Oxycontin is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called narcotic. Is used to treat moderate to severe pain that is expected to last for an extended period of time.
Drug class- The drug class for Oxycontin is B.
The slang term used on the street can be... Cotton, pills, and Oxy.
Oxycontin is a synthetic drug. Synthetic meaning man-made (artificial) or chemicals being added to the substance.
The drug schedule is II.
What does it look like? Oxycontin looks like a pill with either 0C or the # of how many mg is in it. (10, 20, 40, 60, 160 mg.
How is the Drug used? The drug is swallowed or snorted. It is mostly swallowed in pill form.
History of the Drug, Where it was first used? Oxycontin was first used in Germany in 1916.
What is it used for? Oxycontin is used as a painkiller (opiate). Sometimes called a narcotic. A narcotic is a drug or other substance affecting mood or behavior and sold for non-medical purposes. Especially illegal ones.
Addiction:Is it addictive?Fatal?Tolerance?Withdrawal symptoms? Oxycontin is highly addicted. It may cause fatal respiratory depression as well.High tolerance to OxyContin. OxyContin is a slow-release long-term opioid pain reliever.You are considered opioid tolerant if you exceed 30mg daily in OxyContin, though the largest dose of OxyContin that will be prescribed is 160mg daily. Exceeding this daily amount is considered high and can be potentially dangerous.Frequent nausea and vomiting.Frequent nausea and vomiting.Relentless abdominal pain, and Rapid or irregular heartbeat are one of the withdrawal symptoms.
What are the effects on the body(Short-term)- Drowsiness, Delayed reaction, and Constipation.
What are the effects on the body (Long term)- Muscle spasms, slows the heart and lungs, persistent vomiting, severe constipation.
What pat of the brain does it damage? The opiate receptors are the part of the brain that it damages. It is a depressant and opiate at the same time. It slows down the nervous brain system but relieves pain.
Any other important information? It comes in 10, 20, 40, 80, and 160 mg. You can swallow, crush, chew, dissolve the tablet. Oxycontin hit the markets in 1995. A depressant and opiate at the same time.
Story about someone who was on the drug and what happend to them. 32 deaths in metro Phoenix attributed to fake Oxy pills.
How are communities affected by individual actions? Loss of money, addiction, loss of job, depression, and etc.
How can society respond to problems that arise from increased drug abuse? More fatalities, increased loss of jobs, financial and family problems. Robberies, murders can happen in a society with increased drug abuse.
The websites I cited my information from was.....http://teens.drugabuse.gov/, http://www.nida.nih.gov/, http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/term/160/DrugFacts