Generic Name: Oxycodone hydrochloride
Brands: Oxycontin, Percodan, Endodan, Roxiprin, Percocet, Endocet, Roxicet
Class: opiate analgesics
Availability: Prescription required
Molecular Formula: C18 H21 NO4 • HCl
What is Oxycodone?
Oxycodone is an opiate analgesic. It is the generic name of various drugs:
What is Oxycodone Used For?
To manage moderate or severe pain.
How Does Oxycodone Work?
Its precise mechanism is not known, but the brain and spinal cord have opioid receptors that may play a role. By connecting to these receptors, oxycodone may keep pain signals from reaching the brain.
How Long Does it Take for Oxycodone to Work?
The medication works in about 30 to 60 minutes.
Do Not Use Oxycodone If:
There are several situations where this medication may not be the right choice for you. According to the FDA, the following should not use oxycodone:
- If there is a history of sensitivity to oxycodone or opioids
- If there are existing respiratory problems such as bronchial asthma or hypercarbia
- If there is an indication of paralytic ileus
Please note that this list may not be complete, and there may be other situations where the use of this drug is not advisable.