Oxycodone is one of the most powerful medications for pain control that can be taken orally. When combined with other ingredients, it is marketed as Oxycontin, Percodan, Endodan, Roxiprin, Percocet, Endocet, Roxicet, Tylox, Combunox, Endone, OxyIR, OxyNorm, Percolone, OxyFAST, and Roxicodone.
Oxycodone is a potent and addictive opioid analgesic medication
synthesized from thebaine. Its name is derived from codeine - the
chemical structures are very similar, differing only in that the
hydrogen on the codeine is oxidised to a hydroxyl group, hence 'oxy'
and the hydroxyl group from the codeine becomes a ketone group, hence
It is effective orally and is marketed in combination with
acetylsalicylic acid (Percodan, Endodan, Roxiprin) or paracetamol
(Percocet, Endocet, Roxicet, Tylox) for the relief of pain. More
recently, ibuprofen has been added to oxycodone (Combunox). It is also
sold in a sustained-release form by Purdue Pharma under the trade name
OxyContin as well as generic equivalents, and instant-release forms
Endone, OxyIR, OxyNorm, Percolone, OxyFAST, and Roxicodone.
In the United States, oxycodone is a Schedule II controlled substance
both as a single agent and in combination products containing
paracetamol, ibuprofen or aspirin.