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OxyContin Dosage

OxyContin Strengths

OxyContin tablets are available in the following strengths:

General Information on Dosing With OxyContin

Considerations for people taking OxyContin include the following:
  • OxyContin comes in the form of extended-release tablets. It is usually taken twice a day.
  • When taking OxyContin by mouth, it is probably best to take it with food, as it can be upsetting to the stomach.
  • 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 (160 mg tablets). If you take the 160 tablets, talk with your healthcare provider about any dietary precautions that may be necessary.
  • Breaking, dissolving, or crushing OxyContin tablets can be very dangerous, as this will cause too much of the medication to be released too quickly.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not increase your dose without your healthcare provider's approval. Do not suddenly stop taking OxyContin, especially if you have taken it regularly for more than several weeks (see OxyContin Withdrawal).
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.
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