OXYCODONE - Watsons Health

OXYCODONE

Oxycodone is an opioid used for pain medication.

This drug is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.

  • Do not use Oxycodone if you have severe asthma or breathing problems, or a blockage in your stomach or intestines.
  • Never take this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed.
  • Oxycodone can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed.
  • Do not crush, break, or open an extended-release pill (Oxycontin). Swallow it whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, it may cause miscarriage.
  • Do not drink alcohol while using this drug.

Common side effects of this drug include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness

Tell your doctor promptly if any of these effects persist or worsen.

Precautions

Before using Oxycodone, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergies to any of the ingredient of Oxycodone or if you have any allergies.
  • Severe asthma or breathing problems;
  • A blockage in your stomach or intestines; or
  • An allergy to any narcotic pain medicine (such as methadone, morphine, Percocet, Vicodin, Lortab, and many others), or narcotic cough medicine that contains codeine, hydrocodone, or dihydrocodeine.

You should not use oxycodone unless you are already using a similar opioid medicine and are tolerant to it. Ask your doctor if you are not sure you are opioid-tolerant.

 

Interactions

Drug interactions may interfere with how your medication works. Tell your doctor about all your medications and any you start or stop using during treatment with Oxycodone.

Some products that may interact with this drug including:

  • Certain pain medications (mixed opioid agonist/antagonists such as pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol)
  • Opioid antagonists (such as naltrexone)

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing. Symptoms of overdose may include:

  • Slow Breathing
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Loss Of Consciousness

 

Available brands:

  • Abstral
  • Oxycontin
  • OxyNorm
  • Targin

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