OxyContin Use Side Effect Details

OxyContin Use Side Effect Details

OxyContin is an addictive opioid pain medication. OxyContin is very powerful opioid (also referred to as a narcotic) is used to treat ongoing moderate to severe pain that's expected to last for a prolonged period of time.

The generic version of OxyContin is called Oxycodone.

OxyContin Use Side Effects

Below are a list of common side effects of OxyContin and generic versions when taken as prescribed.

  • Constipation
  • Itching
  • Dry Mouth
  • Nausea
  • Upset Stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Tiredness

OxyContin Abuse Side Effects

Misuse and abuse of OxyContin can have numerous harmful health related consequences such as:

  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness
  • Nodding Off
  • Itching
  • Mood Swings
  • Anxiety
  • Euphoria
  • Depression
  • Respiratory Depression (Possibly Severe)
  • Shallowed Difficult Breathing (Could Lead to Death)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dry Mouth
  • Sweating
  • Restlessness
  • Body Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Faintness (Feeling Light-Headed)
  • Low Blood Pressure

OxyContin Overdose Symptoms

A life threatening OxyContin overdose can occur when too much (an excessive amount) medication is taken. This includes taking OxyContin with alcohol or when OxyContin is mixed with certain medications or illicit drugs.The overdose symptoms may include:

  • Pin-Point Pupils
  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Breathing is Slowed or Has Stopped
  • Extreme Sleepiness
  • Nodding Off
  • Confusion
  • Delirium
  • Slowed Heart Rate
  • Weak Pulse
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Limpness
  • Dizziness
  • Clumsiness
  • Weak Muscles
  • Clammy and/or Cold Skin
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Seizure
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Coma
  • Death

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