Oxycontin (Oral)

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breastfeeding and oxycontin

I have a neice who is taking oxycontin while breastfeeding. She has been breastfeeding for 1 1/2. She first went on it when she had a c-section. She claims that they stapled something to gether and now she has backaches. She also claims the doctor sai...
by Anonymous in Boston, MA, 08/24/2006

Oxycontin (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Oxycontin (Oral)

Oxycontin (Oral) Medication Classification


Oxycontin (Oral) Brandname


Oxycontin (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oxycodone (oks-ee-KOE-done) Treats moderate to severe pain when around-the-clock pain relief is needed for a long period of time. Slow-release oxycodone is a narcotic that should not be taken more often than every 12 hours.

When To Not Use Oxycontin (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to oxycodone, codeine, hydrocodone, dihydrocodeine, morphine, or brands such as Tylox®, Tylenol® No. 3, Vicodin®. You should not use this medicine if you have breathing problems, severe asthma, or a stomach problem known as paralytic ileus.

How Should You Use Oxycontin (Oral)

Long Acting Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Swallow this medicine whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it. Do not take any tablet that has been chipped or broken in the bottle. Taking a broken tablet can cause this medicine to be released into your bloodstream too quickly, which could lead to accidentally taking a dangerously high dose.
  • You may take this medicine with food or milk if it upsets your stomach. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of exercise to avoid constipation.
  • If this medicine upsets your stomach, it may be taken with food. However, do not take the 160-mg OxyContin® controlled-release tablet with a high-fat meal.
  • Part of the tablet may pass into your stools after you body has absorbed the medicine. This is normal and is nothing to worry about.
  • Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Oxycontin (Oral) Storage

Store Oxycontin (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Oxycontin (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Oxycontin (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using phenothiazines (such as Compazine®, Phenergan®, Serentil®, Thorazine®), muscle relaxers, or an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®).
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine. Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any other medicine for pain relief, or any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, or sedatives).

Oxycontin (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have emphysema or other breathing problems, stomach problems or intestinal blockage, low blood pressure, seizures, Addison's disease, liver or kidney disease, pancreatitis, prostate disorders, thyroid disorders, problems with urination, or a history of depression, mental illness, alcoholism, head injury, or brain tumor.
  • This medicine may be habit-forming. If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not take more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Oxycontin (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Confusion, lightheadedness, or fainting
  • Decrease in how much or how often you urinate
  • Extreme weakness, shallow breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, cold or clammy skin
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Feelings of extreme happiness or sadness
  • Nausea, vomiting

Oxycontin (Oral) Ratings

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Oxycontin (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Keshia, sacormento , cal - 07/10/2008

This medication is a great breakthough for those people who really need it. It works the best out of all the medications that I have tried. My doctor believed that there if there is a drug out there, that will help people like me, who have tried various medications and have went through a lot trying to get this medication, that we should be able to get this medication and have enough of it to sustain us. I have had enough of the unfriendly looks just trying to get your prescription filled.One way to avoid having to deal with this kind of stuff is to go with the mail order route. I thought long and hard before going this route,and it was a hassle from the beginning. It makes things much easier for the people that have abused these drugs, which have caused a lot of problems for people who really need this drug to be able to live a semi-normal life. There are people who have quit taking the medication and all there pain has gone away since being off of it. I am very happy for them, but i have been dealing with all of this for almost 20 years and I have quit taking all medications. I have just learned to deal with the pain , and I hope that I never have to ever deal with it again.I think there is a difference between being an addict and having to take medications. In my opinion, it is just the same as anyone that has to take medsications for what ever reason like taking medications for high blood pressure. They need to take it to control pressure-in this case to (control) pain. Sorry that my spelling and writing skills are not better, and for continously rambling on, but this is the first time i have ever written anything like this. There is so much more i would like to say, but i will have to stop right here . If I have helped one person even a little bit, its worth it. Thank you all for taking your time to read and write ; it is nice to know there is a lot of other people dealing with the same issues as I am, but not with the pain.

Oxycontin (Oral)

Effectiveness: **

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: *


alan berg, glasgow scotland - 02/09/2010

The new OP is completely useless in my opinion. I just do not understand why the OC worked for years so they think that it should be changed.