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 647 242
Breakthrough pain 208 76
Fibromyalgia 203 69
Back pain 52 14
Chronic pain 27 10
Pain in lower back 23 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 76
Mild 130
None 148

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Side effect Patients
Constipation 54
Drowsiness 26
Nausea 19
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 10
325mg-5mg as needed 9
325-10 mg four times daily 8
325-10 mg twice daily 4
325-10 mg three times daily 4
10mg as needed 4
325mg-10mg as needed 4
325-5 mg twice daily 3
325-5 mg four times daily 3
4 x 325-10 mg daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

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Reason Patients
Other 80
Did not seem to work 67
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 4
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 19
2 - 5 years 49
5 - 10 years 30
10 years or more 22

Stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 70
1 - 6 months 65
6 months - 1 year 42
1 - 2 years 43
2 - 5 years 40
5 - 10 years 18
10 years or more 7
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 230
Usually 97
Sometimes 44
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 36
A little hard to take 58
Not at all hard to take 275
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 11
$50-99 12
$25-49 28
< $25 186
Not specified 139

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 37
Tramadol (Ultram) 10
Hydrocodone (Hysingla ER) 6
Morphine (Morphine ER) 4
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 3

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Patients stopped taking Oxycodone-acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 11
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 6
Tramadol (Ultram) 6
Morphine (Morphine ER) 4
Fentanyl (Actiq) 3

Show all 21 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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