What is oxycodone?
Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Oxycodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone extended-release is used for around-the-clock treatment of pain. This form of oxycodone is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
How should I take oxycodone?
You should not use oxycodone if you have severe asthma or breathing problems, or a blockage in your stomach or intestines. Oxycodone can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed. Never take this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Do not crush, break, or open an extended-release pill. Swallow it whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose.
Oxycodone Side Effects?
Commonly reported side effects of oxycodone to include pruritus, drowsiness, constipation, nausea, and vomiting. Other side effects include weakness, diaphoresis, and xerostomia. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.