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OxyContin

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6.6  Effectiveness
7.1  Side Effects
6.6  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 10 OxyContin side effects and 4 OxyContin benefits.

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Effectiveness of OxyContin by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking OxyContin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 12.1% 15.2% 63.6% 9.1% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 9.1% 24.2% 60.6% 6.1% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 6.2% 87.5% 3.1% 3.1%
Breathing 6.1% 6.1% 84.8% 3% 0%
Confidence 11.4% 8.6% 65.7% 11.4% 2.9%
Coordination/Motor Skills 15.2% 33.3% 42.4% 9.1% 0%
Digestion 3% 33.3% 54.5% 9.1% 0%
Emotional Well-being 17.1% 14.3% 40% 22.9% 5.7%
Energy 17.1% 22.9% 34.3% 11.4% 14.3%
Eyesight 2.9% 11.8% 76.5% 5.9% 2.9%
Memory 15.2% 12.1% 63.6% 9.1% 0%
Mental Clarity 21.9% 25% 34.4% 15.6% 3.1%
Pain 17.1% 11.4% 28.6% 14.3% 28.6%
Patience 14.3% 11.4% 48.6% 14.3% 11.4%
Sexual Health 8.8% 14.7% 64.7% 11.8% 0%
Skin Complexion 3% 6.1% 84.8% 6.1% 0%
Sleep 17.1% 14.3% 31.4% 28.6% 8.6%
Stress Level 11.8% 23.5% 44.1% 8.8% 11.8%
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Commonly Reported OxyContin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
addiction by way of self-medicating due to stigma from community 73.3% 13.3% 6.7% 0% 6.7%
Allergic Reaction 90.6% 6.2% 3.1% 0% 0%
Anxiety 75% 8.3% 16.7% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 91.7% 0% 0% 8.3% 0%
Cold Symptoms 91.7% 0% 0% 8.3% 0%
Confusion 91.7% 0% 0% 8.3% 0%
Constipation 78.3% 8.7% 13% 0% 0%
Depression 72.7% 9.1% 15.2% 0% 3%
Diarrhea 91.7% 8.3% 0% 0% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 87.5% 9.4% 3.1% 0% 0%
Dizziness 67.6% 17.6% 8.8% 2.9% 2.9%
Drowsiness 54.5% 15.2% 12.1% 15.2% 3%
Dry Mouth 58.1% 16.1% 19.4% 3.2% 3.2%
Fatigue 58.8% 14.7% 2.9% 17.6% 5.9%
Fever 97% 0% 3% 0% 0%
Gas 91.7% 8.3% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 81.2% 3.1% 12.5% 0% 3.1%
Insomnia 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Lethargy 75.9% 3.4% 10.3% 6.9% 3.4%
Mood Swings 72.7% 0% 0% 18.2% 9.1%
Movement Problems 72.4% 10.3% 10.3% 3.4% 3.4%
Muscle Cramping 90.9% 0% 0% 9.1% 0%
Muscle Spasms 86.2% 0% 3.4% 6.9% 3.4%
Nausea 71.9% 9.4% 15.6% 0% 3.1%
Osteoporosis / Loss of Bone Mass 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 72.7% 18.2% 9.1% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Breathing 86.2% 6.9% 3.4% 0% 3.4%
Slow Heartbeat 93.1% 3.4% 0% 0% 3.4%
Swelling 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Tremors 95.2% 0% 0% 0% 4.8%
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Less Commonly Reported OxyContin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Addiction 75% 3.1% 9.4% 6.2% 6.2%
addiction by way of self-medicating due to stigma from community 0% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Bladder Problems / Incontinence 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 47.6% 33.3% 9.5% 4.8% 4.8%
Cough 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Delirium 83.9% 6.5% 3.2% 3.2% 3.2%
Infection 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Itching 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Kidney Damage 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Lethargy 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Lung Inflammation 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 93.3% 0% 0% 6.7% 0%
Seizures 96.8% 3.2% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking OxyContin
Since taking OxyContin Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 6.7%
Hallucination 4.4%
Hospitalization 6.7%
Seizure 2.2%
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User Comments about OxyContin
01 Jul 2012 OxyContin has been a blessing for me. I spent years in pain management. I had to switch to a physician that would write me something stronger than Tramadol and Valiumn twice a day. It seems that there is a negative attitude toward people taking OxyContin but obviousy these physicians and others with negative attitudes have never had REAL back problems. I have "end plate" changes on my vertibrae. I am 54 years old. I did notice that you MUST not miss a dose or two because you will vomit and be sick. I take 20mg twice per day.
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02 Oct 2011 It makes you feel great!! Definitely try it if you have severe pains.. Get it prescribed by a doctor though.
   —Posted by PILS
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07 Sep 2011 This is very good in making my pain go away but I did not have any energy.
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04 May 2011 when i first started taking oxycontin it was for pain in my lower back. after taking a fall on some ice after a while of taking the oxycontin they were not working anymore. then my doc upped the mg to 40mgs 4 times a day after a while they no longer helped,so then my doc refered me to pain management specialist then he upped the mgs to 60. 2 times a day now they last for 12hrs.
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10 Sep 2010 OxyContin has given me great pain relief. I would reccomend it to anyone that was in severe pain.
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