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Oxycodone, originally synthesized during 1916 in Germany. Popularity and sales surged when a controlled release preparation was created and marketed under the trade name OxyContin. Oxycodone is a narcotic painkiller derived from the opium constituent Thebaine. It is chemically similar to codeine. Oxycodone is often sold as is, (Oxyir) or as a preparation with aspirin, (Percodan) or with acetaminophen, (Percocet). In any form, it is subject to strict regulation as a U.S. Schedule II substance.

Like most opium derived medications, Oxycodone is habit forming and has many other serious side effects including nausea, euphoria, drowsiness, constipation, dizziness and mood disorders.

House has been known to use Oxycodone when his supply of Vicodin is cut off.

Oxycodone at Wikipedia

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