OxyContin 60 mg Tablets
OxyContin® (oxycodone ER) is a prescription narcotic medication approved for the treating moderate to severe pain. It is considered a "controlled substance" in the United States. OxyContin comes in the form of extended-release tablets and is available in many strengths, including:
- 10 mg
- 15 mg
- 20 mg
- 30 mg
- 40 mg
- 60 mg
- 80 mg
- 160 mg.
There is great variation in the dosage of OxyContin that can be tolerated and that will effectively relieve pain. People who have taken OxyContin or other similar medications for a long time may need (and will tolerate) larger 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, the healthcare provider may recommend a switch to OxyContin.
60 mg OxyContin tablets, 80 mg OxyContin tablets, and 160 mg OxyContin tablets are inappropriate (and probably dangerous) for people who are not accustomed to opioid medications.
(Click OxyContin Dosage to learn more about when and how to take OxyContin and for a list of factors that your healthcare provider may consider before making a dosing recommendation for your situation.)