The Veterans Administration prescribes OXYCODONE HCL for symptoms like Chronic Pain that other medications are not effective in treating, that can be taken in TAB form.
NDC Code(s): 63304-400-01, 63304-401-01
Packager: Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc
Category: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL
DEA Schedule: CII
Marketing Status: New Drug Application
Drug Label Information
Updated January 14, 2010
The structural formula for oxycodone hydrochloride is as follows:
The chemical name is 4, 5α-epoxy-14-hydroxy-3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one hydrochloride.
Oxycodone is a white, odorless crystalline powder derived from the opium alkaloid, thebaine. Oxycodone hydrochloride dissolves in water (1 g in 6 to 7 mL). It is slightly soluble in alcohol (octanol water partition coefficient 0.7).
The 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg and 80 mg tablets contain the following inactive ingredients: butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), hypromellose, polyethylene glycol 400, polyethylene oxide, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide.
The 10 mg tablets also contain hydroxypropyl cellulose.
The 15 mg tablets also contain black iron oxide, yellow iron oxide, and red iron oxide.
The 20 mg tablets also contain polysorbate 80 and red iron oxide.
The 30 mg tablets also contain polysorbate 80, red iron oxide, yellow iron oxide, and black iron oxide.
The 40 mg tablets also contain polysorbate 80 and yellow iron oxide.
The 60 mg tablets also contain polysorbate 80, red iron oxide and black iron oxide.
The 80 mg tablets also contain hydroxypropyl cellulose, yellow iron oxide and FD&C Blue #2/Indigo Carmine Aluminum Lake. – OXYCONTIN
The recommended exercise with this medication is as follows:
Increase walking for at least 20 minutes a day, and try taking stairs when possible. Aqua therapy is recommended for anyone with limited mobility. Ask your primary care physician for a recommendation.
The Nutritional requirements recommended for intake of the medication is as follows:
Increase leafy greens and water intake. Abstain from processed foods and fatty foods such as excess dairy and fried foods.
If the Veteran chose to take Cannabis the following strain is recommended: Sample Cannabis Strain
Comments for OXYCODONE HCL:
(R = Yes / Blank = Not Restricted)
Clinical Guidance for VA Classification CN101:
Special Handling Requirements:
Adverse Reactions and Potential Negative Side Effects:
Oxycodone can be abused in a manner similar to other opioid agonists, legal or illicit. This should be considered when prescribing or dispensing Oxycodone HCl Controlled-Release Tablets in situations where the physician or pharmacist is concerned about an increased risk of misuse, abuse, or diversion.
Oxycodone HCl Controlled-Release Tablets are a controlled-release oral formulation of oxycodone hydrochloride indicated for the management of moderate to severe pain when a continuous, around-the-clock analgesic is needed for an extended period of time.
OXYCODONE HCl CONTROLLED-RELEASE 80 mg, and 160 mg Tablets, or a single dose greater than 40 mg, ARE FOR USE IN OPIOID-TOLERANT PATIENTS ONLY. A single dose greater than 40 mg, or total daily doses greater than 80 mg, may cause fatal respiratory depression when administered to patients who are not tolerant to the respiratory depressant effects of opioids.
OXYCODONE HCl CONTROLLED-RELEASE TABLETS ARE TO BE SWALLOWED WHOLE AND ARE NOT TO BE BROKEN, CHEWED, OR CRUSHED. TAKING BROKEN, CHEWED, OR CRUSHED OXYCODONE HCl CONTROLLED-RELEASE TABLETS LEADS TO RAPID RELEASE AND ABSORPTION OF A POTENTIALLY FATAL DOSE OF OXYCODONE. –
“Allergic drug reactions account for 5 to 10% of all adverse drug reactions. Any drug has the potential to cause an allergic reaction. Symptoms of adverse drug reactions include cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headaches. Skin reactions (i.e. rashes, itching) are the most common form of allergic drug reaction.
Whether allergic or not, reactions to medications can range from mild to life-threatening.
It is important to take all medications exactly as your physician prescribes. Call your doctor if you have side effects that concern you, or you suspect a drug allergy has occurred. If your symptoms are severe, seek medical help immediately.” – https://www.aaaai.org/
and anyone with questions about their health should contact their physician.