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1. Name & class of drug – generic and trade name.

GENERIC NAME: Oxycodone hydrochloride

BRAND NAME: OxyContin, Percolone, Endocodone, OxyFAST, Roxicodone

CLASSIFICATION: CNS agent, narcotic (opiate)agonist, analgesic

2. Dose range and routes for adult & geriatric client.


DOSING: (tablets) 5mg, 15mg, 30mg; (oxycontin) 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg, 160mg sustained release tablets; (oral
sol’n) 5mg/ 5ml, 20mg/ml

3. Purpose prescribed. Underline reason your client is prescribed drug.

THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS: active against moderate to moderately severe pain. Appears to be more effective in relief of acute
than long-standing pain

USES: moderate to moderately severe pain such as bursitis, dislocations, simple fractures and other injuries, neuralgia. Relieve
post-op, postextractional, postpartum pain.

4. Major side effects & drug interactions.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: alcohol and CNS depressants add to CNS depressant activity
HERBAL: St. John’s Wort may increase sedation

SIDE EFFECTS: sedation, constipation,

5. Nursing Implications & teaching.

• May be habit forming

• Avoid potentially hazardous activities while using this med
• Do not drink alcohol while taking this med, increases risk of liver damage
• Check with Dr before taking OTC drugs for colds, stomach distress, allergies, insomnia or pain
• Inform surgeon or dentist you are taking this med before any surgical procedures are done