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Oxycodone ER Drug Information

Available by prescription only, oxycodone ER (OxyContin®) is a medication used to treat moderate-to-severe pain. This painkiller is a strong narcotic that should not be used to treat mild or short-term pain. It comes in the form of extended-release tablets and is typically taken twice a day.
 
Although the drug is generally well tolerated, it is not suitable for everyone. Constipation, drowsiness, and nausea are some of the most commonly reported side effects. Before using oxycodone ER, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medical history and a list of your current medications. In particular, let your healthcare provider know if you have problems such as liver disease, low blood pressure, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse.
 
(Click Oxycodone ER for more information on this drug. This Web page takes an in-depth look at how this narcotic works, discusses how the new formulation is designed to decrease abuse potential, and explains the factors that will affect your dose.)
 

Oxycodone ER Drug Information

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