Generic Name: oxycodone (ox i KOE done)

Brand Name: Roxicodone, Oxyfast, Xtampza ER, OxyContin

What is Oxycodone?

Oxycodone medicine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The drug Oxycodone medicine belongs to the class of drugs that are known as opioid analgesics.

This medicine works on the brain to change the reaction of your body and the feeling that responds to the pain. Oxycodone is prescribed to people who need pain medication around the clock for a longer period and that cannot be treated through other medications.

How to use Oxycodone?

First of all, read the medication guide properly provided by the doctor or pharmacist before adding this medication to your schedule and at the time of refilling. If you have any query related to the medication then you can talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Do not take medicine if you have any confusion in the process of taking medicine or dosage.

If you are taking this medicine, the doctor will tell you to take it through the mouth. You can take oxycodone with or without the food. But, if you have a nausea problem then taking it with the food will benefit you. Although, you can ask your doctor or medical professional that how can you reduce nausea by adding other medicine with oxycodone or with any exercise.

Eating grapefruit or consuming grapefruit juice may cause side effects while using this medication. So before consuming it, consult with your doctor. For more information regarding medication talk to your doctor and get all the points that you need to know while using this medication.

In case, if you are taking this medication in liquid form, then take it carefully by measuring with the device or spoon (whatever is available). Do not use your regular household spoon as you may not get the correct amount of dose of the medicine with it.

Oxycodone Side effects

Side effects that may cause problem while using this medication are-

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • itching, red eyes, or flushing.

If you feel any of these or other than these side effects, contact your pharmacist or doctor for better information.

The best way to prevent constipation is to eat dietary food, drink enough water that is needed, and daily exercise. You can also take a laxative to prevent constipation. If needed, then ask your doctor or pharmacist which type of laxative will work with your medication.

Lightheadedness and dizziness can be reduced easily, you only have to take care while getting up from a sitting or lying position. Rise slowly to avoid lightheadedness and dizziness.

Most of the people didn’t get any side effects while using this medication or after completing its course. You can contact your doctor if you notice or feel anything that is not normal. The serious side effects include problem in breathing while sleeping, behavioral changes such as confusion or hallucinations, stomach or abdominal pain, problem in urinating, and signs of not proper working of adrenal glands such as weight loss, tiredness that happens unusual, or loss of appetite. Contact your medical professional if something goes wrong while using this medication.

Always prefer emergency health support if you notice anything that may cause heavy damage to you. The side effects that need emergency medical help include fainting, seizures, slow breathing, and problem in waking up.

Allergic reactions to this drug are very rare but get the medical help you notice any symptom of allergic reaction includes rashes, itching, swelling, trouble in breathing, and severe dizziness. This list doesn’t contain all the side effects, if you notice any of these or other than these side effects, contact your doctor or get medical help right away.

Precautions before Taking Oxycodone

Before using this medication, tell your doctor about the allergic reactions you have from this medicine or any other medicine. This product may contain ingredients that may cause allergic reactions or any other problem that may give you pain. If you notice something then talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Enclose your medical history in front of your doctor or medical professional before using the best pain relief pills. Tell your doctor if you have experienced a medical problem that includes brain disorders such as any injury, seizures, or tumor, breathing disorder such as asthma, sleep apnea, or COPD, kidney disorder, liver disease, depression disorder, stomach problem such as diarrhea or constipation, problem in urinating, gallbladder problem, and any addiction to drug or alcohol.

You may notice dizziness or drowsiness while using this medication and consuming alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy and drowsy so avoid these two things while using this medication. If you are taking marijuana then consult your doctor about it.

Avoid performing work that needs alertness and concentration until you know you can do it safely.

Before adding this medication to your life, tell your medical professionals about the medical products you are using whether they are prescribed or not. As per the doctors “liquid products may contain sugar or alcohol” which is not good while using this medication. Doctor or pharmacist advise caution if you have diabetes, alcohol addiction, liver disease, or any other related thing.

Drug interaction

Drug interaction with this best pain reliever aid is possible and this can change how oxycodone works. This may increase the chances of side effects. Write down the list of medical products that you use whether they are prescribed or not and hand over it to your doctor or pharmacist. Avoid start, stop, or change the dosage and medication that your doctor has prescribed.

A serious side effect that may occur due to adding some other drugs to your medication includes slow breathing, drowsiness, or dizziness. Tell your doctor about it immediately if something went wrong due to drug interaction.

What happen if I Overdose Oxycodone

If someone overdosed on this best medication for a pain reliever and got in a situation in which you met serious symptoms like passing out or problem in breathing then contact emergency health support as soon as possible to avoid the problem. You can also call the poison control center for the fastest help for the overdose problem.