Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking oxycodone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. You may take this drug with or without food. If you have nausea, it may help to take this drug with food. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to decrease nausea (such as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head movement as possible). Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
If you are using the liquid form of this medication, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure how to check or measure the dose.
Swallow the Oxaydo ® or OxyContin ® tablet whole with water. Do not break, crush, cut, chew, or dissolve it. Do not pre–soak, lick, or wet the tablet before placing it in the mouth. Take one tablet at a time.
standard tablets containing 5mg, 10mg or 20mg of oxycodone – usually taken 4 to 6 times a day. slow-release tablets containing 5mg, 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg, 60mg, 80mg or 120mg of oxycodone – usually taken 1 to 2 times a day.
How Are OxyContin and Oxycodone Similar? OxyContin and oxycodone are the same drug; the main difference is that OxyContin is a long-acting version of oxycodone. As such, they have a lot in common: Both drugs are opioids that people take to relieve and manage severe pain.