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Why Is Oxycodone So Addictive?


Oxycodone is a highly addictive prescription medication that can cause both physical dependence and addiction when used and/or abused over a long time.

How Oxycodone Works

Oxycodone (or oxycodone hydrochloride) is a prescription narcotic drug used for pain management. The drug acts as a full opioid agonist. It binds to mu-receptors in the central nervous system and may cause feelings of sedation, anxiousness, analgesia and depression.

Medicines Containing Oxycodone

Combunox – Oxycodone + Ibuprofen
Endocet, Lynox, Magnacet, Narvox, Oxycet, Percocet, Perloxx, Primlev, Roxicet, Xolox, Tylox, Taxadon – Oxycodone + acetaminophen
Endodan, Percodan, Roxiprin – Oxycodone + Aspirin

Why is Oxycodone So Addictive?

Oxycodone shows the effects of producing euphoria (an extremely pleasant sense of well-being) along with an analgesic effect and pain relief.

Oxycodone can create physical and psychological dependence in users. People who use oxycodone can develop tolerance quickly in a relatively short period of time. As time progresses, larger quantities of this medication are required in order to achieve the effects felt at the beginning of oxycodone treatment. This may eventually lead to addiction.

Those who abuse oxycodone by taking it without a prescription, in larger doses and frequently are ata greater risk of addiction.

The factors affecting oxycodone addiction can be both individual and environmental. But it is oxycodone’s ability to provide intense feelings of pleasure that becomes the prime reason for abuse.

If you or a loved one is addicted to oxycodone or any other drug, consult one of the best San Diego drug rehab
centers,Pacific Bay Recovery at 858-263-9700. The San Diego rehab offers innovative therapies utilizing a combination of group therapy, individual psychotherapy and holistic treatment techniques that have proven high success rates.

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