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 705 274
Breakthrough pain 234 87
Fibromyalgia 216 79
Back pain 53 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 147
None 169

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Side effect Patients Percentage
Constipation 63
Drowsiness 31
Nausea 21
Dizziness 13
Chronic constipation 11
Lightheadedness 11

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Dosage Patients Percentage
325-10 mg four times daily 5
325-10 mg three times daily 3
4 x 325-10 mg daily 3
325-5 mg three times daily 2
325-7.5 mg three times daily 2
3 x 325 mg-5 mg daily 2
325-7.5 mg four times daily 2
325-5 mg five times daily 2
10mg as needed 2
10 mg three times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

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Reason Patients Percentage
Other 89
Doctor's advice 78
Did not seem to work 73
Course of treatment ended 66
Side effects too severe 53
Change in health plan coverage 15
Expense 15
Personal research 14
See all 312 patients who've stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration

Currently taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 17
10 years or more 8

Stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 75
1 - 6 months 70
6 months - 1 year 51
1 - 2 years 49
2 - 5 years 50
5 - 10 years 21
10 years or more 13
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 256
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 318
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 3
$100-199 11
$50-99 12
$25-49 35
< $25 210
Not specified 157

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 68
Tramadol (Ultram) 17
Hydrocodone 6
Morphine (Morphine ER) 6
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 5

Show all 32 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 19
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 13
Tramadol (Ultram) 9
Morphine (Morphine ER) 7
Fentanyl (Actiq) 3

Show all 24 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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