Oxycodone Drugs Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Oxycodone Drugs Market is Segmented by Product Type (Short-acting and Long-acting), Distribution Channel, and Geography.

Oxycodone Drugs Market Snapshot

Oxycodone Drugs Market
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.6 %

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Market Overview

The oxycodone drugs market studied was anticipated to witness a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period. The major factors attributing to the growth of the market are a rise in the incidence of chronic pain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, lower back pain, and fibromyalgia. According to the study report published by the MD Anderson Cancer Center in January 2020, chronic non-malignant pain is common in cancer patients across the world, and one in every three cancer patients were prescribed with opioid medication. Thus, huge acceptance and prescription of these medications indicate the growth of the market. Furthermore, an increased number of trauma and surgery cases, rise in the prescription of these products in postoperative pain management due to their proven efficiency and preference among the patients are likely to fuel the market growth during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

Oxycodone is an opioid medication used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. These medications decrease the transmission of signals from the brain to the body parts. It is a narcotic drug, a prescription medicine that is approved in combination with non-opioid medications. These drugs are available as short-acting or immediate-release (IR) and long-acting or prolonged-release (PR) formulations in various dosage forms.

Product Type
Distribution Channel
Hospital Pharmacies
Retail Pharmacies
Online Pharmacies
North America
United states
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Short-acting Drugs are Expected to Hold the Major Market Share in the Oxycodone Drugs Market

Short-acting drugs are expected to account for the largest market revenue share during the forecast period. This dominance is owing to their usage as primary line treatment used by the physicians. Furthermore, increased demand for these products can be attributed to the rise in the prevalence of side effects of PR formulations. These PR formulations may lead to protracted adverse events among oxycodone-naive patients, and elderly patients who are in the initial stage of medication. Also, increased research activities to develop IR dosage forms and generics for the existing products by the key players are likely to fuel the segment. The steep rise in investments can be attributed to the discontinuation of various long-acting products, such as Targiniq ER, Troxyca ER, etc., by the USFDA, leading to the growth of the segment over the forecast period.

Oxycodone Drugs Market

North America Dominates the Market and it is Expected to do the Same in the Forecast Period

North America is expected to dominate the overall oxycodone drugs market owing to the rise in the number of cancers, plastic surgery, diabetic ulcer amputation cases, and others that necessitate the prescription of these drugs and driving the market growth in the region. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) report for the year 2018, about 5.8 million reconstructive procedures were recorded in the United States. The American Journal of Managed Care report published in 2018 estimated that about 200,000 non-traumatic amputations occur every year, and per day nearly 230 Americans with diabetes will suffer an amputation. Thus, higher surgical procedures in the region demand the oxycodone for managing severe pain. Furthermore, increased health awareness among the public about pain management is also expected to propel the growth of the market in the region and contributing to its outstanding market share in the global oxycodone drug market throughout the forecast period.

Oxycodone Drugs Market

Competitive Landscape

The oxycodone drug market is moderately competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players are currently dominating the market. Some prominent players are developing new products with lesser side effects propelled by favorable accelerated drug approval initiatives for abuse-deterrent formulations (ADFs) by the USFDA. In September 2019, Daiichi Sankyo launched its Oxycodone Extended-Release Tablets 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg NX used for sustained cancer pain treatment in Japan. Launch of such products will positively impact market growth throughout the forecast period. Some of the companies which are currently dominating the market are Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Rising Investments in R&D and Clinical Trials by Key Players

      2. 4.2.2 Favorable Initiatives by FDA to Develop Abuse-Deterrent Formulations (ADFs)

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Risk of Complications Associated with the Medication

      2. 4.3.2 Challenges in Development Stage and Stringent Regulatory Framework

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Short-acting

      2. 5.1.2 Long-acting

    2. 5.2 Distribution Channel

      1. 5.2.1 Hospital Pharmacies

      2. 5.2.2 Retail Pharmacies

      3. 5.2.3 Online Pharmacies

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United states

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

      2. 6.1.2 Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

      5. 6.1.5 Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

      6. 6.1.6 Akrimax Pharmaceuticals LLC

      7. 6.1.7 Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc.

      8. 6.1.8 Zyla Life Sciences (Egalet Corporation)

      9. 6.1.9 Purdue Pharma LP

      10. 6.1.10 Mundipharma Pty Limited

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Oxycodone Drugs Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Oxycodone Drugs Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.6% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc, Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc are the major companies operating in Oxycodone Drugs Market.

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