Oxycodone

(ox-ee-KOH-dohn)

Oxycodone (OxyIR, OxyContin) is a medicine used to treat pain. It may be given as a capsule, liquid, tablet, or controlled release tablet.

It is also available as a combination product mixed with acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. These products are available under the brand names Vicodin, Percocet, Tylox and Roxicet. They are also used to treat pain.

  • Use as directed by your child's doctor.
  • This medicine can be given with or without food. Give with food if it upsets the stomach.
  • Swallow long-acting products whole. Do not crush break or chew.
  • Do not use after the expiration date on the bottle / package.
  • Do not give any other medicines, prescription or over the counter (OTC), without first talking to the doctor.
  • If your child has respiratory problems, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse, inform the doctor. Addiction and breathing problems are rare when oxycodone is used the correct way.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children.
  • If too much medicine is taken by accident, call the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) 513-636-5111 or 1-800-222-1222, or call your child's doctor immediately.

For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and/or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.

  • Extreme sleepiness or difficulty awakening
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Rash
  • Constipation
  • Unable to urinate
  • Allergic reaction: itching/hives, swelling in your face or hands
  • Constipation (hard or fewer stools) can be a problem when taking oxycodone. The doctor may also want your child to take a medicine to help move your child's stools.
  • Call your child's doctor if the pain is not controlled with this medicine.

Last Updated 12/2013