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 685 265
Breakthrough pain 230 85
Fibromyalgia 214 74
Back pain 51 14
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
Severe 27
Moderate 79
Mild 142
None 163

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Side effect Patients
Constipation 61
Drowsiness 29
Nausea 19
Dizziness 13
Lightheadedness 10
Sleepiness 10

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Dosage Patients
325-10 mg three times daily 11
325-10 mg four times daily 7
325-5mg as needed 6
325-5 mg four times daily 5
325-10mg as needed 5
325mg-5mg as needed 5
325mg-10mg as needed 4
3 x 325 mg-5 mg daily 3
325-10 mg five times daily 3
4 x 325-10 mg four times daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

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Reason Patients
Other 85
Doctor's advice 75
Did not seem to work 72
Course of treatment ended 65
Side effects too severe 50
Change in health plan coverage 14
Expense 14
Personal research 13
See all 302 patients who've stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration

Currently taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 38
5 - 10 years 51
10 years or more 19

Stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 77
1 - 6 months 68
6 months - 1 year 49
1 - 2 years 45
2 - 5 years 49
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 245
Usually 106
Sometimes 52
Never taken as prescribed 8
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 36
A little hard to take 61
Not at all hard to take 304
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 11
$50-99 12
$25-49 33
< $25 199
Not specified 154

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 57
Tramadol (Ultram) 14
Hydrocodone 6
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 5
Tramadol-acetaminophen (Ultracet) 5

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Patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 18
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 11
Tramadol (Ultram) 8
Morphine (Morphine ER) 6
Fentanyl (Actiq) 3

Show all 23 treatments patients report switching to

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47 patient evaluations for Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Mar 23, 2015 (Started Mar 23, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg-7.5 mg Twice daily

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Jan 5, 2014 (Started Nov 06, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for surgical pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in throat)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: take it don't chase pain
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 15, 2013 (Started Jun 10, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (head pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Monthly
Advice & Tips: I had to learn about controlling breakthrough pain as the doc didn't advise me. It was my best friend who helped me put the pain med to the best use. Wow. It changed my life until I got my hip replaced and after surgery. For daily life I definitely did not consider driving my car even if I felt quite "normal." It's a powerful drug and I didn't want to take chances and I was very tired all the time from the meds, from fighting pain, etc.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 7, 2013 (Started Jun 10, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (head pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 tablet(s) Monthly
Advice & Tips: I am not taking this medication under the prescription of my doctor. I have the tablets leftover from another procedure where I didn't use it at all. I only use this medication when really needed. I used to maybe take one about once a month for breakout pain. When my pain levels increased significantly over the summer but I did not reduce my activity or take any other actions such as icing I starting resorting to Percoset more like twice a month for breakout pain. If I try and take it more than once a week I get terrible headaches so it's not worth it. I had to learn how to strike a better balance. I just hope my one bottle, carefully used, will last me until I get my hip replaced and this whole mess is over. Also, another side effect from taking Percoset is sleepiness so I am careful not to take it before I have to drive so that takes planning which pain management in general requires.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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