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Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain. Oxycodone is a controlled substance and can be habit-forming.

Common side effects of oxycodone include nausea, vomiting, constipation, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and sweating. More serious side effects may include slowed breathing, confusion, shallow breathing, fainting, and seizures.

Brand names associated with oxycodone include OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxaydo, Xtampza ER, and Endocet.

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