From Big Medical Encyclopedia

THECODINUM (Thecodinum; synonym Eucodal, Oxycodone etc.; joint venture. A) — 14-OKSI-7,8-digidrokodeinona the hydrochloride applied as a narcotic analgetic.

Receive in the semi-synthetic way from tebaine. On pharmakol. to properties it is close to to morphine (see). Has the expressed soothing properties. Exerts the oppressing impact on the tussive center, surpassing in this respect codeine (see). Unlike morphine shows rather high activity at intake. At prolonged use can cause medicinal dependence (see). Earlier it was used as an anesthetic.

It is excluded from the State register of pharmaceuticals in 1977.

V. V. Churyukanov.