✔️Trade name – Oxycontin
✔️Dependency liability – High
✔️Pregnancy category – not available for those women, whom it is not advised by the health advisor
✔️The onset of action – 30-60 minutes
✔️Duration of action – by mouth
1. Immediate-release (3-6 hours)
2. Controlled-release (10-12 hours)
✔️Administration routes – by mouth, intranasal, intramuscular, intravenous
✔️Excretion – through urine
Oxycodone was first made from hi bane in Germany in 1916. This is also available in generic medicine. As per the research of the United States in 2017. Oxycodone is the 52nd most commonly prescribed medicine in the United States. Oxycodone is an opioid medication used for treating the pain of moderate to severe type. Oxycodone is usually intaken through the mouth but it is also available in injection in Europe. Mostly it is available in two forms immediate-release and controlled- release formulation. Oxycodone according to the formulation, pain relief period is different for a different type. Oxycodone is also available in a combination product with paracetamol, Ibuprofen, aspirin, naloxone.
Oxycodone is used for the pain management of moderate to severe acute or chronic type pain. Oxycodone is mainly used when other painkillers are not much effective in treating pain. You can say in that way Oxycodone is the last hope for those who are trying to bear non-bearable pain. For the potency measurement, Oxycodone is 1.5 times more effective than Morphine of an equal amount. Oxycodone is approved for children’s use of 11 years or more in the US. Because it relief from cancer pain, from trauma pain, pain due to surgery when other medicines are not much effective in treating that pain. In the US, now it is used as an alternative to fentanyl which is only opioid analgesic for children use.