Oxycodone Side Effects
Like any other opioid, Oxycodone has side-effects as well. The most common side effects of Oxycodone medication include nausea, constipation, pruritus, headaches and a euphoric feeling. But in most people these are manifested in minor ways or not at all. Very few cases show serious side-effects. There are also some rare side-effects which seldom occur but one needs to be aware of nevertheless.
Possible Side Effects of Oxycodone
Oxycodone dosage is administered as per the patientâ€™s pain status and existing medical history. It also depends on what other medications are being taken and how the patient responds to the Oxycodone medication. After some monitoring doctor may alter or adjust dosage to alleviate any recurring side-effects.
The common possible side-effects of Oxycodone are:
- Temporary amnesia
- Rashes and itches
- Constipation and other stomach ailments
- Digestive disorders
- Orthostatic hypotension
Some of these side-effects like constipation can hamper the entire system. Usual fibers and laxatives do not work in such situations. Doctors often prescribe Sennakot-S to counter the acute constipation that occurs due to Oxycodone intake.
The more common Oxycodone side effects
The most recurring side-effects in a large percentage of opioid takers are dry mouth, constant itching sensations, vision problems, profuse sweating, lightheadedness and dizziness and of course constipation.
Serious Oxycodone Side Effects
Intake of Oxycodone medications can also have serious repercussions. As in any other opioids, Oxycodone can lead to severe respiratory disorders and damage. Oxycodone abuse and overdose are therefore to be avoided at all costs. Apart from intentional abuse, Oxycodone is often taken in higher or incorrect doses by patients who are unaware of its effects, or by those who are too old or sick to know the difference. Respiratory side-effects include:
- sleep apnea
- respiratory depression
- circulatory collapse
- cardiac arrest
- respiratory arrest leading to death
Less Common Side Effects of Oxycodone
The less common side effects are lack of appetite, shortness of breath or painful breathing and nervousness. However, only about 6% of Oxycodone taker feel these so they are less worrisome.
Unusual Oxycodone Side Effects
Most Oxycodone side effects fall under the category of Class type effects in the Opioid class. But due to the feeling of euphoria that it elicits, Oxycodone is extremely vulnerable to abuse. It is highly coveted by addicts for its diversion effects and high street value.
Possible Oxycodone use symptoms
There are several side-effects of Oxycodone that can appear as natural or sudden ill-feeling but could be dangerous if they persist. These include common unwell symptoms like nausea, tendency to throw up, depression and moodiness, appetite and weight loss, dry mouth and lightheadedness, constipation and other gastric disorders. It could also leads to recurring chills and fevers, flushed feel and profuse sweating, weakness and dizziness accompanied by headaches and vision problems. In case they persist let your doctor know right away.
There may be other side-effects not reported here. Consult your physician if you feel anything out of the ordinary.
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