Oxycodone is an analgesic medication synthesized from poppy-derived thebaine. It was developed in 1916 in Germany, as one of several new semi-synthetic opioids in an attempt to improve on the existing opioids: morphine, diacetylmorphine (heroin), and codeine.
Oxycodone oral medications are generally prescribed for the relief of moderate to severe pain. Currently it is formulated as single ingredient products or compounded products. Some common examples of compounding are oxycodone with acetaminophen/paracetamol or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen. The formulations are available as generics but are also made under various brand names. OxyContin is Purdue Pharma’s brand for time-release oral oxycodone. The manufacturing rights to time-released generic oxycodone are under dispute.
Oxycodone is effective for managing moderate to moderately severe acute or chronic pain. It has been found to improve quality of life for those with many types of pain.
Oxycodone can also…
The prescription drugs, such as painkillers, are found to be the primary cause of death and overdose all across the United States. An unfortunate statistics shows that most of the overdose death are related to individuals who took painkillers that were not prescribed to them. In addition, one out of five use what is called “doctor shopping” technique to get more pills prescribed by different physician.
Opiate pain medications such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Norco, and Hydrocodone are commonly prescribed by physicians to treat moderate to severe pain. Some patients continue taking their medication as prescribed, or misuse their prescription medications, thus become physically and psychologically dependent to them.
Oxycodone, is a type of opioids medication that is prescribed to relieve pain. Opioids reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain, and affect those brain areas controlling emotion, which diminishes the effects of a painful stimulus. Opioids that include into this class of prescription drugs are: hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), morphine (Kadian, Avinza), codeine, and other elated drugs.
As other painkilling medications, Oxycodone is designed for people with severe and debilitating pains associated with serious medical conditions. Read more →
Drug Abuse Hotline Number is designed for those individuals who are seeking help for their substance abuse problems, question about drugs, support for family members, who’s loved ones are affected by the diseases.
The person with drug or alcohol addiction problem may be in crisis, and has no one to call or speak to. Often times, the individual with addiction problems feel hopeless and ashamed of his or her situation. Drug Abuse Hotline counselor will be to explain the addiction, how it can be treated, identify certain behaviors for families to understand a learn about drug abuse, addictions, and much more. Read more →
Federal drug officials warn doctors, one in 3,000 people who take opiates for pain become addicted. The body gets accustomed to the drug and begins to tolerate it. If the root cause of the pain does not heal, the person will have to take more and more of the drug to feel relief. Read more →