Oxycodone is used to relieve pain severe enough to require opioid treatment and when other pain medicines do not work well enough or cannot be tolerated. It belongs to the group of medications called narcotic analgesics (pain medicines).
Oxycodone acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain.
Oxycodone is detectable in the urine for 1-4 days, and a person will test positive for the drug within 1-3 hours after taking it. It is detectable in saliva within minutes after a person takes the drug and can be detected on a test for up to 48 hours..