This medication is used to help relieve moderate to severe ongoing pain (such as due to cancer). Oxycodone belongs to a class of drugs known as narcotic (opiate) analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.
Do not use the sustained-action form of oxycodone to relieve pain that is mild or that will go away in a few days. This...Read more
The synthetic opioid methadone has been used for many years to treat opioid (commonly, heroin) dependence. However, it is being used... Read more »
I recently had the opportunity to interview Mark L. Kraus, M.D., FASAM*, an addiction medicine specialist and a diplomat of the American... Read more »
Buprenoprine, a medication that has been successfully used in patients who are fighting opioid addictions may also be an effective analgesic when... Read more »