Discovered in 1916 in Germany and first approved for medical use in the United States in 1939, oxycodone is a potent semi-synthetic opioid painkiller prescribed to manage moderate to severe pain or, in extended-release formulations, chronic pain.
However, oxycodone medications are also commonly abused and command high prices on the street and online.
This high demand and widespread abuse of brand name and generic oxycodone drugs has seen the rise of various street names and slang terms as well as the illicit counterfeiting of oxycodone medications with fentanyl or other hazardous ingredients.
Street Names For Oxycodone
Oxycodone is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance, meaning that any improper sale, use, or even possession of oxycodone is considered a felony under federal and state laws.
As a result, those who sell and abuse prescription drugs tend to use a wide variety of ever-evolving casual nicknames and street names for drugs like oxycodone. Street names tend to play off the drug’s name, brand names, physical properties, or effects.
For oxycodone, the most common street names include:
- hillbilly heroin
- 40 (40 milligram pills)
- 80 (80 milligram pills)
Brand Names For Oxycodone
Oxycodone is not patent-protected and is produced by different pharmaceutical companies in generic forms, though some brand-name formulations like OxyContin are currently under patent protection.
In the United States, brand-name oxycodone pain relief products include or have included:
- OxyCONTIN CR
- Oxy IR
- Roxicodone Intensol
- Xtampza ER
Brand name oxycodone combination medications made with oxycodone and another pain reliever include or have included:
- Oxycet (acetaminophen)
- Percocet (acetaminophen)
- Roxicet (acetaminophen)
- Xartemis XR (acetaminophen)
- Percodan (aspirin)
- Combunox (ibuprofen)
Brand Names/Street Names Of Other Opioid Drugs
Opioid/opiate narcotics share effects and use a similar mechanism of action, though they can vary greatly in terms of potency, length of effect, and legal status.
Some of the most common opioid-class drugs currently available in the United States include:
- morphine (Roxanol, MS-Contin, Kadian / M, Miss Emma, monkey, white stuff)
- meperidine (Demerol / demmies, pain killer)
- oxymorphone (Opana, Opana ER, Numorphan / biscuits, blue heaven, blues, Mrs. O, O bomb, octagons, stop signs)
- methadone (Methadose, Dolophine / fizzies, amidone, chocolate chip cookies)
- hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab / fluff, hydros, vic, vike, Watson)
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo / dust, juice, dillies, smack, D, footballs)
- fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Sublimaze / apache, China girl, dance fever, friend, Goodfellas, tango and cash)
- codeine (captain cody, cody, little c, purple drank, and school boy)
- heroin (brown sugar, China white, dope, H, junk, skag, skunk, smack, white horse)
Certain experimental opioid drugs, including analogues of fentanyl and other little-known synthetic narcotics, are also emerging in the United States illicit drug trade, including counterfeited prescription opioid medications.
Treating Oxycodone Abuse & Dependence
While oxycodone can be extremely addictive, treatment is available to help you or your loved ones recover and enjoy a brighter, healthier, and more sustainable future.
At Bedrock Recovery Center, our opioid addiction treatment options include:
- medical detox for supportive and closely supervised management of opioid withdrawal symptoms
- residential/inpatient treatment taking place in our comfortable Canton Massachusetts treatment center
- medication-assisted treatment (MAT) featuring methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone
- dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders (PTSD, anxiety, depression, etc.)
- aftercare support
To learn more about our mental health and prescription drug addiction treatment options, please contact us today.
- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_chem_info/oxycodone.pdf
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) https://nida.nih.gov/publications/effective-treatments-opioid-addiction
- National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682132.html
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/report_2686/ShortReport-2686.html