What is Oxycodone ER?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Oxycontin

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Generic name: Oxycodone

Oxycodone is an opioid medication used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone ER is the extended release (ER) preparation of the drug oxycodone, a narcotic analgesic drug used to treat or prevent moderate to severe pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 202 79
Fibromyalgia 83 41
Pain in lower back 17 12
Back pain 12 5
Breakthrough pain 7 2

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 21
Moderate 48
Mild 67
None 54

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxycodone ER

Side effect Patients
Constipation 43
Itching 14
Slowed thinking 11
Slow speech (bradyarthria) 11
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 9
Drugged feeling 8

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxycodone ER

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 5
10 mg twice daily 4
20 mg three times daily 3
60 mg daily 3
40 mg twice daily 3
20 mg daily 2
10 mg three times daily 2
15 mg twice daily 2
20 mg twice daily 2
40 mg daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Oxycodone ER

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 52
Other 52
Did not seem to work 44
Side effects too severe 39
Change in health plan coverage 17
Expense 16
Course of treatment ended 12
Personal research 8
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Duration

Currently taking Oxycodone ER

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 7

Stopped taking Oxycodone ER

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 22
1 - 6 months 37
6 months - 1 year 26
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 34
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 153
Usually 20
Sometimes 12
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 14
Somewhat hard to take 24
A little hard to take 35
Not at all hard to take 117
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 11
$100-199 4
$50-99 17
$25-49 26
< $25 60
Not specified 72

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxycodone ER after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 6
Methadone (Methadose) 6
Morphine (Morphine ER) 6
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic) 3
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 3

Show all 16 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Oxycodone ER and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Morphine (Morphine ER) 5
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic) 4
Methadone (Methadose) 4
Hydrocodone 2
Morphine ER (MS Contin) 2

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching to

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3 patient evaluations for Oxycodone ER

May 15, 2013 (Started Dec 13, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

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Sep 26, 2011 (Started Sep 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: addictive and can cause dizzyness
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 22, 2009 (Started Jul 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, dry mouth

Jun 23, 2009 (Started Jul 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Take exactly as prescribed! NO DEVIATIONS. OxyContin ARE TO BE SWALLOWED WHOLE. NOT BROKEN, CHEWED, OR CRUSHED. TAKING BROKEN, CHEWED, OR CRUSHED OxyContin TABLETS LEADS TO RAPID RELEASE AND ABSORPTION OF A POTENTIALLY FATAL DOSE OF OXYCODONE. be careful what you eat or drink with it. Even a fatty meal can increase its absorption by 27%. Need to take laxative or eat lots of fiber and drink water to prevent constipation.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, dry mouth

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