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Oxicodone

Pronunciation

Oxicodone is a common misspelling of oxycodone.

What is oxycodone (oxicodone)?

Oxycodone (oxicodone) is a narcotic pain reliever. It works by dulling the pain perception center in the brain. Oxycodone (oxicodone) may also affect other body systems (eg, respiratory and circulatory systems) at higher doses.

Oxycodone (oxicodone) is used to to treat moderate to severe pain. It may be used before surgery to sedate the patient and reduce fear. Oxycodone (oxicodone) is not for treating pain just after a surgery unless you were already taking oxycodone before the surgery. Oxycodone (oxicodone) may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

OxyContin is a controlled-release form of oxycodone (oxicodone). It is prescribed for moderate to severe pain when continuous, around-the-clock relief is needed for an extended period of time.

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