Oxycodone

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Introduction

Oxycodone is an opioid analgesic of similar potency to morphine.

LogoKeyPointsBox.pngTake great care in prescribing and administering, as patients have had (fatal) respiratory arrest when the dose of OxyContin®(oxycodone MR) they are stable on has been substituted by a normal absorption oral form of oxycodone.

Clinical Use

Indications

Administration

Oral Slow release compound (oxycontin) designed for b.d. dosing, with normal oxycodone for breakthrough pain (oxynorm)

IV

S/C

Clinical Issues

Toxicity

Contra-indications

Cautions and Interactions

Side effects

Special advice

Pharmacology

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