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Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD Jay W. Marks, MD

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

ARTICLE RELATED DISEASES IMAGES & QUIZZES INDEX Surprising Reasons You're in Pain Slideshow Pictures Take the Pain Quiz! Joint-Friendly Exercises to Reduce RA Pain Slideshow GENERIC NAME: oxycodoneBRAND NAMES: OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxecta

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

USES:

Oxycodone is prescribed for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term treatment with a narcotic, and for which alternative treatment options are inadequate for the relief of moderate to severe pain.

SIDE EFFECTS:

The most frequent side effects of oxycodone include:

Lightheadedness Dizziness Sedation Nausea Vomiting Headache Rash Constipation Dry mouth Sweating

Other side effects of oxycodone include:

Faintness Heart attack Rash Itching Depression Abnormal heartbeats

Oxycodone can depress breathing and is used with caution in elderly, debilitated patients and in patients with serious lung disease.

Oxycodone can impair thinking and the physical abilities required for driving or operating machinery.

Oxycodone is habit forming. Mental and physical dependence can occur but are unlikely when used for short-term pain relief. If oxycodone is suddenly withdrawn after prolonged use, symptoms of withdrawal may develop. The dose of oxycodone should be gradually reduced in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

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