Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms

If you abruptly stop taking oxycodone, withdrawal symptoms may occur (even if you are taking it responsibly and for a legitimate medical reason). Even though oxycodone withdrawal can be quite unpleasant, it is unlikely to cause life-threatening symptoms (unlike withdrawal from alcohol or some other medications).
Some of the possible symptoms of withdrawal from oxycodone may include:
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • A rapid heart rate.
In order to limit withdrawal symptoms from oxycodone, you should not stop taking the medication "cold turkey." Your healthcare provider can slowly decrease your dose at a rate that helps minimize withdrawal symptoms.
(Click Oxycodone Withdrawal for more information on possible symptoms of withdrawal. This article also explains the steps your healthcare provider may take to help minimize these symptoms.)
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