Oxycodone and Ibuprofen (Oral)

A combination of Ibuprofen and oxycodone is used to alleviate acute, moderate and intense pain and is only available with a health care provider's prescription.

Overview

Oxycodone is used to alleviate moderate to intense pain and belongs in a group of medications called narcotic analgesics (otherwise known as pain medications). Oxycodone works by acting on the central nervous system to alleviate pain.

Oxycodone tablets should not be used if pain medication is needed for a short time, such as if you are recovering from a surgery. This medication should not be prescribed to alleviate mild pain, or if non-narcotic based medication is just as - or more - effective. You should not use this medication to treat any pain that occurs every once in a while.

If this medication is used for a long period of time, oxycodone may become addictive, which can cause physical or mental dependence. However, people experiencing continued pain should not be fearful of oxycodone dependence and should continue using it to alleviate their pain. Mental dependence or addiction is not as likely to occur when the medication is used solely for this. Physical dependence to the medication can lead to withdrawal side effects if the medication is withdrawn suddenly. Severe withdrawal side effects can usually be blocked by gradual reduction in the dose over a controlled period of time before the treatment is concluded completely.

This medication is available only with your health care provider's prescription.

Ibuprofen is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory medication used in the treatment of mild or moderate pain, helping to alleviate symptoms of arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or juvenile arthritis) including swelling, inflammation, joint pain and stiffness. This medication will not cure or heal arthritis and can only help your symptoms for as long as the medication is taken by the patient.

Ibuprofen is also used in the treatment of fever, menstrual cramps, as well as other less serious conditions which will be determined by your healthcare provider.

This medication is readily available as an over-the-counter treatment and also can be obtained with a prescription from your healthcare provider.

Conditions Treated

  • Acute, moderate and intense pain

Type of medication

  • Non-steroid anti-inflammatory medication
  • Narcotic analgesic for pain relief

Side Effects

Along with the intended effects, a medication can sometimes cause unwanted side effects.

It is important to make contact with your health care professional urgently if any of these side effects develop:

Less common

  • Feeling dizzy, lightheaded or faint
  • Feeling unusually warm
  • Sweating
  • Flushing or unusual redness to the skin, particularly of the face or neck
  • Headaches

Rare

  • Decreased in urine
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Unusual weakness
  • Faster, pounding, or irregular pulse or heartbeat
  • Paler than normal skin tone
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Muscle cramps or pain
  • Increase in thirst
  • Fainting
  • Mood change
  • Chest pains
  • Dry mouth
  • Faintness, dizziness, or feeling lightheaded when rising up from a horizontal position
  • Shortness in breath
  • Severe constipation
  • Increased need to urinate
  • Losing appetite
  • Convulsions
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Confusion
  • Decreased frequency of urination
  • Severe vomiting
  • Blurry vision
  • Increased frequency of urination
  • Painful urination
  • Troubled breathing when exercising
  • Unusual weakness or tiredness
  • Excessive muscle tone
  • Tenderness, pain, or swelling in the feet or legs
  • Muscle tightness or tension
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Changes to skin color
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Numbness or sudden tingling to hands, lips or feet

Seek emergency aid urgently if any of these following symptoms for overdose occur:

  • Loss of bladder control
  • Hallucination
  • Constricted pupils
  • Disorientation
  • Difficulty with sleeping
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Drowsiness or coma
  • Skeletal muscle becoming loose
  • Blue or pale lips, skin or fingernails
  • Changes in consciousness
  • Sudden fainting
  • Severe sleepiness
  • Lethargy
  • Continuous ringing, buzzing or unexplained noises
  • Cold or clammy skin
  • Hearing loss
  • Chest pain or tenderness
  • Fainting
  • Unusual drowsiness
  • Troubled or difficulty breathing
  • Fast or slow, irregular, or shallower breathing
  • Decreased awareness and responsiveness
  • Muscle spasms or jerking of any or all extremities
  • Sudden unconsciousness

Some additional side effects could occur that in most cases do not require medical attention. These side effects should disappear during your treatment when your body naturally begins to adjust to the medication. Your health care professional will be able to inform you of the ways in which you can prevent or help to reduce some of the side effects. You should contact your health care professional if any of these side effects continue for more than a few days or are particularly distressing or if you have further questions regarding them:

Less Common

  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Passing gas
  • Fever
  • Acidic stomach
  • Stomach upset, discomfort, or pain
  • Constipation
  • Excess gas in intestines or stomach
  • Belching
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of strength
  • Bloated or an unusual full feeling

Rare

  • Changes to vision
  • Swelling
  • Rash
  • Hoarseness
  • Enlarged stomach or abdomen
  • Hoarseness or coughing
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Nervousness
  • Back pain
  • Delusions
  • Difficulty urination
  • Impaired vision
  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Body aches and pains
  • Chills
  • Difficulty moving
  • Tender or swollen glands in neck
  • Voice changes
  • Increase in bodily movements
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Fear
  • Sleeplessness
  • Swelling, pain, or redness of the joints
  • Unable to sleep
  • Flat, large, purplish or blue patches or bruising to the skin
  • Dementia
  • Lower back or side pain
  • Dryness or unusual sore throat
  • Taste changes

Some other side effects that are not listed above can also occur in some patients. If you become aware of any unusual or unlisted side effects, or are in need of any further medical advice please contact your health care provider.

Dosage

This product is available in tablet form.

The dose of this medication will differ between patients. You should aim to follow your health care professional's advice or any directions on the label. The following advice is provided to include only average dosages of this medication. If your prescribed dosage is different, you should not attempt to alter it, unless under strict instruction from your health care provider.

The exact dosage of medication that you will be prescribed will depend on the strength of the medication.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets):

? Adults and teenagers 14 years of age and older ' One tablet every 4 to 6 hours as needed. The dosage is usually no more than 4 tablets daily and should not be taken for more than 7 days, unless expressly instructed to by your health care provider.

? Children and teenagers younger than 14 years of age'Use and dosage must be decided by your health care provider.

Missed Dose

It is important that if you miss a scheduled dosage of this medication, you should take it as soon as it is possible to. However, if it is close to the time you should be taking your next dose, the missed dose should be completely skipped and return to your regular dosing schedule. Never take a double dose of this medication.

Interactions

Although specific medications should not be taken together in normal circumstances, there are other cases in which two conflicting medications may be used in conjunction with these medications, even if a possible interaction is more likely to occur. In these specific cases, your health care provider may wish to alter the dosage of one or all medications or take different precautions as necessary. When taking this medication, it is imperative that your health care professional knows if you are actively taking or are prescribed any of the follwing medications listed below. The listed interactions below have been chosen based on their potential significance and other interactions could occur that are not listed below.

The use of this medication with any of the following medications is not recommended. Your healthcare provider can choose not to treat with this medication or they may treat while altering the dosage of some other medications you have been prescribed.

  • Ketorolac
  • Naltrexone
  • Amifampridine

The use of this medication with any of the following medications is usually not recommended, but in some case, it may be required in lowered or altered dosages. When both medications are prescribed together, your healthcare provider can alter the dose or duration you may use one or all of your medications.

  • Flurbiprofen
  • Trichlormethiazide
  • Nefazodone
  • Budesonide
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Droxicam
  • Dexmedetomidine
  • Benperidol
  • Tolfenamic Acid
  • Mephobarbital
  • Perphenazine
  • Fluoxetine
  • Edoxaban
  • Alvimopan
  • Loxoprofen
  • Nalmefene
  • Oxycodone
  • Olanzapine
  • Vorapaxar
  • Fosaprepitant
  • Atazanavir
  • Clarithromycin
  • Acenocoumarol
  • Diacetylmorphine
  • Pipotiazine
  • Bufexamac
  • Sulpiride
  • Fondaparinux
  • Beta Glucan
  • Nepafenac
  • Midazolam
  • Remoxipride
  • Tryptophan
  • Propyphenazone
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Certoparin
  • Cyclopenthiazide
  • Tolonium Chloride
  • Molindone
  • Nimesulide Beta Cyclodextrin
  • Methdilazine
  • Diclofenac
  • Opipramol
  • Escitalopram
  • Aprepitant
  • Methotrexate
  • Asenapine
  • Anagrelide
  • Moricizine
  • Eletriptan
  • Abiraterone
  • Meprobamate
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Dipyrone
  • Cyclosporine
  • Phenyl Salicylate
  • Lopinavir
  • Fentanyl
  • Dichloralphenazone
  • Butorphanol
  • Baclofen
  • Pemetrexed
  • Flibanserin
  • Chlorthalidone
  • Chlorpheniramine
  • Trifluoperazine
  • Bromopride
  • Metolazone
  • Vortioxetine
  • Meperidine
  • Droperidol
  • Medazepam
  • Clonixin
  • Quazepam
  • Iproniazid
  • Ticlopidine
  • Sumatriptan
  • Zopiclone
  • Darunavir
  • Prednisolone
  • Olsalazine
  • Eplerenone
  • Abciximab
  • Ziprasidone
  • Sodium Oxybate
  • Fenoprofen
  • Levorphanol
  • Nalbuphine
  • Carisoprodol
  • Enflurane
  • Naproxen
  • Feverfew
  • Sodium Salicylate
  • Tacrolimus
  • Isoflurane
  • Mesalamine
  • Opium Alkaloids
  • Xipamide
  • Celecoxib
  • Etoricoxib
  • Nadroparin
  • Lofepramine
  • Meptazinol
  • Palonosetron
  • Dezocine
  • Diazepam
  • Ketoprofen
  • Hydroxytryptophan
  • Duloxetine
  • Nimesulide
  • Sertindole
  • Zotepine
  • Amtolmetin Guacil
  • Parecoxib
  • Methohexital
  • Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate
  • Danaparoid
  • Alfentanil
  • Ketobemidone
  • Pimavanserin
  • Zolmitriptan
  • Halothane
  • Difenoxin
  • Isocarboxazid
  • Bismuth Subsalicylate
  • Mitotane
  • Amprenavir
  • Nortriptyline
  • Phenobarbital
  • Chlordiazepoxide
  • Fepradinol
  • Granisetron
  • Conivaptan
  • Chlorzoxazone
  • Clobazam
  • Boceprevir
  • Temazepam
  • Lurasidone
  • Ginkgo
  • Prednisone
  • Protein C
  • Perampanel
  • Amobarbital
  • Amitriptyline
  • Oxazepam
  • Lormetazepam
  • Posaconazole
  • Trolamine Salicylate
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Dexketoprofen
  • Nelfinavir
  • Chloral Hydrate
  • Prazepam
  • Dolasetron
  • Indapamide
  • Deflazacort
  • Protriptyline
  • Lumiracoxib
  • Feprazone
  • Mesoridazine
  • Morphine
  • Iloperidone
  • Digoxin
  • Diphenoxylate
  • Meloxicam
  • Thiethylperazine
  • Dexamethasone
  • Tianeptine
  • Tapentadol
  • Metaxalone
  • Lorazepam
  • Estazolam
  • Desirudin
  • Clonazepam
  • Phenytoin
  • Carbinoxamine
  • Zaleplon
  • Fluocortolone
  • Pentazocine
  • Ondansetron
  • Dihydrocodeine
  • Salicylic Acid
  • Saquinavir
  • Tizanidine
  • Dabigatran Etexilate
  • Bivalirudin
  • Cocaine
  • Fluphenazine
  • Desipramine
  • Linezolid
  • Piritramide
  • Dexibuprofen
  • Butabarbital
  • Halazepam
  • Venlafaxine
  • Nitrazepam
  • Fosphenytoin
  • Furazolidone
  • Doxylamine
  • Prochlorperazine
  • Rofecoxib
  • Trimeprazine
  • Frovatriptan
  • Trifluperidol
  • Oxaprozin
  • Parnaparin
  • Rivaroxaban
  • Reviparin
  • Clopidogrel
  • Felbinac
  • Acepromazine
  • Meclofenamate
  • Methylene Blue
  • Melitracen
  • Furosemide
  • Methylnaltrexone
  • Methocarbamol
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Dothiepin
  • Bemiparin
  • Naloxone
  • Ketoconazole
  • Procarbazine
  • Ardeparin
  • Ethacrynic Acid
  • Diazoxide
  • Clomipramine
  • Remifentanil
  • Ethopropazine
  • Sufentanil
  • Valdecoxib
  • Piperacetazine
  • Lornoxicam
  • Epoprostenol
  • Fluspirilene
  • Iloprost
  • Betamethasone
  • Reboxetine
  • Lepirudin
  • Ethylmorphine
  • Ketazolam
  • Etodolac
  • Lumacaftor
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Telithromycin
  • Triazolam
  • Almotriptan
  • Proquazone
  • Pentoxifylline
  • Naratriptan
  • Carphenazine
  • Apixaban
  • Magnesium Salicylate
  • Safinamide
  • Itraconazole
  • Perazine
  • Tilidine
  • Thiopental
  • Citalopram
  • Trazodone
  • Flurazepam
  • Lorcaserin
  • Cobicistat
  • Cangrelor
  • Methotrimeprazine
  • Torsemide
  • Ibuprofen
  • Opium
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  • Carbamazepine
  • Suvorexant
  • Phenindione
  • Indomethacin
  • Milnacipran
  • Propoxyphene
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  • Propofol
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  • Erythromycin
  • Argatroban
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  • Aspirin
  • Lithium
  • Benzthiazide
  • Nalorphine
  • Tirofiban
  • Amisulpride
  • Risperidone
  • Amitriptylinoxide
  • Oxyphenbutazone
  • Dibenzepin
  • Melperone
  • Thiothixene
  • Aripiprazole
  • Salicylamide
  • Amoxapine
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  • Tramadol
  • Morniflumate
  • Mefenamic Acid
  • Cariprazine
  • Nialamide
  • Secobarbital
  • Quetiapine
  • Polythiazide
  • Ceritinib
  • Rasagiline
  • Gossypol
  • Topiramate
  • Trimipramine
  • Clopamide
  • Ketamine
  • Tranylcypromine
  • Paregoric
  • Dalteparin
  • Thioridazine
  • Papaveretum
  • Primidone
  • Chlorothiazide
  • Salsalate
  • Etomidate
  • Haloperidol
  • Clozapine
  • Vilazodone
  • Meclizine
  • Mirtazapine
  • Doxepin
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Imipramine
  • Pralatrexate
  • Fospropofol
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  • Dantrolene
  • Aceclofenac
  • Periciazine
  • Tinzaparin
  • Hydromorphone
  • Ritonavir
  • Diflunisal
  • Pimozide
  • Sibutramine
  • Heparin
  • Enoxaparin
  • Treprostinil
  • Ramelteon
  • Telaprevir
  • Cortisone
  • Eszopiclone
  • Oxymorphone
  • Eptifibatide
  • Paliperidone
  • Donepezil
  • Meadowsweet
  • Floctafenine
  • Hydroflumethiazide
  • Proglumetacin
  • Indinavir
  • Loprazolam
  • Piroxicam
  • Triamterene
  • Paramethasone
  • Bumetanide
  • Phenprocoumon
  • Phenylbutazone
  • Methadone
  • Enzalutamide
  • Levomilnacipran
  • Ethchlorvynol
  • Piketoprofen
  • Methyclothiazide
  • Cilostazol
  • Amiodarone
  • Flunitrazepam
  • Thiopropazate
  • Cyclobenzaprine
  • Zolpidem
  • Triflupromazine
  • Amineptine
  • Desvenlafaxine
  • Promazine
  • Chlorpromazine
  • Buprenorphine
  • Niflumic Acid
  • Choline Salicylate
  • Tenoxicam
  • Balsalazide
  • Phenelzine
  • Samidorphan
  • Morphine Sulfate Liposome
  • Bromfenac
  • Ticagrelor
  • Codeine
  • Pentobarbital
  • Amiloride
  • Idelalisib
  • Orphenadrine
  • Sulindac
  • Hexobarbital
  • Promethazine
  • Dextromethorphan
  • Etofenamate
  • Tolmetin
  • Anileridine
  • Sertraline
  • Prasugrel
  • Acemetacin
  • Bromazepam
  • Warfarin
  • Buspirone
  • Clorazepate
  • Spironolactone
  • Nicomorphine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Tiaprofenic Acid
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Flufenamic Acid
  • Selegiline
  • Moclobemide
  • Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium
  • Bendroflumethiazide

The use of this medication with any of the following medications is usually not recommended, but in some case, it may be required in lowered or altered dosages. When both medications are prescribed together, your healthcare provider can alter the dose or duration you may use one or all of your medications.

  • Enalapril
  • Amikacin
  • Moexipril
  • Sotalol
  • Eprosartan
  • Cilazapril
  • Perindopril
  • Losartan
  • Quinapril
  • Rifampin
  • Propranolol
  • Trandolapril
  • Pindolol
  • Ramipril
  • Enalaprilat
  • Valsartan
  • Fosinopril
  • Nebivolol
  • Azilsartan Medoxomil
  • Betaxolol
  • Irbesartan
  • Carteolol
  • Labetalol
  • Levobunolol
  • Metipranolol
  • Metoprolol
  • Penbutolol
  • Imidapril
  • Telmisartan
  • Spirapril
  • Captopril
  • Candesartan
  • Acebutolol
  • Esmolol
  • Delapril
  • Temocapril
  • Benazepril
  • Olmesartan
  • Carvedilol
  • Miconazole
  • Lisinopril
  • Zofenopril
  • Pentopril
  • Alacepril
  • Celiprolol
  • Timolol
  • Oxprenolol
  • Nadolol
  • Atenolol
  • Voriconazole
  • St John's Wort
  • Bisoprolol
  • Azilsartan
  • Practolol

There are certain medications which should not be used at or close to the time of eating food or certain kinds of food as interactions may occur. The use of alcohol or tobacco when taking certain medications may also cause interaction occurrence. It is important to discuss with your healthcare provider about the use of your medication with food, tobacco or alcohol.

  • Ethanol

The presence of any other medical problems can affect the use of this medication. It is extremely important to tell your healthcare provider if you experience any other medical problems, especially the following:

  • Lung disease (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or cor pulmonale) or
  • Hypercarbia (large amounts of carbon dioxide in the blood) or
  • Addison's disease (an adrenal gland issue) or
  • Aspirin-sensitive asthma or
  • Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) or
  • Anemia or
  • Bronchial asthma, acute or severe, or any chronic lung disease or
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) or
  • Breathing problems (such as asthma, hypoxia, hypercapnia) or
  • Heart attack, or a history of or
  • Stroke, history of ' Be sure to use with caution as this medication can make this condition worse.
  • Psychosis (mental illness) or
  • Severe Kidney disease, or
  • Respiratory depression (trouble breathing)' This medication should not be administered to patients with this condition.
  • Hypotension (low blood pressure) or
  • Liver disease or
  • Paralytic ileus (a bowel blockage) or
  • Kidney disease or
  • Kyphoscoliosis (curvature of the spine which may cause issues with breathing) or
  • Depression or
  • Brain disease or
  • Bleeding problems or
  • Heart disease (such as congestive heart failure) or
  • Enlarged prostate (prostatic hypertrophy or BPH) or
  • Severe Liver disease or
  • Dehydration or
  • Weakened physical condition' Be sure to use with caution as this medication can make this condition worse.
  • Head injury or
  • Medication abuse, or a history of'Dependence to the medication may be likelier to develop.
  • Alcohol abuse, or a history of or
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) or
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or
  • Aspirin sensitivity, history of or
  • Problems with urination or
  • Edema (fluid retention) or
  • Heart surgery (such as a coronary artery bypass graft )'This medication should not be administered to patients with this condition before or after surgery.
  • Seizure disorders or
  • Severe Lung disease or
  • Stomach ulcers or any bleeding, or a history of or
  • Shock

Warnings

It is extremely important that your health care provider checks your progress while you are taking this medication. This will allow your health care provider to make sure the medication is working correctly and decide if you can continue taking it.

Your health care provider will want to check on your blood pressure at the start of your treatment and will continue to monitor it throughout your treatment with this medication. If you experience high blood pressure or you blood pressure worsens while taking this medication, it could lead to more serious heart issues in the future.

This medication can increase the risk of experiencing a heart attack or a stroke. This is likelier to occur in patients who have already got some form of heart disease. Patients who use this medication for a prolonged period of time may also have an increased risk. Some of the signs of serious heart issues are tightness in the chest, chest pain, faster or irregular heartbeat, unusual warmth or flushing of the skin. You should cease taking this medication and check with your health care provider immediately if you experience any of these heart issues.

A combination of Ibuprofen and oxycodone will increase any effects from the alcohol as well as other central nervous system depressants (these are medications that actively make you feel drowsy or less alert). Examples of central nervous system depressants; antihistamines or any medication for the treatment of hay fever and other allergies, other sedatives, such as tranquilizers or sleep medication, prescription painkillers or narcotics such as barbiturates, all medication for seizures and any muscle relaxants. Do not drink any alcoholic drinks and make sure to check with your medical health care provider or dentist before taking any of the medications specified above while using this medication.

This medication can cause bleeding inside your stomach or your intestines. This is likelier to occur if you have experienced stomach ulcers in the past, if you are a smoker, drink alcohol regularly, are over the age of 60, are in poorer health, or are also using some other medications (like steroids or blood thinners). These issues may occur at any time without any warning and could be fatal. You must contact your health care provider urgently if any of the following symptoms occur while taking this medication: black or tarry stool; blood in stool; vomiting blood or materials that look like coffee grounds; severe or continued stomach pains, cramping; trouble with your breathing; severe or continued nausea, heartburn or indigestion.

You may experience liver problems while you are taking this medication. You must discontinue using this medication and speak with your health care provider immediately if you have more than one of the following symptoms: abdominal pain or soreness; clay or very light colored stool; darkened urine; decrease in appetite; a fever; headaches; itching; loss of appetite; nausea and/or vomiting; skin rashes; swelling of the lower legs or feet; unusual weakness or tiredness; or yellowing of the eyes or skin.

This medication could cause a very serious kind of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis may become life-threatening and demands immediate medical attention. You must call your health care provider immediately if you have any itching; rashes; hoarseness; trouble with breathing; trouble with swallowing; or any swelling of your face, mouth or hands while you are taking this medication.

Serious skin reactions may occur with this medication. Speak with your health care provider immediately if you have any of the following skin reactions while using the medication: peeling, blistering, or loosening skin; skin lesions; a severe acne or rash; ulcers or sores on the skin; chills or a fever.

Using this medication combination during later months of pregnancy may harm your unborn baby. If you think you have or have fallen pregnant while using this medication, speak to your health care provider immediately. Unless your health care provider has given you strict instructions otherwise, do not use this medication during the later months of pregnancy.

This medication can cause some people to experience drowsiness, dizziness, a feeling of being lightheaded, or a feeling of a false sense of well-being. It is important to figure out your reactions to this medication before driving, using any machinery, or do anything that could be regarding as dangerous. If these reactions are especially bannoying, speak with your health care provider. Dizziness, feeling lightheaded, or fainting can occur, especially when getting up from a horizontal or seated position.

A combination of ibuprofen and oxycodone can cause dryness inside the mouth. If the dry mouth continues for upwards of 2 weeks, speak to your dentist. Continued dry mouth can increase your chances of dental disease, including fungal infections tooth decay and gum disease.

Speak to your health care provider immediately if you experience any of the following: confusion, fever, drowsiness, generally feeling ill, headaches, loss of appetite, a stiff neck or back, nausea and/ or vomiting. These could be symptoms of meningitis.

If you have heart issues, disease or congestive heart failure, contact your health care provider if you have unexplained or unusual weight gain or experience edema with this medication.

Storage

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).

Do not let medication freeze.

Do not keep outdated medication or medication no longer needed. Unneeded medications should be disposed of. Talk to your pharmacist or contact your local garbage/recycling department to learn about take-back programs in your community.

Summary (547)

Oxycodone is used to alleviate moderate to intense pain and belongs in a group of medications called narcotic analgesics (otherwise known as pain medications). Oxycodone works by acting on the central nervous system to alleviate pain.

Ibuprofen is a non-steroid anti-inflammatory medication used in the treatment of mild or moderate pain, helping to alleviate symptoms of arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, or juvenile arthritis) including swelling, inflammation, joint pain and stiffness. Ibuprofen is also used in the treatment of fever, menstrual cramps, as well as other less serious conditions which will be determined by your health care provider.

Oxycodone tablets should not be used if pain medication is needed for a short time, such as if you are recovering from a surgery. This medication should not be prescribed to alleviate mild pain, or if non-narcotic based medication is just as or more effective. You should not use this medication to treat any pain that occurs every once in a while.

If this medication is used for a long period of time, oxycodone may become addictive which can cause physical or mental dependence. However, for people experiencing continued pain, they should not be fearful of oxycodone dependence and should continue using it to alleviate their pain. Mental dependence or addiction is not as likely to occur when the medication is used solely for this use. Physical dependence to the medication can lead to withdrawal side effects if the medication is withdrawn suddenly. Severe withdrawal side effects can usually be blocked by gradual reduction in the dose over a controlled period of time before the treatment is concluded completely.

Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to this medicine or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.

This medication can increase the risk of experiencing a heart attack or a stroke. This is likelier to occur in patients who have already got some form of heart disease. Patients who use this medication for a prolonged period of time may also have an increased risk. You should cease taking this medication and check with your health care provider immediately if you experience any of these heart issues.

A combination of Ibuprofen and oxycodone will increase the effects of alcohol as well as other central nervous system depressants (these are medications that actively make you feel drowsy or less alert). Do not drink any alcoholic drinks and make sure to check with your medical health care provider or dentist before taking any of the medications specified above while using this medication.