What Are the Side Effects of Oxycocet?

Side effects of the drug Oxycocet include lightheadedness, drowsiness, dizziness and stomach upset. Nausea, vomiting and constipation may also occur, according to WebMD. Serious side effects include slow or shallow breathing, severe drowsiness and dizziness.

Oxycocet is a narcotic analgesic. It is the Canadian brand name of Percocet, a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen, according to About.com. Oxycocet is used to relieve moderate to severe pain, states Drugs.com. The acetaminophen in the combination works synergistically with the oxycodone to increase its pain-relieving ability.

This medication should be used with caution by people taking certain medications. Those medications include central nervous system depressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, tricyclic antidepressants, Naltrexone and Zidovudine, according to About.com.

Oxycocet should also be used with caution in people with certain medical conditions, including alcohol or drug abuse, colitis, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders and kidney or liver disease, according to Drugs.com. Those who have breathing disorders like asthma and COPD, a bowel obstruction, a colostomy or ileostomy, or emotional problems should use Oxycocet under close supervision.

The medication should be taken as prescribed, as an overdose can result in serious bodily injury or death, according to Drugs.com. Overdose symptoms include slow or shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, appetite loss, abdominal pain, yellowing of skin or eyes and dark urine, according to WebMD.