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.
White, round, bi-convex tablets
“OP’ on one side and “10” on another side
Gray, round, bi-convex tablets
“OP’ on one side and “15” on another side
pink, round, bi-convex tablets
“OP’ on one side and “20” on another side
Brown, round, bi-convex tablets
“OP’ on one side and “30” on another side
yellow, round, bi-convex tablets
“OP’ on one side and “40” on another side
Red, round, bi-convex tablets
“OP’ on one side and “60” on another side
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,
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
Irritability and anxiety
Insomnia or difficulty falling asleep
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.
Difficult or labored breathing
Tightness in the chest
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
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
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 weight gain
severe vomiting and constipation
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
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.