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For the 2.5 mg Oxycodone HCl tablet, the usual dose is 1–2 tablets every six hours as needed for pain; for the other tablets, the usual dose is 1-2 tablets every four to six hours as needed for pain.
Implicated in deaths
On June 30, 2009, an FDA advisory panel recommended that Percocet, Vicodin, and every other combination of acetaminophen with narcoticanalgesics be limited in their sales because of their contributions to an alleged 400 acetaminophen related deaths in the United States each year, that were attributed to acetaminophen overdose and associated liver damage.
In December 2009, the Canadian Medical Association Journal reported a study finding a fivefold increase in oxycodone-related deaths in Ontario (mostly accidental) between 1991 and 2007 that led to a doubling of all opioid-related Ontario deaths over the same period.
^Irfan A. Dhalla, Muhammad M. Mamdani, Marco L.A. Sivilotti, Alex Kopp, Omar Qureshi, David N. Juurlink. Prescribing of opioid analgesics and related mortality before and after the introduction of long-acting oxycodone. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 2009; 181 (12): 891 DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.090784