Oxycontin OC 80mg is the pain reliever that treats moderate to severe pain. It is narcotic opioid medicine that is highly effective in treating pain conditions that cannot be treated with other non-opioid medication. However, it is an FDA approved drug that comes under the CSA (Controlled substance act). Additionally, it is a prescription medicine that is not advisable to take without a prescription.
Besides, Oxycontin OC 80mg is a green color oral round tablet that can be identified with its imprint “80”. However, it is the brand name of the medicine Oxycodone.
On the other hand, it gives around-the-clock pain relief by working on the brain and the CNS. Besides, it might also use for the other purposes that are not listed here.
Before starting the medication of Oxycontin
You should avoid the medication of Oxycontin if you are allergic to it or other similar medicines because it may be fatal. So, do not use the pill of Oxycontin 80mg if you have:
- Severe asthma condition;
- Blockage in the stomach or intestines etc.; or,
- If already using a similar opioid
Oxycontin is not safe to use in children that are under 11 years.
Moreover, to confirm that Oxycontin is safe for you to tell your doctor if you have or ever had:
- breathing problems;
- sleep apnea;
- a head injury;
- drug or alcohol addiction;
- mental illness like mood swings;
- liver disease;
- kidney disease;
- urination problems; or
- gallbladder, pancreas, or thyroid diseases/problems.
Doing so can help you to reduce the risk of side effects because you will guide well by your doctor.
Side effects of Oxycontin OC 80mg
Call you doctor of the nearer hospital if you get during the treatment the sudden symptoms of:
- noisy breathing,
- shallow breathing or stopped breathing like it might stops during sleep;
- an unexpected slow heart rate or weak pulse;
- a feeling of lightheadedness like you may pass out;
- unusual thoughts/behavior, suicidal attempts;
- convulsions; or,
- nausea, vomiting,
- loss of appetite,
- Worsening tiredness or weakness.
Call 911 for an emergency, or you can also report your symptoms at the FDA if they are getting worse. FDA 1-800-FDA-1088.