Oxycodone is an opioid pain medicine which is sometimes also called a narcotic drug.
Which is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Its extended-release tablets and extended-release capsules are often used to relieve severe pain in the people who are expected to take the pain relievers around the clock for a long time and which cannot be treated by other medications.
It comes in a class of medications which is called narcotic analgesics, which works by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.
Oxycodone is now also available in the combination with acetaminophen (Oxycet, Percocet, Roxicet, Xartemis XR, others). These are also used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Precautions that should be taken during the use of Oxycodone.
One should not take oxycodone if he/she has severe asthma or breathing problems, a blockage in their stomach or intestines.
To make sure this medicine is safe for you, ask your doctor first if you have ever had any of the below:
- breathing problems, sleep apnea;
- a head injury, brain tumor, or seizures;
- drug or alcohol addiction,
- lung disease;
- liver or kidney disease;
- thyroid disorder;
- urination problems; or
- problems with your gallbladder or pancreas.
Some of the side effects of taking Oxycodone for a long time are:
- drowsiness, dizziness, tiredness;
- stomach pain,
- red eyes,
- or flushing.