Generic Name: Oxycodone hydrochloride
Product Name: OxyNorm
Oxynorm is used for the relief of moderate to severe pain
Oxynorm is an opioid medication.
Opioids act on opioid receptors in the nervous system to reduce the sensation of pain.
As well as relieving pain, Oxynorm also decreases breathing and causes constipation
The initial dose 5â??15 mg every 4â??6 hours.
This dose may be adjusted depending on the individual patients response.
With controlled release formulations 10 mg is given every 12 hours and this dose may be adjusted depending on the individual patients response.
Controlled release formulations should not be used for initial therapy.
If Oxynorm is given rectally the dose is 30 mg every 6â??8 hours.
Older patients usually require lower doses.
Common side effects
Dizziness and light-headedness when moving form a lying to standing position
Constipation with prolonged use
Uncommon side effects
Slowing or speeding up of the heart rate
For further information talk to your doctor.