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Oxycodone Overview

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Overview

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[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] U.S. Brand Names

ETH-Oxydose™ [DSC]; OxyContin®; OxyIR® [DSC]; Roxicodone®

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Canadian Brand Names

Oxy.IR®; OxyContin®; PMS-Oxycodone; Supeudol®

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Mexican Brand Names

Plexicodim

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Pharmacologic Category

Analgesic, Opioid

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?

• Patients receiving this medicine should be monitored for misuse, abuse, and addiction.

• Swallow long-acting tablets whole. Do not chew, break, or crush. Serious reactions can occur if you take broken, chewed, or crushed long-acting tablets.

• This medicine may cause severe liver damage.

Long-acting tablets:

• Please read the medication guide.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] Reasons not to take this medicine

• If you have an allergy to oxycodone or any other part of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.

• If you have any of the following conditions: Severe asthma, intestinal blockage, or lung disease.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] How does it work?

• Oxycodone binds to brain receptors, relieving pain. It decreases the feeling of pain and a person's response to pain.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] How is it best taken?

• Take this medicine with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.

• Drink plenty of noncaffeine-containing liquid unless told to drink less liquid by healthcare provider.

• Long-acting products: Swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.

• Avoid taking 160 mg tablet with a high-fat meal.

• Do not use long-acting products for immediate pain relief or on an as needed basis.

• A liquid (concentrate, solution) is available if you cannot swallow pills.

• Those who have feeding tubes can also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after medicine is given.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)

• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.

• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.

• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.

• Many times this medicine is taken on an as needed basis.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] What should I monitor?

• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?

• Keep a diary of pain control.

• Bowel movements.

• Dry mouth may cause an increase in cavities. Take good care of your teeth. See a dentist regularly.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] How should I store this medicine?

• Store at room temperature.

• Protect from light.

• Protect capsules and tablets from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.

• Throw away any unused medicine by flushing down toilet or sink.

[Edit] [Revisions] [Writers] General statements

• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.

• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.

• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.

• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).

• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.

• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.

Created: 2006-10-13 14:47:52.0

Modified: 2010-05-04 10:26:58.0

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