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Brand name: Oxycontin

Oxycontin is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) oxycodone. On this page you will find out more about Oxycontin, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: oxycodone

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Oxycontin 40 mg modified release tablet, 28

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

The management of moderate to severe chronic pain unresponsive to non-narcotic analgesia.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Round, unscored, yellow-coloured, bi-convex tablets debossed with ON on one side and 40 on the other.

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Dosage Form Tablet, modified release
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
20: Controlled Drug
28: Controlled Drug

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Store in Original Container
Life time 36 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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