WHAT DOES OXYCONTIN TREAT?
Oxycontin is indicated for the management of pain severe enough to require daily, around the clock, long term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are deemed inefficient. Oxycontin is not indicated as an as- needed analgesic, thus it can’t be used for occasional pain relief.
AVAILIBILITY OF OXYCONTIN
Oxycontin extended release tablets is an opioid analgesic supplied in 10 mg,15mg,20mg,30mg,40mg,60mg and 80mg tablets for oral administration. Oxycontin is available in almost all pharmacies and even online. If you buy Oxycontin online, a doctor’s prescription is important and it must not be bought off the label.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED?
Go through the medication guide when you buy Oxycontin online or otherwise.
Oxycontin contains Oxycodone which is a schedule III controlled substance and being an opioid, it exposes the users to the risks of addiction, misuse, dependence and withdrawal symptoms. There is a greater risk of an overdose and death due to larger amounts of Oxycodone present.
A very important thing to remember is that oxycontin must be only used for treatment of round-the-clock pain and not on an as needed basis. You must first make sure that you are not allergic to oxycodone before taking this medicine. It is advisable to not prescribe or give this medicine to a child younger than 11 years of age.
In conditions of severe Asthma, breathing problems or blockages in the stomach and intestine, it is advisable to avoid the usage of this tablet. Oxycodone is known to be habit forming and can slow or stop your breathing.
This medicine must be avoided during pregnancy as it may lead to serious withdrawal symptoms in the newborn. Do not consume this medicine with alcohol or any other drug that may induce drowsiness. Take care to not breast-feed if you are consuming Oxycontin.
Certain medicines are known to cause a serious condition called Serotonin Syndrome after interacting with Oxycontin. Don’t consume this medicine along with stimulant medicine, herbal products, medicine for depression or other mental illnesses, Parkinson’s disease, migraine.
Consult your doctor and tell him about all the prescriptions and non prescriptions that are mentioned in the label to check for the possibilities of drug interaction. Read the label carefully when you buy Oxycontin online.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF OXYCONTIN?
In the initial phase of the drug’s usage you might experience minor side effects that include:
Some serious side effects of this medicine are-
loss of coordination
stiffness in muscles
Consumption of this medicine may lead to lowering of cortisol levels which in turn may induce loss of appetite, weakness and fatigue, weak pulse rate and irregular heartbeats.
Symptoms of an overdose include:
Cold and clammy skin
HOW TO TAKE OXYCONTIN?
The dosage of Oxycontin usually directs for it to be taken every 12 hours with or without food and you must follow the directions on the label carefully when you buy Oxycontin online. You must be aware of all the dosage related risks and complications that may arise in this case. Consult your Doctor or pharmacist to understand any part of the prescription that you have doubts about. Take Oxycontin exactly as prescribed. Be careful not to crush, break or open an Oxycontin pill, swallow the tablet whole. Don’t crush the pill to inhale its powder or mix it with a liquid to consume as it might turn out fatal.