Everything you need to know about Oxycontin
Oxycontin is classified as an opioid. The use of opioids comes with side effects including life-threatening breathing problems and the risk of abuse, misuse, and addiction. They should be taken with care. To find out more about opioid medicines and alternatives for managing pain, visit the healthdirect opioid medicines and pain hub.
What it oxycontin used for?
OxyContin modified release tablet is indicated for the management of severe pain where: other treatment options have failed, are contraindicated, not tolerated or are otherwise inappropriate to provide sufficient management of pain, and the pain is opioid-responsive; and requires daily, continuous, long term treatment. OxyContin modified release tablet is not indicated for use in chronic non-cancer pain other than in exceptional circumstances. OxyContin modified release tablet is not indicated as an as-needed (PRN) analgesia.
How to take oxycontin
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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Do I need a prescription?
Yes, This medicine requires authorisation for prescription from your doctor. It is Schedule 8 : Controlled Drug. OPEN TOOL TIP TO FIND OUT MORE
Can I buy Oxycontin online without prescription?
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
the active ingredient is oxycodone
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy. If for due to a severe pain and you need to take it, do buy Oxycontin 10mg online. Any dose above that is not recommended
What are the side effects of oxycontin
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems