Overdose / Abuse Oxycodone Urine Dip Test Strips Accuracy Analysis
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Oxycodone is a pain-relieving drug that is prescribed frequently to address
moderate to severe pain. The substance is found alone and in
combination with other pain relievers in a tablet form under
several brand names including:
- OxyContin – oxycodone; both immediate and controlled release
- OxyIR and OxyFast – oxycodone immediate release.
- Percodan – oxycodone and aspirin.
- Percocet – oxycodone and acetaminophen.
Oxycodone can produce intensely positive feelings and rewarding
sensations in the user. As such, it has a high potential for abuse. When used recreationally, there is a high risk for overdose, as recreational methods of ingesting it often accelerate the absorption of large, dangerous amounts of the drug.
Side Effects of Oxycodone
Oxycodone is considered an opioid receptor agonist. One of the effects of this molecular interaction between the drug
and receptor is in increasing dopamine activity in key brain regions.
Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter, in part responsible for
the effects of the drug. Also, dopamine is associated with the
brain's reward system—meaning that people experiencing this type of dopaminergic
activity will value the sensation and try to repeat it in the future. This leads to abuse of the drug and, as previously mentioned,
some of the effects of abuse include tolerance, physiological dependence and,
|Test||Drug-free||Low Negative (Less than half the cutoff concentration)||Near Cutoff Negative (Between 50% below the cutoff and the cutoff
concentration)||Near Cutoff Positive (Between the cutoff and 50% above the cutoff
concentration)||High Positive (greater than 50% above the cutoff concentration)|
Instruction of the test
Store as packaged in the sealed pouch at 36–86°F (2–30°C). The test
is stable through the expiration date printed on the sealed pouch.
The test must remain in the sealed pouch until use. Do not freeze the drug test. Do not use beyond the expiration date.