7 tablet strengths to help titrate your patients
Tablets not actual size.
7 tablet strengths (from 10 to 80 mg) allow you to adjust the OxyContin dose up or down to achieve a dosage that provides adequate analgesia and minimizes adverse reactions.
OxyContin is taken once every 12 hours.
Determining the starting dose of OxyContin
The starting dosage for adult patients who are not opioid-tolerant is OxyContin 10 mg orally every 12 hours. OxyContin 60 mg and 80 mg tablets, a single dose greater than 40 mg, or a total daily dose greater than 80 mg are only for use in patients in whom tolerance to an opioid of comparable potency has been established. Adult patients who are opioid-tolerant are those receiving, for one week or longer, at least 60 mg oral morphine per day, 25 mcg transdermal fentanyl per hour, 30 mg oral oxycodone per day, 8 mg oral hydromorphone per day, 25 mg oral oxymorphone per day, 60 mg oral hydrocodone per day, or an equianalgesic dose of another opioid. Use of higher starting doses in patients who are not opioid-tolerant may cause fatal respiratory depression.