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 9
325-10 mg four times daily 8
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 76
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 303 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 7
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 52
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 50
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

Show all 28 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 18
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 12
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

Sep 1, 2013 (Started Jul 02, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for surgical pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dental pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea if taken on empty stomach)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: TAKE THIS WITH FOOD. OMG. If you don't, you will regret it. Seriously, the worst nausea ever... sweats, cramping stomach, etc. It works pretty well, but you have to remember not to take it on an empty stomach.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 12, 2013 (Started Sep 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Have been on Percocet for a while now and has been working well for my back pain. Very few headaches from it compared to when I was on vicodine. Has been working very well for me. Was forced to change doctors when mine left Mayo and new Dr has put me back on vicodine. This is why I am no longer taking it.

Jan 17, 2013 (Started Sep 26, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: only take as needed can make you tired so don't drive while on this medication
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg-5 mg Five times daily

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