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OxyContin Pill Information

OxyContin® (oxycodone ER) is a prescription medication approved to treat moderate to severe pain. It is a strong narcotic painkiller that should not be used to treat mild or short-term pain. In the United States, OxyContin is classified as a controlled substance.
OxyContin comes in the form of extended-release tablets. These pills are specially designed to release the medication continuously over a 12-hour period. This provides patients with the convenience of taking OxyContin just twice a day (instead of several times a day, as is necessary with short-acting oxycodone) and provides for more steady pain control.
Before you take OxyContin, information concerning the safety of using narcotics should be discussed with your healthcare provider. If you have a history of alcohol or drug dependence, make sure your healthcare provider knows before he or she prescribes you OxyContin. As a narcotic, OxyContin has a significant potential for both physical and psychological dependence and abuse.
(Click OxyContin for more information on OxyContin pills, including more detailed dosing guidelines, a list of potential side effects of the drug, and important warnings and precautions.)
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