Oxycodone hydrochloride is a type of pain-relieving agent and a type of opioid. It is made of morphine and binds to opioid receptors in the central nervous system.
How strong is oxycodone?
If you were looking for an oxycodone dose, such as that found in OxyContinⓇ, doses can be higher and start at 10mg per tablet. In contrast, with a combination drug, 10mg is the highest amount of oxycodone available in each tablet.
What is oxycodone OxyContin used for?
Oxycodone is an opioid pain reliever. It is used to treat severe pain, for example, after an operation, serious injury, or pain caused by cancer. It is also sometimes used for other types of long-term pain when other pain relievers, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and aspirin, have not worked.
Is oxycodone a strong pain reliever?
Oxycodone is widely recognized as the most powerful pain control medication that can be taken by mouth. It works by stimulating opioid receptors found in the central nervous system that activate responses ranging from analgesia to respiratory depression and euphoria.