Oxycodone hydrochloride is an opioid, narcotic pain reliever. It is an active ingredient in many different prescription medications. It is available by itself (in both short- and long-acting products) or in combination with other active ingredients.
Oxycodone hydrochloride has a significant potential for both psychological and physical dependence and abuse. In fact, it is classified as a controlled substance, meaning that there are special rules and regulations for prescribing and obtaining the medication.
Although most people do not experience problems with this drug, be aware that it can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include drowsiness, nausea, and headaches. Before starting treatment, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking.
Oxycodone hydrochloride medications come in tablet, capsule, liquid, or extended-release tablet forms. Oxycodone hydrochloride is available by itself or in combination with other pain medications. The particular directions for each product can vary substantially, so make sure to refer to the information for your specific product.
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