What is it?

Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid (narcotic) drug prescribed for pain as Tylox®, Percodan®, and OxyContin®. Derived from the poppy plant, oxycodone is highly addictive and has high potential for abuse.

The street names for oxycodone include hillbilly heroin, kicker, OC, Ox, roxy, perc, and oxy. The typical method of ingesting oxycodone is with its pill or tablet form chewed or swallowed. It is also inhaled by heating the tablet form on foil, or crushed and

sniffed or dissolved in water and then injected.

Oxycodone affects the body in the following ways:

  • Is highly addictive
  • Induces feelings of relaxation, euphoria, pain relief
  • Chronic use of oxycodone with acetaminophen may cause severe liver damage
  • Overdose may lead to coma and possible death.