In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02240131 ||OXY.IR 10MG TABLET|
|02240132 ||OXY.IR 20MG TABLET|
|02231934 ||OXY.IR 5MG TABLET|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Oxycodone belongs to a group of medications known as opioid analgesics (narcotic pain relievers). It is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It decreases pain by working on the central nervous system.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
How should I use this medication?
The dose of oxycodone varies widely depending on the cause and severity of pain, individual medical history, and body weight.
For people who are not taking opioid pain medications when oxycodone is started, the usual starting dose of immediate-release tablets and suppositories is 5 mg or 10 mg every 6 hours, as needed for the pain. Your doctor can adjust your dose until a dose that controls your pain with tolerable side effects is reached.
For people who are currently taking other opioid pain medications when oxycodone is started, the recommended starting dose will depend on the type and dose of opioid that is currently being taken. Your doctor will determine the appropriate dose for you.
Oxycodone should be taken with a glass of water. It can be taken with or without food.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important that this medication be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose of the controlled-release tablets, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication in its original packaging at room temperature and protect it from moisture. Keep this medication in a safe place away from children or pets, and to prevent theft. Accidental use by a child or pet may result in death, so if this occurs, get immediate medical attention for the child or pet. Do not take this medication in front of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each round, scored, white, biconvex tablet, imprinted with "Oxy·IR" on one side and "5" on the other, contains oxycodone HCl 5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: crospovidone, lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, and stearic acid; coating suspension: hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.
Each white, scored, capsule-shaped tablet, imprinted with "Oxy·IR" on one side and "10" on the other, contains oxycodone HCl 10 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: crospovidone, lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, and stearic acid; coating suspension: hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.
Each white, scored, oval-shaped tablet, imprinted with "Oxy·IR" on one side and "20" on the other, contains oxycodone HCl 20 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: crospovidone, lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, and stearic acid; coating suspension: hydroxypropyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol, and titanium dioxide.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not take oxycodone if you:
- are allergic to oxycodone, other opioids (e.g., codeine, hydrocodone, morphine), or any ingredients of the medication
- are pregnant or breast-feeding
- are taking or have taken (within the last 14 days) MAO inhibitors (e.g., phenelzine, tranylcypromine)
- have a head injury
- have a seizure disorder
- have acute alcoholism
- have acute asthma or other obstructive airway diseases (e.g., chronic bronchitis, emphysema)
- have cor pulmonale (heart failure caused by chronic high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs)
- have delirium tremens (e.g., confusion, diarrhea, shaking, fever, hallucinations, disorientation) associated with alcohol withdrawal
- have increased cerebral spinal fluid pressure
- have increased levels of carbon dioxide in the blood
- have or may have appendicitis or pancreatitis
- have or may have bowel or digestive system problems (e.g., paralytic ileus)
- have or may have a blockage in the digestive system
- have respiratory depression (slowed breathing)
- have severe central nervous system depression (slowed nervous system)