Oxycontin (Oxycodone) 40mg

$6.40

OxyContin extended-release tablets are used for around-the-clock treatment of pain.

Description

Before taking Oxycontin (Oxycodone) 40mg

You should not use OxyContin if you are allergic to oxycodone, or if you have:

  • severe asthma or breathing problems; or
  • a blockage in your stomach or intestines
  • liver or kidney disease;
  • urination problems; or
  • problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid.

Some medicines can interact with oxycodone and cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome. Be sure your doctor knows if you also take stimulant medicine, herbal products, or medicine for depression, mental illness, Parkinson’s diseasemigraine headaches, serious infections, or prevention of nausea and vomiting. Ask your doctor before making any changes in how or when you take your medications.

How should I use Oxycontin (Oxycodone) 40mg?

Take OxyContin exactly as prescribed. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Oxycodone can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed. Never take OxyContin in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

OxyContin side effects

  • noisy breathing, sighing, shallow breathing;
  • slow heart rate or weak pulse;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • severe constipation; or
  • low cortisol levels – nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, worsening tiredness or weakness.

Serious side effects may be more likely in older adults and those who are malnourished or debilitated.

OxyContin dosing information

Usual Adult Dose for Pain:

Initial:
Controlled Release (CR): 10 mg orally every 12 hours.

Maintenance:
CR: 20 mg to 640 mg per day in patients with cancer pain. The average total daily dose is approximately 105 mg per day. Cancer patients with severe pain may require “as needed” rescue doses of the immediate-release form of oxycodone to supplement the controlled-release form.

Usual Geriatric Dose for Pain:

Maintenance:
CR: 20 mg to 640 mg per day in patients with cancer pain. The average total daily dose is approximately 105 mg per day. Cancer patients with severe pain may require “as needed” rescue doses of the immediate-release form of oxycodone to supplement the controlled-release form.

Additional information

Weight 4 oz

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