Xtampza ER is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat pain severe enough to require daily, 24-hour, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options are ineffective. Xtampza ER is also referred to by its drug name, Oxycodone.
Xtampza ER is an opioid, or synthetic opiate, that works as a potent analgesic (painkiller). Xtampza ER is believed to work by reducing the perception of pain.
How do I take it?
Xtampza ER should be taken exactly as prescribed by the physician.
Xtampza ER comes in the form of an extended-release capsule.
The FDA-approved label for Xtampza ER lists common side effects including headache, drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, itching, sweating, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Xtampza ER include severe low blood pressure, adrenal insufficiency, and life-threatening respiratory depression.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, regular use of opioids – even as prescribed by a doctor – can lead to dependence. If misused, opioids can cause overdose and death.
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