Oxycodone is an opiate pain reliever. It is used to treat excessive pain, for example, after an operation or critical injury, or cancer pain.
It is also used for other types of long-term pain when weaker pain relievers such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and aspirin have not worked.
Oxycodone is easier to get with a prescription. It comes as timed-release pills, tablets, and a liquid that you swallow. You can also receive it through an injection, however this is normally accomplished in a sanatorium.
Oxycodone is also recognized with the help of the Oxynorm and OxyContin logo names.
occasionally it is given in pill form that also contains a medication called naloxone (Targinact). this is used to prevent certain side results, such as constipation.
Oxycodone works by helping to prevent pain signals from traveling along nerves to the brain.
Oxycodone liquid and tablets work in 30 to 60 minutes, but wear off after 4 to 6 hours.
It is possible to become addicted to oxycodone, but your doctor will explain how to reduce the risks of becoming addicted.
If you want to take oxycodone for several weeks, your treatment plan may include information on how and when to avoid taking this drug.
The most common side effects of oxycodone are constipation, nausea, and sleepiness.