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Oxynorm Respiratory Failure Side Effects

Oxynorm Respiratory Failure Side Effect Reports


The following Oxynorm Respiratory Failure side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Respiratory Failure, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Oxynorm or it might take time to develop.



Coma, Respiratory Failure

This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a health professional from FRANCE. A 89-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pain. The patient was prescribed Oxynorm Capsules 20 Mg (dosage: 20 Mg, Qid), which was started on Sep 11, 2007. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Duragesic-100 (100 Mcg, Daily)
When starting to take Oxynorm Capsules 20 Mg the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Coma
  • Respiratory Failure
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Oxynorm Capsules 20 Mg.
Bronchial Secretion Retention, Respiratory Failure, Sopor

This Respiratory Failure Oxynorm Capsules 5 Mg side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from on Aug 23, 2007. A Female , 84 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Oxynorm Capsules 5 Mg. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Bronchial Secretion Retention
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sopor
. Oxynorm Capsules 5 Mg dosage: 5 Mg, Daily. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Levothyrox (100 Mcg, Daily)
  • Xanax (.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Imovane (7.5 Mg, Unk)
  • Paroxetine Hcl (40 Mg, Unk)
  • Augmentin '125' (Unk, Unk)
Bradycardia, Bradypnoea, Hypotension, Respiratory Failure, Somnolence

This is a Oxynorm Liquid(oxycodone Hydrochloride) Oral Solution side effect report of a 75-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from IRELAND, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Oxynorm Liquid(oxycodone Hydrochloride) Oral Solution (dosage:5 Ml Bid, start time: Nov 18, 2005), combined with:
  • Zydol
  • Augmentin '125'
  • Amoxicillin Trihydrate
  • Exelon
  • Senokot
  • Effexor Xr
  • Paralief
  • Risperdal
, and developed a serious reaction and a Respiratory Failure side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Bradycardia
  • Bradypnoea
  • Hypotension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Somnolence
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Oxynorm Liquid(oxycodone Hydrochloride) Oral Solution treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Respiratory Failure.


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Oxynorm Respiratory Failure Causes and Reviews


What is respiratory failure?

Respiratory failure is a condition in which your blood doesn't have enough oxygen or has too much carbon dioxide. Sometimes you can have both problems.

When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen. The oxygen passes into your blood, which carries it to your organs. Your organs, such as your heart and brain, need this oxygen-rich blood to work well.

Another part of breathing is removing the carbon dioxide from the blood and breathing it out. Having too much carbon dioxide in your blood can harm your organs.

What causes respiratory failure?

Conditions that affect your breathing can cause respiratory failure. These conditions may affect the muscles, nerves, bones, or tissues that support breathing. Or they may affect the lungs directly. These conditions include

  • Lung diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, and pulmonary embolism
  • Conditions that affect the nerves and muscles that control breathing, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, and stroke
  • Problems with the spine, such as scoliosis (a curve in the spine). They can affect the bones and muscles used for breathing.
  • Damage to the tissues and ribs around the lungs. An injury to the chest can cause this damage.
  • Drug or alcohol overdose
  • Inhalation injuries, such as from inhaling smoke (from fires) or harmful fumes
What are the symptoms of respiratory failure?

The symptoms of respiratory failure depend on the cause and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your blood.

A low oxygen level in the blood can cause shortness of breath and air hunger (the feeling that you can't breathe in enough air). Your skin, lips, and fingernails may also have a bluish color. A high carbon dioxide level can cause rapid breathing and confusion.

Some people who have respiratory failure may become very sleepy or lose consciousness. They also may have arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). You may have these symptoms if your brain and heart are not getting enough oxygen.

How is respiratory failure diagnosed?

Your health care provider will diagnose respiratory failure based on

  • Your medical history
  • A physical exam, which often includes
    • Listening to your lungs to check for abnormal sounds
    • Listening to your heart to check for arrhythmia
    • Looking for a bluish color on your skin, lips, and fingernails
  • Diagnostic tests, such as
    • Pulse oximetry, a small sensor that uses a light to measure how much oxygen is in your blood. The sensor goes on the end of your finger or on your ear.
    • Arterial blood gas test, a test that measures the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in your blood. The blood sample is taken from an artery, usually in your wrist.

Once you are diagnosed with respiratory failure, your provider will look for what is causing it. Tests for this often include a chest x-ray. If your provider thinks you may have arrhythmia because of the respiratory failure, you may have an EKG (electrocardiogram). This is simple, painless test that detects and records your heart's electrical activity.

What are the treatments for respiratory failure?

Treatment for respiratory failure depends on

  • Whether it is acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing)
  • How severe it is
  • What is causing it

Acute respiratory failure can be a medical emergency. You may need treatment in intensive care unit at a hospital. Chronic respiratory failure can often be treated at home. But if your chronic respiratory failure is severe, you might need treatment in a long-term care center.

One of the main goals of treatment is to get oxygen to your lungs and other organs and remove carbon dioxide from your body. Another goal is to treat the cause of the condition. Treatments may include

  • Oxygen therapy, through a nasal cannula (two small plastic tubes that go in your nostrils) or through a mask that fits over your nose and mouth
  • Tracheostomy, a surgically-made hole that goes through the front of your neck and into your windpipe. A breathing tube, also called a tracheostomy, or trach tube, is placed in the hole to help you breathe.
  • Ventilator, a breathing machine that blows air into your lungs. It also carries carbon dioxide out of your lungs.
  • Other breathing treatments, such as noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV), which uses mild air pressure to keep your airways open while you sleep. Another treatment is a special bed that rocks back and forth, to help you breathe in and out.
  • Fluids, often through an intravenous (IV), to improve blood flow throughout your body. They also provide nutrition.
  • Medicines for discomfort
  • Treatments for the cause of the respiratory failure. These treatments may include medicines and procedures.

If you have respiratory failure, see your health care provider for ongoing medical care. Your provider may suggest pulmonary rehabilitation.

If your respiratory failure is chronic, make sure that you know when and where to get help for your symptoms. You need emergency care if you have severe symptoms, such as trouble catching your breath or talking. You should call your provider if you notice that your symptoms are worsening or if you have new signs and symptoms.

Living with respiratory failure may cause fear, anxiety, depression, and stress. Talk therapy, medicines, and support groups can help you feel better.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Oxynorm Respiratory Failure Reviews

Mon, 28 Feb 2011

I was taking 10mg 4 times a day along with 2 20mg oxycodine everydayafter my spinal surgery.
i was having a lot of trouble with hallucating and fear i would stop breathing so i struggled to sleep thinking if i closed my eyes i would die. and i would see weird things when i closed my eyes. very addictive and i took a lot off will power to get off them. did help with pain.

Mon, 18 Apr 2011

I was prescibed Oxynorm 10gm after suffering spinal fractures afteran accident. The first time I took one I had mad halucinations and heart palpitations.I flet fear and would not close my eyes. Later I experienced vomiting and a horrible headache. I didnt take any more for a while and went back to the Panadeine Forte.
A few more times when the pain was really bad I took the Oxynorm again. This time no halucinations but still sick and had a headache afterwards.
I began taking them about once a week or so only when the pain was bad. Either the pain has increased or the Oxynorm dont seem to work as well because now I take one every day. This concerns me for future health problems.
Today for the first time I am in a lot of pain and have just taken 2 x10mg capsules. I feel a little foggy but only marginal pain releif... so now what. i know I really need to go back and be re-assessed but I am scared stiff about spinal surgery.. I dont know anyone for whom this has worked. I feel really lost sometimes and overwhelmed by this pain. It is all consuming and there seems no end to it.

Mon, 07 Mar 2011

i was dignose with stomach cancer after i had a surgery, i used to have Oxynorm 10mg in order to ease the pain when pain has gone i discoverd that i became addicted to it so i couldn't sleep if i dont take one at night so i did for nearly 5 month then i had blood clot in my both lungs so i decided to stop it

Wed, 21 Jul 2010

I take Oxycontin 80mg 2 times a day and up to 4 Oxynorm 10mg due to my back problems the only side effect i get is vomiting . But at lest Ive lost some weight . I have found they work only for patients in a lot of pain ie if you said 1is good and 10 worst pain ever you would need to be about 6/7 most of the day i know.

Sun, 08 Apr 2012

 I have had 2 spinal surgeries now, one when I was 18 and once when I was 21. I must say that although terrifying, it was the best things i've ever done. Pain was completely gone and I could walk again! I did, however, develop a serious addiction to Oxynorm. I was prescribed upto 20mg a day and was snorting 120mg twice a day after 2 years. PLEASE take this drug seriously and make sure someone else knows about your taking of it and how many you have and when you are supposed to have it. Self medicating because you feel you need more of the drug can easily spiral out of control and you quickly become very dependent on it. Coming off this drug has been a hard (and not finished) journey! There have been days where I've thought life could not get any worse and my pain was the worst thing ever... however I got myself to a Dr. with my parents and admitted my problem. I go into rehab later this month... Hope that helped!

Fri, 22 Jan 2010

How addictive are they and what are the side affects of coming of them

Sat, 29 May 2010

i took only 1 tablet of this 10mg and 30min later i was light headed nearly fainted reali hot and was being sick my eyes was blarey and had shortness of breath

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