What is Xtampza® ER
Xtampza® ER is a pain reliever that contains oxycodone. For many years, oxycodone has been used to assist manage pain that is severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term treatment when alternative pain drugs, such as non-opioid or immediate-release opioid medications, do not adequately treat your pain or you cannot handle them. The “ER” in “Xtampza® ER” stands for extended-release, which means the medication is delivered gradually over time.
Indication & Usage
Xtampza® ER (oxycodone) is:
- A powerful prescription pain reliever containing an opioid (narcotic) that is used to treat pain that is severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment when other pain relievers, such as nonopioid pain relievers or immediate-release opioid medicines, do not adequately treat your pain or you cannot tolerate them.
- A long-acting (extended-release) opioid painkiller that can lead to overdose and death. You are at risk for opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse, which can lead to death, even if you take your dose exactly as prescribed by your healthcare professional.
Not to be used to alleviate the pain that does not occur 24 hours a day.
How to take Xtampza® ER
Always take Xtampza ER with approximately the same amount of food.
Always take Xtampza ER with the same amount of food each time.
Inform your medical doctor if you are unable to take the pills. If your doctor says you can take Xtampza ER by sprinkling the capsule contents, follow these instructions:
The contents of the Xtampza ER capsule can be sprinkled upon soft foods (such as applesauce, pudding, yogurt, ice cream, or jam) as follows:
- Open the capsule and pour the contents over one tablespoon of the above-mentioned soft food.
- Swallow all of the soft food and immediately sprinkle the capsule contents. No soft food or capsule contents should be saved for another dose.
Xtampza® ER Side Effects
The possible side effects are:
- constipation, nausea, sleepiness, vomiting, tiredness, headache, dizziness, abdominal pain. Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms and they are severe.
Get emergency medical help if you have:
- trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, chest pain, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, extreme drowsiness, lightheadedness when changing positions, feeling faint, agitation, high body temperature, trouble walking, stiff muscles, or mental changes such as confusion.
These are not all the possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.