Oxycodone Interaction with Alcohol

Are you taking Oxycodone? Are you aware of the dangers of combining Oxycodone with alcohol? Drug-food-interactions are seldom discussed but can lead to undesirable side effects and potentially diminish the efficacy of the medication.

Oxycodone Interactions with Alcohol

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Oxycodone as it can cause side effects like increased confusion, drowsiness, dizziness and breathing difficulty(1 Trusted Source
Alcohol and Drug Foundation: Oxycodone

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When and How to Take Oxycodone

  • Oxycodone is available in the form of a solution, a concentrated solution, a tablet, a capsule, an extended-release (long-acting) tablet and an extended-release capsule to be taken orally.
  • The solution, concentrated solution, tablet and capsule are usually taken with or without food every 4 to 6 hours.
  • The extended-release tablets (Oxycontin) are taken every 12 hours with or without food.
  • The extended-release capsules (Xtampza ER) are taken every 12 hours with food.
  • Swallow the tablets as a whole instead of crushing, chewing or breaking them.
  • Follow the instructions as given on the doctor’s prescription.
  • Take the medication at the same time every day for better results.
  • Do not stop taking the medication without first consulting the doctor.
  • Withdrawal symptoms: If you suddenly stop taking this medication, withdrawal symptoms such as restlessness, chills, muscle pains, weakness, irritability, anxiety, depression, difficulty falling asleep, cramps, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fast heartbeat and fast breathing may occur (2 Trusted Source
    National Library of Medicine: Oxycodone MedlinePlus Drug Information

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1. Alcohol and Drug Foundation: Oxycodone
2. National Library of Medicine: Oxycodone MedlinePlus Drug Information

Drug Name : Oxycodone

Oxycodone Hydrochloride is a narcotic pain reliever, prescribed for moderate to severe pain.
We recommend consulting your doctor to verify the information presented on this page or if you need any further clarifications.