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Tylox Withdrawal: Signs, Symptoms, Treatment & Recovery

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Tylox is a brand name for a capsule form of oxycodone and acetaminophen combined. Like all drugs synthesized from the opium poppy, the oxycodone in Tylox functions by altering how your brain and nervous system react to pain signals.

As a Schedule II controlled substance according to the DEA, Tylox is highly addictive, and must be taken exactly as directed.

If you or someone you love is addicted to Tylox, call 888-602-1971(Who Answers?) now, and let us connect you with the right substance abuse treatment for your needs.

Tylox Addiction

Prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain, Tylox is a brand name for an oxycodone and acetaminophen combination medicine. Both oxycodone and acetaminophen are analgesics, and by combining the two drugs in one medication, patients can take less of each while benefiting from the same level of pain relief.

Acetaminophen can be harmful when taken in large doses, but is not addictive. Oxycodone is the addictive element in Tylox. As a member of the same family of drugs as morphine, heroin and opium, oxycodone has the same euphoric, sedating, and anxiety-relieving effects as other opiates, as well as the same addictive properties.

Tylox is an immediate release form of oxycodone, which makes it even more appealing to addicts who crave the intense rush that comes from taking higher than recommended doses of the drug.

Signs and Symptoms of Tylox Addiction

Potential signs that someone is abusing Tylox include:

  • irritability
  • rapid mood swings
  • depression
  • apathy
  • loss of appetite
  • unusual sleeping patterns
  • seeming intoxicated without drinking

Other symptoms will appear with continued use, such as poor performance at school or work, and disinterest in activities and hobbies the user once enjoyed. Addicts will start to isolate themselves from family and friends, especially those who express concern about the addict’s drug use.

Eventually, the addict’s entire existence will start to revolve around getting high. At this point, many users begin to have financial problems, and/or start engaging in illegal activities to obtain drugs or drug money.

With sustained usage, physical symptoms worsen, and risk of potentially fatal health complications increases. According to MedlinePlus, serious Tylox withdrawal side effects that require immediate medical attention include:

Tylox Withdrawal

Tylox withdrawal-induced hallucinations require immediate medical attention.

  • agitation
  • hallucinations
  • fever, sweating
  • confusion
  • fast heartbeat
  • shivering
  • severe muscle stiffness or twitching
  • loss of coordination
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • weakness or dizziness
  • inability to get or keep an erection
  • irregular menstruation
  • decreased sexual desire
  • chest pain
  • hives, itching, rash
  • swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • hoarseness
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • seizures
  • extreme drowsiness
  • lightheadedness when changing positions

If you or someone you love is at risk due to Tylox addiction, please call 888-602-1971(Who Answers?) now, and let our treatment advisors connect you to the expert help you need.

Dangers of Tylox Withdrawal

Oxycodone can be abused in a number of ways. All are risky, but risk increases when instead of swallowing a pill by mouth, you take it by other means. Capsules can be emptied or tablets crushed so that the drug can be snorted, or dissolved in water and injected. Some users place the medicine on a piece of foil, light it, and then inhale the potentially toxic vapors.

These alternate ways of consuming Tylox create a more intense rush, while also increasing your risk of addiction and adverse reactions.

As you continue to abuse Tylox, you will develop a tolerance that forces you to continually increase your dosage. You will have no way of knowing when you’re taking enough Tylox to overdose until it is too late.

The Drug Enforcement Agency’s publication on Drugs of Abuseexplains that overdose symptoms for oxycodone include:

  • extreme drowsiness
  • muscle weakness
  • confusion
  • cold and clammy skin
  • pinpoint pupils
  • shallow breathing
  • slow heart rate
  • fainting
  • coma
  • death

If you or someone you love risking their life due to a Tylox addiction, call 888-602-1971(Who Answers?) now for help.

Who’s at Risk of Tylox Withdrawal?

A person of any age, gender, financial status, or ethnicity can become addicted to Tylox. You may even become addicted accidentally while taking it as a prescribed pain reliever.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “estimates of the rate of opioid addiction among chronic pain patients vary from about 3 percent up to 26 percent. This variability is the result of differences in treatment duration, insufficient research on long-term outcomes, and disparate study populations and measures used to assess nonmedical use or addiction.”

No matter how you begin abusing Tylox, dependence develops quickly, leading to withdrawal symptoms that make you unlikely to stop using on your own.

According to MedlinePlus, withdrawal symptoms include:

  • restlessness
  • watery eyes
  • runny nose, sneezing
  • yawning
  • sweating
  • chills
  • muscle or joint aches or pains
  • weakness
  • irritability
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • cramps
  • nausea, vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • loss of appetite
  • fast heartbeat
  • fast breathing

Tylox Addiction

If left untreated, chronic pain can have a devastating effect on a person, sometimes leading to depression and suicidal thoughts. For this reason you should not refuse pain medications like Tylox out of a fear of addiction. What you should do is take the prescribing instructions seriously and follow them exactly. If there is anything you don’t understand, consult your doctor for an explanation.

Abusing Tylox easily results in addiction, and addictions to opiates are notoriously difficult to beat without professional help due to the physically and emotionally painful withdrawal symptoms, and the psychological enticement of the sedating, euphoric and pain relieving effects of the drugs.

What Helps with Withdrawal from Opiates?

Am I Addicted to Tylox?

You may be hesitant to admit you have a substance abuse problem, but you should know that the longer you live in denial, the more likely you are to experience serious, potentially fatal consequences due to your drug use.

Read over the following list and honestly consider how each item reflects your own feelings and actions.

According to the Mayo Clinic, drug addiction symptoms or behaviors include, among others:

  • feeling that you have to use the drug regularly — this can be daily or even several times a day
  • having intense urges for the drug
  • over time, needing more of the drug to get the same effect
  • making certain that you maintain a supply of the drug
  • spending money on the drug, even though you can’t afford it
  • not meeting obligations and work responsibilities, or cutting back on social or recreational activities because of drug use
  • doing things to get the drug that you normally wouldn’t do, such as stealing
  • driving or doing other risky activities when you’re under the influence of the drug
  • focusing more and more time and energy on getting and using the drug
  • failing in your attempts to stop using the drug
  • experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to stop taking the drug

If any item on this list describes your own experience with drugs, you may be addicted to Tylox and in need of professional substance abuse help. Call 888-602-1971(Who Answers?) now, and let our advisors connect you to the right treatment option for you.

Tylox Addiction Treatment

The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that “repeated drug use changes the brain, including parts of the brain that enable you to exert self-control. These and other changes can be seen clearly in brain imaging studies of people with drug addictions.”

Never doubt that addiction is a real disease that requires professional, proven therapeutic methods to effectively treat.

Detoxification for Tylox Withdrawal

Before you can benefit from treatment, your body and brain need to detox from the Tylox that has been damaging your system. You likely already know how unpleasant it can be to withdraw from an oxycodone medication, and how much the experience can sabotage recovery and encourage relapse. For this reason, it’s best that you detox in a rehab facility where the staff can guide you and hold you accountable.

A doctor will either have you gradually taper your dosage of Tylox, or else may prescribe medications such as buprenorphine and naloxone to counteract withdrawal symptoms and support your sobriety.

Rehab and Recovery following Detox

People who have undergone treatment at a drug and alcohol treatment center often describe the experience as the most difficult and the most worthwhile of their life. Many explain that despite the challenges, some of their most treasured memories were created during this time.

No matter how you feel about the process of recovery, there is no doubt that you will come out the other side grateful that you sought help. Overcoming addiction can take a small, chaotic world that revolves around drug use and allow it to expand until your life is once more filled with possibilities.

Treatment options you will likely experience during recovery include:

  • Talk therapy- individual, group and family/couples counseling
  • Treatment for co-occurring disorders (mental health issues that are contributing to your addiction)
  • 12-step meetings or support groups
  • Fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle interventions to improve your overall health
  • Alternative therapies such as yoga, hypnosis, acupressure, massage, equine therapy, recreational therapy, art and music therapy
  • Relapse prevention training

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