I have a green round pill with op on one side and 80 on the other side what is this pill?

Not medical advice: Pill imprint OP 80 has been known as Oxycontin 80 mg.

OxyContin is a brandname for the drug oxycodone hydrochloride. It is a controlled-release form of oxycodone recommended to treat chronic pain. OxyContin can give pain relief for up to 12 hours when used properly.

Oxycodone has similar qualities to morphine. However, it is distinctive in the way that it is a 24 hour time released drug. This time release characteristic allows those who are in pain to feel constant relief throughout the day.

The name Oxycodone is general; there are in fact many different forms of this drug that are prescribed by doctors for pain, but are also abused nationwide.

Oxycodone is manufactured in two different ways. It is formed into tablets that just contain Oxycodone; and it is also made into tablets that contain Oxycodone mixed with Acetaminophen. For people who misuse Oxycodone, they will typically abuse the form that just contains the Oxycodone.

According to Bloomberg news, Mundipharma Pty defeated a bid for the early introduction of a generic version of the pain medication OxyContin in Australia, where it has the rights to sell the drug. Find out more here.

Updated on Wednesday, August 07 2013 at 11:16AM EDT
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