Oxycontin is a white, odorless, crystalline powder that is originated from the opium alkaloid. This a drug, also known as oxycodone hydrochloride, and is considered to be a very powerful painkiller. In the medical field this prescription drug is normally prescribed to those patients with chronic pains, who experience mild to severe pain on the daily basis. This drug, has a potent analgesic opiod, that was developed and is commonly used in a terminal cancer patients. Oxycontin pills have a time-released function, which maintains a determined level of Oxycodone in the human body, capable of managing pain for up to 12 hours.
One of most vital functions of this drug, named Oxycontin, is to decrease the pain, however it also releases certain chemicals in to the body, that provides an enhanced euphoric feeling and ultimate relaxation. While the drug is used properly, taken the whole pill by swallowing, as prescribed by the doctor, the drug will not cause any long term side effects or become addictive. However the drug abusers would use this drug in other ways, as not recommended, by chewing, crushing, or dissolving the pill into liquid form, and then ingesting the substance .