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Oxycodone Hydrochloride - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Last Updated on May 11, 2020
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Information about Oxycodone Hydrochloride

Generic Name : Oxycodone Hydrochloride
Pronunciation : OX-ee-KOE-dohn HIGH-droe-KLOR-ide
Latest prescription information about Oxycodone Hydrochloride. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Oxycodone Hydrochloride

International- Roxicodone, OxyContin.

Why is Oxycodone Hydrochloride Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a narcotic pain reliever, prescribed for moderate to severe pain. It works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.

When should Oxycodone Hydrochloride not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with significant respiratory depression and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Oxycodone Hydrochloride?

PO- The recommended dosing range is 5 to 15 mg every 4 to 6 hours.

How should Oxycodone Hydrochloride be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Oxycodone Hydrochloride?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart disease, low blood pressure, liver or kidney impairment, thyroid problem, Addison disease, curvature of the spine, enlarged prostate, trouble in urinating, inflammatory bowel disease, blood disease porphyria, drowsiness, constipation, low blood volume, inflammation of the pancreas, stomach pain, mental illness, suicidal thoughts, alcoholism, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Oxycodone Hydrochloride?

   Heart : Low blood pressure, slow heart rate, fast heart rate.
   Central Nervous System : Lightheadedness, dizziness, sleepiness, disorientation, and incoordination.
   Skin : Sweating, itching, and hives.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, constipation, and abdominal pain.
   Genitourinary : Urinary retention or hesitancy.
   Respiratory : Respiratory depression, depression of cough reflex.
   Miscellaneous : Psychological and physical dependence with chronic use.

What are the other precautions for Oxycodone Hydrochloride?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Oxycodone Hydrochloride?

Store at 25C.

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