- Oxycodone oral tablet is available as brand-name drugs and as a generic drug. Brand names: Oxaydo, Roxicodone, Roxybond, OxyContin.
- Oxycodone comes in five forms: immediate-release tablet, extended-release tablet, immediate-release capsule, extended-release capsule, and solution. All forms are taken by mouth.
- Oxycodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults.
Oxycodone 30mg is a prescription drug. It comes in five forms:
- immediate-release tablet
- extended-release tablet
- immediate-release capsule
- extended-release capsule
All forms of this drug are oral, which means they’re taken by mouth. (Immediate-release drugs are released into the bloodstream right away. Extended-release drugs are released into the bloodstream slowly over time.)
Oxycodone immediate-release tablets are available as the brand-name drugs Oxaydo, Roxicodone, and Roxybond. Oxycodone extended-release tablets are available as the brand-name drug OxyContin.
Oxycodone 30mg immediate-release tablets are available as generic drugs. There is no generic version of the extended-release tablets. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in every strength or form as the brand-name drug.
Oxycodone may be used as part of a combination therapy. This means you may need to take it with other medications.
Oxycodone is a controlled substance. That means it can only be used under a doctor’s close supervision.
Why it’s used
Oxycodone 30mg is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It can be used short term or long term, depending on your condition.
How it works
Oxycodone 30mg belongs to a class of drugs called opioid agonists. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.
Oxycodone is similar to a group of natural substances in the brain called endorphins. These substances work to decrease the pain messages that your body sends to your brain. By mimicking these substances, oxycodone decreases the amount of pain your brain thinks you’re having.
Oxycodone oral tablet may cause drowsiness. This is more likely to occur when you first start taking it or when your dosage is changed. Do not drive, use heavy machinery, or perform any dangerous tasks until you know how this drug affects you.
Oxycodone can also cause other side effects.
More common side effects
The adult side effects for this drug can vary from the side effects for children.
Adult side effects for oxycodone can include:
- nausea and vomiting
- weakness or lack of energy
- severe itching
- dry mouth
- trouble falling or staying asleep
- itching of the skin
Children’s side effects for oxycodone (the extended-release tablets only) can include:
- nausea and vomiting
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Serious side effects
Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 if your symptoms feel life-threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency. Serious side effects and their symptoms can include the following: