Oxycodone and acetaminophen combine together in the brand name drug Endocet. This medication is often used to treat severe pain. The oxycodone in the medication is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, while the acetaminophen is used to intensify the effects of the oxycodone to create an overall potent effect.
Endocet is available in other brand names, including, Magnacet, Percocet 10/325, Percocet 10/650, Percocet 2.5/325, Percocet 5/325, Percocet 7.5/325, Percocet 7.5/500, Perloxx, Primalev, Roxicet and Tylox. It is also available on the street and known as Percs, paulas, roxicotten, Roxi's, blue dynamite, no buffers and 512s.
Endocet is generally administered by the mouth, intravenously, intramuscularly, rectally or through subcutaneous injection, which is the preferred method of abuse as it generally produces results with a stronger effect and a quicker onset.
Abuses of Endocet
A Schedule II drug, Endocet is highly addictive and can impact a user both physically and psychologically. As a result, it is critical that the prescribed administration of Endocet be closely monitored by a physician. The consequences for taking Endocet for recreational purposes can be significant.
Endocet works by blocking pain receptors in the brain and as a result, can create a feeling of euphoria for the user. The individual is likely to continue to try and chase this feeling and will continue to seek Endocet, even if a medical reason no longer exists. Abuse of Endocet easily develops from that point.
Effects of Endocet
Endocet is know to be very effective in the treatment of pain, but is also taken by individuals seeking to achieve an emotional escape from life. The medication has been known to dull emotional pain, including depression, anxiety, and fear. Because of these effects, some patients will rely on the drug for such effects rather than deal with specific issues.
Those taking Endocet can experience symptoms such as a loss of concentration, dizziness, the sweats, constipation, dry mouth, nausea or drowsiness. Those who abuse Endocet can also experience deterioration in personal relationships, financial difficulties, legal problems, employment difficulties as well as, psychological difficulties.
Withdrawal of Endocet
When an individual stops taking Endocet after a long period of time, the withdrawal symptoms can put an immense amount of strain on the body. As a result, it can cause the individual severe pain and psychological distress in the process. Symptoms have been known to occur as soon as six to eight hours after the most recent dose.
Withdrawal symptoms associated with cessation of Endocet can include, but are not limited to:
· gastrointestinal distress
· muscle pain
· runny nose and eyes.
Treatment of Endocet Addiction
The continued use of Endocet can lead to dependence, tolerance, and addiction and cessation should only be done under the care of a board-certified physician and board-certified addiction psychiatrist to avoid significant damage to the body or even death. Endocet does a significant amount of damage to the body and a physical and psychological dependence develops along with the addiction.
Users should taper off the medication slowly through a comfortable detox method. Entering a detox center for 24/7 treatment will ensure the individual rids their body of Endocet completely. This comfortable detox is used to correct the chemical imbalances in the individual suffering with an Endocet addiction and should be combined with psychological evaluations and other medical care.