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What is Oxycodone

What is Oxycodone

Oxycodone is an analgesic, semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from thebaine. Developed in 1916 in Germany. It was a new semi-synthetic opioid derived from an attempt to improve existing opioids: morphine, diacetylmorphine (heroin) and codeine. On the market are in solid form and in solutions. The main reaction for obtaining oxycodone is the reaction of Diels-alder. The chemical formula of (C18H21NO4).

Oxycodone has many synonyms in different languages (Oxycontin, percocet, Percodan, Roxicet, Roxicodone, Tilox, Oxy, oxycotton, oxy 80 or OS).

Indications: Treatment of acute, chronic pain, analgesic in Oncology. Oxycodone has a moderate analgesic effect. It can be more effective in acute pain than in prolonged pain. 10 mg orally taken oxycodone equivalents for the efficacy of 20 mg of oral morphine sulfate, 30 mg of oral codeine, 5 mg of intramuscular oxycodone and 33 mg of intramuscular morphine sulfate.

Do not ignore this drug and drug addicts. With abuse, signs of poisoning are similar to taking codeine. Oxycodone can only partially suppress withdrawal syndrome in people taking any other drug.

Consequences of Oxycodone use

Chronic use of Oxycodone causes the development of tolerance, as a result of which more and more doses of the substance are required to obtain the desired effect. After some time, Oxycodone causes physical dependence, accompanied by abstinence syndrome (withdrawal) in the absence of the drug.

External signs of taking Oxycodone

A serious risk that occurs when taking Oxycodone is respiratory depression. Other common effects are: constipation (constipation), nausea, sedation, dizziness, dry mouth, sweating, and weakness. On the skin can be rashes, urticaria and itching. There may be an overdose or death. People who abuse this substance, feel its effects for up to 5 hours. The so – called" buzz " is similar to that caused by opiates-sedative effect, accompanied by euphoria.

From the history of Oxycodone:

Oxycodone was first synthesized in 1916 by Freund and Speyer of the University of Frankfurt in Germany from tebain. a few years after the German pharmaceutical company Bayer stopped mass production of heroin due to dangerous uses, abuse and addiction. It is hoped that a thebaine -derived drug would retain the analgesic effects of morphine and heroin with less dependence. To some extent this has been achieved, as oxycodone does not have the same strength immediately as heroin or morphine, and not for so long.
The first clinical use of the drug was recorded in 1917, a year after it was developed.
On the US market Oxide it was introduced in may 1939.
In the early 1960s, the U.S. government has made Oxycodone in schedule II.
In 1995 and USA Oxide it began to be issued under the OxyContin brand and is legally used in medicine to this day.

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