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Oxycontin Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Dazidox, Oxecta, OxyContin, Oxyfast, OxyIR, Percolone, Roxicodone, Roxicodone Intensol
Generic Name: oxycodone (Pronunciation: ox i KOE done)
- 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 is oxycodone (Oxycontin)?
Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Oxycodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medication is for around-the-clock treatment of pain.
Extended-release oxycodone is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
Oxycodone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Oxy IR 5 mg
brown/orange, imprinted with PF 5 mg
Oxycodone 10 mg ER-WAT
round, white, imprinted with ABG, 10
Oxycodone 10 mg SR-TEV
oval, white, imprinted with 93, 24
Oxycodone 15 mg-ETH
round, peach, imprinted with ETH, 445
Oxycodone 15 mg-MAL
round, green, imprinted with 15, M
Oxycodone 20 mg ER-WAT
round, pink, imprinted with ABG, 20
Oxycodone 20 mg SR-TEV
oval, pink, imprinted with 93, 31
Oxycodone 30 mg-ETH
round, white, imprinted with ETH, 446
Oxycodone 30 mg-MAL
round, blue, imprinted with 30, M inside square
Oxycodone 40 mg ER-WAT
round, peach, imprinted with ABG, 40
Oxycodone 40 mg SR-TEV
oval, yellow, imprinted with 93, 32
Oxycodone 5 mg Cap-MAL
capsule, brown, imprinted with 0554, M 5 mg
Oxycodone 5 mg Cap-STA
white/yellow, imprinted with ETHEX, 041
Oxycodone 5 mg-ETH
round, orange, imprinted with ETH, 625
Oxycodone 80 mg ER-WAT
round, green, imprinted with ABG, 80
Oxycodone 80 mg SR-TEV
oval, green, imprinted with 33, 93
Oxycontin 10 mg
round, white, imprinted with OC, 10
Oxycontin 20 mg
round, pink, imprinted with OC, 20
Oxycontin 40 mg
round, yellow, imprinted with OC, 40
Oxycontin 80 mg
round, green, imprinted with OC, 80
Roxicodone 5 mg
round, white, imprinted with 54 582
What are the possible side effects of oxycodone?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using oxycodone and call your doctor at once if you have:
- shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;
- seizure (convulsions);
- cold, clammy skin;
- severe weakness or dizziness; or
- a feeling like you might pass out.
Common side effects may include:
- nausea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite;
- dizziness, headache, tired feeling;
- dry mouth;
- sweating; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Oxycontin (oxycodone hcl) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about oxycodone?
Oxycodone may be habit forming. Never share oxycodone with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking oxycodone. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with a narcotic pain medicine. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.
Never take oxycodone in larger amounts, or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how oxycodone will affect you.
Do not stop using oxycodone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using oxycodone.
Additional Oxycontin Information
- Oxycontin Drug Interactions Center: oxycodone oral
- Oxycontin Side Effects Center
- Oxycontin Overview including Precautions
- Oxycontin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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