Not Medical Advice: A small round, blue pill imprinted with 48 12 on one side and a V on the other side is oxycodone hydrochloride 30mg (oxycodone 30mg), a powerful and highly addictive opioid pain medication used in treating moderate to severe pain. It is prescribed for around-the-clock pain treatment in its extended-release form.
Oxycodone is marketed under these brand names: OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxyfast, OxyIR, Dazidox, ETH-Oxydose, Endocodone, M-Oxy, Percolone, and Roxicodone Intensol.
Abuse of this narcotic analgesic can lead to severe physical and/or psychological dependence. Many medical professionals consider oxycodone the most addictive drug in the United States, and certainly one of the most abused.
Common side effects of oxycodone include constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, headache, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, sweating, and vomiting.
Serious side effects may include cold and/or clammy skin, confusion, feeling one may faint, hives, seizures/convulsions, severe dizziness, severe weakness, shallow or difficult breathing, slow heartbeat, swelling (face/lips/tongue/throat). Anyone experiencing any of these severe side effects, or persistent common side effects, should seek medical care immediately.
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