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PERCODAN (aspirin and oxycodone hydrochloride) tablets are indicated for the management of moderate to moderately severe pain.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Dosage should be adjusted according to the severity of the pain and the response of the patient. It may occasionally be necessary to exceed the usual dosage recommended below in cases of more severe pain or in those patients who have become tolerant to the analgesic effect of opioids. If pain is constant, the opioid analgesic should be given at regular intervals on an around-the-clock schedule. PERCODAN (aspirin and oxycodone hydrochloride) tablets are given orally.
The usual dosage is one tablet every 6 hours as needed for pain. The maximum daily dose of aspirin should not exceed 4 grams or 12 tablets.
Cessation of Therapy
In patients treated with PERCODAN (aspirin and oxycodone hydrochloride) tablets for more than a few weeks who no longer require therapy, doses should be tapered gradually to prevent signs and symptoms of withdrawal in the physically dependent patient.
PERCODAN (Oxycodone and Aspirin Tablets, USP), tablets are supplied as a yellow round tablet, scored and debossed with "PERCODAN (aspirin and oxycodone hydrochloride) " on one side and plain on the other side. Available in:
Bottles of 100....................NDC 63481 -121 -70
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.]
Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP, with a child-resistant closure (as required).
DEA Order Form Required.
Manufactured for: Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 19317. Rev June 2010This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/12/2010
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