acetaminophen, and oxycodone

Whats up student nurses? I have the acetaminophenoxcodone Med cards done. It is in the same format as before and has the generic information filled in that is not specific to the situation.


A few things I would like to say about these drugs is that they both are for pain but are varied widely in the pain levels that they treat. If a person would have high 9/10 or 10/10 pain levels the acetaminophen would be extremely dangerous and toxic to the liver at the level needed to treat that pain. On the other hand a strong opioid like oxycodone would cause excessive and unneeded CNS depression for mild pain levels and the small dose may not be available to give PO at the therapeutic range needed for that level. Just a quick thought, I hope this is useful to you.

– Peter

My friend brought it to my attention that Percocet is a mix of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Please take a note of this and I will change it later today.


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  1. Hey Peter I noticed that in the oxycodone med card you are using Percocet as a brand name for oxycodone. I’d like to clarify that Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen, which can be found in Appendix B of the drug guide. This came to my attention during CEC when I pulled Percocet from the Pyxis and one of the instructors pointed out that administering Percocet for oxycodone would actually be a drug error. Oxycontin could still be a brand name/generic for oxycodone because it is an extended release tablet without another drug combination. Hope this helps!


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