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OxyNorm

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 5–15 mg every 4–6 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 6–8 hours.
Older patients usually require lower doses.

Schedule of OxyNorm

S8

Common side effects of OxyNorm

Nausea
Vomiting
Drowsiness
Dry mouth
Dizziness and light-headedness when moving form a lying to standing position
Difficulty urinating
Constipation with prolonged use

Uncommon side effects of OxyNorm

Confusion
Hallucinations
Hives
Itching
Hypothermia
Slowing or speeding up of the heart rate
Abdominal pain
Rigid muscles
Flushing

 

For further information talk to your doctor.

Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 22 July, 2003


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