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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.
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