What is Oxycodone-acetaminophen?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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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 663 251
Breakthrough pain 221 79
Fibromyalgia 211 72
Back pain 51 13
Pain in lower back 25 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
26
Moderate
76
Mild
135
None
156

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Side effect Patients
Constipation 56
Drowsiness 27
Nausea 18
Dizziness 12
Sleepiness 10
Chronic constipation 8

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Dosage Patients
325-5mg as needed 8
325-10 mg three times daily 6
325mg-5mg as needed 5
325-5 mg twice daily 4
325-10 mg four times daily 4
325-5 mg four times daily 4
325-10mg as needed 4
10 mg three times daily 3
325-7.5 mg four times daily 3
325-10 mg five times daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

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Reason Patients
Other 83
Doctor's advice 71
Did not seem to work 70
Course of treatment ended 59
Side effects too severe 49
Change in health plan coverage 14
Personal research 14
Expense 13
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Duration

Currently taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 12
2 - 5 years 52
5 - 10 years 28
10 years or more 16

Stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 73
1 - 6 months 67
6 months - 1 year 45
1 - 2 years 45
2 - 5 years 44
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 8
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 236
Usually 100
Sometimes 49
Never taken as prescribed 8
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 36
A little hard to take 59
Not at all hard to take 288
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 11
$50-99 11
$25-49 31
< $25 194
Not specified 144

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 52
Tramadol (Ultram) 14
Hydrocodone ER (Hysingla ER) 6
Morphine (Morphine ER) 4
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 4

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Patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 16
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 9
Morphine (Morphine ER) 7
Tramadol (Ultram) 7
Fentanyl (Actiq) 3

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49 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
    Moderate (for breakthrough pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • 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: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Sometimes hard to swallow
Cost: < $25 monthly

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