About Oxycontin/Oxycodone
Oxycontin is a narcotic pain reliever for moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone is a powerful opiate used as an analgesic like morphine.
Use
Typically in pill form.
Street names
Oxy, O.C., cotton
Risks
Oxycontin can be habit forming. Dangerous side effects, including death, can occur when mixed with alcohol or other drugs. Oxycodone is highly addictive and can lead to abuse and dependency.
Warning
These drugs can lead to dependence. This dependence can result in withdrawal symptoms when the drug is stopped. It is also very easy to overdose on these drugs. Signs of overdose include slowed breathing, cold/clammy skin, small pupils, confusion, dizziness, seizures, loss of consciousness or coma.

It is easy to build a tolerance to these drugs. The user needs more of the drug more frequently. This often creates the problem of overdosing. Because the drug is prescribed by doctors, many people feel it must be safe. This drug is only safe when taken as directed by a physician by the person it is prescribed for.