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Oxycodone Signs and Names
This Oxycodone signs and names article includes information on the warning signs of oxycodone addiction and abuse, as well as what other names Oxycodone and other drugs such as OxyContin and Percodan. Keep reading for more signs and names for Oxycodone.
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Warning Signs of Oxycodone Use
The warning signs of any opioid abuse, including abuse of oxycodone, include the following:
Warning signs that may or may not indicate oxycodone use but deserve immediate attention include:
Because oxycodone is sometimes combined with other substances, the symptoms and therefore the warning signs may vary somewhat. Of course, since oxycodone is marketed in combination with aspirin and acetaminophen, it is sometimes used illegally in a combined form, and drug abusers do not always take the time to separate the oxycodone from the accompanying analgesic.
But other drugs are also used with oxycodones, and to clarify reporting, an analysis of fatalities was conducted. The following was discovered through the examination of 1014 oxycodone-related fatalities in 23 states from August 1999 to January 2002. Of those cases 919 were related to drug abuse. Of those 919, in only 30 was a form of oxycodone the only chemical reported, and of these, only 12 had OxyContin®. In 889 cases, there were multiple drugs•a form of oxycodone, and at least one other drug involved that could be reasonably considered to have contributed to the fatality. The most common ones were:
Another sign of use can be the use of any of the street names for oxycodone.
What is Oxycodone called?
Picking up on the street names may provide a clue to the drug being abused. Since there are different names for each drug, it requires a broad knowledge.
OxyContin® is only one form of Oxycodone, but many of the street terms appear to be used interchangeably, including these:
Many of these are obvious adaptations of the name.
Others are specific to OxyContin®:
And some are specific to Percodan®:
This is not a full listing, but it provides some idea of the variety of alternative terms there are for these substances.
Warning Signs and Street Names of Oxycodone Sources
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