This medication is used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone 20mg belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid (narcotic) analgesics.
It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.
How to use Oxycodone HCL Solution
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking oxycodone and each time you get a refill.
If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. You may take this drug with or without food.
If you have nausea, it may help to take this drug with food.
Limitations Of use:
Use in patients for whom alternative treatments (eg, non-opioid analgesics or opioid combination products) have not been tolerated,
are not expected to be tolerated, have not provided adequate analgesia, or are not expected to provide adequate analgesia.
Use lowest effective dose for shortest duration. Individualize. ≥18yrs: Opioid-naïve: initially 5–15mg every 4–6 hours as needed.
Renal or hepatic impairment: initiate at lower dose; monitor.
Conversion to/from other opioids: see full labeling. Concomitant use or discontinuation of CYP3A4 inhibitors or inducers:
monitor closely and consider dose adjustments (see full labeling). Withdraw gradually by 25–50% every 2–4 days.
<18yrs: not established.
Nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, or drowsiness may occur.
Some of these side effects may decrease after you have been using this medication for a while. If any of these effects persist or worsen,
tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To prevent constipation, eat dietary fiber, drink enough water, and exercise.
Consult your pharmacist for help in selecting a laxative (such as a stimulant type with stool softener).
To reduce the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
Before taking oxycodone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it;
or to other opioid pain relievers (such as oxymorphone); or if you have any other allergies.
This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
brain disorders (such as head injury, tumor, seizures), breathing problems (such as asthma, sleep apnea,
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), kidney disease, liver disease,
mental/mood disorders (such as confusion, depression), personal or family history of a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol),
stomach/intestinal problems (such as blockage, constipation, diarrhea due to infection,
paralytic ileus), difficulty urinating (such as due to enlarged prostate), gallbladder disease, disease of the pancreas (pancreatitis).
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy.
Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana.