Oxycodone & Acetaminophen

Other Names

Percocet®, Tylox®, Roxicet®, Magnacet®, Primlev®, Xolox® (There may be other names for this medication.)

How Do I Take This Medication?

The combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen comes as a tablet or a capsule. Take it with a full glass of water. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Why Am I Taking This Medication?

Oxycodone/acetaminophen is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.

How Does It Work?

Oxycodone is an opioid (narcotic) analgesic. It works by decreasing the brain and nervous system’s response to pain. Acetaminophen relieves fever and pain and it is not an opioid.

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