Oxycodone is a controlled, narcotic analgesic medication created from poppy-derived thebaine. This medicine was first developed in 1916 in Germany, and has been since used to treat moderate to severe pain. Owing to its greater effectiveness, it is prescribed by doctors to patients suffering from severe pain like chronic pain injuries, trauma etc. It is even used to relieve carcinoma related pains since it helps control pain for an extended period.
Hydrocodone is a narcotic analgesic drug, synthesized from either of the two naturally occurring opiates, thebaine and codeine. It is usually given to suppress minor to moderate degrees of pain. It is also prescribed by the doctors to help manage hacking cough. Hydrocodone is also classified as controlled drug due to its ability to induce tolerance, and is available in syrup, tablet and capsule form.