Oxycontin OP 20 mg is an opiate analgesic with extended release, also known as Oxycodone. It is usually used to treat moderate-to-severe pain associated with terminal chronic illnesses such as cancer. This drug requires appropriate instruction to be taken because it is a Schedule II controlled substance. Oxycontin directly affects the central nervous system to alter how the brain processes pain by modifying certain molecules in the brain.
Oxycontin OP 20 mg is not recommended to be used in people with respiratory disorders, head trauma, drug or alcohol addiction, lung, liver, kidney, thyroid, or adrenal disease, trouble urinating, gallbladder issues, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. People over 65 are not suitable candidates for this drug, as they have a high risk of getting serious side effects.
Certain drugs may interact with this medicine, altering how it functions or even leading to fatal adverse effects. Notify your physician of any other substances you may be taking, including over-the-counter and prescription medications, vitamins, and other narcotics, before starting this medicine. Several possible substances include:
- Heart or blood pressure medications
- Seizure medication
- Medicine to treat HIV or hepatitis C
- Other opioids
- sleeping pills
- muscle relaxants
- cold or allergy medicines
- Grapefruit or grapefruit juice
- Alcohol, cocaine, or marijuana
Never give away your prescription to anyone, especially if they have a history of drug addiction or misuse, as it is illegal to resell and distribute this drug without authorization. Store this at room temperature and keep it away from heat, moisture, and light. Ensure that pets and children cannot view or access it. Since this is a drug that may be abused, you should be aware if someone is taking your prescription without your consent.