Oxycodone/paracetamol is a fixed-dose combination of the opioid oxycodone and paracetamol (acetaminophen) used to treat moderate to severe pain. In 2020, it was the 69th most frequently prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 10 million prescriptions. It is sold under the brand names Percocet and others.
The combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen is used to treat pain that is so severe that opioid treatment is required and when other pain medications do not work well enough or cannot be tolerated.
Patients are treated for fever and pain with acetaminophen. When taken regularly, it does not turn into a routine. However, excessive consumption of acetaminophen may result in a number of other undesirable effects, including liver damage.
Oxycodone is a member of the narcotic analgesics (pain relievers) class of drugs. It relieves pain by acting on the brainstem and spinal cord (CNS).
Acetaminophen and oxycodone can be taken with or without food.
Using the patient cup that comes with the package, measure the oral liquid.
The extended-release tablet should be swallowed whole with water. It should not be crushed, broken, chewed, dissolved, snorted, or injected. Before swallowing the tablet, do not pre-soak, lick, or wet it. Oxycodone and acetaminophen should not be given through feeding tubes.
Before changing dosage forms (such as capsules, extended-release tablets, or tablets), consult your doctor first. These forms differ greatly from one another.
Sleep-related breathing issues (such as sleep apnea and sleep-related hypoxemia) may be brought on by oxycodone and acetaminophen. Your PCP might diminish your portion assuming you have rest apnea (quit relaxing for brief periods during rest) while utilizing oxycodone and acetaminophen.
When you suddenly get up from a sitting or lying position, you might feel dizzy, lightheaded, or faint. This issue may be reduced by slowly rising. Likewise, resting for some time might alleviate the unsteadiness or wooziness.
Acetaminophen and oxycodone can make you feel dizzy, sleepy, or lightheaded. Until you understand how oxycodone and acetaminophen affect you, do not drive or engage in any other potentially hazardous activity.
Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.