Oxycodone


- Discussion:
    - type of narcotic agent;
    - percocet:
         - for moderate to severe pain; Adult: 1-2 tab PO q4-6hr prn;
         - tab: 5mg oxycodone and 325mg acetaminophren;
    - percolone:
         - 5 mg oxycodone tablets (no acetaminophren);
         - usual dose is 10-30 mg q 4 hr prn;
    - oxycontin
         - controled release tablet given bid;
         - contains no acetaminophren or ASA;
         - available in 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg, and 80 mg tablets;
         - usual orthopaedic adult dose is 10 mg PO bid;


- Contraindications:
    - hypersensitivity to oxycodone or acetaminophren;
    - head injuries and increased intracranial pressure; acute abdominal conditions, and use with caution in patients with impaired renal or hepatic function, hypothyroidism, prostatic hypertrophy, addison's dz, urethral stricture, and in elderly or debilitated patients;
    - avoid concomitant use of CNS depressants, anticholinergicss with narcotics (increased risks of paralytic ileus), MAOI, or tricyclic antidepressants;



Ruling Is Upheld Against Executives Tied to OxyContin




Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Monday, July 30, 2012 4:46 pm