Oxycodone/acetaminophen is a combination of two medications, oxycodone and acetaminophen. Doctors use this medicine to treat patients who have moderate or moderately severe pain. Acetaminophen is a pain and fever reducer. Oxycodone is a narcotic analgesic, which is another term for pain medicine. It targets your central nervous system to reduce pain.
The two drugs in this combination product have different benefits and risks. Oxycodone can be habit-forming if you use it over a long period of time; however, experts say that you're not likely to become addicted to this medicine when you are using it for pain relief. You may, however, need to gradually reduce your dosage over time to avoid withdrawal symptoms rather than stopping this medicine suddenly. Acetaminophen is not habit-forming, but it can cause liver damage if you take too much of it at once.
Your doctor will likely want to monitor your progress when you are taking this medicine. It is illegal and dangerous for you to allow anyone else to take your medicine.
Before you start taking oxycodone with acetaminophen, it's important to tell your doctor about any allergies or medical conditions you have and if you are taking any medications, even if they are over-the-counter or herbal supplements. This medicine may interact with other medications you are taking, and it may not be suitable for people with certain medical conditions.
You may experience side effects when taking oxycodone HCl acetaminophen. Call your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects or any other symptoms that concern you:
- Stomach pain, nausea, black tarry stools or vomiting of blood
- Chills, dizziness or fever
- Dark urine, light-colored stools or jaundice
- Itching or rash
- Unpleasant breath odor
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