Oxycodone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using this medicine.
Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it. Selling or giving away OxyContin to any other person is against the law. Never share OxyContin with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Oxycodone may be habit forming.
See also: Side effects (in more detail).
If you use OxyContin while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on oxycodone. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks. l your doctor if you are pregnant.
shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, cold, clammy skin; seizure (convulsions);
Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with oxycodone and lead to unwanted side effects.
OxyContin may be habit-forming, even at regular doses. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. MISUSE OF NARCOTIC PAIN MEDICATION CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription. Never share the medicine with another person.
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Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with OxyContin.
Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to OxyContin: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Generic Name: oxycodone (ox i KOE done) Brand Names: Oxecta, OxyCONTIN, Oxyfast, Roxicodone.
To make sure OxyContin is safe for you, l your doctor if you have:
You should not use OxyContin if you have severe asthma or breathing problems, or a blockage in your stomach or intestines.
You should not use oxycodone unless you are already using a similar opioid medicine and are tolerant to it. Ask your doctor if you are not sure you are opioid-tolerant.
Oxycodone may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn. l your doctor if you are pregnant.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at. An oxycodone overdose can be fatal, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
a history of head injury, brain tumor, or seizures;
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OxyContin is more likely to cause breathing problems in older adults and people who are severely ill, malnourished, or otherwise debilitated.
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Ask your doctor before taking OxyContin with a sleeping pill, muscle relaxer, other pain medicine, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures. Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous or life-threatening side effects.
Do not crush or break an extended-release Oxycontin tablet. Swallow it whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose.
OxyContin can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed. Swallow it whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose. Do not crush or break an extended-release Oxycontin tablet. Never take this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed.
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Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Oxycodone is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.
Always check your bottle to make sure you have received the correct pills (same brand and type) of medicine prescribed by your doctor. Ask the pharmacist if you have any questions about the medicine you receive at the pharmacy.
OxyContin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
an allergy to any narcotic pain medicine (such as methadone, morphine, Oxycontin, Darvocet, Percocet, Vicodin, Lortab, and many others), or narcotic cough medicine that contains codeine, hydrocodone, or dihydrocodeine.
Stop using OxyContin and call your doctor at once if you have:
Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with oxycodone. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
severe asthma or breathing problems;
liver or kidney disease;
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how you are affected. Dizziness or severe drowsiness can cause falls or other accidents.
Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.
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Do not wet, presoak, or lick the tablet before placing it in your mouth. If your doctor has told you to take two or more OxyContin tablets per dose, take the tablets one at a time. Drink plenty of water to make swallowing easier and to prevent choking.
An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. OxyContin (oxycodone) is an opioid pain medication.
a history of drug abuse, alcohol addiction, or mental illness; urination problems;
a blockage in your stomach or intestines; or.
stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite; dry mouth; or mild itching.
Other drugs may interact with oxycodone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. l each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
If you are on a dosing schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose.
Selling or giving away OxyContin to any other person is against the law. Take OxyContin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. MISUSE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription. Oxycodone may be habit-forming, even at regular doses.
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Common OxyContin side effects may include:
Store OxyContin at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and light.
any type of breathing problem or lung disease;
Stop taking all other around-the-clock narcotic pain medications when you start taking Oxycontin.
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.
Addison's disease or other adrenal gland disorder; or.
Do not stop using OxyContin suddenly after long-term use, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using this medicine.
problems with your gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid.
drowsiness, headache, dizziness, tired feeling;
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
confusion, severe drowsiness; or.
This practice has resulted in death with the misuse of oxycodone and similar prescription drugs. Never crush or break a tablet to inhale the powder or mix it into a liquid to inject the drug into your vein.
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Ask your pharmacist where to locate a drug take-back disposal program. This advice applies to a very small number of medicines only. Do not keep leftover OxyContin tablets. Disposal of medicines by flushing is recommended to reduce the danger of accidental overdose causing death. If there is no take-back program, flush any unused tablets down the toilet. The FDA, working with the manufacturer, has determined this method to be the most appropriate route of disposal and presents the least risk to human safety.
OxyContin is used for around-the-clock treatment of pain. It is not to be used on an "as-needed" basis for pain. OxyContin is used to treat moderate to severe pain that is expected to last for an extended period of time.
You should not use OxyContin if you are allergic to oxycodone, or if you have:
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l your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain. Take OxyContin exactly as prescribed. Never take in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Oxycodone can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed. Follow all directions on your prescription label.
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