aspirin and oxycodone (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is aspirin and oxycodone (Endodan, Percodan, Roxiprin)?
- What are the possible side effects of aspirin and oxycodone (Endodan, Percodan, Roxiprin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about aspirin and oxycodone (Endodan, Percodan, Roxiprin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking aspirin and oxycodone (Endodan, Percodan, Roxiprin)?
- How should I take aspirin and oxycodone (Endodan, Percodan, Roxiprin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Endodan, Percodan, Roxiprin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Endodan, Percodan, Roxiprin)?
- What should I avoid while taking aspirin and oxycodone (Endodan, Percodan, Roxiprin)?
- What other drugs will affect aspirin and oxycodone (Endodan, Percodan, Roxiprin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Endodan, Percodan, Roxiprin)?
Since aspirin and oxycodone is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Endodan, Percodan, Roxiprin)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of aspirin and oxycodone can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, ringing in your ears, cold or clammy skin, muscle weakness, fainting, weak pulse, slow heart rate, coma, blue lips, shallow breathing, or no breathing.
What should I avoid while taking aspirin and oxycodone (Endodan, Percodan, Roxiprin)?
Aspirin and oxycodone may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other over-the-counter cold, allergy, or pain medicine. Aspirin is contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much aspirin. Check the label to see if a medicine contains aspirin.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding while taking aspirin.
What other drugs will affect aspirin and oxycodone (Endodan, Percodan, Roxiprin)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy or could slow your breathing (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by aspirin and oxycodone.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- acetazolamide (Diamox);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- steroids (prednisone and others);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- a bronchodilator (such as Atrovent, Spiriva);
- atropine (Donnatal), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
- insulin or diabetes medications that you take by mouth;
- an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and others;
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), sotalol (Betapace), and others;
- bowel or bladder medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin), tolterodine (Detrol) and others; or
- an NSAID such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), diclofenac (Cataflam, Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with aspirin and oxycodone. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about aspirin and oxycodone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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