This leaflet answers some common questions about OxyContin tablets 15 mg tablets contain 15 mg oxycodone hydrochloride; 20 mg tablets contain 20 mg.
If your doctor ls you to stop taking the tablets or the tablets have passed their expiry date, ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required.
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant whilst taking this medicine. Like most medicines of this kind, OxyContin tablets are not recommended to be taken during pregnancy.
Initial: 5-15mg q4-6h prn. Titrate: Adjust dose based upon response. For chronic pain, give on an around-the-clock basis. For severe chronic pain, give q4-6h at.
Advise to report episodes of breakthrough pain and adverse experiences occurring during therapy. Instruct to not adjust the dose without consulting physician. Inform that drug may impair mental/physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks. Counsel to avoid alcohol or other CNS depressants, except by the order of physician. Advise to consult physician regarding effects when used during pregnancy. Inform that drug has potential for abuse and should be protected from theft and never be given to anyone other than for whom it was prescribed.
Oxycodone Hydrochloride Tablets, USP are an opioid analgesic. Each tablet for oral administration contains 15 mg or 30 mg of oxycodone.
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OXYCODONE HCL ER 10 MG TABLET. OXYCONTIN 10 MG TABLET. OXYCODONE HCL CR 10 MG TABLET OXYCONTIN 15 MG TABLET.
It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug. IMPORTANT NOTE: This information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional.
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