Combunox
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(Oxycodone / Ibuprofen)

Combunox (Oxycodone / Ibuprofen)

Prescription only

Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen)

Prescription only
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Treats moderate to severe pain.

Combunox (Oxycodone / Ibuprofen) is a strong pain reliever that also lowers inflammation, but it can't be used more than seven days.

Treats moderate to severe pain.

Percocet (Oxycodone / Acetaminophen) is the strongest prescription combination pain medicine for as needed pain relief, but make sure you don't take too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) to avoid liver problems or death.

Upsides
  • The ibuprofen in Combunox (Oxycodone / Ibuprofen) helps lower inflammation and pain. Since it's not an opioid, it reduces the amount of narcotics you'll need to use to treat your pain.
  • Oxycodone and ibuprofen well work together to relieve short-term muscle and bone-related pain.
  • Can be used to treat moderate to severe pain accompanied by a fever.
  • Combination pain medicine with an opioid component (oxycodone) and non-opioid component (acetaminophen or Tylenol) that takes advantage of different modes of pain relieve in a single pill.
  • Provides quick relief for moderate to severe pain to improve quality of life.
  • Generally considered stronger than Norco or other combination pain medicine for treating pain.
  • Good for as-needed, short-term use, but may be helpful to manage more long-term pain problems if used at the appropriate doses and intervals.
  • Lower rates of misuse compared to pure opioid medicines.
  • Can help you fall asleep easier.
Downsides
  • Combunox (Oxycodone / Ibuprofen) can only be used for short-term pain, less than seven days.
  • Isn't used to treat arthritis pain or other long-term causes of pain.
  • Can have side effects caused by both medications.
  • There are a lot of medical conditions that'll prevent you from taking this medication, so you'll need to check with your doctor if it's safe for you to take.
  • It's a dangerous medication for pregnant women.
  • Dizziness and drowsiness is common, but your body may adjust.
  • Everyone will get constipation - always stay hydrated and take stool softener or stimulant on days you're taking Percocet if you need.
  • All opioid containing medicines have the risk of physical dependence and possibility of withdrawal when used long-term.
  • The non-opioid part of Percocet, acetaminophen (Tylenol), has a high risk of liver failure and death if you take more than the maximum daily dose. Be very careful.
  • Relies on the users to be aware of how much acetaminophen (Tylenol) they are using since it is a very common ingredient in many prescription and non-prescription pain medicines.
  • Avoid alcohol.
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  • Oral solution
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Side effects
5possible side effects
  • Nausea
    9%
  • Somnolence
    7%
  • Vomiting
    5%
  • Dizziness
    5%
  • Sweat
    2%
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Risks and warnings
  • Death from overdose

    Children age 18 and younger

  • Tolerance, dependence, and addiction

    Taking more than the prescribed dose

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Heart attack or stroke

    History of heart attack

    ...and 6 more risk factors

  • Stomach bleeding

    History of stomach bleeding or ulcers

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Bruising or bleeding

    Hemophilia

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • Lowers kidney function

    Kidney Disease

    ...and 6 more risk factors

  • Harm to unborn babies

    Late pregnancy (more than 30 weeks)

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  • Death from liver failure

    Current liver disease

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Death from lack of oxygen to the body (respiratory depression)

    Age 65 or greater

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • Driving impairment

    Taking with alcohol

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Tolerance and dependence

    Taking more than the prescribed dose

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Neonatal withdrawal syndrome

    Long-term use of opioids in mother

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Death from overdose (extended-release tablet)

    Children age 18 and younger

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Low blood pressure

    Age 65 years or older

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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