Oxycodone, a strong and addictive drug used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is an analgesic medication synthesized from poppy-derived thebaine. Oxycodone can be available in instant release and extended release tablets. It is often also combined with acetaminophen, marketed under the name Percoset. Oxycodone is a very powerful pain medication and can lead to addiction and dependency.
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 is available in the forms of instant release, paired with Acetaminophen, or extended release.
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In high doses, overdoses, or in patients not tolerant to opiates, oxycodone can cause shallow breathing, bradycardia, cold-clammy skin, apnea, hypotension, miosis, circulatory collapse, respiratory arrest, and death.
The following refer to oxycodone in the form of a drug such as Roxicet or Percosets. This does not apply to XR Oxycodone in the form of a drug like OxyContin which has a time release mechanism. Oxycodone can be taken orallyRoute of administration in which the subject swallows a substance., insufflated, or IVed (which is extremely dangerous.)
Half-life depends on a lot of factors such as weight, BMI, and metabolism.
Half-life = 3-4.5 hours duration depends upon R.O.A., as IVing will last much shorter, but with a more intense high, yet taking your Oxycodone orallyRoute of administration in which the subject swallows a substance. will be much more mellow feeling accompanied by a lesser "rush" feeling. but last longer.
Do not take any more oxycodone than you are prescribed. If you are prescribed oxycodone with any other medication such as acetaminophen please conduct a cold water extraction, or CWE. This gets ride of the acetaminophen.
Excessive alcohol/grapefruit juice (drinking while taking oxycodone, especially drugs that contain APAP, such as percocet) can cause liver damage, other severe medical conditions, and even death. These potentiators may potentiate Oxycodone dangerously high for someone with a low-tolerance.
Oxycodone's chemical name is derived from codeine. The chemical structures are very similar, differing only in that
It is also similar to hydrocodone, differing only in that it has a hydroxyl group at carbon-14.
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