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Oxycontin

HISTORY:

OxyContin is a prescription painkiller used for moderate to high pain relief associated with injuries, bursitis, dislocation, fractures, neuralgia, arthritis, lower back pain, and pain associated with cancer. OxyContin contains oxycodone, the medication's active ingredient, in a timed-release tablet. Oxycodone products have been illicitly abused for the past 30 years.

OxyContin is a controlled-release form of oxycodone prescribed to treat chronic pain. OxyContin is in a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics. OxyContin is used to treat moderate-to-severe pain. OxyContin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

INFORMATION:

OxyContin produces opiate-like effects and is sometimes used as a substitute for heroin. Illicit uses of OxyContin include crushing the tablet and ingesting or snorting it. Most individuals who abuse this drug do so to gain euphoric effects, relieve pain, and to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Those who take the drug repeatedly can develop a tolerance or resistance to the drug's effects.

Oxycodone is a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substances Act. Schedule II substances have a high potential for abuse, a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States with severe restrictions, and may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence. OxyContin produces opiate-like effects and is sometimes used as a substitute for heroin. Illicit uses of OxyContin include crushing the tablet and ingesting or snorting it. Most individuals who abuse this drug do so to gain euphoric effects, relieve pain, and to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Those who take the drug repeatedly can develop a tolerance or resistance to the drug's effects.

STREET NAMES:

Kicker, oxy, blue, hillbilly heroin, O.C.
Doctor shopping - Obtaining pharmaceutical prescriptions from various doctors.
Pill ladies - Female senior citizens who sell OxyContin.
Pharming - Consuming a mix of prescription drugs
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03/20/2014