Oxycontin or OxiContin
In this article today I will guide you about a pain killer medicine which is OxyContin, its uses side effects, etc. What is it?
OxyContin is an opioid pain medication. It is used to moderate the severe pain which extended period of time. It is also used for the clock treatment of pain. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
You should not take OxyContin if you have the following problems
- severe asthma
- breathing problems
- a blockage in your stomach or intestines
- a history of head injury,
- brain tumor
- a history of drug abuse
- alcohol addiction
- mental illness;
- urination problems;
- liver or kidney disease;
Some precautions given below you should follow while taking this medicine:
Before taking this medication tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history specifically if you are suffering from any brain disorders, having some breathing problems, kidney or liver disease problem or any family disorder. So doctor can advise you in a better way whether to take this medicine or not and how to take it.
Also take care of somethings when you are taking this medicine
Do not crush chew or break it this will harm you badly. Always swallow the whole tablet.
Or if you can’t swallow it follow it with a drink of water or with other liquid. Never chew or crush the capsule or the medicine beads inside the capsule.
Because if you do this will take a lot amount of drug into your stomach which will harm you very badly. So try to avoid this.
Can I Take OxyContin During Pregnancy or breastfeeding?
Never take this medicine if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. It is not recommended for the pregnant women to use this med because It will harm the unborn baby. Similarly, if you have a little baby and she needs mothers milk then also you should not use this medicine. Talk with your doctor about pain management options during your pregnancy. You should also use caution and talk with your doctor about OxyContin if you are breastfeeding.
You can take other medicine instead of OxyContin or which is the alternative of this med by consulting with your doctors so you may not face any issue.
Now let’s see some of the side effects:
Side effects of OxyContin
- shallow breathing
- slow heartbeats
- severe drowsiness
- seizure (convulsions)
- severe constipation
- missed menstrual periods
- sexual problems
- loss of interest in sex
- a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out
- loss of appetite
- worsening tiredness or weakness.
- fast heart rate
- chest pain
- feeling short of breath
- muscle stiffness
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you have ever missed the dose don’t worry take it as soon as possible whenever you remember that you didn’t take the medicine. Do not take the extra medicine skip the dose which you have forgotten to take if it is almost time for your next dose. Don’t try to overdose it.
What happens if I overdose?
An overdose of OxyContin can be very dangerous for you or for your loved one. If this issue occurs, unfortunately, seek medical emergency or medical help as soon as possible call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid?
- If you are taking this regularly then you should avoid drinking alcohol because it has dangerous side effects which can harm you badly.
- Be careful while you are driving because OxyContin can also reduce your memory or think ability
- Do not breast-milk your newborn child if you are taking OxyContin regularly it may harm him/her badly.
Dosage information of OxyContin:
The initial dose should be of 10 mg orally after every 12 hours which may be continue for 3-7 days depending upon the condition.
If you want to take higher or maximum dose then it is better first to consult with your doctor so you may not face any issue.
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