What is Oxycodone-acetaminophen?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Percocet Percocet 5/325 Percocet 10/325 Show all

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The combination of oxycodone, an opioid analgesic and acetaminophen, an analgesic, is used for moderate to severe pain. It is available in different strengths and brand name products.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 700 269
Breakthrough pain 232 86
Fibromyalgia 212 75
Back pain 52 15
Pain in lower back 26 10

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 29
Moderate 83
Mild 144
None 165

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Side effect Patients Percentage
Constipation 62
Drowsiness 30
Nausea 21
Dizziness 13
Lightheadedness 11
Sleepiness 11

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Dosage Patients Percentage
325-10 mg three times daily 6
325-10 mg four times daily 6
325-5mg as needed 4
325-5 mg three times daily 3
325-7.5 mg three times daily 3
325-10 mg twice daily 2
325 mg-10 mg twice daily 2
325-7.5 mg four times daily 2
325-5 mg five times daily 2
4 x 325-10 mg four times daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

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Reason Patients Percentage
Other 89
Doctor's advice 77
Did not seem to work 74
Course of treatment ended 66
Side effects too severe 53
Change in health plan coverage 15
Expense 15
Personal research 14
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Duration

Currently taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 19
5 - 10 years 28
10 years or more 12

Stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 75
1 - 6 months 70
6 months - 1 year 53
1 - 2 years 45
2 - 5 years 50
5 - 10 years 21
10 years or more 14
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 249
Usually 110
Sometimes 54
Never taken as prescribed 8
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 11
Somewhat hard to take 36
A little hard to take 63
Not at all hard to take 311
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 3
$100-199 11
$50-99 12
$25-49 34
< $25 207
Not specified 154

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 63
Tramadol (Ultram) 16
Hydrocodone 6
Morphine (Morphine ER) 6
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 5

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Patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 19
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 12
Tramadol (Ultram) 9
Morphine (Morphine ER) 7
Fentanyl (Actiq) 3

Show all 25 treatments patients report switching to

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46 patient evaluations for Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Sep 26, 2016 (Started Apr 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 x 325 mg-7.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 7, 2015 (Started Oct 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Rarely take this med. Maybe half a dozen times a month on average unless I have a UTI or something.

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Jun 14, 2015 (Started Jan 07, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sometimes hard to swallow
Cost: < $25 monthly

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