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Oxycodone

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  1. Oxycodone Benefits & Uses
  2. Oxycodone Dosage & How to Take
  3. Oxycodone Side Effects
  4. Oxycodone Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Oxycodone with Other Drugs
  6. Oxycodone Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Oxycodone
  8. Oxycodone Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Oxycodone Benefits & Uses

Oxycodone is used to treat the following -

  1. Pain Primary

Oxycodone Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Oxycodone

Oxycodone

Oxycodone Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Oxycodone is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Drowsiness
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Dry Mouth Mild
  5. Flushing
  6. Paresthesia
  7. Fever Mild
  8. Irritability
  9. Anxiety Mild
  10. Hiccup
  11. Dyspepsia
  12. Stomach ache Mild
  13. Fatigue Mild
  14. Constipation Moderate
  15. Depression Moderate

Oxycodone Related Warnings

Is the use of Oxycodone safe for pregnant women?

Oxycodone shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

Severe

Is the use of Oxycodone safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Oxycodone. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

Severe

What is the effect of Oxycodone on the Kidneys?

Oxycodone may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Oxycodone on the Liver?

Oxycodone is rarely harmful for the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Oxycodone on the Heart?

Using Oxycodone does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Oxycodone with Other Drugs

Oxycodone should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Oxycodone Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Oxycodone unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Liver Disease
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Asthma
  4. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  5. Diarrhea (Loose Motions)
  6. Gastritis
  7. Pancreatitis
  8. Hypothyroidism
  9. Diabetes Insipidus

Frequently asked Questions about Oxycodone

Is this Oxycodone habit forming or addictive?

Yes, Oxycodone cause dependence in some cases. Talk to your doctor before taking it.

Yes

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Oxycodone can make you feel drowsy.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Oxycodone is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Oxycodone is not used to treat mental disorders.

No

Oxycodone Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Oxycodone

Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Oxycodone together with food.

Unknown

Interaction between Alcohol and Oxycodone

Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Oxycodone.

Unknown
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Oxycontin®(oxycodone hydrochloride)
  2. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 962-965
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