Bradd Pit  Jr.
Create your FREE profile now!

Join the discussion with physicians and researchers around the globe - sign up for your free Cureus account today.


Oxycodone is a potent opioid medication primarily used to manage moderate to severe pain. It belongs to the class of drugs known as narcotic analgesics. As a semi-synthetic opioid derived from thebaine, a compound found in the opium poppy, oxycodone works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, effectively altering the perception of pain.