To begin with, Oxycodones' brand names include M-Oxy, OxyContin, Oxyir, Percolone, and Roxicodone. Oxycodone is in a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics. It simply relieves moderate to severe pain. It is a drug meant to be swallowed whole, delivering pain relief for up to 12 hours. Oxycodone is habit forming. Many deaths have been associated with illegal use of this drug. The FDA is working to reduce oxycodones illegal use.The following includes the most important information one should know about Oxycodone. A person can not stop taking oxycodone suddenly if he or she has been taking it continuously for more than 5 to 7 days. Stopping suddenly could cause withdrawal symptoms and make the person very uncomfortable. The drug should not be crushed, chewed. They are designed to be swallowed whole, given they are specially formulated to release slowly into the system. Breaking them would cause too much drug to be released into your blood at one time. Oxycodone will cau!
se drowsiness and fatigue. One must avoid alcohol, sleeping pills, antihistamines, sedatives, and tranquilizers except under the supervision of your doctor. Oxycodone will also cause constipation. Plenty of water must be drunk to lessen this side effect. More oxycodone than is prescribed should not be taken. If pain is not being adequately treated, a doctor should be contacted.The FDA put its strongest possible warnings on labels of the potent prescription narcotic OxyContin, which is the most popular brand. The agency is concerned about continuing abuse and illegal diversion of the pain drug, which the FDA says has an addiction potential similar to that of morphine. The new labeling includes a "black box" warning and is intended to change prescribing practices and to make physicians more aware of the possibilities of illegal use. The FDA is concerned that doctors have prescribed the drug for short-term, mild pain, whereas it is approved only for constant,