What Is Oxycodone?

What Is Oxycodone?

Oxycodone is a potent narcotic (opioid) pain reliever and cough suppressant. It has effects similar to codeine, morphine, and hydrocodone. Experts don’t know this drug’s precise mechanism of action but speculate that it works by stimulating opioid receptors in the brain. Oxycodone does not remove the pain sensation, but it decreases discomfort by increasing a person’s pain tolerance. Along with increasing tolerance to pain, this drug also causes respiratory depression and sedation. The FDA approved

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