What is Oxycodone 30mg?
Oxycodone 30mg is a prescription opioid agonist used to treat moderate to severe pain. It comes in both immediate and extended-release tablets and should be used judiciously due to its potency.
How does Oxycodone 30mg work?
Oxycodone 30mg is a semi-synthetic opioid that changes how your body responds to pain by targeting pain receptors in the brain and CNS. It has a quick onset of action and a plasma half-life of 3 to 5 hours. It is excreted through the kidneys and should only be taken under professional supervision.
What are the side effects of Oxycodone?
Common side effects of Oxycodone include drowsiness, dizziness, upset stomach, constipation, loss of appetite, mood changes, flushing, and itching. Severe side effects include allergic reactions, seizures, slowed breathing, and fast or slow heartbeat. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience severe side effects.
Who should not use Oxycodone 30mg?
Oxycodone 30mg is contraindicated in patients with wide-angle glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, blockage in the stomach or intestine, hypothyroidism, asthma, acute or severe respiratory depression, pancreatitis, gallbladder-related disease, or hypotension. Inform your healthcare professional of any other health issues before taking Oxycodone.
What are the drug interactions of Oxycodone 30mg?
Oxycodone 30mg may interact with certain pain medications, alcohol, cannabis, and drugs for sleep and anxiety management. Inform your doctor or pharmacist of any medications you are taking before taking Oxycodone.
How to take Oxycodone 30mg?
Read the medication guide provided by your pharmacist before taking Oxycodone. Take the medication on a regular schedule as advised by your doctor. The extended-release tablet is usually taken every 12 hours, and immediate-release tablets are taken per your doctor’s instruction and severity of pain. Avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juice, as it may increase the risk of severe side effects.