What is Oxycontin OP?
Oxycontin is a prescription drug used to alleviate severe pain. Oxycontin belongs to a category of medications called opioids, which act by blocking pain signals created in the brain.
Oxycontin 10mg OP comes as an extended-release pill and is used every 12 hours.
Common adverse effects of Oxycontin include constipation, nausea, sleepiness, and dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Oxycontin affects you.
Uses of Oxycontin
Oxycontin 20 mg OP is a prescription medicine used to treat moderate to severe pain.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Generic Version: Oxycodone
Oxycontin OP Usage
- Oxycontin comes as an extended-release tablet and is taken every 12 hours.
- The directions for usage will differ depending on whatever type of drug you have been prescribed. Follow the guidelines carefully.
- Oxycontin may induce stomach distress. Taking it with meals may help.
- If you miss a dosage, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dosage, omit the missed dose and return to your usual dosing plan. Do not take two doses at once unless your doctor advises you to.
Take Oxycontin 80 mg OP precisely as suggested by your doctor. Follow the directions on your medication label carefully. Your doctor will establish the appropriate dose for you. The amount of Oxycontin must be personalized.
Side Effects of Oxycontin OP
Serious adverse effects have been documented. See the “Drug Precautions” section.
Common side effects include:
This is not a complete list of Oxycontin OP adverse effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
Oxycontin OP Interactions
Tell your healthcare practitioner about all your drugs, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Be extra careful when taking other drugs that make you drowsy, such as:
- pain meds
- sleeping tablets
- anxiety meds
- antihistamines anti-depressants tranquilizers
- anti-nausea medication
This is not a complete list of Oxycontin OP medication interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
Oxycontin OP Precautions
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, or participate in any other possible risky activity until you know how you react to this drug. This drug might make you drowsy.
- Do not drink alcohol while using Oxycontin OP. It may raise the likelihood of having harmful side effects.
- Do not use additional drugs without your doctor’s clearance. Other medications include prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and supplements. Be very careful with products that make you tired.
Do not use Oxycontin OP if:
- Your doctor did not prescribe it for you.
- are allergic to any of its ingredients
- Have had a severe adverse response to a drug that includes oxycodone. Ask your healthcare practitioner if you are not sure.
- are having an asthma attack or have severe asthma, difficulties breathing, or other lung issues
- Have a bowel obstruction termed paralytic ileus.
- having just had a head injury
- Do you have a history of drug or alcohol dependence?
- You have had a severe allergic response to codeine, hydrocodone, dihydrocodeine, or oxycodone (such as Tylox, Tylenol with Codeine, or Vicodin). An extreme allergic reaction involves a severe rash, hives, breathing difficulty, or dizziness.
Oxycontin can cause significant respiratory issues that can become life-threatening, mainly if Oxycontin is misused. Call your healthcare practitioner or obtain medical attention immediately if:
- Your breathing slows down
- You have shallow breathing (minimal chest movement with breathing)
- you feel weak, dizzy, disoriented, or
- Do you have any other strange symptoms
Oxycontin might cause your blood pressure to decrease. This might make you feel dizzy and faint if you get up too rapidly from sitting or lying down. Low blood pressure is also more likely to develop if you take other drugs that might help affect your blood pressure. Low blood pressure might be created if you lose blood or use additional medicines.
There is a danger of misuse or addiction to Oxycontin. The probability is increased if you are or have been addicted to or misused other medicines, street drugs, or alcohol or have a history of mental difficulties.
Oxycontin Food Interactions
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with Oxycontin, possibly producing hazardous results. Discuss the usage of grapefruit products with your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you:
- have difficulties breathing or lung issues
- having experienced a head injury, having liver or renal issues
- have adrenal gland disorders, such as Addison’s illness
- have severe scoliosis that impairs your breathing
- have thyroid issues
- have hypertrophy of your prostate or a urethral stricture
- have or had convulsions or seizures
- have a prior or present drinking problem or alcoholism
- suffer hallucinations or other severe mental disorders
- have previous or current substance misuse or drug addiction
- Have any other medical conditions
- are pregnant or want to get pregnant, are nursing
Tell your healthcare practitioner about all your drugs, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Oxycontin and Pregnancy
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or intend to get pregnant.
The FDA categorizes drugs based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories – A, B, C, D, and X, are used to identify the prospective dangers to an unborn infant when a medicine is used during pregnancy.
Oxycontin belongs within group B. There are no well-done studies that have been done on people using Oxycontin. However, in animal trials, pregnant animals were given this medicine, and the newborns did not demonstrate any medical concerns associated with this treatment.
Oxycontin and Lactation
Oxycontin has been discovered in human breast milk. Because of the likelihood of harmful responses in nursing infants from Oxycontin, a choice should be taken whether to cease breastfeeding or to halt the usage of this medicine. The value of the drug to the mother should be evaluated.
If you take more OP 60 Oxycontin than authorized or overdose, contact your local emergency number (such as 911) or your local Poison Control Center immediately or obtain emergency care.
- Keep Oxycontin out of the reach of minors. Accidental overdose by a youngster is serious and can lead to death.
- Store Oxycontin at 59˚F to 86˚F (15˚C to 30˚C).
- Keep Oxycontin in the container it came in.
- Keep the container well closed and away from light.
Oxycontin is a federally prohibited drug (CII) since it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep this medication in a secure location to prevent overuse and abuse. Selling or giving away 40 mg Oxycontin OP may damage others, and is against the law.