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OxyContin 15 mg Tablets

OxyContin® (oxycodone ER) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It is a narcotic and a "controlled substance" in the United States. It comes in the form of extended-release tablets and is available in the following strengths:
  • 10 mg OxyContin tablets
  • 15 mg OxyContin tablets
  • 20 mg OxyContin tablets
  • 30 mg OxyContin tablets
  • 40 mg OxyContin tablets
  • 60 mg OxyContin tablets
  • 80 mg OxyContin tablets
  • 160 mg OxyContin tablets.
There is no standard recommended OxyContin dosage because not everyone tolerates the medication the same. Some people may also require higher doses than others for pain relief. People who have taken OxyContin or other similar medications for a long time may need (and will tolerate) larger OxyContin doses. Also, 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 (if continued pain control is needed), the healthcare provider may recommend a switch to OxyContin.
(Click OxyContin Dosage to find out what your healthcare provider may consider before making a dosage recommendation for your situation and for important dosing tips and precautions.)
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