Trodon is a narcotic-like pain reliever. Trodon is used to Trodon moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medicine is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. This form of Trodon is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain. Trodon may also be used for purposes not listed in Trodon guide.
Trodon side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have:
weak or shallow breathing;
high levels of serotonin in the body–agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, fainting; or
severe skin reaction–fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Common side effects may include:
headache, dizziness, drowsiness, tired feeling;
constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain; or
feeling nervous or anxious.
itching, sweating, flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).
Usual Adult Dose for Pain:
For mild to moderate severe chronic pain not requiring rapid onset of analgesic effect: Initial dose: 25 mg every morning Titration: increase in 25 mg increments as separate doses every 3 days to reach 100 mg per day taken as 25 mg 4 times per day. Then the total daily dose may be increased by 50 mg as tolerated every 3 days to reach 200 mg per day taken as 50 mg 4 times per day. Maintenance: After titration, Trodon 50 mg to 100 mg can be administered as needed for pain relief every 4 to 6 hours not to exceed 400 mg per day. For the management of moderate to moderately severe chronic pain in adults who require around-the-clock treatment of their pain for an extended period of time: Extended-Release Tablets: Initial Dose: 100 mg once daily and titrated up as necessary by 100 mg increments every five days to relief of pain and depending upon tolerability. Maximum Dose: Extended-release tablets should not be administered at a dose exceeding 300 mg per day. For patients in whom rapid onset of analgesic effect is required and for whom the benefits outweigh the risk of discontinuation due to adverse events associated with higher initial dose: Dose: 50 mg to 100 mg can be administered as needed for pain relief every 4 to 6 hours, not to exceed 400 mg per day. Trodon Extended-Release : Patients not currently treated with Trodon immediate-release: Initial dose: 100 mg once daily and titrated up as necessary by 100 mg increments every 5 days to relief of pain and individualized according to patient need and tolerability. Maximum dose: 300 mg per day Patients currently on Trodon IR: Calculate the 24-hour Trodon IR dose: Initial dose: Round down to the next lowest 100 mg increment. The dose may subsequently be individualized according to patient need and tolerability. Maximum dose: 300 mg per day Due to limitations in flexibility of dose selection with Trodon ER, some patients maintained on Trodon IR products may not be able to convert.
Usual Geriatric Dose for Pain:
For patients over 65 years: Dose selection should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy. For patients over 75 years: Maximum dose of regular oral tablets: 300 mg per day in divided doses
Usual Pediatric Dose for Pain:
4 to 16 years: Immediate release formulations: 1 to 2 mg/kg/dose every 4 to 6 hours Maximum single dose: 100 mg Maximum total daily dose is the lesser of: 8 mg/kg/day or 400 mg/day 16 years and older: Initial dose: 50 to 100 mg every 4 to 6 hours Maximum dose: 400 mg/day Alternatively, for patients not requiring a rapid onset of effect, side effects may be decreased by initiating dosage at 25 mg/day and increasing by 25 mg every 3 days up to 25 mg 4 times a day. Dosage may then be increased by 50 mg every 3 days as tolerated to 50 mg 4 times a day. 16 years and older: Oral disintegrating tablet : Initial: 50 to 100 mg every 4 to 6 hours Maximum: 400 mg/day Alternatively, for patients not requiring a rapid onset of effect, side effects may be decreased by initiating dosage at 50 mg/day and increasing by 50 mg every 3 days up to 50 mg 4 times a day. Maximum: 400 mg/day 16 years and older: Extended-release formulations: Initial: 100 mg once daily Titrate by 100 mg increments every 2 to 3 days if needed for pain control Maximum: 300 mg/day