Drug Testing for Oxycodone (OxyContin)
The risks and dangers of using Oxycodone are great and the drug can ultimately kill. If you suspect a loved one is abusing an oxycodone such as OxyContin, you can get help. uVera Diagnostics has drug test kits that test for Oxycodone. uVera Diagnostics is a drug testing company that supplies drug test kits, including CLIA Waived and FDA Cleared drug test kits. Click here to see the drug testing kits for Oxycodone or find the drug testing product that is right for you and order it right online.
Oxycodone is a pain reliever used to treat moderate to severe pain around the clock. Oxycodone is an opioid, meaning that it has opiate-like properties and is derived from the poppy plant. Its opiate properties make the drug highly addictive, and it has become one of the most abused drug on the street. OxyContin is a popular brand of oxycodone that is widely abused.
There are many street names for Oxycodone including: OXY, Ox, OC’s, Oxycotton, Cotton, Blue, and Pills.
What does it look like and how is it taken?
OxyContin is available in tablet form to be taken orally in 10, 20, 40 and 80 mg doses. It comes in a variety of colors, depending on the dosage, and generally has the letters “OC” on the tablet. On the street, the tablet is often crushed then swallowed or snorted. It can be injected by diluting it with water.
Illegal or Legal?
Oxycodone is only a legal drug when prescribed by a doctor.
Why is Oxycodone (OxyContin) taken?
OxyContin is a form of Oxycodone that is taken to manage around the clock pain and has a time-release formula. OxyContin is abused because of the “high” it produces when crushed and then snorted, swallowed or injected. This destroys the time-release property and produces a euphoric high that has been compared to heroin.
Dangers and Side Effects
Oxycodone, including OxyContin, is very addictive and can lead to physical dependence.
Side effects of oxycodone include: dry mouth, smaller pupils, headache, weakness, dizziness, sweating, itchiness, constipation, nausea and vomiting, sedation, mood changes and depressed breathing.
A large dose of oxycodone can cause severe respiratory depression and death. Problematic symptoms include a faster or slower heartbeat, difficulty breathing and seizures.
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