Oxycodone oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings


7/23/2016
06:11 | Ethan Adamson
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Oxycodone oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings

Do not use it later for another condition unless told to do so by your doctor. A different medication may be necessary in that case. This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only.

This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.

Talk to your pharmacist for more details. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Before taking oxycodone, l your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other narcotic pain relievers (such as oxymorphone); or if you have any other allergies.

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: slow breathing, slow heartbeat, loss of consciousness.

Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, and slow/shallow breathing.

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If you are using oxycodone oral solution, read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using oxycodone oral solution and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

l your doctor if your pain persists or worsens.

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This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Pain medications work best if they are used when the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the pain has worsened, the medication may not work as well.

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Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company. In the US, the FDA recommends flushing this medication down the toilet or pouring into a drain. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed.

Other medications can affect the removal of oxycodone from your body, which may affect how oxycodone works. Examples include azole antifungals (such as ketoconazole), macrolide antibiotics (such as erythromycin), HIV medications (such as ritonavir), rifamycins (such as rifabutin, rifampin), certain drugs used to treat seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin), among others.

This risk may be increased if you have abused alcohol or drugs in the past. Along with its benefits, this medication may rarely cause abnormal drug-seeking behavior ( addiction ). Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lessen the risk of addiction.

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. See also Warning section. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.

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Other non-narcotic pain relievers (such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen ) may also be prescribed with this medication. In that case, this medication might be used for sudden (breakthrough) pain only as needed. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about using oxycodone safely with other drugs. If you have ongoing pain (such as due to cancer ), your doctor may direct you to also take long-acting narcotic medications.

In the US.

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Roxicodone.

Some products that may interact with this drug include: certain pain medications (mixed narcotic agonist/antagonists such as pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol), narcotic antagonists (such as naltrexone).

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching /swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

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Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, liver disease, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid these substances in your diet. Liquid products may contain sugar, aspartame, and/or alcohol. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using this product safely.

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Before using this medication, l your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: brain disorders (such as head injury, tumor, seizures), breathing problems (such as asthma, sleep apnea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood disorders (such as confusion, depression), personal or family history of regular use/abuse of drugs/alcohol, stomach/intestinal problems (such as blockage, constipation, diarrhea due to infection, paralytic ileus), difficulty urinating (such as due to enlarged prostate), gallbladder disease, disease of the pancreas (pancreatitis).

l your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (such as agitation, confusion, hallucinations ), severe stomach / abdominal pain, difficulty urinating.

A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment. CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else.

Ask your pharmacist for help in selecting a laxative (such as a stimulant type with stool softener ). To prevent constipation, eat a diet adequate in fiber, drink plenty of water, and exercise.

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. You may take this drug with or without 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). If you have nausea, it may help to take this drug with food.

GENERIC NAME(S): OXYCODONE HCL.

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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well. When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well.

Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. This drug passes into breast milk and may rarely have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. l the doctor right away if your baby develops unusual sleepiness, difficulty feeding, or trouble breathing.

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The risk of serious side effects (such as slow/shallow breathing, severe drowsiness/dizziness) may be increased if this medication is taken with other products that may also affect breathing or cause drowsiness. Therefore, l your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products such as alcohol, allergy or cough-and-cold products, anti-seizure drugs (such as phenobarbital), medicine for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, other narcotic pain relievers (such as codeine, oxymorphone), and psychiatric medicines (such as risperidone, amitriptyline, trazodone). Your medications or doses of your medications may need to be changed.

Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: fainting, seizure, slow/shallow breathing, unusual drowsiness/difficulty waking up.

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To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.

Before using this medication, women of childbearing age should talk with their doctor(s) about the risks and benefits. Also, using it for a long time or in high doses near the expected delivery date may harm the unborn baby. l your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. To lessen the risk, take the smallest effective dose for the shortest possible time. l the doctor right away if you notice any symptoms in your newborn baby such as slow/shallow breathing, irritability, abnormal/persistent crying, vomiting, or diarrhea. It may slightly increase the risk of birth defects if used during the first two months of pregnancy.

Nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, or drowsiness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, l your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Some of these side effects may decrease after you have been using this medication for a while.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at.

Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. If you are using the liquid form of this medication, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure how to check or measure the dose.

The risk for harm is higher if you take the wrong dose/strength, or if you take it along with other drugs that might also affect breathing. Get immediate medical help if you notice unusual slow/shallow breathing. Be sure you know how to take oxycodone and what other drugs you should avoid taking with it. Oxycodone has a high risk for abuse and severe, possibly fatal, breathing problems. The risk for breathing problems might also be higher when you start this medication and after a dose increase.

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If a child accidentally swallows this drug, get emergency medical help right away. Keep this medicine in a safe place to prevent theft, misuse, or abuse.

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Properly stop the medication when so directed. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose, take the medication more frequently, or take it for a longer time than prescribed.

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Oxycodone belongs to a class of drugs known as narcotic (opiate) analgesics. This medication is used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.

Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug. This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including amylase/lipase levels), possibly causing false test results.

To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions right away. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as restlessness, watering eyes, runny nose, nausea, sweating, muscle aches) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication. This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses.

If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up. If you are taking this medication on a regular schedule and miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.

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