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What are the side effects of oxycodone hydrochloride?

An allergic reaction to oxycodone hydrochloride can cause swelling of your face, lips, tongue, and throat, making it difficult to breathe. You may notice a rash or hives as well. Contact your doctor and get immediate medical attention if you experience any of these symptoms.

Serious side effects that warrant calling your doctor are:

  • shallow breathing
  • slow heartbeat
  • seizure (convulsions
  • cold, clammy skin
  • confusion
  • severe weakness or dizziness
  • feeling light-headed or faint

Contact your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms occur. Not so serious side effects, but bothersome and more likely to occur, are:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • loss of appetite
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • feeling tired
  • dry mouth
  • sweating
  • itching

Talk to your doctor about ways to treat these symptoms.

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