises to be with you each step of the way.

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