Oxycodone (marketed as Oxycontin, Roxycodone, Percodan, or Percocet) is a potent narcotic pain-killer derived from the opiate alkaloid thebain.
It is used to relieve severe, chronic pain. It is typically prescribed in dosages of 5-160mg, with the higher doses only given to long-time users.
Addiction and OverdoseEdit
Oxycodone is highly addictive and its withdrawal effects are similar to those of Heroin. Due to the lack of drug education of the average consumer, oxycodone is often mistakenly compared to Vicodin (hydrocodone) as far as potency. For this reason, inexperienced abusers can easily overdose by taking more than 20mg at one time. For the new patient, 5mg is sufficient to relieve severe pain. Death from overdose is most commonly caused by respiratory arrest and/or fatal serotonin syndrome.
On Criminal MindsEdit
Serial killer George Foyet became addicted to Oxycodone due to using it for his self-inflicted wounds. Family annihilator Trevor Mills used Oxycodone to sedate the minorities he killed, while serial killer John Nichols used it during his attempt on the life of Shane Wyeth.
- ↑ When mixed with Acetaminophen