OxyContin contains oxycodone, but includes a time-release mechanism so that the pain-killing effect lasts longer (meaning the drug does not have to be taken as often). But do oxycodone and OxyContin differ in other ways, also? We review here.
Should you stop taking OxyContin cold turkey? Not really. OxyContin can cause severe discomfort if abruptly stopped. More here on how to properly stop using OxyContin.
OxyContin lasts for 12 hours and is an extended release medication containing oxycodone that’s only taken twice a day. Learn more about OxyContin dosing, duration of action and effects here.
OxyContin is used to manage pain. More on OxyContin’s uses, side effects, how to identify problems with OxyContin here.
OxyContin works to provide pain relief by changing how the brain and body perceive pain. More on how OxyContin works here.
OxyContin is only prescribed by a medical doctor as an opiate medication used to help manage pain. OxyContin dosage may vary according to your exposure to opioids and usually begins low. More on the cost of OxyContin and signs of abuse here.
How much OxyContin is too much depends on your exposure to opiates. In general, opioid naive people should not take more than 30 mg of OxyContin per day. But OxyContin is easy to overdose on, especially if it’s not taken as directed. More on OxyContin overdose and safe dosing here.
Is snorting OxyContin safe? Can you snort OxyContin effectively or should you take OxyContin orally? More on risks and dangers of snorting OxyContin here.
Yes, you can die from OxyContin. More on Oxy overdose and other risks/dangers of taking this pain medication here.
What’s the legal status of OxyContin in the U.S.? More on OxyContin here, including OxyContin addictive potential, medical uses, and legal classification.