What is Oxycontin?
OxyContin is used in the treatment of chronic pain; pain and belongs to the drug class of narcotic analgesics. There is no proven risk in humans during pregnancy. Oxycontin is classified as a Schedule 2 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).
How should I take Oxycontin?
Must take OXYCONTIN tablets whole, with enough water to ensure complete swallowing immediately after placing them in the mouth. Must take OXYCONTIN tablets one tablet at a time and must not pre-soak, lick or otherwise wet the tablet prior to placing in the mouth [see Warnings and Precautions. Cutting, breaking, crushing, chewing, or dissolving OXYCONTIN tablets will result in the uncontrolled delivery of oxycodone and can lead to overdose or death.
Oxycontin Side Effects?
Common side effects of OxyContin include nausea, pruritus, drowsiness, constipation, and vomiting. Other side effects include weakness, xerostomia, and diaphoresis. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.