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What is Oxycontin & Its Uses?

Oxycontin is used as the trade name for Oxycodone (HCl) pain relief medicine in the United States. This is an effective medication to treat moderate pain to severe pain like cancer, injuries, neuralgia, bursitis, and arthritis. Oxycontin is a long-term semi-synthetic opioid treatment. And, it can provide a similar effect to heroin.

Because of abuse, addiction, and misuse risk, the government of the United States made it mandatory to buy Oxycontin with a prescription. If anyone will be caught with Oxycontin without a prescription then it will be considered illegal, and the person may punish with a fine or jail.

How Does Oxycontin Looks like?

Oxycontin has different doses in the form of OP and OC. Each tablet has a different size (mainly round shape), different colors (red, white, green, blue, yellow, pink), and imprints. The imprints of the tablet will make you clear about the specific dose.

Available Doses

Read the below table to get the detail on available doses of Oxycontin;

Oxycontin Dose Shape Color Imprints (frontside) Imprints (back side)
OC 5 mg Round Blue OC 5
OC 10 mg Round White OC 10
OC 20 mg Round Pink OC 20
OC 30 mg Round ——- OC 30
OC 40 mg Round Yellow OC 40
OC 60 mg Round Red OC 60
OC 80 mg Round Green OC 80
OP 10 mg Round White OP 10
OP 15 mg Round ——- OP 15
OP 20 mg Round Pink OP 20
OP 30 mg Round ——- OP 30
OP 40 mg Round Yellow OP 40
OP 60 mg Round Red OP 60
OP 80 mg Round Green OP 80

How to Use

Follow the guidance provided by your doctor to use the medicine. This is not a type of medicine, that you will use as an instant pain reliever. Take it regularly as per your doctor’s guidance, and always maintain 12 hours gap between your next dose.

The doctor will suggest you take the medicine after food if you have an issue with nausea. Fix the timing of the medicine. And don’t break, lick, soak, or powder the tablet. Just take the tablet, and swallow it with some water. Without a doctor consultation, don’t increase or decrease the dose of the medicine.

Overdose & Missed Dose:

Overdose can increase the chance of serious side effects, illusions, and bad thoughts like death. And a missed dose usually doesn’t show any serious side effects. So make a reminder for the timing of the medicine to avoid overdose. And in case, you skipped a dose, then take the skipped dose at the time of the next dose. Do not double up the medicine dose.

Side Effects

Because of overdose, and other medical conditions, users may face some side effects. Read the following symptoms of side effects;

  • Sweating
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dry mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Constipation

Some Serious Side Effects;

  • Sleep apnea
  • Severe Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty in Urination
  • Fainting
  • Seizure
  • Slow Breathing
  • Hallucination
  • Mental Instability
  • Swelling

If you are going through any of the signs from the above, then immediately consult your doctor for help. Apart from the list of symptoms, if you are facing any additional symptoms then also you need to contact him/her.

Oxycontin Is Abusive or not?

Oxycontin is a strong opioid medication, which can be misused as an abusive drug. This is categorized as the Scheduled II category in the USA, which means it has a high potential for abuse.

How Does Oxycontin consider Abusive?

Oxycontin is always suggested to swallow the whole tablet in one go, because of its controlled release feature. But when it gets into our body by chewing, crushing, injecting, or dissolving the tablet into the water, then it will be considered an abusive activity. This can be an addiction to use Oxycontin.

Once a person gets addicted to Oxycontin, it is very difficult to come to a normal life.

Withdrawal Situation Of Oxycontin

Sometimes because of addiction habits, people thought to stop taking Oxycontin suddenly without consulting their doctor, which is more dangerous than the symptoms of side effects. It is very important to consult your healthcare provider before quitting this medicine. He/She may give some tips to stop medicine safely.


Interaction of Oxycontin with other drugs can increase the risk fact of serious side effects. It may interact with other drugs, any plant-based medicine, or with any fruit or vegetables. So make a list of, what other medicine you are taking, and show it to your doctor, before using Oxycontin. The other medicine can be cough relievers (Hydrocodone, Codeine), muscle relaxants, anxiety disorder medicines (Xanax, Ativan),  and alcohol.


Some medications are also responsible for not receiving the particular treatment of Oxycontin in the body. So do the same thing, show the list of the medicines you are using to your doctor. Your doctor will say you what to use, and what not to.

Patients who have respiratory depression, severe bronchial asthma, and suspected gastrointestinal obstruction will not respond positively to Oxycontin.


Precaution is very important before, or during the taking of Oxycontin, to get the result of Oxycontin effectively and safely. Misuses, overdoses, interactions, and contradictions can be very harmful, so read the following points carefully. And be cautious about what to do, and what not to do.

  • Do not increase or decrease the Oxycontin dose without having any knowledge. Before that, talk to your doctor.
  • Don’t stop the medicine suddenly to get rid of addiction. This will cause withdrawal symptoms.
  • Stay away from alcohol, grape, and beverages that contain alcohol, while you are under the Oxycontin treatment.
  • Be careful about the timing of the medicine.
  • Do not take Oxycontin, without your doctor’s permission.
  • Stay away from all the drugs, that will interact or contradict with Oxycontin.
  • Breastfeeding and pregnant ladies are not allowed to take the medication.
  • Tell your doctor about your medical history, and the medicines you are taking now.