Oxycodone is a powerful narcotic pain-reliever used to treat severe pain. It was created in the late 90’s and it was developed to be an alternative to morphine. Initially it was thought of as a “miracle drug”, because it allowed people with chronic pain to life a normal life. Percodan and Percocet are two other drugs that contain Oxycodone in them.
How is Oxycodone dangerous?
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, roughly 11 million people will consume one dose of oxycodone for non-medical purposes. This is primarily because it’s so easy to gain access to this drug. In fact, OxyContin (a time-release form of Oxycodone) was the number one opioid painkiller sold and in 2000, over 6.5 million prescriptions were written. This drug is extremely habit forming, and like other opiates, it can slow your respiratory functions. Death can occur if breathing becomes too weak.
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