What is Oxycontin?


Sept. 14, 2019. - [Drug information] - Oxycontin is time (or extended) released oxycodone. It is pure oxycodone, without anything added. It is an opioid pain medication sometimes called a narcotic and remains effective in the body for around twelve hours.

OxyContin is a strong prescription medicine used when an opioid medicine is needed to manage pain severe enough to require daily around-the-clock, long-term treatment with an opioid, when other pain treatments such as non-opioid pain medicines or immediate-release opioid medicines do not treat the pain well enough or the pain is intolerable.

Important Information

You should not use OxyContin if you have severe asthma or breathing problems, or a blockage in your stomach or intestines.


Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.

Taking oxycodone during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn.

Fatal side effects can occur if you use OxyContin with alcohol, or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.

Click here for more details on how to use Oxycontin, its contraindications, side effects, and interactions with other drugs. 


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