GENERIC NAME: oxycodone and acetaminophen
BRAND NAMES: Percocet, Primlev, Roxicet, Endocet, Xartemis XR
DISCONTINUED BRANDS: Xolox, Tylox, Oxycet, Roxilox
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
USES: Oxycodone/acetaminophen is prescribed for the relief of moderate to moderately-severe pain.
The most frequent adverse reactions of oxycodone/acetaminophen are:
Other important side effects include:
- constipation, and
- spasm of the ureter, which can lead to difficulty in urinating.
Oxycodone can depress breathing and, therefore, is used with caution in elderly, debilitated patients and in patients with serious lung disease. Oxycodone can impair thinking and the physical abilities required for driving or operating machinery. Oxycodone can be habit-forming. Mental and physical dependence can occur but are unlikely when used for short-term pain relief.
- Tablets: 2.5/325, 5/325, 7.5/500, 10/650 mg (oxycodone/acetaminophen)
- Capsules: 5/500 mg
- Solution: 5/325 mg per teaspoonful
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