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oxycodone

Pronunciation: ox i KOE done

Brand: Dazidox, Oxecta, OxyCONTIN, Oxyfast, OxyIR, Percolone, Roxicodone, Roxicodone Intensol

Oxy IR 5 mg

brown/orange, imprinted with PF 5 mg

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Oxycodone 10 mg ER-WAT

round, white, imprinted with ABG, 10

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Oxycodone 10 mg SR-TEV

oval, white, imprinted with 93, 24

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Oxycodone 15 mg-ETH

round, peach, imprinted with ETH, 445

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Oxycodone 15 mg-MAL

round, green, imprinted with 15, M

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Oxycodone 20 mg ER-WAT

round, pink, imprinted with ABG, 20

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Oxycodone 20 mg SR-TEV

oval, pink, imprinted with 93, 31

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Oxycodone 30 mg-ETH

round, white, imprinted with ETH, 446

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Oxycodone 30 mg-MAL

round, blue, imprinted with 30, M inside square

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Oxycodone 40 mg ER-WAT

round, peach, imprinted with ABG, 40

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Oxycodone 40 mg SR-TEV

oval, yellow, imprinted with 93, 32

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Oxycodone 5 mg Cap-MAL

capsule, brown, imprinted with 0554, M 5 mg

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Oxycodone 5 mg Cap-STA

white/yellow, imprinted with ETHEX, 041

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Oxycodone 5 mg-ETH

round, orange, imprinted with ETH, 625

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Oxycodone 80 mg ER-WAT

round, green, imprinted with ABG, 80

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Oxycodone 80 mg SR-TEV

oval, green, imprinted with 33, 93

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Oxycontin 10 mg

round, white, imprinted with OC, 10

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Oxycontin 20 mg

round, pink, imprinted with OC, 20

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Oxycontin 40 mg

round, yellow, imprinted with OC, 40

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Oxycontin 80 mg

round, green, imprinted with OC, 80

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Roxicodone 5 mg

round, white, imprinted with 54 582

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What is the most important information I should know about oxycodone?

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Oxycodone may be habit forming. Never share oxycodone with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.

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Do not drink alcohol while you are taking oxycodone. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with a narcotic pain medicine. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.

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Never take oxycodone in larger amounts, or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

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This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how oxycodone will affect you.

Do not stop using oxycodone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using 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 medication is for around-the-clock treatment of pain.

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Extended-release 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?

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Do not use this medication if you have ever had an allergic reaction to a narcotic medicine (examples include methadone, morphine, Oxycontin, Darvocet, Percocet, Vicodin, Lortab, and many others), or to a narcotic cough medicine that contains codeine, hydrocodone, or dihydrocodeine.

You should also not take oxycodone if you are having an asthma attack or if you have a bowel obstruction called paralytic ileus.

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Oxycodone may be habit forming. Never share oxycodone with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.

To make sure oxycodone is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, or other breathing disorders;
  • liver or kidney disease;
  • underactive thyroid;
  • trouble swallowing, or a blockage in your digestive tract (stomach or intestines);
  • curvature of the spine that affects breathing;
  • a history of head injury or brain tumor;
  • epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
  • low blood pressure;
  • gallbladder disease;
  • Addison's disease or other adrenal gland disorder;
  • enlarged prostate, urination problems;
  • mental illness; or
  • a history of drug or alcohol addiction.

FDA pregnancy category B. Oxycodone is not expected to harm an unborn baby. However, oxycodone may cause breathing problems, or addiction and withdrawal symptoms in your newborn if you take the medication during pregnancy. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

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Oxycodone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using oxycodone.

Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from this medicine.

How should I use oxycodone?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Never take this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

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Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole.

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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 a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Drink plenty of water daily to help prevent constipation while you are using oxycodone. Ask your doctor about ways to increase the fiber in your diet. Do not use a stool softener (laxative) without first asking your doctor.

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Do not stop using oxycodone suddenly after long-term use, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using oxycodone.

Never crush a tablet or other pill to mix into a liquid for injecting the drug into your vein. This practice has resulted in death with the misuse of oxycodone and similar prescription drugs.

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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.

After you have stopped using this medication, flush any unused pills down the toilet. Throw away any unused liquid oxycodone that is older than 90 days.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since oxycodone is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are on a schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the 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?

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Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of oxycodone can be fatal.

Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, muscle weakness, confusion, cold and clammy skin, pinpoint pupils, shallow breathing, slow heart rate, fainting, or coma.

What should I avoid while using oxycodone?

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Do not drink alcohol while you are taking this medication. 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.

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This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how oxycodone will affect you.

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?

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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

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Stop using oxycodone and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • cold, clammy skin;
  • confusion;
  • severe weakness or dizziness; or
  • a feeling like you might pass out.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite;
  • dizziness, headache, tired feeling;
  • dry mouth;
  • sweating; or
  • 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?

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Do not take oxycodone with any other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, or other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing. Dangerous side effects may result. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medications, or medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety.

Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with oxycodone, especially:

  • pentazocine;
  • nalbuphine;
  • butorphanol; or
  • buprenorphine.

This list is not complete. 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.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about oxycodone.


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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