12 Mar Oxycodone (Oxy IR, Oxycontin, Percocet, Percodan)
Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone extended-release tablets and extended-release capsules are used to relieve severe pain in people who are expected to need pain medication around the clock for a long time and who cannot be treated with other medications.
Oxycodone and Oxycontin are essentially the same substance, however OxyContin is a brand name drug and Oxycodone is a generic name of an active ingredient. OxyContin is the brand name for a time-released version of Oxycodone, which is a narcotic analgesic used to treat pain. It may be used for injuries, cancer pain, and even arthritis.