Before Using This Medicine
Do not stop taking Tylox suddenly if you have been taking it continuously for
more than 5 to 7 days. Stopping suddenly could cause withdrawal symptoms and make
you feel uncomfortable. Your doctor may want to gradually reduce your dose.
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous
activities. Oxycodone may cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you experience
drowsiness or dizziness, avoid these activities.
Avoid alcohol while taking Tylox. Alcohol may increase the drowsiness and
dizziness caused by Tylox and could be dangerous. Also, acetaminophen can be toxic
to your liver when taken with as little as 2 drinks of alcohol.
Also avoid sleeping pills, tranquilizers, sedatives, and antihistamines except
under the supervision of your doctor. These medications also may cause dangerous
Acetaminophen and oxycodone may cause constipation. Drink plenty of water (six to
eight full glasses a day) to lessen this side effect. Increasing the amount of fiber
in your diet can also help to alleviate constipation.
Never take more Tylox than is prescribed for you. If your pain is not
being adequately treated, talk to your doctor.
Watch the acetaminophen content of other over-the-counter and prescription products
while taking this medication. Do not take more than a total of 4 grams (4000 mg)
of acetaminophen per day.