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Generic Name: OXYCODONE/ASPIRIN - ORAL Pronounced: (ox-ee-KOH-doan/AS-pir-in) Oxycodone-Aspirin Oral Uses
This medication is used to relieve moderate to moderately
severe pain. It contains 2 pain relievers: oxycodone, which is a narcotic, and
aspirin. Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever (opiate-type) that acts on
certain parts of the brain to relieve pain. Aspirin is known as a salicylate
and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking a
certain natural substance in your body to reduce pain and swelling, therefore
making you more comfortable and more able to function normally.
How To Use Oxycodone-Aspirin Oral
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor.
Take it with a full glass (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) of water. Do not lie
down for at least 10 minutes after taking a dose. To help prevent stomach
upset, take it with food or milk. If you have nausea, consult your doctor or
pharmacist about ways t...
Like most of you, I take aspirin daily, 162.5mg (it used to be 325 until my stomach rebelled). Most cardiologists recommend aspirin for heart disease sufferers.
Aspirin works by interfering with the generation of thromboxane A2 (TXA2) which is needed for platelet aggregation (clotting). The COX-1 enzyme acts on arachidonic acid (AA) to produce endoperoxides that in turn produce TXA2. Aspirin interferes with the generation of TXA2 by irreversably acetylating the platelet COX-1 enzyme thereby blocking its access to AA. Because platelets are anucleate , they cannot generate additional COX-1. In the absence of TXA2, platelet aggregation does not occur. Got all that?! Most practitioners prescribe anywhere from 81mg to 325mg for heart patients. Studies such as CURE suggest 81mg is optimal. The ISIS-2 study puts the dose at 162mg (for recent heart attack sufferers) and, frankly, since aspirin is so cheap, many simply make the leap to "more must be better." Ahh, but there are downsi...
Voluntary recalls were issued for specific lots of two opioid pain relievers and one medication for tension headaches. The affected drugs include:
Endocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen), 10/325 mg
Hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 7.5/500 mg
Butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine, 50/325/40 mg
Endocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen) Endo Pharmaceuticals issued the nationwide Endocet recall because a bottle from each of two lots was found to contain some 10/650 mg tablets, which is twice the dosage of acetaminophen on the label. Because of this, consumers may take more than the intended acetaminophen dose. Possible Dangers: Unintentional administration of tablets with increased acetaminophen content may result in liver toxicity, especially in patients on other acetaminophen containing medications, patients with liver dysfunction, or people who consume more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day. Lots: The two lots affected are Lot # 402415NV and Lot # 402426NV. They were distri...
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