Tylox

Generic Name: Acetaminophen

  • What is this medication and its most common uses?

    Tylox is a medicine used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Tylox contains two medicines that work in two different ways to relieve your pain: acetaminophen and oxycodone.

    Tylox is a federally controlled substance because it has abuse potential.

  • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

    How does this medication work?

    Oxycodone works in your central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and affects the way your body responds to pain. Acetaminophen blocks certain substances in your body that are involved in causing pain and fever.

    What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

    What: Tylox has been shown to help relieve pain.

    When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you take Tylox exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.

    How do I know it is working?

    You may feel an improvement in your pain. This is a good indicator that the medicine is working. Your healthcare provider may also ask you questions from time to time to assess how well your symptoms are controlled with treatment.

  • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

    The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

    Acetaminophen (a component of Tylox) can cause serious, life-threatening liver problems. The risk of liver problems may be increased in people who have existing liver disease or drink alcohol while taking Tylox. Do not take more than 4000 milligrams (mg) of acetaminophen a day or take more than one product that contains acetaminophen. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you took more than 4000 mg of acetaminophen in a day.

    More common side effects may include: lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting.

    Less common side effects may include:

    Serious allergic reactions with symptoms such as skin rash, blisters, fever, itching, trouble breathing, or swelling of your face or throat.

    Tylox has abuse potential. If you have concerns, talk to your healthcare provider for more information about abuse and addiction. Do not share Tylox with others and take steps to protect Tylox from theft or misuse.

  • Who should not take this medication?

    Do not take Tylox if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

  • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

    Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Tylox. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have a head injury or brain problem; liver, kidney, stomach, or thyroid problems; adrenal gland problems (such as Addison's disease); problems urinating or an enlarged prostate; a history of drug or alcohol addiction, or a family history of these problems; or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

    Adults: The usual dose is one capsule every 6 hours, as needed for pain.

    Your healthcare provider may adjust your dose as needed, until the desired effect is achieved.

  • How should I take this medication?

    Take Tylox exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose without first talking to your healthcare provider.

  • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

    Do not drink alcohol or take prescription or over-the-counter medicines that contain alcohol while you are taking Tylox.

    Do not drive a car, operate machinery, or engage in other dangerous activities until you know how Tylox affects you.

    Do not take more than 4000 mg of acetaminophen a day.

  • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

    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 healthcare provider before combining Tylox with the following: alcohol, anticholinergic agents (such as ipratropium and oxybutynin), or other medicines that may make you sleepy (such as alprazolam, chlorpromazine, or morphine).

  • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Tylox during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

    If you miss a dose of Tylox, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store this medication?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from moisture.

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