What is Oxycodone-acetaminophen?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Percocet 5/325 Percocet Percocet 10/325 Show all

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See also: Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

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 620 226
Breakthrough pain 200 68
Fibromyalgia 191 63
Back pain 52 14
Chronic pain 26 9
Pain in lower back 21 8

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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 73
Mild 120
None 136

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Side effect Patients
Constipation 47
Drowsiness 25
Nausea 18
Dizziness 11
Sleepiness 10
Chronic constipation 8

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Dosage Patients
325mg-5mg as needed 7
325-10 mg four times daily 4
325-10 mg twice daily 3
10mg as needed 3
1tablet(s) as needed 3
325-5mg as needed 3
325 mg-10 mg daily 2
325-10 mg three times daily 2
3 x 325 mg-10 mg daily 2
3 x 325 mg-5 mg daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 78
Did not seem to work 65
Doctor's advice 63
Course of treatment ended 56
Side effects too severe 45
Change in health plan coverage 13
Expense 11
Personal research 11
See all 264 patients who’ve stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration

Currently taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 39
5 - 10 years 22
10 years or more 11

Stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 66
1 - 6 months 63
6 months - 1 year 40
1 - 2 years 42
2 - 5 years 40
5 - 10 years 18
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 214
Usually 91
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 56
Not at all hard to take 252
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 11
$50-99 10
$25-49 27
< $25 175
Not specified 128

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Vicodin) 33
Tramadol (Ultram) 7
Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER) 5
Morphine (Morphine ER) 3
Tramadol-acetaminophen (Ultracet) 3

Show all 20 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 9
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Vicodin) 5
Tramadol (Ultram) 4
Fentanyl (Actiq) 3
Medical marijuana (Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture) 3

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching to

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51 patient evaluations for Oxycodone-acetaminophen

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suzzie
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suzzie
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See suzzie's full Oxycodone-acetaminophen history

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

See Wavewatcher's full Oxycodone-acetaminophen history

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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