OxyContin is an opioid agonist and a Schedule II
controlled substance with an abuse liability similar to morphine.
Oxycodone can be abused in a manner similar to other opioid agonists,
legal or illicit. This should be considered when prescribing or
dispensing OxyContin in situations where the physician
or pharmacist is concerned about an increased risk of misuse, abuse,
OxyContin tablets are a controlled-release oral
formulation of oxycodone hydrochloride indicated for the management
of moderate to severe pain when a continuous, around-the-clock analgesic
is needed for an extended period of time.
OxyContin tablets are NOT intended for use as a
OxyContin 80 mg and 160 mg Tablets ARE FOR USE
IN OPIOID TOLERANT PATIENTS ONLY. These tablet strengths may
cause fatal respiratory depression when administered to patients
not previously exposed to opioids.
OxyContin (oxycodone hydrochloride controlled-release)
TABLETS ARE TO BE SWALLOWED WHOLE AND ARE NOT TO BE BROKEN, CHEWED,
OR CRUSHED. TAKING BROKEN, CHEWED, OR CRUSHED OxyContin
TABLETS LEADS TO RAPID RELEASE AND ABSORPTION OF A POTENTIALLY FATAL
DOSE OF OXYCODONE.