What Do Oxycodone Pills Look Like?

Oxycodone pills are available in several colors such as pink, blue, orange, and white. This opioid medication has various imprints and comes in several doses. Those who purchase oxycodone on the illicit drug market may suffer from serious side effects.

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Oxycodone is an opioid prescription drug offered in brand names like OxyContin, Percocet, or Roxicodone. Per the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) drug fact sheet, oxycodone is a Schedule II controlled substance with a high potential for abuse.

This prescription opioid is available in extended-release and immediate-release tablets which provide pain relief. Your oxycodone prescription pills may come in a specific color depending on the dosage required to treat your severe pain.

Oxycodone Colors & Imprints

Oxycodone is offered in several colors such as pink, blue, orange, and white. Each pill may be imprinted with a unique number or letter, typically designating the type of dosage.

Pink Oxycodone Pills

Pink oxycodone pills are round in shape and offered in 10 mg strength. The imprint on the pill is K 56.

Blue Oxycodone Pills

Oxycodone pills which are blue come in a round shape and are offered in 30 mg strength. The imprint on the blue pills show the letter M on one side and the number 30 on the other. Additionally, some blue pills may have an imprint of A 215.

Orange Oxycodone Pills

Orange oxycodone pills are available in 5 mg strength. The pills are round in shape and come with an imprint of ETH on one side and 315 on the other side. In addition to this, another imprint is offered with ETH on one side and 625 on the opposite.

White Oxycodone Pills

The oxycodone pills with the color white have different dosages. However, each white pill is round in shape.

Some of the imprints and dose options of white oxycodone pills include:

  • 5 mg with an imprint of M on one side and 05 52 on the opposite side
  • 5 mg with an imprint of K on one side and 18 on the opposite side
  • 10 mg with an imprint of R P on one side and 10 on the opposite side
  • 15 mg with an imprint of R P on one side and 15 on the opposite side
  • 20 mg with an imprint of K on one side and 57 on the opposite side
  • 30 mg with an imprint of R P on one side and 30 on the opposite side

Counterfeit Oxycodone Pills

Some may turn to this painkiller as a form of substance abuse, even searching for oxycodone pills on the illicit drug market. With this comes many hazards, including the fact that when drugs are purchased on the black market, users may unknowingly ingest a different drug than expected.

Due to the lack of quality control on the black market, some oxycodone pills may contain fentanyl. When fentanyl is taken, even in small doses, there is an increased risk of health dangers and serious side effects including an accidental overdose.

Side Effects Of Oxycodone

When oxycodone is taken, it targets the central nervous system (CNS), helping to ease the chronic pain some may suffer.

Some of the side effects of oxycodone, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), can include:

  • constipation
  • drowsiness
  • headache
  • sleepiness
  • lightheadedness
  • sedation
  • dry mouth

Withdrawal Symptoms

Those who discontinue their medication abruptly may suffer from withdrawal symptoms. Opioid withdrawal symptoms may consist of:

  • mood changes
  • trouble sleeping
  • mental health problems such as depression or anxiety
  • tremors
  • seizures
  • severe drug cravings
  • sweating

Oxycodone Overdose

Those who take higher doses of oxycodone than prescribed, or those who purchase illicit oxycodone off the street, can experience a life-threatening overdose.

Symptoms associated with an oxycodone overdose include:

  • heart rate fluctuations
  • respiratory depression
  • loss of consciousness
  • low blood pressure
  • clammy or cold skin

Once you arrive at the emergency department, a doctor may administer naloxone (Narcan), a medication used to help reverse the overdose effects of an opioid. This is why it’s important to immediately seek medical attention if an opioid overdose is suspected.

Opioid Addiction Treatment

If you or a loved one are struggling with oxycodone abuse, consider the inpatient treatment options at Bedrock Recovery Center. At our treatment center, we provide a wide range of treatment options including detox, medication-assisted treatment, and group therapy.

To speak with a healthcare professional and learn more about the treatment plans we provide, please contact us today.

  1. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/Oxycodone-2020_0.pdf
  2. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2015/022272s027lbl.pdf
  3. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682132.html
  4. National Library of Medicine: StatPearls https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK482226/
  5. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) https://nida.nih.gov/publications/drugfacts/prescription-opioids
  6. United States Department of Justice (DOJ) https://www.justice.gov/usao-id/pr/acting-us-attorney-addresses-increasing-danger-counterfeit-prescription-opioids-0

Written by Bedrock Recovery Center Editorial Team

Published on: August 25, 2023

© 2024 Bedrock Recovery Center | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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