oxycodone sustained-action - oral, Oxycontin


BRAND NAME(S): Oxycontin

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WARNING: This medication is a strong narcotic pain reliever similar to morphine.

This medication is used to treat moderate to severe pain that is expected to last for a long period of time. It should be used on a regular schedule as prescribed by your doctor, not on an as-needed basis.

You should use the 60 milligram, 80 milligram, or 160 milligram tablets only if you have been taking moderate to large amounts of a potent narcotic medication (such as morphine). Use of these high-strength tablets by someone who is not regularly taking narcotic medications can cause serious (possibly fatal) breathing problems (such as very slow and shallow breathing).

Swallow the tablets whole. Broken, chewed or crushed tablets may release large (possibly life-threatening) amounts of medication into your body.

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