If you're suffering from moderate to severe pain due to a medical condition you may be prescribed a combination drug like Tylox for the relief of pain and discomfort. Tylox is a combination drug, the capsules contain oxycodone and acetaminophen and should never be combined with alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers or other narcotic pain relievers.
Oxycodone is in a category of drugs called opioid pain relievers, acetaminophen also relieves pain but it's less potent. When the two pain relief medications are combined, acetaminophen increases the effects of oxycodone. If you're prescribed Tylox by a health care professional for pain relief it's important to take the medication exactly as prescribed and never share your prescription with others for many reasons. Acetaminophen can be damaging to the liver when taken in high doses and an overdose of acetaminophen could result in liver failure and possibly death.
Oxycodone can be habit forming so it's important to take the pain medication the way it was prescribed. Taking Tylox in larger doses than prescribed by a physician or taking the medication more frequently over an extended period of time may lead to dependence and addiction. Because Tylox may be habit forming the medication should never be shared with an individual that engages in substance abuse.
Tylox side effects include: dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, upset stomach, vomiting, constipation, rash, difficulties with urination, breathing difficulties and mood changes.
Tylox Misuse, Abuse, Dependence and Addiction
Tylox doesn't produce a euphoric high like stimulants do and the pain medication doesn't provide a strong pleasurable and relaxing sensation like depressants do but it may cause mild relaxation which could make it appealing for misuse. Individuals who abuse Tylox illicitly over time can become addicted to the medication and experience symptoms of withdrawal if they abruptly stop.
Those that abuse Tylox usually take the medication orally, chew it, crush the medication and snort it like cocaine or dissolve the power in water and inject the solution. This is very dangerous because when Tylox is abused it can easily result in overdose.
A person can become dependent on Tylox even if they're taking the pain medication legitimately if it's taken over an extended period of time. Whether a person becomes dependent on Tylox legitimately or due to abuse of the pain medication they can develop a physical and mental dependence on the drug over time.
Tylox Withdrawal Symptoms
Uncomfortable and painful symptoms of withdrawal can be experienced when a person stops using Tylox if they're dependent on the medication no matter how dependence takes place. Symptoms experienced with Tylox withdrawal may be very similar to those experienced in heroin withdrawal and may include:
- Hot and cold flashes
- Loss in appetite
- Nasal discharge
- Severe back ache
- Muscle spasms