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Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms

Oxycodone Withdrawal — Symptoms And Signs

Every human being possesses unique DNA, which means they metabolize – organically process and get rid of – every substance that enters their bodies differently. This means that two people taking the same dose of oxycodone might experience withdrawal completely differently. However, many of the same symptoms affect everyone, regardless of their bodies, backgrounds, and personal situations. Throughout our history of treating patients at Novus Medical Detox Centers, we have documented some of the most common symptoms we’ve seen.

Common Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms

Early Signs and Symptoms

  • Anxiety
  • Increased respiratory rate
  • Sweating
  • Tearing or crying
  • Yawning
  • Runny nose
  • Goosebumps
  • Restlessness
  • Anorexia
  • Irritability
  • Dilated pupils (larger than normal pupils)

Advanced Signs and Symptoms

  • Insomnia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)
  • Hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure)
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle and bone pain

At Novus Medical Detox Centers, our entire focus is to make the withdrawal process as comfortable, safe, and pain-free as possible. We accomplish this with our innovative evidence-based protocols that include natural integrative-medicine-based remedies as well as proprietary solutions that improve your over-all health. We strive to minimize or even eliminate these withdrawal symptoms for you with our innovative protocols.

Ready to take the next step towards a sober future? Call us at (855) 464-8550 to speak with one of our experienced detox advisors today!

Recognizing The Many Dangerous Faces Of Oxycodone

Oxycodone is often dispensed as-is, but it also comes in a number of different forms under any number of brand names. If you have a legal prescription, the label will tell you what it is. This drug is the main active ingredient in a number of combination drugs:

  • Forms of oxycodone when combined with an inert binder include OxyIR, Roxicodone, and OxyContin
  • Forms of oxycodone when combined with aspirin include Roxiprin, Endodan, and Percodan
  • Forms of oxycodone when combined with ibuprofen include Combunox
  • Forms of oxycodone when combined with acetaminophen include Roxicet, Tylox, Endocet, and Percocet

However, the doctor’s office isn’t the only place people can get their hands on oxycodone. It you are taking illegally-acquired oxycodone and don’t know where it came from, it can have serious harmful effects beyond what the prescription versions cause. Some counterfeit forms of oxycodone can have deadly side effects because of unknown toxic impurities. It can also be incredibly dangerous because it contains a different percentage of the drug than listed. If it contains more than you’re used to, it could easily lead to an overdose. However, if it contains less than you’re used to, your body can get accustomed to that amount, and when you switch to prescription-strength oxycodone, your body may not be ready to handle that amount, resulting in an overdose.

The Truth About Oxycodone Withdrawal

For years, oxycodone and other types of prescription opioids have been marketed to Americans as some of the most useful and all-encompassing drugs on the market. Now, with new research and landmark lawsuits exposing these drugs for what they really are, people are finally realizing just how dangerous they can be.

Whether taken legally for pain or illicitly for pleasure, oxycodone can quickly turn deadly. Using it, even sparingly, can easily lead to dependence or addiction, and can have a catastrophic impact on not just the life of the drug user, but on the lives of those around them as well. This drug, as well as its extended-release form OxyContin, is often referred to as “legal heroin” by those of us who have dedicated our lives to treating people suffering from its ill-effects. We call it this because it is incredibly similar to heron on the chemical level, is just as addictive, just as deadly, and just as difficult to get off of.

Once someone gets hooked on this type of drug, getting off of it can feel borderline impossible. In many cases, the only way to truly kick the addiction is to go through a detox program, like the one we offer here at Novus Detox Medical Centers. Some people are able to break free on their own, but it is incredibly rare – less than five percent of people who attempt to withdraw on their own are successful, and the rest simply return to the clutches of the drug, sometimes worse off than before.

A key reason for this is that oxycodone withdrawal is incredibly painful. At Novus Detox Medical Centers, our program is designed to help our patients get through it as painlessly as possible using cutting-edge technology and the latest advancements in medical treatments.

About Novus Medical Detox Centers

Our patients come from all over the United States. Over the years, we’ve worked with people from New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Florida, and more. They know that we offer the premier medical detox in the country for oxycodone medically-assisted withdrawal.

At Novus Detox Medical Centers, we specialize in helping people successfully recover from physical dependencies and return home drug-free. When someone is trapped by addiction, we make sure to fully prepare them for the rehab they will need to become truly substance-free for life.

Ready to take the next step towards sustainable sobriety? Call Novux Detox Medical Centers at (855) 464-8550 today to discuss your treatment options with one of our detox advisors today!


We develop an individualized medical detox program specifically for each of our patients, which means no recovery will look the same. Our delicious food, nutritional IVs and supplements, and specialized detox protocols are all designed to quicken the healing process. We understand that various addictions present a number of issues for the human body, so we create our IVs and diets to fit the needs of specific withdrawal symptoms.

Our process is all about you, which is why we have private and shared rooms available for our residents. Each room is outfitted with a TV, telephone, and access to the internet. We also provide educational classes that will show you how the drug or alcohol of your choice affects your body. We believe that to effectively fight off your withdrawal symptoms, it is important to know what you are fighting against and what to be prepared for.

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call (855) 464-8550 today!

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