Low blood pressure, a slowed breathing rate and potential for breathing to stop, or coma.
Prescription drug use disorder depends on the type of drug. Since they create mind-altering properties, the most common ones include:
- Opioids – Widely used to treat pain, for example medications containing oxycodone (ex: Oxycontin® and Percocet®) and those containing hydrocodone (ex: Norco®).
- Anti-anxiety medications and sedatives, (ex: Xanax®, Valium®), and hypnotics such as Ambien® used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders.
- Stimulants, such as Ritalin®, Concerta®, Adderall XR®, Mydayis®, Dexedrine®, used to treat ADHD and certain sleep disorders.