What is Tylox?
Tylox is a prescription-only drug for use in the treatment of moderate pain up to severe pain. It is part of a drug group called “narcotic pain relievers” and is a combination of two potent pain-relieving agents namely acetaminophen and oxycodone. And since this drug is considered to be “narcotic”, the use and sale of Tylox is under some restrictions and regulations in the US.
Tylox is manufactured by Ortho-McNeill-Janssen Pharmaceuticals and combines the effects of acetaminophen and oxycodone hydrochloride. Oxycodone hydrochloride has similar pain-relieving properties with codeine in that it causes some dizziness and suppression of the respiratory system. Acetaminophen meanwhile has an antipyretic effect along with its analgesic effects. Many over-the-counter pain-relieving drugs are made with this substance.
Tylox is usually prescribed for conditions that involve pain, which may be short-term or long-term. Short-term pain involved after surgery, after a visit with a dentist and after soft-tissue injury may be relieved by Tylox. Long-term pain involved in cancer, migraines, and various other chronic conditions may also benefit from the dual action of acetaminophen and oxycodone in Tylox. Care must be taken though when taking this drug as it causes a slow-down of reflexes and it may cause drowsiness. Activities that require focus and alertness must be avoided. It is also advised not to take any alcoholic beverage when one is taking this particular drug. One must also note that because of oxycodone, Tylox may be addictive and habit-forming, so only those with prescriptions and under medical supervision must take this drug. Extreme caution must also be taken when a person is suffering from other illnesses like kidney disease, lung problems, brain tumor, hypotension, urination problems, disorders involving the adrenal glands and thyroid, stomach and/or intestinal problems, mental illness, and when there is history of addiction to alcohol. In all these cases, coordination with doctors is advised before any treatment is commenced.