When pain relief is needed oxycodone is suggested it deals with moderate to severe pains and is given for comprehensive time period.But just like other drugs it has certain risks associated with its use like over doses, dependency and drug interactions.one needs to understand for how long it stays in your system and how to prevent the reactions.
Oxycodone has many names:
- Hillbilly heroin
If you want know for how long it is shown in a test then it will be detectable for a short time during some tests but can be visible for three months in other tests.
It has variety of forms such as tablets, capsules, liquid solution, extended-release capsules and tablets.You can take the regularly form after every six hours while extended-release forms must be taken after 12 hours with food.
Plasma levels of oxycodone is high in women, elderly and people who has renal or liver impairment.Initial absorption is in over half an hour and for extended-release form absorption is in seven hours, try to reach a stable level of drug when you start taking it, it will take 24 to 36 hours to absorb in your blood stream.
Main function of oxycodone is to change the way your nervous system and brain responds to pain, it depresses the breathing, heart rate, central nervous system and other essential functions.Avoid drinking alcohol and other medications when oxycodone is still present in your system.
Oxycodone relationship with metabolism
Our bodies break oxycodone in liver in the form of:
These are then flush out of the body in the form of urine and sweat. Half-life of oxycodone in 3.2 hours and that of released one is 4.5 hours, drug actions will be eliminated from the body in about 22.5 hours maximum.
Overdose of oxycodone
Here are the dangers when you overdose oxycodone:
- You will face severe constipation.
- You can go into a coma.
- You may feel difficulty in breathing
- You may experience weak pulse.
- You may have change of color of nails and lips to blue.
- Drowsiness and low blood pressure is very common when you overdose oxycodone.
Screening tests are performed to know the presence of oxycodone in your system, these methods are:
Urine test – oxycodone will be detected in urine after four days
Hair test – oxycodone will be detected for up to 90 days.
Blood test – oxycodone will be detected for 24 hours in blood.
Saliva test – oxycodone will be detectable for four days in saliva.
Taking oxycodone can become a habit be sure you don’t take it very often take according to your health conditions.