Oxycodone Oxicotin is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.
Oxycodone Oxicotin is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Oxycodone Oxicotin extended-release is used for around-the-clock treatment of pain. This form of oxycodone is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain.
You should not use Oxycodone Oxicotin if you have severe asthma or breathing problems, or a blockage in your stomach or intestines.
Oxycodone Oxicotin can slow or stop your breathing, especially when you start using this medicine or whenever your dose is changed. Never take this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Do not crush, break, or open an extended-release pill (Oxycontin). Swallow it whole to avoid exposure to a potentially fatal dose.
Know Your Narcan: Save a Life
Oxycodone Oxicotin may be habit-forming, even at regular doses. Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Never share the medicine with another person. MISUSE OF NARCOTIC PAIN MEDICATION CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant. Oxycodone may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn.
Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with oxycodone.
Before using oxycodone
You should not use oxycodone if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
severe asthma or breathing problems;
a blockage in your stomach or intestines; or
an allergy to any narcotic pain medicine (such as methadone, morphine, Percocet, Vicodin, Lortab, and many others), or narcotic cough medicine that contains codeine, hydrocodone, or dihydrocodeine.
You should not use oxycodone unless you are already using a similar opioid medicine and are tolerant to it. Ask your doctor if you are not sure you are opioid-tolerant.