What is Oxycodone (OxyContin®)
How to take OxyContin®
Take OxyContin exactly as directed by your doctor. Read all drug recommendations and follow the directions on your prescription label. Never use more oxycodone than prescribed or for longer than recommended. If you have an increased desire to take more oxycodone, tell your doctor.
- When you start using extended-release OxyContin, you should stop taking all other opioid pain medications that you take around the clock.
- To avoid a potentially lethal overdose, swallow the extended-release tablet completely. Not to be crushed, chewed, broken, or dissolved.
- Never crush or shatter an OxyContin pill to inhale the powder or dissolve it in a liquid to inject it into a vein. It’s possible that you’ll die as a result of this.
- You should not abruptly stop using OxyContin. To taper your dose, follow your doctor’s recommendations.
- Heat, moisture, and light should all be avoided when storing at room temperature. Keep track of the medications you’re taking.
OxyContin® Side Effects
Common OxyContin side effects may include:
- drowsiness, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue;
- constipation, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting.
After you’ve been taking this drug for a while, some of these adverse effects may go away. Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if any of these side effects persist or worsen.