Common & Brand Names: Percocet (w/acetaminophen/paracetamol); Percodan (w/aspirin); Oxycontin (time-release); Roxicodone; OxyNorm

Effects Classification: Analgesic

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

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

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  • Oxycodone is Addicting: Oxycodone is an opiate and, as with most opiates, is addicting. Some people find opiates very appealing and with even moderate use, can find themselves using more than they want to. With regular use, the body becomes physically dependent upon the substance, causing withdrawal symptoms if use is ceased.
  • Oxycodone Causes Tolerance: Those who use Oxycodone for many days in a row report that they begin to require a higher dose for the same effects. Beware of dosages recommended by an individual who uses Oxycodone regularly as their dose could be dangerous for a non-user due to tolerance.
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