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Pronunciation: ox i KOE done
Brand: Oxecta, OxyCONTIN, Oxyfast, Roxicodone
Oxy IR 5 mg
brown/orange, imprinted with PF 5 mg
Oxycodone 10 mg ER-WAT
round, white, imprinted with ABG, 10
Oxycodone 10 mg SR-TEV
oval, white, imprinted with 93, 24
Oxycodone 15 mg-ETH
round, peach, imprinted with ETH, 445
Oxycodone 15 mg-MAL
round, green, imprinted with 15, M
Oxycodone 20 mg ER-WAT
round, pink, imprinted with ABG, 20
Oxycodone 20 mg SR-TEV
oval, pink, imprinted with 93, 31
Oxycodone 30 mg-ETH
round, white, imprinted with ETH, 446
Oxycodone 30 mg-MAL
round, blue, imprinted with 30, M inside square
Oxycodone 40 mg ER-WAT
round, peach, imprinted with ABG, 40
Oxycodone 40 mg SR-TEV
oval, yellow, imprinted with 93, 32
Oxycodone 5 mg Cap-MAL
capsule, brown, imprinted with 0554, M 5 mg
Oxycodone 5 mg Cap-STA
white/yellow, imprinted with ETHEX, 041
Oxycodone 5 mg-ETH
round, orange, imprinted with ETH, 625
Oxycodone 80 mg ER-WAT
round, green, imprinted with ABG, 80
Oxycodone 80 mg SR-TEV
oval, green, imprinted with 33, 93
Oxycontin 10 mg
round, white, imprinted with OC, 10
Oxycontin 20 mg
round, pink, imprinted with OC, 20
Oxycontin 40 mg
round, yellow, imprinted with OC, 40
Oxycontin 80 mg
round, green, imprinted with OC, 80
Roxicodone 5 mg
round, white, imprinted with 54 582
What is the most important information I should know about oxycodone?
You should not use oxycodone if you have severe asthma or breathing problems, or a blockage in your stomach or intestines.
Oxycodone can slow or stop your breathing. Never use this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Do not crush, break, or open an extended-release pill. Swallow it whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose. Oxycodone may also be habit-forming, even at regular doses. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medicine in a place where others cannot get to it.
MISUSE OF NARCOTIC MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. Oxycodone may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn.
Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with oxycodone.
What is oxycodone?
Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Oxycodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
The extended-release form of this medicine is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. This form of oxycodone is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
Oxycodone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using oxycodone?
You should not use oxycodone if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
- 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.
Some medicines can interact with oxycodone and cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome. Be sure your doctor knows if you also take medicine for depression, mental illness, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, serious infections, or prevention of nausea and vomiting. Ask your doctor before making any changes in how or when you take your medications.
To make sure oxycodone is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- any type of breathing problem or lung disease;
- a history of head injury, brain tumor, or seizures;
- a history of drug abuse, alcohol addiction, or mental illness;
- urination problems;
- liver or kidney disease;
- Addison's disease or other adrenal gland disorder; or
- problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. If you use oxycodone while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks.
Oxycodone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using oxycodone.
Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
How should I use oxycodone?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Oxycodone can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed. Never take oxycodone in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.
Oxycodone may be habit-forming, even at regular doses. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. MISUSE OF NARCOTIC MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription. Selling or giving away oxycodone is against the law.
Stop taking all other around-the-clock narcotic pain medicines when you start taking extended-release oxycodone (Oxycontin).
Do not crush, break, or open an extended-release pill. Swallow it whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose.
If your doctor has told you to take two or more oxycodone tablets per dose, take the tablets one at a time. Do not wet, presoak, or lick the tablet before placing it in your mouth. Drink plenty of water to make swallowing easier and to prevent choking.
Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Do not stop using oxycodone suddenly after long-term use. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using oxycodone.
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 practice has resulted in death with the misuse of oxycodone and similar prescription drugs.
Store at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and light.
Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Oxycodone is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.
Always check your bottle to make sure you have received the correct pills (same brand and type) of medicine prescribed by your doctor. Ask the pharmacist if you have any questions about the medicine you receive at the pharmacy.
Do not keep leftover oxycodone pills or liquid. Ask your pharmacist where to locate a drug take-back disposal program. If there is no take-back program, flush any unused pills or liquid medicine down the toilet.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since oxycodone is used for pain, you are not likely to miss a dose. Skip any missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. A oxycodone overdose can be fatal, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
What should I avoid while using oxycodone?
Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with oxycodone. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
This medicine may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how oxycodone will affect you. Dizziness or severe drowsiness can cause falls or other accidents.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with oxycodone and lead to unwanted side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
What are the possible side effects of oxycodone?
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, cold, clammy skin;
- seizure (convulsions);
- confusion, severe drowsiness;
- infertility, missed menstrual periods;
- impotence, sexual problems, loss of interest in sex;
- a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; or
- low cortisol levels --nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, worsening tiredness or weakness.
Oxycodone is more likely to cause breathing problems in older adults and people who are severely ill, malnourished, or otherwise debilitated.
Seek medical attention right away if you have symptoms of serotonin syndrome, such as: agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Common side effects may include:
- drowsiness, headache, dizziness, tired feeling;
- stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite;
- dry mouth; or
- mild itching.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect oxycodone?
Some medicines can cause unwanted or dangerous effects when used with oxycodone. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use now, and any medicine you start or stop using.
Taking oxycodone with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous or life-threatening side effects. Ask your doctor before taking oxycodone with a sleeping pill, muscle relaxer, other pain medicine, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
Other drugs may interact with oxycodone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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