160 mg OxyContin
OxyContin® (oxycodone ER) is a prescription narcotic medicine approved for treating moderate to severe pain. OxyContin tablets are available in the following strengths:
- OxyContin 10 mg
- OxyContin 15 mg
- OxyContin 20 mg
- OxyContin 30 mg
- OxyContin 40 mg
- OxyContin 60 mg
- OxyContin 80 mg
- OxyContin 160 mg.
There is no standard recommended OxyContin dosage that will work for everyone. People who have taken OxyContin or other similar medications for a long time may need (and will tolerate) larger doses, while some people seem to naturally be more sensitive to OxyContin than others.
It is common for healthcare providers to start patients with a low dose of a short-acting oxycodone product and increase the dosage as necessary and as tolerated. Once the dose is stable, the healthcare provider may recommend a switch to OxyContin.
High-fat meals may increase the level of OxyContin in the bloodstream. This is probably not a problem except for people taking the highest strength. If you take the 160 tablets, talk with your healthcare provider about any dietary precautions that may be necessary.
(Click OxyContin Dosage for more information on how dosing works for OxyContin, to learn about off-label uses for this drug, and to find out what your healthcare provider may consider before making dosing recommendations.)