Question by  triangular (148)

How long does it take for oxycontin to take effect?

I have recently been prescribed oxycontin but need more information.


Answer by  yellowbee601 (23)

Depends on if you take the meds on a full stomach or an empty stomach. It will start to work faster on and empty stomach about thirty minutes to start.


Answer by  DrJoe (25)

It is important to know that oxycontin is an extended release medication. It is designed to release a constant level of oxycodone into one's system over twelve hours. It is important to never chew or break the pill. Always swallow it whole. The pain relieving effects should begin working within 30-45 minutes after initial ingestion.


Answer by  near2land (493)

Talk with your physician or pharmacist about your prescription of oxycontin for answers to your questions about the dosage and how the medicine may react with any other mediciations you are currently taking.


Answer by  tstdummyx4 (42)

If you need information on oxycontin or any other drug you should ask your physician or pharmacist. They are you best and safest resources for drug information. Your physician could also potentially suggest an alternative drug if oxycontin is not providing the desired effects. Always follow your physician's instructions.


Answer by  eyeguy (3760)

Depends on several factors including body weight. Effects of Oxycontin normal occur between 15 and 30 minutes. Oxycontin is a powerful pain medication and can be addictive. These types of medications require strict dosage adherence as prescribed by Md.

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