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Oxycodone ER is a prescription medication approved for treating moderate to severe pain. It comes in the form of extended-release tablets, is typically taken twice a day, and provides around-the-clock pain control. As a narcotic, it is very effective at relieving pain but also has significant abuse potential. Potential side effects of this medicine include dizziness, nausea, and constipation.

What Is Oxycodone ER?

Oxycodone ER (OxyContin®) is a long-acting opioid pain reliever. It is a narcotic and is a "controlled substance" in the United States. It comes in extended-release tablets and is approved for treating moderate to severe pain.
(Click What Is Oxycodone ER Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Potential Side Effects

As with any medicine, oxycodone ER can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. Some people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common oxycodone ER side effects include, but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Oxycodone ER to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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