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Oxycodone belongs to the group of narcotic analgesic drugs. Oxycodone is a pain reliever which is used to treat both moderate as well as severe pains.
Things to consider before prescribing this drug:
Oxycodone is a habit-forming drug and absolutely unsuitable for a person who has a history of drug abuse and addiction to alcohol. However, this drug can be recommended for nay person provided he / she is kept under close supervision. This medicine should also be avoided in case you are suffering from diseases and aliments such as kidney disease, asthma, liver disease, hypothyroidism, Addison’s disease, seizures, enlarged prostrate, epilepsy, a head injury or gall bladder disease. In case you are having any of these diseases, then you require undergoing through a special monitoring or dose adjustment during your course of oxycodone treatment. Moreover, oxycodone falls under FDA pregnancy category B which means that this drug is not likely to pose any harm to the embryo during pregnancy. However, side effects associated with oxycodone such as breathing problems, addiction and withdrawal symptoms may cause much harm to the baby during the course of pregnancy.
How to take this drug?
You must take this drug as per the instruction given by your doctor or physician. Take each of the oxycodone doses along with a glassful of water; however, it can also be taken with food or milk. Do not exceed the prescribed dose as it may lead to serious consequences. Swallow the pill in whole instead of breaking it or crushing it as the pill has been specially designed for its slow release inside the stomach.
What are the possible side effects associated with this drug?
There are many side effects associated with oxycodone which include the following:
• Allergic reactions that may result in hives, breathing problems, swelling of face, tongue, lips and throat;
• Slow breathing rate;
• Severe weakness and dizziness;
• Muscle twitches, constipation, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite;
• Sweating, itching and decreased micturition.