Generic Name: ACETAMINOPHEN and OXYCODONE
Pronunciation: (a set a mee' noe fen) (ox i koe' done)
Trade Name(s): Oxycet, Percocet, Roxicet, Tylox
Why it is prescribed: Acetaminophen is a non-opiate, non-salicylate analgesic and antipyretic. Oxycodone (related to codeine) is in a class of drugs called narcotic analgesics. It relieves pain. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of oxycodone. Together, acetaminophen and oxycodone are used to relieve moderate-to-severe pain.
When it is to be taken: This medication is usually taken every six hours. Follow the instructions on your prescription label carefully.
How it should be taken: This medication comes in the form of tablets, caps
Special Instruction: 1.This medication can be habit-forming. Do not take it more often or for a longer duration of time. Do not take more amount of drug than prescribed at each dose.
2. This drug combination may decrease mental alertness. Do not drive a car or operate any dangerous machinery.
Side Effects: The side effects from acetaminophen with oxycodone are not common. Nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness and difficulty in breathing are rarely seen.
Other Precautions: 1. If you are allergic to codeine or acetaminophen, inform your doctor before you take this medication.
2.Do not take analgesics, sleeping pills, tranquilizers, antidepressants, sedatives, or any other medication while taking this drug.
Storage Conditions: Keep this medication in the container it came in. Keep it out of the reach of children.