Oxycodone Hydrochloride (ox" i koe' done hye" droe klor' ide) Tablets USP, CII
Oxycodone hydrochloride tablets are:
- A strong prescription pain medicine that contains an opioid (narcotic) that is used to manage pain severe enough to require an opioid pain medicine, when other pain treatments such as non-opioid pain medicines do not treat your pain well enough or you cannot tolerate them.
- An opioid pain medicine that can put you at risk for overdose and death. Even if you take your dose correctly as prescribed you are at risk for opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse that can lead to death.
Important information about oxycodone hydrochloride tablets:
Get emergency help or call 911 right away if you take too many oxycodone hydrochloride tablets (overdose). When you first start taking oxycodone hydrochloride tablets, when your dose is changed, or if you take too much (overdose), serious or life-threatening breathing problems that can lead to death may occur. Talk to your healthcare provider about naloxone, a medicine for the emergency treatment of an opioid overdose.
- Taking oxycodone hydrochloride tablets with other opioid medicines, benzodiazepines, alcohol, or other central nervous system depressants (including street drugs) can cause severe drowsiness, decreased awareness, breathing problems, coma, and death.
- Never give anyone else your oxycodone hydrochloride tablets. They could die from taking them. Selling or giving away oxycodone hydrochloride tablets is against the law.
- Store oxycodone hydrochloride tablets securely, out of sight and reach of children, and in a location not accessible by others, including visitors to the home.
Do not take oxycodone hydrochloride tablets if you have:
- severe asthma, trouble breathing, or other lung problems.
- a bowel blockage or have narrowing of the stomach or intestines.
- allergy to oxycodone.
Before taking oxycodone hydrochloride tablets, tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of:
- head injury, seizures
- problems urinating
- abuse of street or prescription drugs, alcohol addiction, opiod overdose, or mental health problems.
- liver, kidney, thyroid problems
- pancreas or gallbladder problems
Tell your healthcare provider if you are:
pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Prolonged use of oxycodone hydrochloride tablets during pregnancy can cause withdrawal symptoms in your newborn baby that could be life-threatening if not recognized and treated.
breastfeeding. Oxycodone hydrochloride passes into breast milk and may harm your baby.
- living in a household where there are small children or someone who has abused street or prescription drugs.
- taking prescription or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements. Taking oxycodone hydrochloride tablets with certain other medicines can cause serious side effects that could lead to death.
When taking oxycodone hydrochloride tablets:
- Do not change your dose. Take oxycodone hydrochloride tablets exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Use the lowest dose possible for the shortest time needed.
- Take your prescribed dose every 4 to 6 hours. Do not take more than your prescribed dose. If you miss a dose, take your next dose at your usual time.
- Call your healthcare provider if the dose you are taking does not control your pain.
- If you have been taking oxycodone hydrochloride tablets regularly, do not stop taking oxycodone hydrochloride tablets without talking to your healthcare provider.
- Dispose of expired, unwanted, or unused oxycodone hydrochloride tablets by promptly flushing down the toilet, if a drug take-back option is not readily available. Visit www.fda.gov/drugdisposal for additional information on disposal of unused medicines.
While taking oxycodone hydrochloride tablets DO NOT:
- Drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how oxycodone hydrochloride tablets affect you. Oxycodone hydrochloride tablets can make you sleepy, dizzy, or lightheaded.
- Drink alcohol or use prescription or over-the-counter medicines that contain alcohol. Using products containing alcohol during treatment with oxycodone hydrochloride tablets may cause you to overdose and die.
The possible side effects of oxycodone hydrochloride tablets are:
- constipation, nausea, sleepiness, vomiting, tiredness, headache, dizziness, abdominal pain. Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms and they are severe.
Get emergency medical help or call 911 right away if you have:
- trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, chest pain, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, extreme drowsiness, light-headedness when changing positions, feeling faint, agitation, high body temperature, trouble walking, stiff muscles, or mental changes such as confusion.
These are not all the possible side effects of oxycodone hydrochloride tablets. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. For more information call Alvogen, Inc. at 1-866-770-3024 or go to dailymed.nlm.nih.gov
Product of USA
Norwich Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Norwich, NY 13815 USA
Morristown, NJ 07960 USA
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.