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effects of oxycodone and alcohol

Alcohol and Oxycodone

How Does Oxycodone Work? Oxycodone is prescribed for pain relief. Depending on the type of tablet, it can control pain for up to 12 hours as a time-release medication. This means the effects of this medication are released over a longer period rather than all at once. The potency of oxycodone has been compared to morphine. It works through the central nervous system to alter our response to and perception of pain. In addition to reducing pain, Oxycodone may affect the body in the following ways: Slowed heart rate and breathing Low blood pressure Dizziness Nausea The increased pressure of fluid in the brain and spine Because the drug can also cause sensations of pleasure or euphoria, oxycodone is also highly addictive. Regulatory agencies have long been concerned about just how addictive it is. As far back as the 1960s, organizations such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime classified it as a dangerous drug. How Does Alcohol Work? Alcohol is not used for medicinal purposes. Individuals consume alcohol primarily for its mood-altering effects. Alcohol works through the central nervous system and depresses or slows the functioning of various parts of the brain. When you drink alcohol, some is metabolized by…