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 635 235
Breakthrough pain 201 72
Fibromyalgia 195 64
Back pain 52 14
Chronic pain 26 9
Pain in lower back 22 9

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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 24
Moderate 75
Mild 124
None 142

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Side effect Patients
Constipation 52
Drowsiness 26
Nausea 19
Dizziness 11
Sleepiness 10
Chronic constipation 8

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Dosage Patients
325-5mg as needed 9
325mg-5mg as needed 9
325-10 mg three times daily 5
325mg-7.5mg as needed 5
325-10 mg twice daily 4
10mg as needed 4
325-10 mg four times daily 3
4 x 325-10 mg daily 3
1tablet(s) as needed 3
325mg-10mg as needed 3

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Why patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

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Reason Patients
Other 79
Did not seem to work 66
Doctor's advice 64
Course of treatment ended 58
Side effects too severe 46
Change in health plan coverage 13
Personal research 12
Expense 11
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Duration

Currently taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 22
2 - 5 years 47
5 - 10 years 29
10 years or more 18

Stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 69
1 - 6 months 65
6 months - 1 year 41
1 - 2 years 43
2 - 5 years 40
5 - 10 years 18
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 224
Usually 93
Sometimes 41
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 36
A little hard to take 57
Not at all hard to take 263
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 11
$50-99 11
$25-49 28
< $25 181
Not specified 132

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Vicodin) 37
Tramadol (Ultram) 7
Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER) 6
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 3
Morphine (Morphine ER) 3

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Patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 11
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Vicodin) 6
Tramadol (Ultram) 6
Fentanyl (Actiq) 3
Medical marijuana (Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture) 3

Show all 20 treatments patients report switching to

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50 patient evaluations for Oxycodone-acetaminophen

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suzzie
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suzzie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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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

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Wavewatcher
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Wavewatcher
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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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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nacona
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nacona
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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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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