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Oxycodone

COMMON & BRAND NAMES

Oxycontin 80 mg

2 Oxycontin 80 mg Pills

Percocet (w/acetaminophen), Percodan (w/aspirin), Oxycontin (time-release), Roxicodone

EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION

Analgesic

CHEMICAL NAME

(5a)-4,5-epoxy-14-hydroxy-3-methoxy-17- methylmorphinan-6-one

DESCRIPTION

Oxycodone is an semi-synthetic opioid analgesic, used primarily in the treatment of pain. It saw a significant increase in recreational use when the higher-dose time-release form OxyContin was introduced in 1995. Oxycodone preparations may contain analgesics such as acetaminophen, which can be toxic to the liver in high doses. Oxycodone even if taken only in prescribed amounts, can cause physical and psychological dependence when taken for a long time.

EFFECTS

  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • dyspnea
  • hiccups
  • fatigue
  • diarrhea
  • euphoria
  • pruritus
  • headache
  • dry mouth
  • dizziness
  • nervousness
  • diaphoresis
  • constipation
  • abdominal pain
  • lightheadedness
  • loss of appetite
  • dimness in vision due to miosis

Withdrawal related side effects

There is a high risk of experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms if a patient discontinues oxycodone abruptly. Therefore therapy should be gradually discontinued rather than abruptly discontinued. Drug abusers are at even higher risk of severe withdrawal symptoms as they tend to use higher than prescribed doses. The symptoms of oxycodone withdrawal are the same as for other opiate based pain killers and may include the following symptoms.

  • Fevers
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle pain
  • Flu like symptoms

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