Oxynorm 5mg (Oxycodone hydrochloride)



Oxynorm 5mg (Oxycodone hydrochloride) is an opioid pain medication, used to treat moderate to severe pain.


What is Oxynorm 5mg (Oxycodone hydrochloride)?

Oxynorm 5mg (Oxycodone hydrochloride) is an opioid pain medication, sometimes called a narcotic. OxyContin is used to treat moderate to severe pain. OxyContin extended-release tablets are used for around-the-clock treatment of pain. They are not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.

Important Information
You should not use Oxynorm 5mg (Oxycodone hydrochloride) if you have severe asthma or breathing problems, or a blockage in your stomach or intestines.

Oxycodone can slow or stop your breathing, and may be habit-forming. MISUSE OF THIS MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.

Taking OxyContin during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn.

Fatal side effects can occur if you use OxyContin with alcohol, or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.

Before taking this medicine
You should not use Oxynorm 5mg if you are allergic to oxycodone, or if you have:

  1. severe asthma or breathing problems; or
  2. a blockage in your stomach or intestines.

You should not use Oxynorm 5mg (Oxycodone hydrochloride) unless you are already using a similar opioid medicine and are tolerant to it.

Oxynorm 5mg (Oxycodone hydrochloride) should not be given to a child younger than 11 years old.

To make sure Oxynorm 5mg is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  1. a head injury, brain tumor, or seizures;
  2. drug or alcohol addiction, or mental illness;
  3. liver or kidney disease;
  4. urination problems; or
  5. problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid.

Some medicines can interact with Oxynorm 5mg and cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome. Be sure your doctor knows if you also take stimulant medicine, herbal products, or medicine for depression, mental illness, Parkinson’s disease, migraine headaches, serious infections, or prevention of nausea and vomiting. Ask your doctor before making any changes in how or when you take your medications.

If you use Oxynorm 5mg while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks.

Do not breast-feed. Oxynorm 5mg can pass into breast milk and may cause drowsiness, breathing problems, or death in a nursing baby.

How should I use Oxynorm 5mg ?
Take OxyContin exactly as prescribed. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Oxynorm 5mg can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed. Never take OxyContin in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

Take Oxynorm 5mg with food.

Do not crush, break, or open an Oxynorm 5mg extended-release tablet. Swallow the tablet whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose. Never crush or break an Oxynorm 5mg pill to inhale the powder or mix it into a liquid to inject the drug into your vein. This can cause in death.

You should not stop using Oxynorm 5mg suddenly. Follow your doctor’s instructions about tapering your dose.

Store at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep track of your medicine. Oxynorm 5mg is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.

Do not keep leftover opioid medication. Just one dose can cause death in someone using this medicine accidentally or improperly. Ask your pharmacist where to locate a drug take-back disposal program. If there is no take-back program, flush the unused medicine down the toilet.

What should I avoid while using Oxynorm 5mg ?

Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death could occur.

Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how Oxynorm 5mg will affect you. Dizziness or severe drowsiness can cause falls or other accidents.

Avoid medication errors. Always check the brand and strength of Oxynorm 5mg you get from the pharmacy.

Oxynorm 5mg side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to OxyContin: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Like other narcotic medicines, Oxynorm 5mg can slow your breathing. Death may occur if breathing becomes too weak. A person caring for you should seek emergency medical attention if you have slow breathing with long pauses, blue colored lips, or if you are hard to wake up.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  1. noisy breathing, sighing, shallow breathing;
  2. a slow heart rate or weak pulse;
  3. a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  4. confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  5. seizure (convulsions);
  6. severe constipation; or
  7. low cortisol levels – nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, worsening tiredness or weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if you have symptoms of serotonin syndrome, such as: agitation, confusion, fever, sweating, fast heart rate, chest pain,

Additional information

Number of Pills/bottle

100 Tablets


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