Oxycodone with aspirin
Drug Class:Analgesics (Opioid)
In a combination pill, 5 mg oxycodone and 325 mg aspirin every 6 hours as needed.
Potential Side EffectsHelp
Constipation; diarrhea; drowsiness; headache; heartburn or indigestion; itching; stomach cramps; swelling of feet.
- Avoid aspirin and other salicylates.
- Do not increase the dose on your own or stop treatment abruptly unless told to do so by a doctor. Do not drive, operate machinery or perform other potentially dangerous activities until you know whether the medication will affect your ability to do them safely.
- Do not take with aspirin or other products containing aspirin unless told to do so by a doctor. Confusion, deafness, dizziness or ringing in the ears is a sign that you are taking too much of this drug. If you are taking more than 3,600 mg of aspirin per day, your doctor should monitor salicylate levels in your blood. Ulcers and internal bleeding can occur without warning. Before taking any type of NSAID, also tell your doctor if you drink alcohol or take blood thinners (including warfarin), ACE inhibitors, lithium or furosemide. Also report any sensitivity or allergy to aspirin or similar drugs. All NSAIDs may cause an increased risk of serious blood clots, heart attacks and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may increase with dose and duration of use. Patients who have or who are at risk for cardiovascular disease may be at greater risk for these complications. NSAIDs should not be used for pain if you are having coronary bypass surgery. Do not take NSAIDs late in pregnancy.
- Opioids can slow breathing and suppress the cough reflex. Before taking an opioid, tell your doctor if you have a history of lung disease or breathing difficulties. Taking opioids with certain other drugs can increase the risk of dangerous side effects. Especially tell your doctor if you take antihistamines (allergy medications), tranquilizers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants or other pain medication, or if you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse.
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