OxyContin (oxycodone) is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
OxyContin is used to treat moderate to severe pain that is expected to last for an extended period of time. OxyContin is used for around-the-clock treatment of pain. It is not to be used on an "as-needed" basis for pain.
Oxy is a common prescription medication that can be acquired illegally. Street names include Oxy, Oxycotton and Hillbilly Heroin, among others.
"Oxy" on Z Nation Edit
In a world gone to hell, normal currency is no longer an option.
Pain relievers and drugs can be used as payment, and OxyContin is at the top of that list. Worth it's weight in gold.
Several instances of Oxy as cash:
- Skeezy tries to get Doc to pay for ammo using Oxy in "Puppies and Kittens" but Doc doesn't go for the trade.
- Doc does trade his last pills of Oxy with The Gatekeeper to gain access to the General in "Full Metal Zombie".