Oxycontin (oxycodone): Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Oxycontin (oxycodone) belongs to the group of opioids and opioids are also known as narcotics.

Generally, it is used to treat severe to moderate pains. It is known for its immediate affect for pains.

Information about Oxycontin:

This medicine can slow or stop your breathing, therefore never use these medicines for longer duration than prescribed. Do not crush or break or chew any tablets because the stability of the particular taablet gets lost. It is not recommended if the patient has asthma.

If this medicine is taken regularly even if the problem do not persists then, you may get addicted to this drug. It should be used as exactly how your doctor had been prescribed and it is must for the patient to follow the directions written on the prescription. It should not be used either in small or large doses and also not for longer duration than prescribed. Do not misuse any of the narcotic drugs as these may cause addiction, overdose, or death especially in the case of children and elderly patients. Do not drink alcohol, while you are undergoing any kind of medication because this may increase the risk of side effects. If you consume this drug in overdose than prescribed then  the symptoms of overdose will be of high risk. Hence, its compulsory for you to follow the instructions given by the doctor.

Dosage pattern of Oxycontin:

The starting and minimum dosage for patients who are not opioid-tolerant is Oxycontin 10mg is to be taken orally, with a gap of  12hrs. Adult patients who are tolerant to the opioids can take minimum dose of 60mg oral morphine. In the patients who were using higher starting doses will be at the risk of higher respiratory depression.

Central nervous system depressants:

The patients currently taking the nervous system depressants, and the decision to begin oxytocin, start with 1/3 to 1/2 of the recommended minimum dosage.

Oxycontin overdose:

The symptoms are life-threatening. Hence, immediately consult your doctor if any of the following symptoms are seen or experienced.

The Symptoms include:

  • Decreased awareness
  • Increased sensitivity
  • No muscle movement
  • Sleepiness
  • Unusual drowsiness

Oxycontin withdrawal symptoms:

Oxycontin side effects:

Severity: major

  • Convulsions
  • Blurred vision
  • Decreased urination
  • Dry mouth
  • Decreased urination
  • chest pain
  • rapid breathing
  • severe stomach pain
  • trouble breathing
  • vomiting
  • unusual tiredness
  • stiff neck
  • mental changes
  • irregular heartbeat

Severity: minor

  • nausea
  • difficulty in muscle movement
  • joint pains
  • difficulty in bowel movement
  • acidic stomach
  • back pain
  • indigestion
  • irritability
  • muscle spasm
  • stomach discomfort
  • being forgetful
  • bleeding
  • changes in speech
  • clumsiness
  • forgetfulness

Oxycontin: oxecta, oxycontin, oxyfast, Roxicodone.


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