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Oxycontin is a narcotic medicine that belongs to the analgesics group of medicines. It has oxycodone as its main and only active ingredient which is a semi-synthetic opioid. It also finds its place in the WHO’s essential medicine list. It is used for treating moderate to severe intense pain or chronic pain syndrome. A few studies done on the benefits of oxycodone suggested that appropriate utilization for treating chronic pain results in better well-being and overall health. one of the significant pros of this pill is the fewer side effects than other medical active ingredients, especially morphine, and may be used for cancer pain. This drug functions by influencing or eroding the sensations of the patient’s body experiences which results in euphoria and calmness. A single dose generally produces a reliving effect for an average of 8 hours. However, an overdose of oxycontin can cause slowed heartbeats, shallow breaths, trouble in respiration, and even may result in death. So it should not be prescribed to those who are not opioid tolerant. Like other drugs, this medicine also has some common side effects namely constipation, vomiting, drowsiness, sweating, and dry mouth. Moreover, some severe and life-threatening side effects like urinary retention may occur as an unwanted outcome of taking this pill. Also, it may result in less hormone production or decreases in sperm production ultimately resulting in low libido. Since it is a highly addictive pill it is prescribed only when other alternative remedies are exhausted.