You should not suddenly stop taking these tablets unless your doctor tells you to. If you want to stop taking your tablets, discuss this with your doctor first. They will tell you how to do this, usually by reducing the dose gradually so you do not experience unpleasant effects. Withdrawal symptoms such as agitation, anxiety, palpitations, shaking or sweating may occur if you suddenly stop taking these tablets.
All medicines can cause allergic reactions, although serious allergic reactions are rare. Tell your doctor immediately if you get any sudden wheeziness, difficulties in breathing, swelling of the eyelids, face or lips, rash or itching especially those covering your whole body. The most serious side effect is a condition where you breathe more slowly or weakly than expected respiratory depression. Tell your doctor immediately if this happens to you. As with all strong painkillers, there is a risk that you may become addicted or reliant on these tablets.
You may see the remains of the tablets in your faeces. This should not affect how the tablets work. If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Accidental overdose by a child is dangerous and may be fatal. Do not use any tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the blister and carton. EXP 08 means that you should not take the tablets after the last day of that month i. Do not take your tablets if they are broken or crushed as this can be dangerous and can cause serious problems such as overdose. Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help to protect the environment. The active ingredient is oxycodone hydrochloride. Each tablet contains 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg or mg of oxycodone hydrochloride. What OxyContin tablets look like and the contents of the pack. The tablets are marked OC on one side and the strength on the other 5, 10, etc.
Active ingredient oxycodone hydrochloride. Last updated on eMC: What is a Patient Information Leaflet and why is it useful? OxyContin 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg, 60 mg, 80 mg and mg prolonged release tablets Package leaflet: You may need to read it again. If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours. If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. What OxyContin tablets are and what they are used for These tablets have been prescribed for you by your doctor to relieve moderate to severe pain over a period of 12 hours. Your doctor will have told you if you have any of these conditions.
Symptoms may include breathlessness, coughing or breathing more slowly or weakly than expected; have a condition where the small bowel does not work properly paralytic ileus , your stomach empties more slowly than it should delayed gastric emptying or you have severe pain in your abdomen; have a heart problem after long-term lung disease cor pulmonale ; have moderate to severe liver problems.
If you have other long-term liver problems you should only take these tablets if recommended by your doctor; have ongoing problems with constipation; are under 18 years of age. Warnings and precautions Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets if you: Your doctor will have told you if you have this condition. Symptoms may include breathlessness and coughing; have kidney or liver problems; have previously suffered from withdrawal symptoms such as agitation, anxiety, shaking or sweating, upon stopping taking alcohol or drugs; are or have ever been addicted to alcohol or drugs or have a known opioid dependence; have an increased sensitivity to pain; need to take increasingly higher doses of OxyContin to gain the same level of pain relief tolerance.
Other medicines and OxyContin Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking: Also tell your doctor if you have recently been given an anaesthetic. Taking OxyContin tablets with food, drink and alcohol Drinking alcohol whilst taking OxyContin tablets may make you feel more sleepy or increase the risk of serious side effects such as shallow breathing with a risk of stopping breathing, and loss of consciousness.
You should avoid drinking grapefruit juice during your treatment with this medicine. Pregnancy and breastfeeding Do not take these tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine. Driving and using machines These tablets may cause a number of side effects such as drowsiness which could affect your ability to drive or use machinery see section 4 for a full list of side effects.
This medicine can affect your ability to drive as it may make you sleepy or dizzy. Do not drive while taking this medicine until you know how it affects you. This defence applies when: The medicine has been prescribed to treat a medical or dental problem; and You have taken it according to the instructions given by the prescriber and in the information provided with the medicine. Please note that it is still an offence to drive if you are unfit because of the medicine i.
OxyContin tablets contain lactose These tablets contain lactose which is a form of sugar. How to take OxyContin tablets Always take these tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. Adults over 18 years of age The usual starting dose is one 10 mg tablet every 12 hours. Swallow your tablets whole with water. Do not crush, dissolve or chew them. Children Children and adolescents under 18 years of age should not take the tablets.
Patients with kidney or liver problems Please tell your doctor if you suffer from kidney or liver problems as they may prescribe a lower dose depending on your condition. If you take more OxyContin tablets than you should or if someone accidentally swallows your tablets Call your doctor or hospital straight away. If you forget to take your OxyContin tablets If you remember within 4 hours of the time your tablet was due, take your tablet straight away.
If you stop taking OxyContin tablets You should not suddenly stop taking these tablets unless your doctor tells you to. Possible side effects Like all medicines, these tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Tell your doctor immediately if this happens to you As with all strong painkillers, there is a risk that you may become addicted or reliant on these tablets. Very common side effects May affect more than 1 in 10 people Constipation your doctor can prescribe a laxative to overcome this problem.
Ambien zolpidem increases your risk of performing potentially dangerous activities while asleep, such as sleep-walking, sleep-driving, and sleep-eating. Talk to your doctor immediately about stopping Ambien zolpidem if any sleep-related activities occur. Ambien zolpidem makes you feel drowsy and sleepy, potentially leading to falls and severe injuries.
This is especially a risk if you're older. Falls from sleep medicines like Ambien zolpidem have caused severe injuries such as hip fractures and head injury. You may need a lower dose if you're taking other medications that also cause drowsiness. Check with your doctor first. Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur.
In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking this medicine, it is especially important that your healthcare professional know if you are taking any of the medicines listed below. The following interactions have been selected on the basis of their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive. Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.
Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines. Using this medicine with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you.
Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. Using this medicine with any of the following is usually not recommended, but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use this medicine, or give you special instructions about the use of food, alcohol, or tobacco.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses. The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so. The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine.
Zolpidem Ambien is an inexpensive drug used to treat insomnia. It is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in generic and brand versions. Generic zolpidem is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Enter a custom quantity Set. You can only add a maximum of 25 drugs to MyRx. Please remove another drug before adding this one.
What is Zolpidem used for? Zolpidem Reviews Reviews from Iodine. I've used the IR version for years as needed for insomnia. Takes about minutes to take effect. I rarely to never have a hangover the next day unlike other sleep aids I've tried. The only side effect I've had is sometimes I have strange dreams. The only other downside for me is it doesn't always last through the night and I wake up sometime only about 4 hours.
Zolpidem side effects Common Side Effects. Additional Information about side effects For additional information on Zolpidem side effects, please visit PubMed Health. Sodium Oxybate Using this medicine with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases.