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What is OxyContin?
OxyContin is the brand name of Oxycodone, which is an opioid medication. An opioid is also known as a narcotic. OxyContin is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is a highly potent prescription drug which used when an opioid medicine is needed to manage acute pain enough to require daily around the clock.
You may buy OxyContin online to use as long term treatment with an opioid when other pain treatments like non-opioid medication and immediate-release opioid medications do not treat your pain well enough.
This opioid should not be used on an as-needed basis for pain that is not around-the-clock.
The generic version (Oxycodone) of OxyContin was first made in Germany in the year 1916 from thebaine. In the year 2016, Oxycodone was the 54th most prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 14 million prescriptions.
Dosage Forms And Strengths –
OxyContin is available in several dosages with different colors, shapes, and strengths.
|Form||Strengths||External Appearance||Imprinted As|
|Extended-release||10||White, round, bi-convex tablets||“OP’ on one side and “10” on another side|
|Extended-release||15||Gray, round, bi-convex tablets||“OP’ on one side and “15” on another side|
|Extended-release||20||pink, round, bi-convex tablets||“OP’ on one side and “20” on another side|
|Extended-release||30||Brown, round, bi-convex tablets||“OP’ on one side and “30” on another side|
|Extended-release||40||yellow, round, bi-convex tablets||“OP’ on one side and “40” on another side|
|Extended-release||60||Red, round, bi-convex tablets||“OP’ on one side and “60” on another side|
|Extended-release||80||Green, round, bi-convex tablets||“OP’ on one side and “80” on another side|
Oxycontin Dosage For Treatment –
The typical dosages of OxyContin for Adults pain are,
Initial Dosage For Adults Who Are Not Opioid-Tolerant:
You may initiate your treatment by OXYCONTIN 10 mg every 12 hours.
Usual Adult Dosage:
- Initial dosage: 5 mg to 15 mg for every 4 to 6 hours
- Maintenance dosage: 10 mg to 30 mg for every 12 hours
Instructions For Usage:
- You are suggested to take the lowest effective dosage for the shortest duration as administered and prescribed by your doctor.
- You should initiate your treatment with the lowest dosage, which you can increase gradually during the therapy.
- The professionals should administer your dosage and, based on your physical, mental, and medical conditions.
Taking OxyContin overdosage may cause some severe symptoms including,
- Stopped breathing
- Slow or shallow breathing
- Vomiting and nausea
- Small, “pin-point” eyes pupils.
If, in any case, you did not take or have forgotten to take a dosage, take it as soon as you can but do not take the missing dosage at the time of another dosage.
Withdrawal Symptoms –
If you stopped taking drugs suddenly after a long time, it is possible to occur some withdrawal symptoms in your body. Withdrawal symptoms may include,
- Watery eyes and runny nose
- Body aches
- Irritability and anxiety
- Insomnia or difficulty falling asleep
- Abdominal cramps
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Increased heart rate
- High blood pressure
- Rapid breathing, etc.
Side Effects –
There are some side effects of opioid medications. Side effects of this medication do not occur usually but may occur in some adverse conditions.
You should take immediate medical help if you are feeling any of the below-given effects while using OxyContin.
- Faintness, dizziness, or lightheadedness when changing the sitting position.
- Cold sweats
- Difficult or labored breathing
- Tightness in the chest
- Chest pain
- the decrease in the frequency of urination
- decreased urine output
- difficult or painful urination
- difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
- swelling or bloating of the face, hands arms and feet
- difficulty with swallowing
- dry mouth
- frequent urination
- fast, irregular, pounding or racing heartbeat or pulse
- the feeling of warmth or heat
- flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
- increase in heart rate
- increased thirst
- the increased volume of pale, dilute urine
- muscle pain or cramps
- swelling and puffiness of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- rapid breathing
- rapid weight gain
- severe vomiting and constipation
- stomach pain
- sunken eyes
- swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin
- trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- unexpected weight gain or loss
- wrinkled skin
- fast, weak pulse
- irregular, fast, slow, or shallow breathing
- loss of appetite
- pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
- unpleasant breath odor
- yellow eyes or skin, etc.
It is not a full list of side effects; other adverse effects may also occur. You are advised to take medical help if you are feeling any different impact while using OxyContin.