OxyContin is an opioid pain reliever that affects the body in many different ways. The pill containing oxycodone can greatly affect your body.

OxyContin is usually prescribed by your doctor for any amount from 10 to 80 milligrams to relieve pain around the clock that you may suffer. OxyContin usually hits the bloodstream 30 minutes to an hour after use. Chewing OxyContin get the drug in the system faster, but that’s not a recommended way to take the medication. OxyContin lasts in the system for up to a day and should only be taken once every 12 hours.

Another way to feel longer effects of OxyContin to eat a high-fat meal if you’re taking immediate release OxyContin. The oxycodone will affect the body more when paired with a large amount of fat.

OxyContin affects the brain in many ways. OxyContin binds to opioid receptors in the brain, which causes numbing in the body to relieve pain. When OxyContin binds to opioid receptors, it causes the brain to feel euphoric, causing a high in your body. Side effects of using OxyContin include dizziness, drowsiness, slowed breathing, constipation, and nausea.Physical side effects of long-term OxyContin use muscle spasms and chronic stomach problems. Injecting the drug can cause infections and inflammation of the skin.

OxyContin is a highly addictive drug and should be taken cautiously It’s important for you not to abuse the drug and take more than the recommended dosage. It’s also important not to mix the drug with other medications, especially depressants  like benzodiazepines that can slow your heart rate and breathing.

Once you build up a tolerance to the drug, your brain becomes used to the drug and you may have to increase the dosage of OxyContin to feel the same pain relief as before. You are at risk for getting addicted because OxyContin increases the amount of dopamine in the brain and takes over the pleasure-seeking center of the brain. If OxyContin is taking over your life and you feel you may be dependent on the drug, seek treatment immediately.

If you need to withdraw from the drug, consult your physician first. Gradually withdraw and reduce your dosage because it’s too difficult to quit OxyContin cold turkey. With medical supervision and support from a rehab facility, you can treat your OxyContin addiction.


Taking OxyContin is a very serious matter. If you have any questions about taking OxyContin and how it works in the body, call the knowledgeable staff of Treatment Now at  08000 380480.