Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It belongs to the group of medicines called narcotic analgesics (pain medicines). Oxycodone acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain.

Oxycodone extended-release tablets should not be used if you need pain medicine for just a short time, such as when recovering from surgery. Do not use this medicine to relieve mild pain, or in situations when non-narcotic medication is effective. This medicine should not be used to treat pain that you only have once in a while or “as needed”.

When oxycodone is used for a long time, it may become habit-forming, causing mental or physical dependence. However, people who have continuing pain should not let the fear of dependence keep them from using narcotics to relieve their pain. Mental dependence (addiction) is not likely to occur when narcotics are used for this purpose. Physical dependence may lead to withdrawal side effects if treatment is stopped suddenly. However, severe withdrawal side effects can usually be prevented by gradually reducing the dose over a period of time before treatment is stopped completely.

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  • Dazidox, Eth-Oxydose, Oxaydo, OxyCONTIN, OxyCONTIN CR ,Oxydose ,Oxyfast, Oxy IR ,Roxicodone, Roxicodone Intensol
  • Severity: Major
    If any of the following side effects occur while taking oxycodone, check with your doctor immediately:

    Less common:
    cold sweats
    difficult or labored breathing
    dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
    tightness in the chest
    Abdominal or stomach pain
    bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
    blood in the urine
    burning while urinating burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
    chest pain
    decrease in the frequency of urination
    decrease in urine volume
    decreased urine output
    difficult or painful urination
    difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
    difficulty with swallowing
    dry mouth
    fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
    feeling of warmth or heat
    flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
    frequent urination
    hives, itching, or skin rash
    increase in heart rate
    increased thirst
    increased volume of pale, dilute urine
    muscle pain or cramps
    nausea or vomiting
    puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
    rapid breathing
    rapid weight gain
    severe constipation
    severe vomiting
    shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
    sunken eyes
    swelling or puffiness of the face
    swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
    tingling of the hands or feet
    trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    unusual weight gain or loss
    wrinkled skin
    Incidence not known:
    Blurred vision
    clay-colored stools
    cold, clammy skin
    dark urine
    fast, weak pulse
    irregular, fast, slow, or shallow breathing
    loss of appetite
    pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
    unpleasant breath odor
    very slow heartbeat
    yellow eyes or skin
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking oxycodone, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose:
    Change in consciousness
    chest pain or discomfort
    constricted, pinpoint, or small pupils (black part of the eye)
    decreased awareness or responsiveness
    extreme drowsiness
    loss of consciousness
    no muscle tone or movement
    severe sleepiness
    slow or irregular heartbeat
    Severity: Minor
    Some oxycodone side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

    More common:
    Difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    lack or loss of strength
    relaxed and calm feeling
    sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
    Less common:
    Abnormal dreams
    acid or sour stomach
    burning feeling in the chest or stomach
    false or unusual sense of well-being
    stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
    tenderness in the stomach area
    trouble sleeping
    weight loss
    Absent, missed, or irregular menstrual periods
    bad, unusual or unpleasant (after) taste
    bloated or full feeling
    body aches or pain
    change in taste
    change in walking and balance
    changes in vision
    clumsiness or unsteadiness
    continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
    cracks in the skin
    decreased interest in sexual intercourse
    dental caries or tooth decay
    difficulty with speaking
    dry skin
    dryness or soreness of the throat
    excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
    excessive muscle tone
    feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
    feeling of unreality
    general feeling of discomfort or illness
    headache, severe and throbbing
    hearing loss
    inability to have or keep an erection
    increase in body movements
    increased appetite
    increased cough
    loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
    loss of heat from the body
    loss of memory
    loss of strength or energy
    mental depression
    muscle pain or weakness
    muscle stiffness
    muscle tension or tightness
    neck pain
    passing of gas
    problems with memory
    quick to react or overreact emotionally
    rapidly changing moods
    red, swollen skin
    runny nose
    scaly skin
    sensation of spinning
    sense of detachment from self or body
    severe sleepiness
    stomach pain, fullness, or discomfort
    stopping of menstrual bleeding
    swelling or inflammation of the mouth
    tender, swollen glands in the neck
    unusual weak feeling
    voice changes
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