Oxycodone : Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Oxycodone is an opioid pain reliever, and also sometimes it is used as narcotic. It is used to treat many problems like headache, muscle pain, back pain, tooth pains, fevers, colds and etc.

Information about Oxycodone:

Oxycodone can slow or stop your breathing. It should not be used if the patient is suffering from liver diseases and is allergic to this drug . Avoid taking more dosage than prescribed, because the over dose may cause liver damage and even also death. Misuse of narcotic pain medication can cause addiction, overdose, or sometimes death. It should be used exactly as how the doctor has prescribed and it is compulsory for the patient to follow the  directions written on the prescription label. It must not be used in either small or large doses and also not for longer duration than prescribed.

This medication is of habit forming even when you take it in prescribed dosage. Therefore, it is recommended to take this medicine on doctor’s advice only. If the patient is experiencing any of these symptoms nausea, pain in upper stomach, loss of appetite, itching, dark urine, jaundice, clay-coloured stools should seek immediate treatment. Avoid alcohol whenever your are undergoing any kind of medication.

Take the permission of your doctor before using this medication in the conditions like cold, allergy, pain and etc. In very rare cases, skin reaction and redness can be caused by this medicine, if this happens then  immediately call your doctor.

Dosage pattern of Oxycodone:


Immediate release: The minimum dose is about 5-15mg to be taken orally for every 4-6hrs or else as prescribed by your doctor.

Oral solution: The minimum dose is about 5-15mg to be taken orally for every 4-6hrs or else as prescribed by your doctor.

Chronic pain:

Extended release: The minimum dose is about 10mg to be taken orally for every 12hrs or else as prescribed by your doctor.

Oxycodone overdose:

The main symptom of Oxycodone overdose is nausea, loss of appetite, stomach pain, confusion, sweating, and the other symptoms may also include dark urine, stomach pain ad etc.

Overdose symptoms:

  • Pain and swelling of abdomen
  • nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Heavy Sweating

Oxycodone side-effects:

  • Blood in urine
  • Lower back pain
  • Itching and skin rashes
  • Skin and eyes became yellow
  • Weakness
  • Sudden fall in the urine output
  • Ulcers in the mouth
  • High fever with chills

Oxycodone brand names: oxecta, oxycontin, oxyfast, Roxicodone.

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