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Oxycodone Immediate-Release (IR) 5 mg

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Oxycodone is a semisynthetic opiate partial agonist derived from the opioid alkaloid, thebaine. Oxycodone is used to control moderate to severe pain. It is available as immediate release tablets (IR), extended release (ER), and in combination with acetaminophen. Oxycodone undergoes low first-pass metabolism and has a higher bioavailability (60%-87%) compared with morphine. It is slightly more potent than morphine (Oral Oxycodone is roughly 1.5 times more potent than oral morphine).


Therapeutic Fields​

Oxycodone Immediate-release
Fast Relief of Acute Pain
Oxycodone + Acetaminophen

Acute pain relief


Fast onset of action

Oxycodone endofar

For initial dose in opioid naive patients

Clinical Research


Oral OXYCODONE is as effective as IV Morphine Sulfate (MS) in Management of Acute Pain Following limb trauma


Based on clinical trial performed in 2018 there was no significant difference between the two groups regarding decrease in pain within the 0, 30 and 60 minutes after administration of either 5mg IV MS or 5mg oral oxycodone. Drowsiness was reported more frequently in MS group after 30 minutes. Eight participants asked for rescue analgesic in MS group, while only one patient asked for more analgesia in oxycodone group. Other adverse effects were similar in both groups.​


Calculating Total Daily Dose of OXYCODONE for Safer Dosage

Calculating total daily doses of opioids is important to appropriately and effectively prescribe, manage, and taper opioid medications. Patients prescribed higher opioid dosages are at higher risk of overdose death. The daily dose calculating of new opioid is as follows


Total Daily Dose of New Opioid


The obtained total daily dose divided by 2 is for OXYCODONE ER and divided by 4 is for OXYCODONE IR.These dose conversions are estimated and cannot account for all individual differences in genetics and pharmacokinetics.

Oxycodone Immediate-release

Infants ≤ 6 months:

Oral Initial dose: 0.025 to 0.05 mg/ kg/ dose every 4 to 6 hours as needed.

Infants> 6 months, Children:

Patient weight <50 kg: Initial dose: 0.1 to 0.2 mg/ kg/ dose every 4 to 6 hours as needed.


Patient weight 2:50 kg. Initial dose: 5 to 10 mg every 4 to 6 hours as needed.


Oxycodone Chart


5 – 15 min

Half life

3.2 , 4 h

Maximum Dose

320 mg / day

Recommended dose of ER Cap oxycodone base is 288 mg/ day and 9mg oxycodone based equivalent to 10mg oxycodone hydrochloride.


  • Hypersensitivity to oxycodone or other
  • Patients with circulatory shock and
  • Significant respiratory depression, acute or severe bronchial asthma, moderate to severe sleep-disorder
  • Known or suspected paralytic ileus and gastrointestinal
  • not recommended during pregnancy and breast

Warning and Precautions

  • Use with caution: in CNS depression, Severe hypotension, Respiratory depression, Seizures, Constipation, Mental health conditions, Obesity, Thyroid dysfunction, adrenal insufficiency, Prostatic hyperplasia/urinary stricture, acute alcoholism, underlying GI disorders, difficulty in swallow, Pancreatic and Biliary disease, Head trauma, Hepatic and renal impairment G6PD deficiency.
  • Cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibitors: The concomitant use may result in an increase in oxycodone plasma
  • Hepatotoxicity: Most of the cases of liver injury are associated with the use of Acetaminophen at doses that exceed 4g/day in
  • Skin reactions: Discontinue therapy at the first appearance of skin rash.

Drug Interactions

  • Risk X: Abametapir, Azelastine (Nasal), Bromperidol, Eluxadoline, Fusidic Acid, MAOls, opioids (Mixed Agonist/ Antagonist), Orphenadrine, paraldehyde, Samidorphan,
  • SSRls, SNRls, MAOls, 5-HT1, 3 receptor antagonists, Buspirone, Dextromethorphan, Lithium, Cyclobenzaprine, linezolid, John’s wort: concomitant use may cause serotonin syndrome.
  • CNS depressants (other opioid analgesics, general anesthetics, phenothiazines, tranquilizers, centrally-acting anti-emetics, sedative hypnotics and alcohol): concomitant use may cause hypotension, respiratory depression, coma and

Side Effects

  • Drowsiness, headache, dizziness, Pruritus, Nausea, constipation, vomiting, Fever,

Clinical Study
Clinical Study




Based on randomized controlled trial in patients with opiate dependence, Self-reported opiate craving was assessed as the peak craving during the prior 24 hours measured on a 0-100 mm visual analogue scale. Statistically significant reductions in craving were reported for comparisons between BUP and BUP-naloxone groups versus placebo at all post-baseline time points.



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