Oxycodone can relieve severe pain and requires opioid therapy. It can be used when other pain relievers are ineffective or unbearable. It belongs to a group of medicines called pain relievers.
If you need pain relievers for a short time, you should not use sustained-release oxycodone capsules or tablets. If non-narcotics are effective, do not use it. This medication should not be used to treat pain that you use occasionally or only when needed. After prolonged use of oxycodone, a habit can develop that leads to mental or physical dependence.
Uses of Oxycodone
Oxycodone is a prescription medication used to treat moderate to severe pain, and other therapies cannot control pain well. The drug can be prescribed for other purposes. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
The dosage of oxycodone varies greatly depending on the cause and severity of the pain, individual medical history, age and weight. For people who have not taken opioids after starting treatment with oxycodone, the usual starting dose of immediate-release tablets and suppositories is 5 mg or 10 mg every 6 hours, depending on the need for pain. Your doctor may adjust your dose until you have reached a dose that can control your pain and tolerate side effects. For people who are currently taking other opioid analgesics when they start taking oxycodone, the recommended starting dose depends on the type and dose of the opioid they are currently taking. Many factors can affect a person’s required dose of medication, such as Weight loss, other diseases and other medications. Make sure you take this medicine strictly as prescribed by a doctor.
If you miss a dose of controlled-release tablets, take them as soon as possible and follow the regular schedule. When your next dose approaches, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular dosing schedule. If you are not sure what to do after taking the medicine, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Precautions and Warnings of Oxycodone
Before you start taking any medication, tell your doctor about possible diseases or allergies, the medication you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and other important facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medicine.
Oxycodone and other narcotics can make it difficult to diagnose or worsen abdominal diseases. If you have abdominal problems, please discuss with your doctor how this medicine affects your state of health, how your state of health affects the dosage and effectiveness of this medicine and whether special monitoring is required. Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine as this can cause dangerous or even fatal side effects.
Constipation often occurs when opioid (narcotic) analgesics are taken regularly. Your doctor will discuss the use of laxatives, stool softeners, and other measures as needed. Oxycodone can cause serious breathing problems, especially in people with acute asthma attacks or chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (chronic bronchitis, emphysema) or other diseases that affect breathing. If breathing is slow or difficult, see a doctor immediately. If you have lung disease or are taking other medicines that delay breathing, there is a higher risk of this risk.
If you have asthma or other respiratory problems, please discuss with your doctor how this medicine affects your health, how your health affects the dosage and effectiveness of this medicine and whether special monitoring is required.
Oxycodone can impair the mental or physical abilities required for activities such as driving or using machines. If this medicine interferes with your ability to safely perform these operations, do not drive or perform any other potentially dangerous tasks.
Oxycodone is easily misused and has serious, potentially fatal, breathing problems. If you take the wrong dose/intensity or use it with other medicines that can affect breathing, the risk of injury is higher. Make sure you know how to take oxycodone and avoid taking it with other medicines. The risk of shortness of breath may also be higher if you start taking this medicine and after increasing the dose. If abnormal breathing / shallow breathing is found, see a doctor immediately.
Side effects Of Oxycodone:
Many of these side effects can be controlled and some may go away on their own over time.
- Dry mouth
- Lack of energy or fatigue