Generic Name: Oxycodone hydrochloride
Product Name: OxyNorm
Indication of OxyNorm
Oxynorm is used for the relief of moderate to severe pain
Action of OxyNorm
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
Dose advice of OxyNorm
The initial dose 5â15 mg every 4â6 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 6â8 hours.
Older patients usually require lower doses.
Schedule of OxyNorm
Common side effects of OxyNorm
Dizziness and light-headedness when moving form a lying to standing position
Constipation with prolonged use
Uncommon side effects of OxyNorm
Slowing or speeding up of the heart rate
For further information talk to your doctor.