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Thankfully it has brought down my pain dramatically (I’d be in the ER almost every night hooked to an IV). Does it dispense the medication very slowly nonstop, or are there intervals in between? Basically curious about how this time-released mechanism works so I’ll have a better understanding of it.
Doctors are worried about the recent approval of OxyContin for use in children as young as age 11. The drug, which is a powerful painkiller.
The role for this drug might include treating children who have undergone major surgery, or had a traumatic accident, he said. But even for those kids, very few pediatric pain doctors would prescribe OxyContin long term, because "we know the problems with tolerance and dependence, " he said.
Doctors are worried about the recent approval of OxyContin for use in children as young as age 11.
The brain does not fully mature until age 25, and there is good evidence that people who begin using drugs before that age are more likely to develop an addiction, he said.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are.
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The FDA notes that the same health warnings that apply to adults apply to children taking OxyContin. Physicians should not combine the drug with any other medications that can add to its sedating effects, which could lead to breathing difficulties.
OxyContin is an extended-release opioid that has long been used to treat around-the-clock pain in adults.
OxyContin is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers and is similar to morphine.
OxyContin (Oxycodone) is a pain reliever used to treat constant pain that lasts for more than a few days. Visit to learn more about this drug and its uses.