From Pharmacy Drug Guide
Oxycontin® is the brand name for the prescription painkiller oxycodone, a narcotic pain killer used to treat moderate to severe pain. Oxycontin® was approved by the FDA in 1995, and comes in both tablet and extended release form. Oxycontin® is an opioid, and can be habit forming. Patients may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking it.
Oxycontin® patient assistance programs can enable patients in need of financial assistance to save on their Oxycontin® prescription. Patients who qualify for Purdue Pharma patient assistance will receive a free month's supply of the medication, sent directly to their home.
|Brand name for||Oxycodone|
|Available through||Purdue Pharma|
|Eligibility||Must be a U.S. resident, have no prescription insurance, and have an annual income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level|
|Benefits||Free month's supply of Oxycontin®|
|Disclaimer||The information provided by PharmacyDrugGuide is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not take any action based on the information on this page without consulting a physician.|
About Patient Assistance Programs
Oxycontin Patient Assistance Programs
Oxycontin® patients who do not have prescription drug coverage and are in need of financial assistance to obtain their medication can apply for Purdue Pharma's Oxycontin® patient assistance program. This drug discount program provides eligible patients with a free month's supply of medicine. To receive an application, a patient's doctor can contact the pharmaceutical company directly at 800-599-6070. The patient must fill out their part and return it to the doctor to attach the prescription and send it back to Purdue Pharma. Once approved, the company will send up to a 30-day supply of Oxycontin® to the patient's residence, free of charge.
In order for patients to be eligible for the program, they must:
- Be a resident of the United States
- Not have prescription drug coverage
- Earn an annual income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level
Oxycontin® is in a class of drugs known as opiate (narcotic) analgesics, and reduces pain by changing the way the nervous system and brain process and respond to pain. Common side effects include, but are not limited to itching, dry mouth, sweating, headache, dizziness, nausea, reduced appetite, changes in mood, weakness, small pupils, and constipation.
Oxycontin® is manufactured by the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma. The drug can be addictive, resulting in dependency. Oxycontin® is classified as a schedule II controlled substance, and may not be recommended for patients who have histories of drug or alcohol abuse.
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