There are medications that can ease OxyContin withdrawal symptoms. Some medical.
As with other opioid medications, OxyContin withdrawal can take 1-2 weeks. Some individuals who suffer from severe addictions can experience psychological withdrawal symptoms for months after ending OxyContin use. The most acute symptoms usually begin to clear up after three days, but for some people, withdrawal can continue for two weeks or more. Duration of withdrawal depends on many individual factors, including the strength of the OxyContin dose, whether it was extended release or not, whether the individual found illegal ways to bypass the time-release formulas in the medication, how long the individual took OxyContin, environmental stresses, and biological or genetic factors that can contribute to addiction.
The Food and Drug Administration recently specified that strong painkillers like OxyContin should only be used for severe, chronic pain from conditions like arthritis and cancer.
OxyContin addiction withdrawal can catch you off guard the first time you experience it. Characterized by intense physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms.