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Endone

Active Ingredients:Oxycodone hydrochloride

Follow all directions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist carefully.

They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.

If you do not understand the instructions on the bottle, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.

How much to take

The usual dose is ONE tablet every six hours.

Your doctor may prescribe a different dose for you. Be sure to follow your doctor's directions about when and how to take ENDONE.

How to take it

Swallow ENDONE with a full glass of water.

ENDONE should be taken after meals or with milk.

How long to take it

The length of treatment will depend on your condition. Your doctor will advise you when to stop taking ENDONE.

If you have been using ENDONE for a long period of time and it is no longer needed to control pain DO NOT suddenly stop taking ENDONE. Your doctor may want you to gradually reduce the amount of ENDONE you are taking before stopping completely in order to lessen the risk of withdrawal symptoms.

If you forget to take it

If you forget to take a dose of ENDONE, take the dose as soon as you remember and then go back to taking it as you would normally. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, for example within 2 or 3 hours, skip the missed dose and take the next dose when you are meant to.

Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed.

If you are not sure what to do, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have trouble remembering when to take ENDONE, ask your pharmacist for some hints.

If you take too much (overdose)

Immediately telephone your doctor or the Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26) for advice, or go to the Casualty Department at your nearest hospital, if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much ENDONE, even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.

Keep the telephone numbers for your doctor, the Poisons Information Centre and your nearest hospital handy so that they are accessible in case of an emergency.

If you are not sure what to do, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

If you take an overdose of ENDONE you may start feeling sleepy and may experience difficulty in breathing which could lead to unconsciousness and loss of muscle control. Your heart may stop and death may occur.

Things you must do

Tell all other doctors, dentists and pharmacists who are treating you that you are taking ENDONE.

Remind them that you are taking ENDONE if you are about to be started on any new medicine or before you have any kind of surgery.

Tell your doctor if you become pregnant while taking ENDONE.

Things you must not do

Do not take any other medicines while you are taking ENDONE unless you have discussed this with your doctor.

This includes medicines you can buy without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.

Do not take ENDONE to treat any complaint other than that directed by your doctor.

It may not be safe to take ENDONE for another complaint.

Do not give ENDONE to anyone else, even if their symptoms seem similar.

It may not be safe for another person to take ENDONE.

Do not stop taking ENDONE or lower or increase the dose without first checking with your doctor.

If you stop taking it suddenly, your pain may come back and you may experience some symptoms of withdrawal.

Do not let yourself run out of medicine over the weekend or on holidays.

Things to be careful of

Be careful when drinking alcohol while you are taking ENDONE.

The combination could make you more dizzy, sleepy or light-headed than usual. Your doctor may suggest you avoid alcohol while you are taking ENDONE.

Be careful driving or operating machinery until you know how ENDONE affects you.

ENDONE may cause drowsiness, sleepiness or dizziness in some people and affect alertness. Make sure you know how you react to ENDONE before you drive or operate machinery.

People over 65 years have a higher risk of getting side effects from medicines.

Families and carers should be aware that these people might become confused while taking ENDONE. Special care may be needed.

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