Generic Name: ibuprofen and oxycodone (eye byoo PROE fen and ox i KOE done)Brand Names: Combunox
Oxycodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers.
Ibuprofen is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.
The combination of ibuprofen and oxycodone is used short-term to relieve moderate to severe pain.
Ibuprofen and oxycodone may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.What is the most important information I should know about ibuprofen and oxycodone?
Ibuprofen can increase your risk of heart attack or stroke. Do not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG). Seek emergency medical help if you have chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.
Ibuprofen can also increase your risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines. These conditions can be fatal and can occur without warning at any time while you are taking ibuprofen. Call your doctor at once if you have black, bloody, or tarry stools, or if you cough up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.Oxycodone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person this medicine was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking ibuprofen and oxycodone. Alcohol may increase your risk of stomach bleeding while taking ibuprofen.
Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ibuprofen and oxycodone?Do not use this medication if you are allergic to oxycodone or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or if you have severe or uncontrolled asthma, or a stomach condition called paralytic ileus. Oxycodone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person this medicine was prescribed for. Never share this medication with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
Taking ibuprofen can increase your risk of life-threatening heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. Do not use this medicine just before or after having heart bypass surgery (also called coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
Ibuprofen can also increase your risk of serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and can occur without warning at any time while you are taking ibuprofen.Do not use this medication if you are allergic to ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or other NSAIDs such as Aleve, Orudis, Indocin, Lodine, Voltaren, Toradol, Mobic, Relafen, Feldene, and others.
Before using ibuprofen and oxycodone, tell your doctor if you have:
heart disease, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, or a history of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot;
asthma or other breathing disorders;
a history of head injury or brain tumor;
epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
stomach or intestinal disorder, history of stomach ulcer or bleeding;
underactive thyroid, a pancreas disorder, or Addison's disease or other adrenal gland disorder;
curvature of the spine;
an enlarged prostate or problems with urination; or
mental illness or a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take ibuprofen and oxycodone.FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby, and could cause breathing problems or addiction/withdrawal symptoms in a newborn. Taking ibuprofen during the last 3 months of pregnancy may harm the unborn baby. Do not take ibuprofen and oxycodone during pregnancy unless your doctor has told you to. Ibuprofen and oxycodone may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the effects of this medicine.
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.Drink 6 to 8 full glasses of water daily to help prevent constipation while you are taking ibuprofen and oxycodone. Ask your doctor about ways to increase the fiber in your diet. Do not use a stool softener (laxative) without first asking your doctor.
If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using ibuprofen and oxycodone.Store ibuprofen and oxycodone at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Keep track of how many tablets have been used from each new bottle of this medicine. Oxycodone is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription.
See also: Ibuprofen and oxycodone dosage in more detail
Since ibuprofen and oxycodone is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, pinpoint pupils, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), black or bloody stools, coughing up blood, urinating less than usual or not at all, confusion, ringing in your ears, fainting, weak pulse, slow heart rate, coma, blue lips, shallow breathing, or no breathing.
chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
black, bloody, or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee ground;
swelling or rapid weight gain;
shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;
confusion, feeling light-headed, fainting;
easy bruising or bleeding;
nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; or
fever, headache, neck stiffness, chills, increased sensitivity to light, purple spots on the skin, and/or seizure (convulsions).
Less serious side effects include:
headache, dizziness, drowsiness;
mild nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea;
blurred vision; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Usual Adult Dose for Pain:
1 tablet every 6 hours as necessaryNot to exceed 4 tablets in a 24 hour periodDuration of therapy not to exceed 7 days
Usual Pediatric Dose for Pain:
14 to 17 years:1 tablet every 6 hours as necessaryNot to exceed 4 tablets in any 24-hour periodDuration of therapy not to exceed 7 days
Also tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon) or imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil);
an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and others;
an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), and others;
lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
a bronchodilator (such as Atrovent, Spiriva), diuretics (water pills), steroid medicines, or blood thinners;
methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
atropine (Donnatal), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop); or
bowel or bladder medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin), tolterodine (Detrol) and others;
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with ibuprofen and oxycodone. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.