Oxycodone, which is an analgesic or pain-relieving medication, may be prescribed to manage moderate acute pain episodes. It acts to reduce the activity of parts of the nervous system that pass on messages to relay the sensation of pain. It binds to opioid receptors found on the surface of nerve cells. This inhibits the pathways that allow nerve cells to become excited and pass on a signal. With fewer signals being sent, the pain is reduced.
Buying medicine over the Internet can make life a lot easier especially for cancer, sickle cell patients and others who genuinely need this medication to alleviate their pains. Medicines on the Internet are sometimes cheaper. Your Oxycodone pills are delivered to your door. Unfortunately, there are many dishonest online drugstores nd it can be hard to tell the honest ones from the dishonest ones. So you need to be very careful when you’re buying medicines online.
How can you safely buy Oxycodone online?
You can safely buy medicine online if you use online pharmacies recommended by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. This organization verifies Internet drugstores throughout the United States and most Canadian provinces. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has created a website at http://www.awarerx.org. You can visit this site to find out which online drugstores are recommended and which aren’t.
It’s also safe to buy medicine through your health insurance company’s website.
Don’t trust an online drugstore if:
- The website doesn’t ask you for a prescription.
- The drugstore isn’t a licensed pharmacy. In the U.S. and Canada, pharmacies are licensed by individual state or provincial governments.
- The online drugstore doesn’t have a licensed pharmacist available to answer your questions.
- The website isn’t “secure.” This means that any information you type in—your address, your credit card number—could be read and used by anyone who comes across it. Secure websites use special tools to “encrypt” your information. They turn it into a code that other people can’t read. You can tell that a website is secure if the URL (the Web address) begins with “https” rather than just “http.”
Why should you worry about online Oxycodone?
You could end up buying oxycodone pills that hurt rather than help. The World Health Organization found that more than half of the drugs sold online and by places that do not show a physical address were fake. Medicines that you buy online from sources that are not regulated can be either too strong or too weak. Criminals who sell drugs online have one goal: to make money. So they often focus on medicines that are in demand and not available in a lower-cost generic form. Many fake Oxycodone pills are expertly packaged. They look like the real thing, but they may have been made under very dirty conditions. And they may contain ingredients like chalk, sugar, and flour instead of the medicine you need. In the worst cases, a fake pill will contain drugs or chemicals that could harm you. Fake Oxycodone is responsible for most overdose related deaths. The fake pills sold online contain Fentanyl a powerful synthetic opioid that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. SEE: How to Spot Fake M30 Blue Oxycodone Pills
Oxycodone is available in a range of doses and formulations (brand names include OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan, and Roxicet). Individuals who abuse oxycodone are at high risk of experiencing an overdose, which can prove fatal. In 2015 alone, almost 18,000 people died due to an overdose on opioid medications like oxycodone. If signs of an overdose are caught and treated quickly, however, there is a much better chance of recovery.
Signs and Symptoms of Overdose
When a person ingests a dose of oxycodone that overwhelms the body—and, in doing so, brings imbalance to certain brain-controlled, life-preserving physiological processes such as breathing—they may experience an overdose. Oxycodone overdose can be a terrifying experience that manifests with numerous life-threatening symptoms. The sooner these symptoms are recognized and treated, the better the person’s odds of surviving.
Oxycodone overdose symptoms include:
- Tiny, unreactive pupils.
- Low blood pressure
- Pale skin.
- Blue-like color to lips and nails.
- Limp body.
- Cold, clammy skin.
- Extremely slow or stopped breathing.
- Profoundly slowed heart rate.
In addition to opioid overdose, many oxycodone products contain other drugs like acetaminophen (Percocet, Roxicet) or aspirin (Percodan), which have their own overdose dangers. Overdose on products containing acetaminophen or aspirin may cause extensive damage to the user, and require additional treatment precautions in an emergency setting.