The white round pill that has an imprint of RP 30 has been identified as oxycodone hydrochloride 30mg. RP 30 is been supplied by Rhodes Pharmaceuticals.
RP 30 is used for the treatment of chronic pain, it is an opioid analgesic and it belongs to the class of narcotic analgesics. The medication has not been classified as a risk during pregnancy by the FDA. RP 30 is classified as a schedule 2 controlled substance under the controlled substance Act.
RP 30 acts in the central nervous system (brain) and it has a very high risk for addiction and abuse which can eventually lead to overdose or even death. This drug can also lead to certain breathing problems. It is a prescription medication so it should not be gotten without a doctor’s prescription, do not purchase this drug on the street you should purchase it using the doctor’s prescription at a pharmacy.
To lower the risk of side effects of this medication, it is always advisable to take the smallest dose of the Rp 30 that works and take it for the shortest possible time. You may also ask your doctor more about how this medication works. When you start taking this medication there is usually a high risk of breathing problems after an increased dose or when you take the wrong strength/dose.
Some side effects such as drowsiness and breathing problems may be increased when you take this medication with alcohol or some other drugs that can cause drowsiness or breathing problems. So it is always advisable to take medication without alcohol.
How to use RP 30?
It is advisable for you to read the medication guides by your pharmacist before you begin taking this drug and each time you get a refill. If you have anything bothering you or questions you would love to know an answer to then do not hesitate to ask your doctor or pharmacist about it.
These health practitioners would guide you on how to use the drug properly and safely. However, the best way to take the normal dose of this medication properly is by taking this drug the exact way your doctor advises you to use it. RP 30 is a prescription drug, it cannot be gotten without a doctor’s prescription so it means that your doctor would have explained to you how to use this medication properly.
RP 30 should be taken by mouth, can actually be taken with or without food. If you have the symptoms of nausea ( feeling like vomiting ) then it is advisable to take this drug with food. You may also ask your doctor or the pharmacist about other ways you can reduce nausea. However, a few steps could help such as; lying down for 1 – 2 hours.
Avoid drinking or eating grapes while you take this medication unless your pharmacist or doctor tells you to do so safely. The reason why it is not advisable to eat or drink grapes while using this medication is because grapes tend to increase the chances of side effects of this drug. However, you may ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
The dose of this liquid drug should be measured carefully, you can use measuring devices to measure the liquid form of oxycodone hydrochloride.
Make sure you use the dose of the drug properly according to your doctor’s prescription. Although the dosage of this drug will actually be based on your medical condition as well as your response to the treatment.
RP 30 is a strong opioid analgesic and it can be so addicting so it is advisable for anyone using this drug not to increase the dose, or take it for a longer time than prescribed.
If you experience ongoing pains ( due to cancer ), you may be directed by your doctor to take long-acting opioid treatment. In some cases, other pain relievers ( such as ibuprofen, and paracetamol ) might be given to such patients. However, ask your pharmacist or doctor how to use oxycodone properly and safely when using it with other drugs.
Just because oxycodone is an opioid analgesic and it acts in the brain when it is being stopped suddenly it may cause withdrawal especially if this drug has been used for a very long time or when it is used in higher doses.
For you to be able to prevent this withdrawal, you can inform your doctor and most times your doctor may reduce the dose slowly.
However, if you experience any withdrawal such as; sleeping difficulties, restlessness, mood changes and mental changes ( thought of suicide, anxiety ), diarrhea, sudden changes in behaviors, watering eyes, Nausea, or muscle aches, do not hesitate to inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
When this drug is also used for a long time it may not work and give sufficient therapeutic effects anymore. Consult your doctor if you notice this drug stops working properly.
This drug works perfectly but it can be so addicting especially when it is being abused. The risk of addiction to this drug may be increased if there is a substance use disorder. For instance; drugs and alcohol. But the best way to avoid addiction to this drug is to always take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Also, make you always inform your doctor about any changes you have in your body. If you notice the pains do not get better make sure you tell your doctor.
Drowsiness or breathing problems could occur when you take this medication with alcohol and this could lead to chronic side effects or even death. So avoid taking alcohol when you are using this medication.
Some other medications could actually make oxycodone to be removed from your body and this may affect how oxycodone works.
It is very important for you to know how to take oxycodone and also other drugs you need to stop or avoid taking with it. Ask your doctor or Pharmacist about drugs you should avoid when you are taking oxycodone.
RP 30 should be kept in a safe place to avoid misuse, abuse or to prevent theft. It should be kept out of children’s reach. However, if anyone should take this medication accidentally do not hesitate to get medical help right away.
If you are pregnant, you need to discuss this with your doctor before taking this drug. However, it is advised not to take this medication if you are pregnant because it may slightly lead to the risk of birth defects when it is being used in the first 2 months. This drug could harm the unborn baby when it is being used for a long time most especially in higher doses.
Side Effects of RP 30
You may experience some side effects while using rp 30 and these side effects include ;
You need to know that all these side effects may reduce if you have been using this drug for some while. But if these side effects become chronic or persist then make sure you inform your doctor or pharmacist about it.
Some research has shown that eating dietary, drinking enough water, and fiber, and also exercise will help to prevent constipation. Laxatives may also be needed if you experience laxatives but you must ask your doctor and know the type of laxative that will suit you the most.
For the reduction of dizziness and lightheadedness getting up slowly when rising from a lying position or a sitting position could help.
But always remember that your doctor knows the right drug that would suit you the most so you need to understand that most times the benefit of this drug is higher than the risk of side effects that may occur when this medication is being used.
Whereas some side effects can be so chronic they may need medical attention immediately. Some chronic side effects such ;
ii. Mental or mood changes which include; confusion, and agitation.
iii. Severe abdominal pains
iv. Sleep apnea
v. Inappropriate work of the adrenal gland which includes; weight loss, usual tiredness loss of appetite.
viii. Difficulty waking up.
If you notice any of the side effects we have listed above then make sure you get and seek medical help immediately.
To experience chronic allergic reactions while using this medication is very rare. However if eventually, you experience some allergic reactions such as itching, severe dizziness, or swelling of the face then get medical help immediately.
Contacting your doctor is the best option if you experience any side effects. However, If you live in the United States and you need medical help with side effects you may report the side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or contact them on their website at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If you live in Canada and you need to seek medical help or you need medical advice about side effects then you can report the side effects to health at Canada at 1-866-234-2345. However, your doctor is the best health practitioner you can contact if you need any medical help.
Drug interactions could change the way your medications work it can also increase the risk for chronic sure effects. Although this section does not contain all the possible drug interactions. However, you can list all the products of the drug you use and share them with your doctor or Pharmacist as they will enlighten you better about the interactions of RP 30 with other drugs.
Side effects may be increased when this medication is combined with some other drugs that have the same effect with it. Some cough suppressants and pain relievers that contain opioids such as; codeine, and hydrocodone can increase the effect of the medication. Also drugs for anxiety and for sleep such as; zolpidem, alprazolam, and lorazepam. Some other muscle relaxant drugs such as; cyclobenzaprine, carisoprodol, or antihistamines such as diphenhydramine, and cetirizine ( Texa pills ) can also increase the side effect when it is being used alongside RP 30.
Do not change, start or stop the dosage of this medication without your doctor’s concept and approval. This drug is a prescription drug so it can only be gotten or purchased through the doctor’s prescription. However, If you notice anyone purchasing this medication in an illegal way do not hesitate to report it to the health centers.
For you to be sure about the ingredients that it is being contained in a drug make sure you check the labels on the medicines ( always check for drugs like cough suppressants or allergies) because most times they contain ingredients that could make you sleep. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist about using those products safely.
Some medications can literally affect the removal of t189( oxycodone ) from your body and this may affect the way this medication works.
Such Medicine includes; Hiv medications ( ritonavir ) certain drugs used in the treatment of seizures ( phenytoin, carbamazepine ) Azole antifungals ( ketoconazole ), Antibiotics ( macrolides such as erythromycin )
Before you begin the usage of RP 30 make sure you discuss with your doctor or pharmacist if you are actually allergic to it or to another opioid analgesic such as oxymorphone. There are some excipients ( inactive ingredients ) that may cause allergic reactions or some other side effects. However, you may discuss this with your doctor for more details.
Discussing with your doctor or pharmacist your medical history will be the best way to go. For instance, if you have any brain head injury disorder such as seizures, tumor, or breathing problem that includes sleep apnea, COPD ( chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ) asthma. If you also have a medical history such as liver disease, kidney disease, mood disorders which include ( confusion and depression ), addictions that are hard to stop ( addiction to drugs, alcohol), some intestinal problems such as ( constipation, blockage, diarrhea, difficult to urinate, gall bladder disease.
When this medication is being abused by someone and has serious symptoms such as trouble breathing, or passing out. Call 911 immediately, however, if the person is awake call a poison control center. People that live in the U.S can call the poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.