Certain unapproved drugs that contain oxycodone have been instructed by the FDA to be removed from the market and the manufacture is to Stop.
This drug saw approval by the FDA in 1976 and since has become one of the most addicting and dangerous drugs on the market. It causes more deaths than cocaine and heroin combined.
Trade names: Oxycontin, Roxicodone, M-oxy, ETH-Oxydose, Oxyfast, and OxyIR.
All of the reading on this matter is somewhat vague. The FDA states:
Companies with certain products that are subject to this action are expected to stop manufacturing the products within 45 days and stop shipping the products within 90 days. Products that are subject to these timeframes are products that:
- were introduced onto the market before Sept. 19, 2011
- were listed in the FDA’s Drug Registration and Listing System before July 6, 2012, and
- were being commercially used or sold before July 6, 2012.
It’s the usual story, profits ahead of public interest.
I have a couple friends who have been prescribed this drug. One has degenerative spin disease. They all report tolerance to the drug and have been increasing the dose as the days go by. I certainly worry about them and overdose.
The side effect comprise an extensive list. Memory loss, constipation, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, light headedness, headache, dry mouth, anxiety, itching, and heavy sweating. Dimness in vision, loss of appetite, nervousness, abdominal pain, diarrhea, urine retention, dyspnea, and hiccups. Rare reports of the drug causing impotence, enlarged prostate gland, and decreased testosterone secretion.
As with any opioid signs of overdose include shallow breathing or respiratory arrest, cold, clammy skin, rise in blood pressure, pupil constriction, circulatory collapse, and death.
There are many ways to deal with pain and this opioid should be avoided at all costs except for extreme measures. Oxycodone is a large problem with recreational drug users. Addiction has become rampant.
- Reported one year ago in July by UPI (United Press International) Oxycodone death rate soars.
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