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The most frequently observed adverse reactions include lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, nausea and vomiting. These effects seem to be more prominent in ambulatory than in non-ambulatory patients, and some of these adverse reactions may be alleviated if the patient lies down.
Other adverse reactions include allergic reactions, euphoria, dysphoria, constipation, skin rash and pruritus. At higher doses, oxycodone has most of the disadvantages of morphine including respiratory depression.
Drug Abuse And Dependence
TYLOX (oxycodone and acetaminophen capsules) capsules are a Schedule II controlled substance.
Oxycodone can produce drug dependence and has the potential for being abused. (See WARNINGS)
Read the Tylox (oxycodone and acetaminophen capsules) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
Patients receiving other narcotic analgesics, general anesthetics, phenothiazines, other tranquilizers, sedative-hypnotics or other CNS depressants (including alcohol) concomitantly with TYLOX (oxycodone and acetaminophen capsules) may exhibit an additive CNS depression. When such combined therapy is contemplated, the dose of one or both agents should be reduced.
The concurrent use of anticholinergics with narcotics may produce paralytic ileus.
Read the Tylox Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/3/2009
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