Oxycet Withdrawal and Detox

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Oxycet is a pain-reliever and cough suppressant given to patients to relieve moderate to severe pain. This medication is similar to other pain-relievers such as morphine, codeine, and hydrocodone.

This medication is successful in reducing pain because it can stimulate opioid receptions in the brain. Oxycet does not eliminate the sensation of pain entirely. Rather, it decreases  discomfort by increasing the body’s tolerance to pain.

Using Oxycet to treat your pain may come with a few common side effects. The most common side effects of Oxycet, which do not require medical treatment, are 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 side effects should go away as the body adjusts to Oxycet. If they do not go away or get worse over time, be sure to let your doctor know.

Other serious side effects of Oxycet, which should be immediately reported to your doctor, include severe reduction in blood pressure, shock, seizures, paralytic ileus, serious allergic reactions, and severe skin reactions.

This medication can depress the respiratory system. Therefore, elderly or debilitated patients with serious lung diseases should use caution while taking Oxycet. This medication can also impair thinking and the physical ability to operate motor vehicles or other large machinery.

Oxycet Withdrawal and Detox

Oxycet patients who no longer want to treat their pain with the medication should schedule a meeting with their doctors to discuss the next step in their treatment. This medication should never be stopped suddenly or “cold turkey,” as this will greatly increase a patient’s risk for enhanced, unwanted withdrawal symptoms. In fact, you should never adjust your Oxycet dosage levels or treatment schedule unless your doctor tells you to do so.

Most doctors will gradually lower a patient’s dosage over time if they no longer want to use Oxycet. This strategy of tapering off the medication gives the body ample time to adjust to less and less of the medication while helping patients avoid withdrawal symptoms.

Common Oxycet withdrawal symptoms may include restlessness, excessive tearing, runny nose, yawning, sweating, chills, muscle pain, irritability, anxiety, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, back pain, joint pain, and sleep disturbances.
All patients experience Oxycet withdrawal differently due to each patient’s unique physiology. On average, withdrawal symptoms will peak within the first day after you have stopped taking Oxycet. The withdrawal process can then last anywhere from 7 days to 4 weeks. However, these withdrawal timeline estimates may be shorter or longer for some patients.
Patients who are having difficulty managing the withdrawal symptoms of Oxycet should seek a medically assisted detoxification program. This program allows patients to safely detox from Oxycet in the presence of medically-trained staff who can answer any questions patients may have about their unique withdrawal struggles. Remember, everyone experiences withdrawal differently. Do not be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

Make sure you are keeping an updated list of all your medications and share this information with your doctor. This is important since Oxycet can cause a drug interaction with your current prescriptions and other herbal products or over-the-counter medicines you may take.

Using Oxycet will increase the effect of substances that slow brain function, which includes alcohol, barbiturates, skeletal muscle relaxants, carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine, and benzodiazepines such as diazepam and lorazepam. In addition, using muscle relaxants or benzodiazepines with Oxycet may further depress the respiratory system.

The following medications can potentially decrease the effectiveness of Oxycet and may precipitate withdrawal symptoms: pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol, and buprenorphine.

In addition, eating large amounts of fat may increase the absorption of Oxycet in the body by 27 percent.

Choosing an Oxycet treatment center to begin your recovery at is an important step in living a substance-free life. It is recommended that patients set up a meeting with their doctors to discuss what features they should look for in an Oxycet center.

If you or someone you love is struggling with Oxycet addiction or another substance abuse disorder, seek professional help right away. To learn more about the amazing resources and programs that The Recovery Village has to offer, visit us online at www.TheRecoveryVillage.com or call our toll-free hotline, which is open 24 hours a day, at 855-548-9825. Although recovery is not easy, The Recovery Village will be with you each step of the way.

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