ibuprofen and oxycodone (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (Combunox)?
Since ibuprofen 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 (Combunox)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of ibuprofen and oxycodone can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), black or bloody stools, coughing up blood, urinating less than usual or not at all, confusion, ringing in your ears, pinpoint pupils, weak pulse, slow heart rate, fainting, blue lips, shallow breathing.
What should I avoid while taking ibuprofen and oxycodone (Combunox)?
This medication 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 cold, allergy, or pain medicine. Ibuprofen is contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much ibuprofen. Check the label to see if a medicine contains ibuprofen.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
What other drugs will affect ibuprofen and oxycodone (Combunox)?
Before using this medicine, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, other narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by oxycodone.
Also tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- aspirin or other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
- heart or blood pressure medication such as benazepril (Lotensin), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and others;
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- a bronchodilator (such as Atrovent, Spiriva), diuretics (water pills), steroid medicines, or blood thinners;
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- an injected narcotic medicine such as pentazocine (Talwin), butorphanol (Stadol), or nalbuphine Nubain);
- atropine (Donnatal), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop); or
- bowel or bladder medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin), tolterodine (Detrol) and others;
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with ibuprofen 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 ibuprofen 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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