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how is thebaine turned into oxycodone?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Thebain/oxycodone: Oxycodone is derived from thebain which is an alkaloid of opium.It was releasesd in us in 1950s. First of all you oxidize thebaine.This step converts thebain into two type of compounds, 14 hydroxycdeinone and 8, 14 hydroxy-7-8 14 hydroxy is convertedvia hydrogenation into oxycodone, which is then treated with acid during final salting process to make final product source www.Cafc.Uscourts.Gov/opinion.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for oxycodone to get out of your system?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
2 days: Oxycodone has a half life of about 4-5 hours so it is essentially gone within 36-48 hours of the last use of a short acting oxycodone preparation and perhaps 12 hours later after Oxycontin use. Withdrawal will take significantly longer to resolve.Peaking in 2-3 days. The urine tox should be negative in 4-5 days.
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How much will a roxicodone (oxycodone) should be taken?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Confusing?: You need to re-ask your question. Do you mean how often should it be taken? (every 4-6 hours). How much should you take at a time? (exactly the amount your doctor prescribes).
A 44-year-old member asked:

What do they prescribe roxicodone (oxycodone) for?

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Dr. Andrew Gross
Anesthesiology 73 years experience
Roxicodone (oxycodone): Roxicodone is a brand name for a short acting potent form of oxycodone like Percocet or endocet, which have tylenol (acetaminophen) if there is a "cet" on the end of it. It is used for acute pain and is very effective for short term use, but is very addictive and has a high abuse and diversion potential in improper cases, it should be used with caution for severe acute pain in adults without contraindicaitons.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is roxicodone (oxycodone) used for?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Roxicodone (oxycodone): This is used for acute pain. It is a short acting medication and should be used for short periods of time. In chronic pain it may be used fornexacerbations of pain above your regular pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What's a good starter dose for roxicodone (oxycodone)?

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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 19 years experience
Depends: Under the care of a physician who is familiar with opioid medications and provides the appropriate education on their use this dose may be as low as 5mg. Always start low and slowly increase as needed under the direction of your physician. Medications should never be altered or changed without physician direction.

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