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What is oxycodone?

Oxycodone is a prescription drug. It comes in five forms:

  • immediate-release tablet
  • extended-release tablet
  • immediate-release capsule
  • extended-release capsule
  • solution

All forms of this drug are oral, which means they’re taken by mouth. (Immediate-release drugs are released into the bloodstream right away. Extended-release drugs are released into the bloodstream slowly over time.)

Oxycodone immediate-release tablets are available as the brand-name drugs OxaydoRoxicodone, and Roxybond. Oxycodone extended-release tablets are available as the brand-name drug OxyContin.

Oxycodone immediate-release tablets are available as generic drugs. There is no generic version of the extended-release tablets. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug.

How to use Adderall

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking amphetamine/dextroamphetamine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually 1 to 3 times a day. The first dose is usually taken when you wake up in the morning. If more doses are prescribed, take them as directed by your doctor, usually 4-6 hours apart. Taking this medication late in the day may cause trouble sleeping (insomnia).

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may adjust your dose to find the dose that is best for you. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.

This combination medication is used to help relieve moderate to severe pain. It contains an opioid pain reliever (oxycodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). Oxycodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce a fever.