Oxy IR contains oxycodone hydrochloride and is available by prescription. These immediate release oral capsules are derived from the opium alkaloid thebaine. Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic narcotic ingredient that is used for analgesia. It also has the ability to produce sedation and euphoria. People who are prescribed this drug should read the insert that comes with the prescription very carefully. It contains important information on safe use, precautions and warnings.
Oxy IR is indicated for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain. The oxycodone component of this drug causes respiratory depression by working on the brain stem’s respiratory centers. It also suppresses the cough reflex, and may be able to accomplish this at lower doses than what’s needed for analgesia.
Oxy IR Side Effects And Risks
Side effects of Oxy IR include:
- Pinpoint pupils
Doctors are urged to individualize the dosage of Oxy IR to take into account factors that can include the patient’s condition and prognosis, level of pain and his or her tolerance to opioids. Taking too high a dosage of an opioid can result in overdose or death.
One of the most significant risks involved with opioids such as Oxy IR is respiratory depression. This can happen for those patients who take a high dosage of the medication without being sufficiently tolerant to opioids. It can also happen if a person takes Oxy IR with other substances that depress the central nervous system. These include:
- Other opioids
Because of the respiratory effects of opioids, some patients may not be able to take them.
Oxy IR Dependence And Addiction Can Be Reversed With Professional Detox
Opioid dependence is another risk of taking drugs including Oxy IR. Drugs in this class can be habit forming and are highly subject to abuse. Patients should always take their medication exactly as directed. Prolonged use of opiates and opioids will most likely result in physical dependence. This means opioid withdrawal will set in if patients try to stop taking them abruptly. The presence of both physical and psychological dependence indicates that addiction has developed.
Oxy IR dependence and addiction can be remedied and this is best accomplished through professional help. The Waismann Institute has years of experience with the safe and successful treatment of opiate and opioid dependence. Our program includes a treatment for rapid opiate detox, close monitoring in an accredited hospital and optional aftercare to assist in the transition to wellness.
Our rapid opiate detox cutting edge treatment includes the use of intravenous medications that quickly cleanse the patients’ opiate receptors. This eliminates the physical dependency while the patient is lightly sedated. The Waismann Method for rapid opiate detox treats patients everyday who become dependent upon their prescription medication, including Oxy IR, OxyContin, Demerol and Vicodin.