Oxycontin uses



What is OxyContin used for? Addiction Blog

5/18/2016
03:32 | Madison Holmes
Oxycontin uses
What is OxyContin used for? Addiction Blog

OxyContin is used to manage pain. More on OxyContin's uses, side effects, how to identify problems with OxyContin here.

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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.

OxyContin Approved for Kids, Worrying Doctors

3/16/2016
01:52 | Olivia Holiday
Oxycontin uses
OxyContin Approved for Kids, Worrying Doctors

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.

FDA approves OxyContin for children 11 and older

12/25/2016
10:38 | Madison Holmes
Oxycontin uses
FDA approves OxyContin for children 11 and older

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 - Information Uses and Side Effects

6/19/2016
04:22 | Olivia Holiday
Oxycontin uses
OxyContin - Information Uses and Side Effects

OxyContin is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers and is similar to morphine.

OxyContin Treatment Drug Uses, Medication Forms

4/17/2016
02:42 | Madison Holmes
Oxycontin uses
OxyContin Treatment Drug Uses, Medication Forms

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.