How Does It Work?Oxycodone is a narcotic, opioid pain reliever. It binds to opioid receptors throughout the body and produces numerous different effects. These effects include, but are not limited to:
- Pain relief
- Cough suppression
- Decreased breathing (slow or shallow breathing)
- Certain changes in the circulatory system
- Slowing of the digestive tract
- Release of histamine (which often causes itching)
- Physical dependence.