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Oxycodone/aspirin (By mouth)

Aspirin (AS-pir-in), Oxycodone Hydrochloride (ox-i-KOE-done hye-droe-KLOR-ide)

Treats moderate to severe pain. This medicine contains a narcotic pain reliever and an NSAID.

Brand Name(s):

Endodan, Percodan

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction (including asthma) to oxycodone, aspirin, or similar pain medicines.

How to Use This Medicine:

Tablet

  • Take your medicine as directed.
  • This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.
  • Drink plenty of liquids to help avoid constipation.
  • Missed dose:Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
  • Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Some medicines and food can affect how oxycodone and aspirin work. Tell your doctor if you are also using any of the following:
    • Another narcotic medicine (such as pentazocine, nalbuphine, naltrexone, or butorphanol)
    • Another NSAID, including aspirin
    • Antibiotic, including erythromycin
    • Antifungal, including ketoconazole
    • Antiretroviral, including ritonavir
    • Blood thinner, including heparin or warfarin
    • Diuretic, including furosemide or a thiazide
    • Beta-blocker or ACE inhibitor
    • Insulin or other diabetes medicine
    • Methotrexate, acetazolamide, phenytoin, valproic acid, probenecid, sulfinpyrazone
  • Tell your doctor if you use anything else that makes you sleepy. Some examples are allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, and alcohol.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine. Do not take any medicine that contains alcohol.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, blood clotting problems, low blood pressure or circulation problems, or asthma or other lung disease. Tell your doctor if you have Addison disease or other thyroid problems, trouble urinating, prostate disorder, or a history of head injury, seizure, pancreatitis, or other digestive problems.
  • This medicine might cause the following problems:
    • Anemia or bleeding problems
    • Bleeding and ulcers in your stomach or intestines
    • Low blood pressure
    • Kidney damage
    • Liver damage
  • Do not give aspirin to a child or teenager who has chickenpox or flu symptoms, unless approved by a doctor. Aspirin can cause a life-threatening reaction called Reye syndrome.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Too much of this medicine can cause death. Symptoms of an overdose include extreme slow heartbeat, seizure, and cold, clammy skin.
  • This medicine can be habit-forming. Do not use more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor if you think your medicine is not working.
  • This medicine may cause constipation, especially with long-term use. Ask your doctor if you should use a laxative to prevent and treat constipation.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone. An overdose in a child could cause death.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, or red skin rash
  • Change in how much or how often you urinate
  • Dark urine or pale stools, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, yellow skin or eyes
  • Extreme weakness, shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, sweating, cold or clammy skin
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting
  • Severe stomach pain, vomiting blood, bloody or black, tarry stools
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea
  • Sleepiness

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 7/4/2015


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