In people that are not tolerant of opioids, a single dose of 40 milligrams or a total daily dose of 80 milligrams of oxycodone has the potential to cause fatal respiratory depression, according to DailyMed. While oxycodone is manufactured in 80 milligram controlled-release tablets, these larger doses are intended only for use in people who are opioid tolerant, as they too can cause fatal respiratory depression.Continue Reading
Additionally, oxycodone controlled-release tablets are intended to be swallowed whole and not crushed or chewed, according to DailyMed. Doing so can also cause an overdose on oxycodone even in those people who would otherwise be tolerant of the larger dose.
Oxycodone is a powerful analgesic pain reliever that is prescribed for people who require relief from moderate to severe pain, according to DailyMed. Oxycodone is addictive and should never be used unless prescribed by a medical doctor to treat a current condition. Common side effects to taking oxycodone include a feeling of relaxation, euphoria, constipation, vomiting, dizziness, sweating, confusion and respiratory depression.
Oxycodone is a controlled substance and is often a target for theft, according to DailyMed. For this reason and for the safety of others, always dispose of unused oxycodone in a safe manner to prevent abuse.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins
The intravenous administration of more than 30 milligrams of morphine sulphate, or morphine, to a normal adult is likely to cause serious toxic effects, including death, according to DailyMed. However, because morphine is an opiate, determining a standard lethal dose is difficult.Full Answer >
The active ingredient pseudoephedrine hydrochloride (HCL) with a dosage strength of 30 milligrams is used as a nasal decongestant, notes the United States National Institutes of Health's DailyMed. This medication functions by constricting the blood vessels to reduce inflammation and respiratory blockage.Full Answer >
The active ingredients of Cheratussin are 100 milligrams of guaifenesin and 10 milligrams of codeine phosphate, according to DailyMed. These active ingredients are contained in an oral suspension. Inactive ingredients include alcohol, caramel, citric acid, saccharin sodium, FD&C red #40, flavor, glycerin, menthol racemic, purified water, sodium benzoate and sorbitol solution.Full Answer >
Percocet 5/325 milligrams is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen used to relieve moderate-to-severe pain, explains Drugs.com. While oxycodone is an opioid pain medication, acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of oxycodone.Full Answer >