I have a pink pill that has 20 on one side and oxn on the other side what is this?
- 8 Mar 2014 by dicey33
- 8 March 2014
Each pink, oblong, controlled release tablet with a film coating, marked "OXN" on one side and "20" on the other contains 20 mg oxycodone hydrochloride and 10 mg naloxone hydrochloride.
Brand name: Targin.
This combination medication contains two active ingredients: oxycodone and naloxone. Oxycodone belongs to the group of medications known as opioid analgesics (narcotic pain relievers). Naloxone belongs to a group of medications known as opiate antagonists and is used to lessen the constipation caused by oxycodone. This combination is used to treat moderate to severe pain in adults who require 24-hour pain relief for several days or more.
Oxycodone decreases pain by working on the central nervous system. Naloxone works by blocking receptors in the gut that slow the elimination of the stool. This medication relieves pain for up to 12 hours.
The usual recommended dose of oxycodone - naloxone is one tablet taken by mouth every 12 hours. This medication should be started at a low dose and gradually increased as needed for further relief.
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