Highlights for acetaminophen-oxycodone
acetaminophen-oxycodone Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:\n\n -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue\n -breathing difficulties, wheezing\n -confusion\n -light headedness or fainting spells\n -severe stomach pain\n -unusually weak or tired\n -yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes \nSide effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):\n\n -dizziness\n -drowsiness\n -nausea\n -vomiting
acetaminophen-oxycodone May Interact with Other Medications
- alcohol\n-antihistamines\n-barbiturates like amobarbital, butalbital, butabarbital, methohexital, pentobarbital, phenobarbital, thiopental, and secobarbital\n-benztropine\n-drugs for bladder problems like solifenacin, trospium, oxybutynin, tolterodine, hyoscyamine, and methscopolamine\n-drugs for breathing problems like ipratropium and tiotropium\n-drugs for certain stomach or intestine problems like propantheline, homatropine methylbromide, glycopyrrolate, atropine, belladonna, and dicyclomine\n-general anesthetics like etomidate, ketamine, nitrous oxide, propofol, desflurane, enflurane, halothane, isoflurane, and sevoflurane\n-medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances\n-medicines for sleep\n-muscle relaxants\n-naltrexone\n-narcotic medicines (opiates) for pain\n-phenothiazines like perphenazine, thioridazine, chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, fluphenazine, prochlorperazine, promazine, and trifluoperazine\n-scopolamine\n-tramadol\n-trihexyphenidyl
How to Use acetaminophen-oxycodone
Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. If the medicine upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.\n\nTalk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.\n\nPatients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:\n\n -brain tumor\n -Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or ulcerative colitis\n -drug abuse or addiction\n -head injury\n -heart or circulation problems\n -if you often drink alcohol\n -kidney disease or problems going to the bathroom\n -liver disease\n -lung disease, asthma, or breathing problems\n -an unusual or allergic reaction to salicylates, acetaminophen, oxycodone, other opioid analgesics, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives\n -pregnant or trying to get pregnant\n -breast-feeding
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your pain does not go away, if it gets worse, or if you have new or a different type of pain. You may develop tolerance to the medicine. Tolerance means that you will need a higher dose of the medication for pain relief. Tolerance is normal and is expected if you take this medicine for a long time.\n \nDo not suddenly stop taking your medicine because you may develop a severe reaction. Your body becomes used to the medicine. This does NOT mean you are addicted. Addiction is a behavior related to getting and using a drug for a nonmedical reason. If you have pain, you have a medical reason to take pain medicine. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take. If your doctor wants you to stop the medicine, the dose will be slowly lowered over time to avoid any side effects.\n \nYou may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.\n \nThere are different types of narcotic medicines (opiates) for pain. If you take more than one type at the same time, you may have more side effects. Give your health care provider a list of all medicines you use. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take. Do not take more medicine than directed. Call emergency for help if you have problems breathing.\n \nThe medicine will cause constipation. Try to have a bowel movement at least every 2 to 3 days. If you do not have a bowel movement for 3 days, call your doctor or health care professional.\n \nDo not take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or medicines that have acetaminophen with this medicine. Too much acetaminophen can be very dangerous. Many non-prescription medicines contain acetaminophen. Always read the labels carefully to avoid taking more acetaminophen.
Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.\n \nStore at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Protect from light.\n \nThis medicine may cause accidental overdose and death if it is taken by other adults, children, or pets. Flush any unused medicine down the toilet to reduce the chance of harm. Do not use the medicine after the expiration date.
What does the pill look like?
Tylox, 5mg, 500mg
Tylox, 5mg, 500mg
acetaminophen-oxycodone, Roxane Laboratories Inc, 5mg, 500mg
acetaminophen-oxycodone, Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc, 5mg, 500mg
acetaminophen-oxycodone, Barr Laboratories Inc a Division of Teva USA, 5mg, 500mg
acetaminophen-oxycodone, Mallinckrodt Inc Pharmaceuticals Group, 5mg, 500mg
Last Updated: August 11, 2014