Symptoms of withdrawal from Oxycodone include sleeping difficulty, appetite loss, restlessness, nausea and other feverish symptoms.
However, Opiate Replacement Therapy (ORT) has been proven an effective way to detox from Oxycodone while diminishing the side effects of the withdrawal. This is done by using other medications with similar effects to Oxycodone into making the brain believe that it is still receiving Oxycodone.
There are three different medications to choose from, and each may be better suited for someone depending on the person. The only drawback is that these substances also have the potential to be abused. Methadone and Suboxone are the first two substances. Methadone has a higher success rate, but also a higher rate of being abused due to being a weak opiate itself.
The other substance is Vivitrol, which is given once a month and is the safest option of the three, however in order for it to be safe, the patient must be fully detoxed of all alcohol and opiates.
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