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Buprenex vs. Oxycodone

Are Buprenex and Oxycodone the Same Thing?

Buprenex (buprenorphine hydrochloride) and oxycodone are narcotics indicated for the relief of moderate to severe pain.

Brand names for oxycodone include Oxycontin, Roxicodone, and Xtampza ER.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Buprenex?

Common side effects of Buprenex include:

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Buprenex including:

  • weak or shallow breathing,
  • lightheadedness,
  • fainting,
  • blue lips or fingernails,
  • confusion,
  • feelings of extreme happiness,
  • fast or slow heart rate, or
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Oxycodone?

Common side effects of Oxycodone include:

  • constipation,
  • nausea,
  • stomach pain,
  • loss of appetite,
  • vomiting,
  • sleepiness,
  • tiredness,
  • drowsiness,
  • dizziness,
  • lightheadedness,
  • weakness,
  • itching,
  • headache,
  • dry mouth,
  • sweating, and
  • decreases in the ability to feel pain.

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Oxycodone including

What Is Buprenex?

Buprenex (buprenorphine hydrochloride) injectable is a narcotic drug indicated for the relief of moderate to severe pain.

What Is Oxycodone?

Oxycontin (oxycodone hydrochloride) is an opioid drug used for the management of moderate to severe pain, usually for an extended time period. Oxycontin is not an "as needed for pain (PRN) drug." Oxycontin is available as a generic drug.

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What Drugs Interact With Buprenex?

Buprenex may interact with alcohol, other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing, dexamethasone, imatinib, isoniazid, nefazodone, St. John's wort, antibiotics, antifungal medications, barbiturates, blood thinners, heart or blood pressure medications, HIV/AIDS medicines, MAO inhibitors, medicines to treat narcolepsy, phenothiazines, or seizure medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Oxycodone?

Oxycodone may interact with alcohol, other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), antidepressants, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bladder or urinary medications, or irritable bowel medications.

Oxycodone may also interact with mixed agonist/antagonist analgesics, macrolide antibiotics, azole-antifungals, protease inhibitors, rifampin, and cardiovascular drugs (including amiodarone and quinidine).

How Should Buprenex Be Taken?

The usual dosage for persons 13 years of age and over is 1 ml Buprenex given by deep intramuscular or slow (over at least 2 minutes) intravenous injection at up to 6-hour intervals, as needed.

How Should Oxycodone Be Taken?

Oxycodone hydrochloride is available as controlled-release tablets in strengths of 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 60, 80, and 160 mg tablets (60 mg and above used only for opioid tolerant patients). The tablets must be swallowed whole because broken or chewed tablets release the drug too rapidly and because Oxycodone is rapidly adsorbed, too concentrated levels will be present in the body which can lead to death. Oxycodone may interact with other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing, pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol, or buprenorphine. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. This opioid is often the drug of choice for addictive use and can easily lead to dependency. Some patients may develop tolerance for Oxycodone and need to be slowly weaned off the drug. Safety has not been established in children under age 18; caution or avoidance is suggested in pregnant and breastfeeding women as infants can be born with opioid tolerance and depressed respirations. In addition, low concentrations of Oxycodone have been found in breast milk.

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References

DailyMed. Buprenex Product Information.
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=b086772e-d15a-4d13-b1a2-38bfbde1f18c
FDA. Oxycontin Product Information.
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/020553s060lbl.pdf
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