Oxycontin® (There may be other names for this medication)
How Do I Take This Medication?
Oxycodone ER comes as a tablet. Take it with a full glass of water. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it. Do not take any tablet that is chipped or broken. Do not soak, lick, or wet the tablet before you place it in your mouth. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Why Am I Taking This Medication?
Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Oxycodone ER releases the medication slowly, over a longer time.
How Does It Work?
Oxycodone is an opioid (narcotic) analgesic. It works by decreasing the brain and nervous system’s response to pain.