What is Oxycodone ER?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Oxycontin

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Generic name: Oxycodone

Oxyocodone 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 200 76
Chronic pain 198 89
Fibromyalgia 80 40
Pain in lower back 17 11
Back pain 9 4
Breakthrough pain 7 2

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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 20
Moderate 46
Mild 65
None 53

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxycodone ER

Side effect Patients
Constipation 42
Itching 11
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 twice daily 8
20 mg daily 5
10mg as needed 4
20 mg three times daily 3
60 mg daily 2
10 mg daily 1
10 mg three times daily 1
15 mg twice daily 1
20 mg twice daily 1
40 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Oxycodone ER

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 50
Doctor's advice 49
Did not seem to work 42
Side effects too severe 38
Change in health plan coverage 15
Expense 14
Course of treatment ended 13
Personal research 8
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Duration

Currently taking Oxycodone ER

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 7

Stopped taking Oxycodone ER

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 34
6 months - 1 year 27
1 - 2 years 32
2 - 5 years 31
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 148
Usually 20
Sometimes 11
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 13
Somewhat hard to take 22
A little hard to take 35
Not at all hard to take 114
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 11
$100-199 3
$50-99 17
$25-49 26
< $25 58
Not specified 69

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxycodone ER after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 5
Methadone (Methadose) 5
Morphine (Morphine ER) 4
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 3
Morphine ER (MS Contin) 2

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Patients stopped taking Oxycodone ER and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Methadone (Methadose) 4
Fentanyl Transdermal Patch (Duragesic) 3
Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER) 2
Morphine (Morphine ER) 2
Morphine ER (MS Contin) 2

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3 patient evaluations for Oxycodone ER

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ClownsPeach
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ClownsPeach
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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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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minxymel24
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minxymel24
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: None
Stickman: all
Description:F34y
FM:11y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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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EMTGIRL1957
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EMTGIRL1957
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: None
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: some
Description:F59y
FM:21y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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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