OxyContin Side Effects, Upsides, Downsides & Tips

OxyContin is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.


OxyContin is used to treat moderate to severe pain that is expected to last for an extended period of time. OxyContin is used for around-the-clock treatment of pain. It is not to be used on an “as-needed” basis for pain. OxyContin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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