OXYCONTIN - oxycodone hydrochloride tablet, film coated, extended release
PD-Rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Oxycodone HCl Controlled-Release) Tablets
OxyContin® Tablets, 10 mg
OxyContin® Tablets, 15 mg
OxyContin® Tablets, 20 mg
OxyContin® Tablets, 30 mg
OxyContin® Tablets, 40 mg
OxyContin® Tablets, 60 mg
OxyContin® Tablets, 80 mg
OxyContin® Tablets, 160 mg
Read this information carefully before you take OxyContin® (ox-e-CON-tin) tablets. Also read the information you get with your refills. There may be something new. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment. Only you and your doctor can decide if OxyContin is right for you. Share the important information in this leaflet with members of your household.
What Is The Most Important Information I Should Know About OxyContin®?
What is OxyContin®?
OxyContin® is a tablet that comes in several strengths and contains the medicine oxycodone (ox-e-KOE-done). This medicine is a painkiller like morphine. OxyContin treats moderate to severe pain that is expected to last for an extended period of time. Use OxyContin regularly during treatment. It contains enough medicine to last for up to twelve hours.
Who Should Not Take OxyContin®?
Do not take OxyContin® if
Your doctor should know about all your medical conditions before deciding if OxyContin is right for you and what dose is best. Tell your doctor about all of your medical problems, especially the ones listed below:
If any of these conditions apply to you, and you haven’t told your doctor, then you should tell your doctor before taking OxyContin.
If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, talk with your doctor. OxyContin may not be right for you. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. OxyContin will pass through the milk and may harm the baby.
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. They may cause serious medical problems when taken with OxyContin, especially if they cause drowsiness.
How Should I Take OxyContin®?
If you continue to have pain or bothersome side effects, call your doctor.
Stopping OxyContin. Consult your doctor for instructions on how to stop this medicine slowly to avoid uncomfortable symptoms. You should not stop taking OxyContin all at once if you have been taking it for more than a few days.
After you stop taking OxyContin, flush the unused tablets down the toilet.
What Should I Avoid While Taking OxyContin®?
What are the Possible Side Effects of OxyContin®?
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if
Some of the common side effects of OxyContin® are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, itching, dry mouth, sweating, weakness, and headache. Some of these side effects may decrease with continued use.
There is a risk of abuse or addiction with narcotic painkillers. If you have abused drugs in the past, you may have a higher chance of developing abuse or addiction again while using OxyContin.
These are not all the possible side effects of OxyContin. For a complete list, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
General Advice About OxyContin
This leaflet summarizes the most important information about OxyContin. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. Also, you can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about OxyContin that is written for health professionals.
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Purdue Pharma L.P.
Stamford, CT 06901-3431
September 8, 2009