Opiod Analgesic (“pain killer”)
Oxy, OC, oxycotton and OxyContin (the name of the extended release version).
It is found in combinations with other prescription drugs, and is often referred to by commercial names of those drugs, such as Percocet/Percodan “Percs,” Oxycocet, or Endocet. These drugs are often mixed with other pain medications, such as acetaminophen.
It is similar to hydromorphone, also call Dilaudid.
Oxycodone is a pain medication, prescribed to treat acute and chronic pain. It often comes in pill form, and can be injected, or crushed up and snorted. A single dose is released into the blood stream for up to 12 hours. Percs are often a shorter-acting dose, being cut with acetaminophen.
Doses come in milligrams and vary, and often increase as tolerance builds quickly with oxy. Your tolerance when first using oxy will be less, than if you’ve been using oxy for a longer period of time.
Oxy relieves pain in the body. If taken in greater quantities, or if you take it when you are not in pain, it causes feelings of euphoria, relaxation, emotional well-being and initially decrease anxiety.
Oxy taken with indinavir (Crixivan) nelfinavir (Viracept),and ritonavir (Norvir, in Kaletra) can exacerbate shortness of breath. You need less oxy to feel it’s effects.