oxycodone - acetaminophen
In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|01916475 ||PERCOCET 325MG ACETAMINOPHEN/5MG OXYCODONE TABLET|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
This combination product contains two medications: oxycodone and acetaminophen. Acetaminophen belongs to the group of medications called analgesics (pain relievers) and antipyretics (fever reducers). Oxycodone belongs to the group of medications called narcotic analgesics. Oxycodone - acetaminophen is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain, including conditions associated with fever.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. 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 dosage varies according to each individual and can be affected by the severity of the pain as well as each person's response to the medication.
The usual recommended adult dose of full-strength oxycodone - acetaminophen (each tablet contains 5 mg oxycodone and 325 mg acetaminophen) is one tablet every 6 hours as needed for pain. Full-strength oxycodone - acetaminophen is not recommended for people under 18 years of age.
Many things can affect the dose of a 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.
This medication may be habit-forming if taken for long periods of time. Do not stop taking this medication without talking with your doctor. If this medication is stopped suddenly, you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sweating, trouble sleeping, shakiness, nausea, tremors, diarrhea, or hallucinations. If you plan on stopping the medication, your doctor may want you to reduce the dose gradually to reduce the severity of withdrawal effects.
It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If your doctor has told you to take this medication on a regular basis and you miss a dose, 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 at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.
This medication is 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 listed here. The forms available for the specific brand you have searched are listed under "What form(s) does this medication come in?"
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 white to off-white biconvex tablet, one side embossed with "PERCOCET" and the other side bisected contains oxycodone HCl 5 mg and acetaminophen 325 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: cornstarch, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, pregelatinized starch, silicon dioxide (colloidal), and stearic acid.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Oxycodone - acetaminophen should not be taken by anyone who:
- is allergic to oxycodone, acetaminophen, or to any of the ingredients of the medication
- has a seizure disorder
- has preexisting respiratory depression
- has status asthmaticus (unresponsive asthma)