Oxycodone is a medicine processed from thebaine, of Opium. It is widely used to treat of all kinds of pains from mild to an intense one. It is composed as a single constituent products as well as compounded products. The most popular uses of compounding are oxycodone with acetaminophen or paracetamol or ibuprofens.
Oxycodone is rendered to be very effective in relieving all kinds of pains, from a mild one to intense acute chronic pains. It has been providing promising effects by improving the lifestyle and day to day activities of the patients who have been battling with these pains. Oral oxycodone may also be used as an alternative medicine to treat pains of cancer to oral which is usually treated with morphine. Though oxycodone is not more effective than Morphine, the later one has a lot of adverse effects too. Morphine cause respiratory depression, sedation, pruritus, and nausea among the patients. But, oxycodone is less harmful in this respect from Morphine, thus it is can be used for all the patients.
However, regular and constant use of oxycodone results into adverse effects. These side effects are loss of memory, anxiety, fatigue, dry mouth quite often, restlessness, headaches, abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, pruritus, diaphoresis and blurred vision. Appetite-loss, nervousness, and hiccups have also occurred in a few patients. Teenagers often tend to designate the pains or ache as chronic one use these medicines at regular interval of time. If the patient turn out to be intolerant to opium or overdosed, it may result into, respiratory problems, pupil constriction clammy skin, apnoea, circulatory collapses, impotence, hypotension or hypertension, and other problems which may even lead to death. Though rarely people are affected by this drug severely, it is recommended to use oxycodone only on recommendation of physicians after proper diagnosis.