Drugs designed to relieve pain symptoms come from both legal and illegal sources. Prescription-based medications, such as oxycodone, Demerol and Dilaudid.
While the high may be quicker and more pleasurable, repeated injections in the same spots can lead to health complications as skin and vein walls become damaged. Shooting street-based painkillers also introduces unknown additive materials into the body. Over time, these additives can cause considerable damage to the body’s cardiovascular system as well as to the blood vessels inside the brain. Repeated needle use can also leave a person open to contracting viral diseases like HIV and hepatitis, particularly when needles are shared in a group.
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Hydrocodone and Oxycodone are drugs that are used to treat extreme pain. These two ingredients are usually found in most prescription.
Just as stopping the use of the drug too quickly can cause problems, so can overdosing. If overdosed, both drugs can cause blue skin, loss of consciousness, cessation of breathing, excessive sleepiness and change in the size of the pupils.
OxyContin contains oxycodone, but includes a time-release mechanism so that the pain-killing effect lasts longer (meaning the drug does not.
However, Oxycontin has been manufactured to include a time-release mechanism to increase analgesic (pain-killing) effect. Essentially, producers have changed how long OxyContin lasts, which means that OxyContin users do not have to take the medication as often. Basically, the main active ingredient in OxyContin is oxycodone. Both oxycodone and OxyContin is used for pain relief.
It is easier to abuse because many people sell such opioids on the streets and still others find plenty of opioids in medicine cabinets of family and friends.
A nationwide survey of opioid drug abusers in rehab indicates that because of the high it produces, the prescription painkiller oxycodone is the.
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The study also found that even among people in treatment for drug dependence, there seems to be little appetite for moving to stronger prescription narcotics such as fentanyl or various derivatives of morphine.
Acetaminophen causes considerable irritation when it’s injected, and when taken orally in large amounts, it can cause severe liver damage, he explained.
Oxycodone was attractive to those who enjoy taking risks and prefer to inject or snort drugs to get high.
This past winter, I found myself following a drug dealer and his crew up in Florida prescribe 85 percent of all the oxycodone in America, she.
Across the nation, pharmacies are being robbed at gunpoint for it -- the most horrifying example occurring this past weekend when four people were killed in a pharmacy robbery on Long Island in what looks like a pill heist gone wrong. Other alarming trends include babies in Florida being born addicted to painkillers and prisons in Kentucky filling up with inmates charged with the petty crimes associated with trying to procure it.
"Pills are what it is now," as one of them put it to us that night.
When Gil Kerlikowske, President Barack Obama's national drug policy director, recently described today's prescription drug abuse in the U.S.