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Oxycodone (OXY)

Rapid CDIATM Oxycodone Test kits are intended to screen for the presence of oxycodone in human urine/saliva.

Oxycodone is an analgesic, which works by depressing the central nervous system. Oxycodone is abused for its opiate-like effects. In addition to its equal potency to morphine in analgesic effects, it is also equipotent to morphine in relieving abstinence symptoms from chronic opiate (heroin, morphine) use. For this reason, it is often used to alleviate or prevent the onset of opiate withdrawal by street users of heroin and methadone. The drug is most often administered orally. Like other opiates, Oxycodone can also depress the respiratory system resulting in suffocation and death when overdosed. Oxycodone is very addictive, both physically and psychologically. Some physical indications of Oxycodone abuse include extreme loss of appetite and weight, cramps, nausea, vomiting, excessive scratching and complaint of itching, excessive sweating, constipation, pin-point pupils and watery eyes, reduced vision, drowsiness, euphoria, trance-like states, excessive thirst, tremors, twitching, irritability, hallucinations and lethargy.

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