The Dangers Of Mixing Oxycodone And Weed

Oxycodone and weed are considered narcotics, but they are very different and are used to treat different illnesses. For instance, Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication. It is used to treat mild to severe pain symptoms. However, weed is prescribed to treat muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis, poor appetite, and weight loss caused by HIV or nerve pain, seizures, and nausea from cancer treatments.

While both of these medications can be taken for medical purposes, they are considered narcotics. They both are very addictive and dangerous if not taken properly. Below you will learn more about both of these medications.

How Does Weed Work

Many people do not know this, but your body already makes weed-like chemicals that affect inflammation and pain. Weed can frequently boost those chemicals and make them more effective. Medical marijuana can be smoked, vaporized, taken as a liquid extract, or eaten (usually in cookies or candy).

Side Effects of Weed

The side effects of weed do not last that long but can include the following.

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Euphoria

The more serious side effects are psychosis and anxiety.

How Does Oxycodone Work

It has been said that experts do not know exactly how Oxycodone works, but they do know that it binds to opioid receptors in the central nervous system. By doing this, it alters your perception of pain. It can also affect the part of your brain that causes you to cough. Basically, it can suppress your coughing reflex.

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David Warren is a pharmaceutical specialist that dispenses prescription medication on a daily basis. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee in 1991. With over 50 publications on medication-related and pharmacy topics, David has been able to share his experiences and knowledge with others. David with lots of experience and knowledge in medications that are utilized to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Before David dispenses a medication to a patient, he will go over the side effects, dosage recommendation and contraindications.

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