OxyContin is a trade name for Oxycodone, a drug similar to morphine but made synthetically rather than derived from opium. OxyContin is used as a painkiller and carries a high risk of addiction.
Withdrawal symptoms begin between six and 30 hours after a person stops taking the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can include:
- Agitation and anxiety
- Muscle aches and cramps
- Abdominal cramping and diarrhea
- Nausea and vomiting
It is recommended that OxyContin detox be performed only under close supervision. Akua Mind & Body can help those who need to detox from this addictive drug.