This¬†medication¬†is used to help relieve moderate to severe pain.¬†Oxycodone¬†belongs to a class of drugs known as¬†opioid¬†(narcotic) analgesics. It works in the¬†brain¬†to change how your body feels and responds to pain
This¬†medication¬†is used to help relieve moderate to severe pain.¬†Oxycodone¬†belongs to a class of drugs known as¬†opioid¬†(narcotic) analgesics. It works in the¬†brain¬†to change how your body feels and responds to pain.
How to use Roxicodone
Read the¬†Medication¬†Guide provided by your¬†pharmacist¬†before you start taking¬†oxycodone¬†and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by¬†mouth¬†as directed by your doctor. You may take this drug with or without food. If you have¬†nausea, it may help to take this drug with food. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to decrease¬†nausea¬†(such as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head movement as possible).
If you are using the liquid form of this medication, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure how to check or measure the dose.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose, take the medication more frequently, or take it for a longer time than prescribed. Properly stop the medication when so directed.
Pain¬†medications¬†work best if they are used when the first¬†signs of pain¬†occur. If you wait until the pain has worsened, the medication may not work as well.
If you have ongoing pain (such as due to¬†cancer), your doctor may direct you to also take long-acting¬†opioid¬†medications. In that case, this medication might be used for sudden (breakthrough) pain only as needed. Other pain relievers (such as¬†acetaminophen,¬†ibuprofen) may also be prescribed with this medication. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about using oxycodone safely with other drugs.
This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as restlessness, watering¬†eyes,¬†runny nose, nausea,¬†sweating, muscle aches) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions right away.
When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.
Though it helps many people, this medication may sometimes cause¬†addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lower the risk of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Tell your doctor if your pain persists or worsens.