Oxycodone is a very powerful and potentially addictive opioid analgesic medication synthesized from thebaine. It is similar to codeine, but is more potent and has a higher dependence potential.

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... ACETAMINOPHEN-OXYCODONE (Percocet®, Roxicet®, Tylox®, Roxilox®) is a combination of two different types of pain medicine and is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Federal law prohibits the transfer of acetaminophen-oxycodone to any person other than the patient for whom it was prescribed. Generic acetaminophen-oxycodone tablets and capsules are available. Acetaminophen-oxycodone is also available as caplets. ...
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Oxycodone Systematic (IUPAC) name 4, 5-epoxy-14-hydroxy-3- methox ...
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