This medicine is used for the short-term treatment of moderate to severe pain. It contains 2 pain relievers: oxycodone and ibuprofen. Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever (opiate-type) that acts on certain parts of the brain to relieve pain. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that functions by blocking a certain normal substance in your body to relieve pain and swelling.
Read the Medication Guide supplied by your pharmacist you get a refill before you start using this product and each time. If you have any relevant questions about the information, consult your medical professional or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth with a glass that is full of (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) unless your physician directs you otherwise. Don't lie down for at least ten full minutes after taking this drug. If stomach upset occurs while taking this medication, go with food, milk, or an antacid.
Dosage and duration are centered on your medical condition and response to therapy. Take this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. To minimize the risk of adverse effects (such as stomach bleeding), the manufacturer recommends using no more than 4 tablets per day for the shortest possible time (usually only 7 times). In the event that you are instructed to take this medication for lots more than 7 days, discuss the risks and benefits together with your medical practitioner. Also follow your doctor's or pharmacist's guidelines for the safe usage of other pain that is non-narcotic (such as acetaminophen). Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any relevant questions regarding your treatment.
As the first signs of pain occur if you are taking this medication as needed, remember to take it. If you wait until the pain has worsened, the medication may not work as well.
If this medication happens to be taken regularly for a long time or in high doses, withdrawal symptoms (such as runny nose, irritability, trouble sleeping, sweating, stomach cramps, diarrhea) may occur if you suddenly stop taking this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for lots more details, and report any withdrawal reactions right away.
When this medicine is taken for a long time, it may not work as well. Your doctor might need to increase your dose or change your medication. Talk with your physician if this medication prevents working well.
This medication may rarely cause abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction) along with its benefits. This risk may be increased if you have abused alcohol or medications into the past. Simply take this medicine exactly as prescribed to minimize the risk of addiction.
Tell your doctor if your pain persists or worsens.
See also Warning section.
Nausea, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, upset stomach, or weakness may occur. If any of those effects persist or worsen, inform your pharmacist or doctor promptly.
To lessen the risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or position that is lying.
To stop constipation, maintain a diet sufficient in fiber, drink plenty of water, and exercise. Check with your pharmacist for help in selecting a laxative (such as a stimulant type with stool softener).
Keep in mind that your physician has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have adverse that is serious.
Tell your doctor right away if you've got any serious adverse impacts, including: dizziness upon standing, swelling of this hands or feet, sudden or unexplained weight gain, fast/pounding heartbeat, persistent/severe headache, mental/mood changes, difficult/painful swallowing, unusual tiredness, change in amount of urine, easy bruising/bleeding, signs of disease (such as for instance temperature, persistent sore neck), serious stomach/abdominal discomfort, ringing in the ears, unexplained stiff neck.
Get help that is medical away if you have any very severe negative effects, including: slow/irregular/shallow breathing, fainting, seizures.
This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Get medical help right away if you have any signs and symptoms of liver damage, including: yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting.
a very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you observe any outward symptoms of a critical allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially for the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, difficulty breathing.
This isn't a complete list of possible adverse effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Phone your medical professional for medical advice about adverse effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about adverse results. You may report effects that are side Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before using this medication, tell your medical professional or pharmacist if you have any other allergies if you are allergic to oxycodone or ibuprofen; or to other narcotic pain relievers (such as codeine, hydrocodone, oxymorphone); or to aspirin or other NSAIDs (such as naproxen, celecoxib); or. This product may contain ingredients that are inactive which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, inform your physician or pharmacist your health background, especially of: intestinal/bowel problems (such as for example paralytic ileus, infectious diarrhea, colitis, blockage), recent heart bypass surgery (CABG), liver disease, bleeding/blood-clotting disorders (such as hemophilia, vitamin K deficiency, low platelet count), stomach/intestine/esophagus problems (such as bleeding, ulcers, recurring heartburn), diabetes, gout, lung diseases (such as for instance asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), breathing problems (such as slow/shallow breathing, sleep apnea), growths in the nose (nasal polyps), a certain spinal issue (kyphoscoliosis), certain heart problems (such as for instance low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat), personal or family history of regular use/abuse of drugs/alcohol/other substances, brain disorders (such as for instance seizures, head damage, cyst, increased intracranial pressure), underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), trouble urinating (for example, due to enlarged prostate or narrowed urethra), illness associated with the pancreas (such as pancreatitis), mental/mood problems (such as toxic psychosis), gallbladder disease, adrenal gland issue (such as for example Addison's illness), particular enzyme deficiencies (pyruvate kinase or G6PD deficiency).
Kidney problems will often occur if you use NSAID medications, including ibuprofen. Problems are more likely to occur in the event that you are dehydrated, have heart failure or kidney disease, are an older adult, or if you take certain medications (see also Drug Interactions section). Drink plenty of fluids as directed by your doctor to prevent dehydration and tell your doctor right away if you have any change that is unusual the amount of urine.
This drug might make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness you can perform such activities safely until you are sure. Avoid beverages that are alcoholic.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you will be using this medication.
This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of tobacco and alcohol, particularly when combined with this medicine, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcohol and stop smoking. Consult your doctor or pharmacist to find out more.
This medication might make you more sensitive to the sun. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, tanning booths or sunlamps. Use a sunscreen and wear clothing that is protective outdoors.
Older adults may be much more responsive to the unwanted effects of this medication, especially slow/shallow breathing, drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, stomach bleeding, and kidney problems.
Before using this medication, women of childbearing age should consult with their s that are doctor( about the risks and benefits (such as miscarriage, trouble getting pregnant). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant. During pregnancy, this medication should be properly used only if plainly needed. Its not recommended to be used throughout the first and final trimesters of maternity due to possible harm to the unborn baby and interference with normal labor/delivery. If this medication must be used, taking the smallest dose that is effective the quickest possible time may lessen the risks. Tell the doctor immediately in the event that you notice signs in your baby that is newborn such slow/shallow breathing, irritability, abnormal/persistent crying, vomiting, or diarrhoea.
This medicine passes into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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