Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication sometimes called a narcotic. It works by altering how your body feels and responds to pain.
Uses of Oxycodone
Oxycodone dosing information
Adult dose for pain
Patients who have never taken opioids should start with 5-15 mg every 4 to 6 hours,
The usual starting dose using extended-release tablets is 10 mg taken or administered every 12 hours. Extended-release tablets are used when round-the-clock treatment is required for an extended period. Extended-release tablets should be swallowed whole, broken, chewed or crushed.
Take note that breaking, crushing, or chewing extended-release tablets may lead to the rapid absorption of the drug and dangerous levels of Oxycodone.
Adult dose for chronic pain or for patients who have been using opioids and have become tolerant to opioid therapy should take a single oral dose of 60 or 80 mg daily.
How to take Oxycodone?
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking Oxycodone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication only by mouth as directed by your doctor. You may take this drug with or without food.
If you have nausea, it may help to take this drug with food.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to decrease nausea (such as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head movement as possible).
Swallow this medication whole with plenty of water.
This tablet should not be given down a feeding tube. This tablet, even if crushed or dissolved, will clog a feeding tube. Do not crush, chew, or dissolve these tablets before taking.
Swallow the capsule or tablet whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal overdose. Do not crush, chew, break, open, or dissolve.
Never crush or break an Oxycodone pill to inhale the powder or mix it into a liquid to inject the drug into your vein. This can cause in death.
You should not stop using Oxycodone suddenly. Follow your doctor’s instructions about gradually decreasing your dose.
Important Information before using this medicine
DO NOT use Oxycodone if you are allergic to it or if you have severe asthma or breathing problems, or a blockage in your stomach or intestines.
MISUSE OF OPIOID MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH
This medicine may cause withdrawal symptoms, particularly if it has been used over a long time or in high doses.
Inform your doctor if you have
- Urination problems
- Liver or kidney disease
- Drug or alcohol addiction, or mental illness
Common side effects of Oxycodone
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