Oxycodone HCL Medication Information
Oxycodone hydrochloride (or oxycodone HCl) is an active ingredient found in many prescription pain medications. It is available by itself (in both short- and long-acting products) or in combination with other active ingredients. However, because oxycodone HCl is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information on oxycodone HCl medication before starting treatment with this drug.
For example, you may not be able to take oxycodone HCl if you have certain medical conditions, such as epilepsy, liver disease, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Also, you may not be able to safely use oxycodone HCl if you are currently taking certain medications (including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and non-prescription medications).
Although most people do not experience problems with this medication, oxycodone HCl can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include nausea, drowsiness, and headaches. Oxycodone medications come in tablet, capsule, liquid, or extended-release tablet forms. For more information on these medications, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
(Click Oxycodone for a more in-depth look at important information on oxycodone HCl. This article discusses how oxycodone HCl works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take this medication.)