OxyContin OC 80mg is a prescription medication for severe, chronic pain requiring round-the-clock treatment. It belongs to a class of drugs known as opioids, which bind to brain and spinal cord receptors to reduce pain signals throughout the body. OxyContin OC 80mg is a high-dose formulation of the medication and is typically only prescribed to patients who have built up a tolerance to lower doses and require stronger pain relief.
What is OxyContin 80mg used for?
You have been given this medication to relieve moderate to severe pain for up to 12 hours. It contains oxycodone, a member of the opioid family of ‘painkillers.’
Is 80mg of OxyContin too much?
OxyContin tablets are NOT intended for use as a proven pain reliever. More than 40 mg, or total daily doses greater than 80 mg, can cause fatal respiratory depression when administered to patients intolerant of the respiratory depressant effects of opioids.
What are OxyContin tablets used for?
When other painkillers don’t work well enough or can’t be tolerated, oxycodone is used to treat pain that is severe enough to need opioid treatment. It is a member of the class of drugs known as narcotic analgesics (painkillers). To treat pain, oxycodone works on the central nervous system (CNS).
Is OxyContin good for sleep?
Oxycodone use can significantly impact sleep, both in terms of quantity and quality of sleep. As an opioid painkiller, oxycodone can cause drowsiness, which increases a person’s sleep time. However, oxycodone can also disrupt the normal sleep cycle and cause problems falling asleep and sleeping.