Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Roxicodone, Tylox, Percocet)
Painkiller that often is combined in pills with aspirin or acetaminophen or with a time-release mechanism that offers a longer-term pain relief.
Oxycodone has a high abuse potential and is prescribed for moderate to high pain relief associated with injuries, bursitis, dislocation, fractures, neuralgia, arthritis, and lower back and cancer pain. It is also used postoperatively and for pain relief after childbirth. OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan, and Tylox are trade name oxycodone products.
Killer prescription drugs when abused