Oxycodone is prescribed to treat people who have severe pain.

Formulation – Oxycodone is formulated using Colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, crospovidone, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, pregelatinized corn starch, and stearic acid.

Oxycodone is a drug that belongs to the Narcotic analgesics drug class, and it has been found useful in additional to its main prescribed use to treat Chronic Pain and Pain. If any side effects are caused by this drug a range of alternative drugs, listed further down this guide, may be prescribed.

Side Effects / Precautions

The side effects that can be experienced when taking Oxycodone include drowsiness, headache, dizziness, tired feeling, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, dry mouth.

Oxycodone does have side effects as mentioned above, and if you experience any of the above side effects, you should consult a doctor or medical professional immediately. As a precaution you should also have a discussion with your doctor to see if this drug is suitable for you if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.


Tramadol – One of the many different alternative drugs that you may be prescribed is this one, and it is a drug that has been found to be a good alternative should you be suffering from chronic pain. There are several other alternatives you could be prescribed by your doctor for that condition and they are Cymbalta, Percocet, duloxetine, morphine, fentanyl, OxyContin, Dilaudid, methadone, Ultram, hydromorphone.

Ibuprofen – Should you be suffering from pain and you are suffering any side effects then this drug is one alternative you could or may be prescribed. Should you be found to be intolerable then you will find there are several other alternatives available including acetaminophen, naproxen, Tylenol, aspirin , amitriptyline, hydrocodone, Percocet, clonidine, Norco.