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Oxycontin Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Dazidox, OxyContin, Oxyfast, OxyIR, Percolone, Roxicodone, Roxicodone Intensol

Generic Name: oxycodone (Pronunciation: ox i KOE done)

What is oxycodone (Oxycontin)?

Oxycodone is a narcotic pain reliever similar to morphine.

Oxycodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medication is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. Oxycodone is not for treating pain just after a surgery unless you were already taking oxycodone before the surgery.

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

brown/yellow, imprinted with 0554, M inside a box 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; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using oxycodone and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • cold, clammy skin;
  • confusion;
  • severe weakness or dizziness; or
  • feeling like you might pass out.

Less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:

  • nausea, vomiting, constipation, loss of appetite;
  • dizziness, headache, tired feeling;
  • dry mouth;
  • sweating; or
  • itching.

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 and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure 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.

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Do not stop using oxycodone suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using oxycodone.


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