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(oxycodone HCl, USP) Tablets for Oral Use Only
OXECTA (oxycodone HCl, USP) tablets are an immediate-release opioid analgesic intended for oral administration only. OXECTA contains oxycodone HCl, USP as the active analgesic ingredient. The tablets are round, convex, white and debossed with the strength (5 or 7.5) on one side and King Logo on the other side. OXECTA also contain colloidal silicon dioxide NF; crospovidone NF; magnesium stearate NF; microcrystalline cellulose NF; polyethylene oxide NF; and sodium lauryl sulfate NF.
Chemically, oxycodone HCl is 4,5α-epoxy-14-hydroxy-3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one HCl, a white, odorless crystalline powder. Oxycodone HCl is soluble in water (1 g in 6 to 7 mL). The molecular weight of oxycodone HCl is 351.82. The molecular formula for oxycodone HCl is C18H21NO4•HCl, and the structure is:
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/29/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Additional Oxecta Information
- Oxecta Drug Interactions Center: oxycodone oral
- Oxecta Side Effects Center
- Oxecta FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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