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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 wil46, Community Member, asks

Q: what is maximum daily dosage of oxycodone for adult

i am taking 100 mg. a day and wonder what is the max for an adult.


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Cort, Health Guide
8/19/09 11:23am

The question as I understand it isn't necessarily the amount of oxycodone that you're taking but the amount of acetaminophen that's often comes with the drug. In general - and it appears this may be coming down - the maximum amount of acetaminophen a  healthy person with no liver problems should take is 4 mgs a day.


If you're not taking oxycodone with acetaminophen then the maximum allowed amount can be quite high. There is a tablet of oxycodone that contains 160 mgs. of the drug. I don't know the maximum daily dose of the drug; it depends on possibility of being addicted, etc. Your pharmacist might be a good resource for that.

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By wil46, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/02/14, First Published: 08/18/09