(oxycodone hydrochloride extended-release tablets), CII
- A strong prescription pain medicine that contains an opioid
(narcotic) that is used to manage pain severe enough to require daily
around-the-clock, long-term treatment with an opioid, when other pain
treatments such as non-opioid pain medicines or immediate-release
opioid medicines do not treat your pain well enough or you cannot
- A long-acting (extended-release) opioid pain medicine that
can put you at risk for overdose and death. Even if you take your
dose correctly as prescribed you are at risk for opioid addiction,
abuse, and misuse that can lead to death.
- Not for use to treat pain that is not around-the-clock.
Important information about OXYCONTIN:
- Get emergency help right away if you take too much
OXYCONTIN (overdose). When you first start taking OXYCONTIN,
when your dose is changed, or if you take too much (overdose), serious
or life-threatening breathing problems that can lead to death may
- Never give anyone else your OXYCONTIN. They could die from
taking it. Store OXYCONTIN away from children and in a safe place
to prevent stealing or abuse. Selling or giving away OXYCONTIN is
against the law.
Do not take OXYCONTIN if you have:
- severe asthma, trouble breathing, or other lung problems.
- a bowel blockage or have narrowing of the stomach or intestines.
Before taking OXYCONTIN, tell your healthcare provider if
you have a history of:
- head injury, seizures
- liver, kidney, thyroid problems
- problems urinating
- pancreas or gallbladder problems
- abuse of street or prescription drugs, alcohol addiction,
or mental health problems.
Tell your healthcare provider if you are:
- pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Prolonged
use of OXYCONTIN during pregnancy can cause withdrawal symptoms in
your newborn baby that could be life-threatening if not recognized
- breastfeeding. OXYCONTIN passes into breast
milk and may harm your baby.
- taking prescription or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins,
or herbal supplements. Taking OXYCONTIN with certain other medicines
can cause serious side effects that could lead to death.
When taking OXYCONTIN:
- Do not change your dose. Take OXYCONTIN exactly as prescribed
by your healthcare provider.
- Take your prescribed dose every 12 hours at the same time
every day. Do not take more than your prescribed dose in 12 hours.
If you miss a dose, take your next dose at your usual time.
- Swallow OXYCONTIN whole. Do not cut, break, chew, crush,
dissolve, snort, or inject OXYCONTIN because this may cause you to
overdose and die.
- OXYCONTIN should be taken 1 tablet at a time. Do not pre-soak,
lick, or wet the tablet before placing in your mouth to avoid choking
on the tablet.
- Call your healthcare provider if the dose you are
taking does not control your pain.
- Do not stop taking OXYCONTIN without talking to your
- After you stop taking OXYCONTIN, flush any unused tablets
down the toilet.
While taking OXYCONTIN DO NOT:
- Drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how OXYCONTIN
affects you. OXYCONTIN can make you sleepy, dizzy, or lightheaded.
- Drink alcohol, or use prescription or over-the-counter medicines
that contain alcohol. Using products containing alcohol during treatment
with OXYCONTIN may cause you to overdose and die.
The possible side effects of OXYCONTIN are:
- constipation, nausea, sleepiness, vomiting, tiredness, headache,
dizziness, abdominal pain. Call your healthcare provider if you have
any of these symptoms and they are severe.
Get emergency medical help if you have:
- trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat,
chest pain, swelling of your face, tongue or throat, extreme drowsiness,
light-headedness when changing positions, or you are feeling faint.
|These are not all the
possible side effects of OXYCONTIN. Call your doctor for medical advice
about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. For more information go to dailymed.nlm.nih.gov
Manufactured by: Purdue Pharma L.P., Stamford, CT 06901-3431, www.purduepharma.com or call 1-888-726-7535