OxyContin (Oxycodone Hydrochloride Controlled-Release) Tablets
Detailed View: Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) – November 2010
- The following events have also been reported, potentially due to the swelling and hydrogelling property of the tablet: choking, gagging, regurgitation, tablets stuck in the throat and difficulty swallowing the tablet.
How should I take OxyContin?
In order to reduce the possibility of choking on the tablets or having difficulty swallowing the tablets:
- OxyContin tablets should be taken one tablet at a time.
- Do not pre-soak, lick or otherwise wet the tablet prior to placing in your mouth.
- Take each tablet with enough water to ensure complete swallowing immediately after placing in your mouth.