Oxycodone 5 mg tablet, 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 is a round white (6552) pill. Oxycodone belongs to the group of medicines called narcotic analgesics (pain medicines). It acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain. Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. Oxycodone extended-release capsules or tablets should only be used by patients who have already been taking narcotic pain medicines, also called opioids. You may take this drug with or without food. If you have nausea, it is good to take with food. You should not use oxycodone if you are allergic to it, or if you have severe asthma, breathing problems, or blockage in your stomach or intestines. To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had breathing problems, drug or alcohol addiction, mental illness, sleep apnea, liver or kidney disease, problems with your gallbladder pancreas, or lung disease.