OxyContin 40 mg
OxyContin® (oxycodone ER) is a narcotic medication commonly used for relieving moderate to severe pain. It comes in the form of extended-release tablets and is available by prescription only. OxyContin tablets are available in eight different strengths, including:
- 10 mg OxyContin
- 15 mg OxyContin
- 20 mg OxyContin
- 30 mg OxyContin
- 40 mg OxyContin
- 60 mg OxyContin
- 80 mg OxyContin
- 160 mg OxyContin.
It would be difficult to find a standard OxyContin dosage that everyone could tolerate and that could effectively relieve pain. People who have taken OxyContin or other similar medications for a long time may need (and will tolerate) larger OxyContin doses, while some people seem to naturally be more sensitive to OxyContin than others. Due to these problems, dosing for this medication must be individualized.
Some of the factors that a healthcare provider may consider before making an OxyContin dosing recommendation include:
- The type and dose of other painkillers you have taken
- The severity of your pain
- How you respond to OxyContin
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
(Click OxyContin Dosage for tips on when and how to take OxyContin, to find out which strengths are inappropriate for people not accustomed to opioids, and for information on how to take this medication safely.)