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What are the side effects of oxycodone?

Serious side effects of oxycodone include shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, seizure (convulsions), cold and clammy skin, confusion, severe weakness or dizziness and feeling lightheaded or faint. Call your doctor immediately if you have any of these symptoms. Side effects that are less serious, but bothersome and more likely to occur, include: nausea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite, dizziness, headache, feeling tired, dry mouth, sweating or itching. Talk to your doctor about ways to treat these symptoms. An allergic reaction to oxycodone can cause swelling of your face, lips, tongue and throat, making it difficult to breathe. You may notice a rash or hives as well. Call 911 to get immediate medical help if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction.

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