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What Is The K 56 Pink Pill? Painkiller Side Effects and Health Risks

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Last Medical Reviewer On: July 24, 2023
Updated On: Jul 24, 2023
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Amanda Stevens, B.S.

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Dr. Po Chang Hsu MD, MS

What Is The K 56 Pink Pill? Painkiller Side Effects and Health Risks
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    What you will learn
    • The K 56 Pink Pill is a 10mg, immediate-release form of oxycodone hydrochloride that’s round, and scored down the middle with a “K” on one side of the score and “56” on the other.
    • Available in the US legally only by prescription, oxycodone hydrochloride is a Schedule II controlled substance.
    • Counterfeit or laced versions of the K 56 Pink Pill are frequently traded illicitly, and present a high risk of serious health issues or even death.

    When people talk about the “K 56 Pink Pill,” they’re referring to a 10mg tablet of oxycodone hydrochloride that’s pink and imprinted with the letter “K” and the number “56”, separated by a single score down the middle of the tablet.

    What Is The K56 Pink Pill?

    The K 56 Pink Pill is an immediate-release, 10mg form of oxycodone hydrochloride tablet that’s pink with a K 56 imprint made by KVK tech.[1]

    Like all opiates, this drug is a powerful pain reliever. When carefully used as prescribed,[2] it’s safe to treat acute and chronic pain.

    If misused or abused, this drug is highly likely to become physically and/or psychologically addictive.

    In the US, the K 56 Pink Pill is a prescription-only Schedule II drug.

    The K 56 pink pill is counterfeited by black market sellers. Taking a pink pill with a K 56 imprint that is counterfeit or laced with fentanyl or another substance can be fatal.

    Oxycodone comes in colors other than pink and may be referred to by other names, including:

    • OxyContin (brand name)
    • Oxy, OC, Hillbilly Heroin, Kicker, Blue (street names)

    How long does it take for the K 56 Pink Pill to work?

    You’ll typically begin to feel the effect of the K 56 pink pill in 15 to 30 minutes, and you’ll get the most pain relief in about an hour.

    How long does a dose of the K 56 Pink Pill last?

    You’ll usually feel the effects of the K 56 pink pill for 3 to 6 hours.

    Half-Life Of K 56 Pink Pill

    The half-life of a drug is the amount of time it takes for your body to process and eliminate just half of the substance.

    Immediate-release oxycodone, such as the K 56 pink pill, has a half-life of about 3.5 to 5.5 hours.

    Note that it often takes much more time – even 20 hours – before it’s completely out of your system. Your weight, your metabolism, and how your liver functions will affect how long the K 56 pink pill lasts in your system.

    If you’re tested for drugs, and you’ve taken the K 56 pink pill, know that the length of time it can be detected depends on the test methodology.

    Test Sample Methodology # Days K 56 Detectable 
    Hair  90 days
    Saliva 4 days
    Urine 3-4 days
    Blood 1 day (24 hours)

    Identifying The K 56 Pink Pill

    The 10mg K 56 pink pill from KVK tech is pink with a score down the middle and a “K” and “56” on either side.

    Note that counterfeit versions of these pills are abundant. A prescription is the only way to know that you’re getting a legitimate and safe version.


    Imprint Dose


    PINK K | 56 10mg k56 pink pill 10mg


    About Oxycodone Hydrochloride

    Oxycodone hydrochloride is a “semi-synthetic” opiate. It’s chemically synthesized from thebaine found in opium poppies.

    Oxycodone was originally thought to lower the risk of opiate addiction. However, it was also discovered to be highly addictive when not used as directed.

    For that reason, as well as potentially dangerous side effects, it’s available as a prescription-only drug in the US.

    Medical Uses For The K 56 Pink Pill

    Because the effects of immediate-release K 56 pink pills wear off more quickly than do other forms of oxycodone, this drug is typically used for temporary, not chronic, pain.

    How Oxycodone Works In Your Body

    Oxycodone in all forms works in your body in the same way that all opioids work:

    Interaction With Your Body’s Opioid Receptors

    Oxycodone binds to opioid receptors in your central nervous system (CNS), meaning your brain and spinal cord.

    When it binds to those receptors, it affects how you perceive pain, sedates you, gives you a sense of euphoria, and depresses your respiratory system.

    How It Impacts Your Perception Of Pain

    Oxycodone disrupts the transmission of pain signals from your CNS. You perceive that your pain has been reduced. You still have the reason for the pain, but your CNS doesn’t alert your brain.

    How It Sedates You

    You feel drowsy or sedated when you take oxycodone, as it depresses your CNS activity.

    How It Creates A Sense Of Euphoria

    Oxycodone makes you feel euphoric as it activates brain receptors that feel pleasure. Misuse of opioids can cause you to become unable to experience pleasure without the drug.

    How It Depresses Your Respiratory System

    Oxycodone affects parts of your brain that control your respiratory system. It can slow your breathing to a life-threatening level or even stop your breathing completely.

    Oxycodone Side Effects

    Like all opioids, prescription or otherwise, there are some side effects associated with the K 56 pink pill.[3]

    Serious Side Effects:

    Consult your doctor if you or a loved one experiences any of these serious side effects:

    • Blood in urine
    • Blurred vision
    • Chest pain or tightness
    • Cold sweats or chills
    • Confusion
    • Cough
    • Cramped or painful muscles
    • Dry mouth or increased thirst
    • Extreme dizziness
    • Eyes that are sunken, puffy, or swollen
    • Face, lips, or tongue that are puffy or swollen
    • Flushed skin, especially around the neck and face, or an overall feeling of being warm or overheated
    • Hands and/or feet trembling or having tremors
    • Fever
    • Heartbeat that is too fast, highly irregular, racing or pounding
    • Labored breathing
    • Lymph glands that are tender or swollen
    • Muscles twitching
    • Passing out or fainting
    • Pronounced lightheadedness or dizziness, especially when standing up from lying down or sitting
    • Severe headache
    • Seizures
    • Skin itching or hives
    • Swallowing difficulty
    • Swollen or bloated extremities
    • Markedly uncomfortable, difficult, or painful urination, such as prickling, burning, tingling, numbness or dribbling
    • Unintentional rapid weight gain or loss
    • Urinating less frequently, a markedly smaller amount, or much more frequently, very pale or very dark urine
    • Vomiting and/ or extreme nausea

    Common Side Effects:

    • Anxiety
    • Constipation
    • Disrupted sleep
    • Drowsiness
    • Actual weakness or a feeling of weakness
    • An overall sense of being calm and relaxed
    • Gastrointestinal issues like heartburn, hiccups, indigestion, gas, upset or tender stomach
    • Unusual Dreams
    • Unintentional weight loss

    Rare Side Effects:

    In addition to the side effects listed, many other side effects are reported only rarely.
    Consult a qualified medical professional if you experience any unusual physical, mental, or psychological changes.

    Effects Of Long-Term Oxycodone Use And Increased Risk Of Dependence or Tolerance

    Long-term use of oxycodone can affect you mentally and make you dependent upon it or more tolerant of it so that you increase the dose you take to a dangerous level.

    You can develop chronic health issues and experience highly unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

    For more information, see: What Is Oxycodone & Is It Safe?: Side-Effects Of Using Opioids

    If  You’re Struggling With Addiction To The K 56 Pink Pill, We Can Help

    Begin your journey towards lasting recovery and support today by reaching out to Epiphany Wellness. Our drug and alcohol facility in New Jersey, as well as our treatment center in Tennessee, are staffed with dedicated care professionals ready to craft custom treatment plans tailored to your unique needs.

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