The oxycodone tablets have an analgesic, sleep-inducing, calming, anxiolytic, euphoric, respiratory depressive and emetic effect. Oxycodone may be more effective for very severe pain than for long-lasting pain. The effect of 10 mg oral oxycodone is as strong as the effect of 20 mg oral morphine, 30 mg oral codeine, 5 mg intramuscular oxycodone and 33 mg intramuscular morphine. Oxycodone also has a depressant effect on the cough center.
How fast does oxycodone work? Oxycodone Duration of Effect
The effects of oxycodone tablets appear 10-15 minutes after ingestion and last from 3 to 6 hours. The maximum effect is reached 30-60 minutes after ingestion.***
Oxycodone is taken orally. The recommended starting dose for patients 12 years of age and older who have not previously used opioid analgesics is 10 mg oxycodone hydrochloride every 12 hours with or without food. Patients who are already taking opioid analgesics can use higher initial doses if they need them and if opioids are well tolerated. Take oxycodone tablets whole with enough liquid.
Can oxycodone and alcohol be combined?
Alcohol consumption accelerates the release of the active substance oxycodone and promotes the occurrence of serious side effects from oxycodone, such as respiratory depression, drowsiness and drowsiness. For this reason, patients should avoid alcohol during treatment with Oxycodol 80 mg. Oxycodol tablets are contraindicated in patients with current or history of alcohol-drug abuse.
Can you buy oxycodone without a prescription while pregnant and breastfeeding?
Treatment with oxycodone during pregnancy and lactation can lead to respiratory depression and withdrawal symptoms in the newborn child. For this reason, this drug should be avoided.
In the event of an overdose, acute opioid intoxication occurs. With intoxication, respiratory depression, bradycardia, syncope, drowsiness, euphoria / dysphoria, disorientation, nausea, vomiting, miosis and urinary retention are observed. Rash, hives and itching may appear on the skin. A patient can fall into a deep coma. Arrhythmia and acidosis can also occur. In the worst case, poisoning can lead to vascular insufficiency and cardiac arrest, after which death occurs.
How quickly can oxycodone become addictive?
Long-term use of oxycodone increases the risk of dependence. Tolerance can develop first, followed by physical and psychological dependence.
Sudden withdrawal of the drug can lead to withdrawal symptoms. If opioid therapy is no longer required, it is recommended that the daily dose be gradually reduced to prevent the development of a withdrawal syndrome.
Last updated: 22.06.2022