Oxycodone 5 mg Therapeutic indications
Severe pain, that can be effectively managed only using opioid analgesics.
Patients currently receiving opioids could possibly start treatment with higher medication dosages, taking into account their practical experience with earlier opioid therapies.
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*Oxycodone 5 mg tablet can be divided into equal doses.
Oxycodone Equivalence to other drugs
4-5 mg oxycodone hydrochloride corresponds to about 10 mg morphine sulphate. However, Due to individual differences in levels of sensitivity for different opioids, we suggest that patients ought to start conservatively with oxycodone hydrochloride after conversion from other narcotic pain medications, with 45-70% of the estimated oxycodone dosage.
As a general rule, you should only take the medication until relief of pain is achieved, provided that unwanted side effects can be properly managed.
Duration of treatment
Oxycodone ought not be used for longer than neccesary. If long lasting therapy is required due to the type
and seriousness of the illness/situation, mindful and frequent observation is needed in order to decide whether treatment ought to be prolonged.
Discontinuation of treatment
When a person no longer needs treatment with oxycodone, it may be recommended to decrease the dose slowly to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
Patients with weakened kidney or hepatic function, low body weight or slow
metabolic activity of medical products, should receive 50 percent of the suggested dose if they are new to opioids. For this reason the lowest suggested dose (5 mg), may not be appropriate as a starting dose.In that case you should consider breaking the tablet into smaller pieces.
The younger generation
Oxycodone tablets are not recommended for young children under 9 years of age.
Method of administration
Oxycodone 5 mg tablets should be taken every 3-5 hours based upon a predetermined timeline at the dose established.
Oxycodone tablets may be taken with or without food ,and with plenty amount of juice or water.
Oxycodone 5mg tablets should not be consumed with alcoholic beverages.
Oxycodone 5 mg has an profile comparable to various other powerful narcotic pain relievers. Oxycontin may be sought and abused addicted. Unfortunately, we are not fully able to monitor all our patients around the clock, but as a general rule, Oxycodone should be used with particular care in those with a history of alcohol and substance abuse.
Anti-anxiety medicines such as benzodiazepines or associated medications
Concomitant use of Oxycodone and sedative drugs like valium, xanax or klonopin or related medications could result in sedation and even overdose. Because of these types of dangers, prescribing oxycontin along with those medicines are not recommended. If a commitment is made to use Oxycodone 5 mg tablets alongside sedative drugs, the lowest effective dose ought to be made use of, and duration of therapy must be as brief as you possibly can.
Oxycodone Interactions with alcohol and other medications
There could be an increased neurological system depressants effect for the duration of concomitant therapy with drugs that affect the CNS such as for instance other narcotics, sedatives, sleep medications, anti-depressants and muscle relaxants.
The concomitant use of opioids with sleep medications in particular, such as benzodiazepines, increases
the possibility of becoming overly sedated and the possibility of overdose increases as well. The dose and duration of concomitant use should therefore be limited.
Oxycodone should be used with caution and the dosage may need to be reduced in patients using any type of muscle relaxer. Furthermore, alcohol may enhance the effects of oxycodone. Concomitant use should therefore be avoided. Alcohol can enhance the effects of oxycodone, in particular if large quantities of alcoholic refreshments are consumed too fast.