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Oxycontin Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is oxycodone (Oxycontin)?
- What are the possible side effects of oxycodone?
- What is the most important information I should know about oxycodone?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using oxycodone?
- How should I use oxycodone?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while using oxycodone?
- What other drugs will affect oxycodone?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since oxycodone is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are on a schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of oxycodone can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, muscle weakness, confusion, cold and clammy skin, pinpoint pupils, shallow breathing, slow heart rate, fainting, or coma.
What should I avoid while using oxycodone?
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking this medication. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with oxycodone. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how oxycodone will affect you.
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with oxycodone and lead to unwanted side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
What other drugs will affect oxycodone?
Do not take oxycodone with any other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, or other medicines that can make you sleepy or slow your breathing. Dangerous side effects may result. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medications, or medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety.
Tell your doctor about all medicines you use, and those you start or stop using during your treatment with oxycodone, especially:
- butorphanol; or
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with oxycodone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about oxycodone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Oxycontin Side Effects Center
- Oxycontin Overview including Precautions
- Oxycontin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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