"Oxycod apap tab 5-325 mg" means 5 milligrams of oxycodone and 325 milligrams of acetaminophen. This one of the generic forms of the drug called Percocet, according to Rxlist.com.Continue Reading
Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever that is frequently paired with acetaminophen. When combined acetaminophen heightens the effects of the oxycodone. This medication is used to treat moderate to severe pain. When used for extended periods of time, it requires tapering to decrease the effects of withdrawal because it is habit-forming.
In terms of their chemistry, oxycodone is a semisynthetic opioid analgesic. Acetaminophen is a synthetic, non-opiate, centrally acting analgesic derived from p-aminophenol. This combination of drugs comes in different strengths to treat different types of pain. Use this medication only as needed, and follow the doctor's instructions carefully.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins
Percocet contains a combination of acetaminophen and oxycodone, whereas Percodan contains a combination of aspirin and oxycodone. The difference between including acetaminophen or aspirin is the major difference between these medications. Drugs.com explains that acetaminophen increases the effects of oxycodone but has less potency as a pain reliever in its own right, while aspirin reduces substances in the body that cause pain, fever and inflammation.Full Answer >
As of 2015, information on oxycodone apap 5 - 325 milligram tablets, marketed as Percocet 5/325, is available at EverydayHealth.com and Drugs.com, according to the websites. The drug contains oxycodone, a powerful opium-derived narcotic pain reliever, combined with acetaminophen, or apap, which intensifies oxycodone's effectiveness.Full Answer >
A prescription is required for hydrocodone, including hydrocodone with acetaminophen or APAP, because it is an opioid, or narcotic, pain medication, states Everyday Health. This medication is used to treat moderate-to-severe pain and can cause slow or shallow breathing. Misuse of this medication can result in death.Full Answer >
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.Full Answer >