Oxycontin OC 30mg is used in treating chronic pain conditions in adults. It is also sold in the market by its brand name “Oxycodone.”It is a prescription drug that mainly comes in different dosage according to the patient’s requirements. Each strength of the tablet determines the amount of oxycodone hydrochloride in it. Likewise, in Oxycontin OC 30 mg, there is 30 mg oxycodone hydrochloride present.
It is a narcotic analgesic that is approved as controlled 2 substances by the FDA.
The drug Oxycontin OC 30 mg comes as a round convex brown colour tablet. It’s every tablet debossed as “OC” on the front side and “30” on the back.
Oxycontin is a prolonged-release tablet whose different strengths are 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40mg, 60mg, 80mg, and 120mg.
It is an adult drug and used only under the prescription of the professional doctor or physician.
The dosage depends upon the severity of the pain or also on the health condition of the patient.
Its tablets are taken on every twelve hours mostly.
According to the pain, the doctor adjusts the dosage with the different strengths of oxycontin to achieve pain relief. The correct dose is that which can be tolerated for the whole 12 hours.
Usually, the daily dose is 10 mg, or if needed, more increment of 25% can be done. The dosage adjustment is not necessary for the elderly patient; they should take its lower effective dosage.
The maximum dose of Oxycontin is 200 mg 12-hourly (only on prescription).
Oxycontin OC 30 mg should not be given to the patients under 18 years or less.
It is a prescription drug so, it must be used by taking prescription first.
It is not recommended for pregnant women or also not for patients who have respiratory depression or other breathing problems.
Do not take a higher dosage without consulting the doctor; it may become fatal.
The different strengths of Oxycontin depend on the pain.
Do not use the medication of Oxycontin OC 30 mg without prescription.