Tylox a brand name of Oxycodone Hydrochloride and Acetaminophen, two distinct drugs that when combined into Tylox, form a potent pain reliever. Oxycodone Hydrochloride is a semi-synthetic opioid agonist, which, when mixed with Acetaminophen, has a greater efficacy in treating pain. Tylox addiction and abuse is not unusual, because of the addictive properties of Oxycodone Hydrochloride.
Acetaminophen is a common ingredient in hundreds of over-the-counter medications. Acetaminophen is used to treat pain and fever. Many patients and addicts who suffer from Tylox abuse often compare the effects of Tylox to Percocet. This Tylox vs. Percocet conversation is based on their dosage amounts: the amount of Acetaminophen in Tylox is greater.
Common Street Names for Tylox
As with many opiate based drugs, a user and addict will settle for any drugs that feature an opiate, no matter the preference an addict holds. Here are some common street names for Tylox and its possible narcotic substitutions.
- Hillbilly Heroin
Tylox is considered a Schedule II drug on account of its opiate basis. Schedule II substances have accepted medical use in the United States but hold strong potential for abuse, which may lead to physical and psychological dependence. This means that Tylox can be legally acquired with a physician’s prescription only. Experimentation with Tylox often begins under the prescription of a physician, but then may turn illegal when the prescription runs out or ends, and the user seeks the drug illegally.
History and Trends in Tylox Addiction and Abuse
Oxycodone and acetaminophen are not new. As an opiate, Oxycodone is derived from the poppy, and is inherently related to morphine. Acetaminophen was mixed with oxycodone to improve the efficacy of the oxycodone. Acetaminophen is the drug of Tylonol. The mixture of these two drugs was federally approved in 1976 as Percocet. Tylox is the trade name of a particular ratio between Oxycodone and acetaminophen which has decreased amounts of acetaminophen, which is the answer to the Tylox vs. Percocet debate. Tylox is prescribed in the form of pills. Over four-hundred people in America die each year as a result of Acetaminophen overdose, and still thousands more die from oxycodone overdose in North America.
Side Effects of Tylox
Oxycodone tablets which are designed for controlled-release should not be crushed or broken, as this will lead to immediate absorption and possible overdose. Oxycodone causes central nervous system depression, should not be used with other drugs and/ or compounds that effect the central nervous system in a similar way, such as alcohol and other opioids. Typical side effects of Tylox include:
Other side effects are:
- Shallow breathing
- Slowed heart beat
- Misses menstrual cycles
- Liver problems
Acetaminophen has a history of causing liver failure. It is important that if Tylox addiction affects you or someone you know, they must not use Tylox in conjunction with Tylenol or any other substance that might have Acetaminophen in it.
Signs of Tylox Addiction and Abuse
Tylox addiction and other opioid addictions can be self-diagnosable. The biggest sign of addiction is an unwelcome and constant desire for Tylox. This is the nexus of all other behaviors and signs. These include:
- A drastic change in social settings and friends, usually to facilitate the indulging of Tylox.
- Change in behavior
- Change in mood, i.e., mood swings
- Change in appearance
Users develop tolerance to Tylox. A key symptom of addiction to Tylox is ingesting multiple tablets of Tylox at one time so as to grossly overwhelm the central nervous system in order to obtain the effects of the drug. This is a leading cause of death amongst sufferers of Tylox addiction.
Withdrawal Symptoms of Tylox
Withdrawal symptoms of Tylox addiction can mimic the addiction symptoms. It is important that if an addict suffers from seizure or repeated heart palpitations or shallow breathing that he or she contact a health professional immediately.
Treatment for Tylox Addiction and Abuse
Treatment for Tylox abuse requires a one to four week period of detox. If the symptoms of detox are serious then the time spent detoxing should be in the care of medical professionals. Typical treatment for Tylox abuse is cognitive therapy.
If cognitive therapy proves inadequate, Methadone may be introduced into the therapy. Methadone is also a semi-synthetic opioid that is available only with a doctor’s prescription. Under supervision, cognitive therapy and methadone have been proven to help mitigate Tylox addiction.
Call 1-877-640-7820 if you or a loved one needs help with Tylox addiction and abuse.