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Modern humans must learn how to relate to psychoactives
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working to minimize harms and maximize benefits, and
integrating use into a healthy, enjoyable, and productive life.
Oxycodone
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
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. In 2005, Jakubska et al. published a finding that oxycodone is produced naturally by the shrub Epipactis helleborine.
CAUTION
Oxycodone preparations may contain analgesics such as acetaminophen, which can be toxic to the liver in high doses.
BASICS EFFECTS IMAGES HEALTH LAW DOSE CHEMISTRY
Dec 6, 2013 - Counterfeit OxyContin 80s being sold in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. See Counterfeit Images.