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Oxycet is a prescription medication used to relieve moderate to severe pain and suppress coughing. It has a similar profile to other pain-relievers like morphine, codeine, and hydrocodone.

Oxycet is classified as an opioid analgesic and reduces pain by changing the way that the brain responds to it. The medication stimulates opioid receptors in the brain, which then decreases discomfort rather than eliminating the pain altogether.

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Just like any medication, starting treatment with Oxycet may produce side effects in some patients. Common side effects of Oxycet which typically do not require medical attention include lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, euphoria, dysphoria, rash, itching, nausea, and vomiting. Other less common side effects which still do not require medical attention are drowsiness, constipation, and spasms of the ureter which can lead to difficulty urinating. Many of these side effects should go away with time. If they do not go away or get any worse, let your doctor know.

Serious side effects associated with Oxycet include severe reduction in blood pressure, shock, seizures, paralytic ileus, serious allergic reactions, and severe skin reactions. Let your doctor know right away if you notice any of these symptoms.

This is not a complete list of Oxycet side effects. If you believe that you are experiencing a side effect of the medication that is not listed above, consult with your doctor.

Oxycet can depress the respiratory system. For this reason, elderly patients or those who have serious lung diseases should use caution while using this medication. Oxycet may also impair one’s ability to drive or operate other large machinery.

Patients using Oxycet for pain may still develop an Oxycet addiction or dependence since this medication is a strong opioid pain-reliever. If you begin to think that someone in your life is abusing Oxycet, seek professional help as soon as possible. Signs that may point to an Oxycet addiction include losing interest in the hobbies and activities you once enjoyed, becoming obsessed with finding and taking Oxycet, and performing poorly at school or work. It is important that Oxycet addiction is addressed as soon as possible, as the earlier the condition is spotted the faster patients can be on track to living happier, healthier, substance-free lives.
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Patients who no longer want to use Oxycet should consult with their doctors before changing their treatment schedule or dosage levels. Oxycet should never be stopped suddenly or “cold turkey,” as this will produce unwanted withdrawal symptoms. You should never adjust your Oxycet dosage levels or treatment schedule without explicit instruction from your doctor. Most doctors will taper off an Oxycet patient’s dosage over time, which will help patients avoid withdrawal symptoms.
People looking to recover from Oxycet addiction can benefit from the many resources and programs available through The Recovery Village. Before beginning treatment with inpatient or outpatient Oxycet rehab, patients will need to completely detox from the medication. Once all of the Oxycet is safely removed from the patient’s body, they will be able to participate in recreational activities and individual and group counseling sessions during their time at The Recovery Village.
Inpatient Oxycet rehab is a program that requires patients to live on campus at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient centers while they recover from Oxycet addiction. This program can be very helpful for patients who have a severe Oxycet addiction or those who would have trouble recovering due to distractions from home in daily life.

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