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What is in OxyContin 40mg?

Each 40 mg tablet contains 36.0 mg of oxycodone as 40 mg of oxycodone hydrochloride. Each 60 mg tablet contains 54 mg of oxycodone as 60 mg of oxycodone hydrochloride. Each 80 mg tablet contains 72.0 mg of oxycodone as 80 mg of oxycodone hydrochloride.

Oxycodone is used to relieve pain severe enough to require opioid treatment and when other pain medicines did not work well enough or cannot be tolerated. It belongs to the group of medicines called narcotic analgesics (pain medicines). Oxycodone acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain.

OxyContin Tablets are NOT intended for use as a prn analgesic. than 40 mg, or total daily doses greater than 80 mg, may cause fatal respiratory depression when administered to patients who are not tolerant to the respiratory depressant effects of opioids.

About oxycodone Brand names: Oxycontin, Oxypro, Longtec, Reltebon, Zomestine. Oxycodone is an opioid painkiller. It's used to treat severe pain, for example after an operation or a serious injury, or pain from cancer.

The onset of action is 10 to 30 minutes for the immediate-release formulation and about 1 hour for controlled-release. Duration range is from 3 to 6 hours for immediate-release or 12 hours in controlled-release formulations.

Oxycodone - Alcohol and Drug Foundation

Oxycodone affects everyone differently, but its effects may include:

pain relief.

dizziness or faintness.


confusion and difficulty concentrating.

euphoria or negative mood.


stiff muscles.


OxyContin, a trade name for the narcotic oxycodone hydrochloride, is a painkiller available in the United States only by prescription. OxyContin is legitimately prescribed for relief of moderate to severe pain resulting from injuries, bursitis, neuralgia, arthritis, and cancer.

How soon do you get pain relief with OxyContin? When you take oxycodone by mouth (you should take it with food), you will start to feel the effects of the medication within 20-30 minutes. The drug reaches peak concentration in the blood roughly 1-2 hours after you take a dose.

Oxycodone use can significantly impact sleep, both in terms of quantity and quality of sleep. As an opioid pain medication, oxycodone can cause drowsiness, increasing the time a person sleeps. However, oxycodone can also disrupt the normal sleep cycle and lead to problems with both falling and staying asleep.

Oxycodone comes as: capsules containing 5mg, 10mg or 20mg of oxycodone – usually taken 4 to 6 times a day. standard tablets containing 5mg, 10mg or 20mg of oxycodone – usually taken 4 to 6 times a day.

The solution, concentrated solution, tablet, and capsule are taken usually with or without food every 4 to 6 hours, either as needed for pain or as regularly scheduled medications. The extended-release tablets (Oxycontin) are taken every 12 hours with or without food.

Oxycodone Brand names: Oxycontin, Oxypro, Longtec, Reltebon, Zomestine.

The differences are simply that oxycodone is an opioid substance that is the main ingredient in a number of pain medications (including OxyContin) and that OxyContin is the time-release version of oxycodone.

OXYCONTIN exposes users to the risks of opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse. Because extended-release products such as OXYCONTIN deliver the opioid over an extended period of time, there is a greater risk for overdose and death due to the larger amount of oxycodone present.

For moderate to severe pain: Adults—10 to 30 milligrams (mg) every 4 hours as needed. Your doctor may adjust your dose as needed. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

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