What is Tylox?Tylox is a pain medication that is used for moderate to moderately severe pain. Tylox contains two medications, acetaminophen (Tylenol) and oxycodone.
What is the most important information I should know about Tylox?Tylox can produce drug dependence, which can potentially lead to abuse. You should inform your doctor and seek help if you feel that you are becoming dependent on Tylox.
If you are allergic or sensitive to sulfites, inform your doctor since allergic reactions may occur if you take Tylox.
You should use caution when performing potentially hazardous tasks such as driving a car or operating machinery. Tylox may impair your mental and/or physical abilities. This effect may be enhanced if you are taking other medications that can also impair your mental or physical abilities.
Who should not take Tylox?Do not take Tylox if you are allergic or sensitive to any of its ingredients.
What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Tylox?Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Tylox. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have a history of liver or kidney problems, head injury, hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland), adrenal gland problems (Addison's disease), prostate problems, sulfite allergy, or a history of alcoholism or drug abuse.
What is the usual dosage?The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.
Adults: The usual dose is one capsule by mouth every 6 hours as needed for pain.
How should I take Tylox?Take Tylox exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not adjust the dose or use Tylox for longer than recommended.
What should I avoid while taking Tylox?Avoid drinking alcohol or taking any other medications that can impair your physical and mental awareness. Use caution when performing potentially hazardous tasks such as driving a car or operating machinery.
Avoid taking any other medications that contain acetaminophen without first talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Tylox?If Tylox is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tylox with the following: alcohol, anticholinergics, central nervous system (CNS) depressants, general anesthetics, phenothiazines, tranquilizers, other narcotics, or sedative-hypnotics.
What are the possible side effects of Tylox?Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.
Side effects may include: lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, euphoria, constipation, nausea, vomiting, skin rash, itching
Can I receive Tylox if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?The effects of Tylox during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Tylox?If you miss a dose of Tylox, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.
How should I store Tylox?Store at room temperature.
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