What is OxyContin?
OxyContin (oxycodone) is an opioid pain medication sometimes called a narcotic.
OxyContin is a strong prescription medicine used when an opioid medicine is needed
to manage severe pain enough to require daily around-the-clock,
long-term treatment with an opioid, when other pain treatments such as non-opioid pain
medicines or immediate-release opioid medicines do not treat your pain
Important Information on OxyContin
You should not use OxyContin if you have severe asthma or breathing problems,
or a blockage in your stomach or intestines.
Taking oxycodone during pregnancy may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the newborn.
Fatal side effects can occur if you use OxyContin with alcohol,
or with other drugs that cause drowsiness or slow your breathing.