(Oxycontin®, Oxycodone hydrochloride)
Available as tablets or capsules.
Capsules, Modified Release Tablet
Available as soluble tablets?
Available as a liquid?
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
Available as something for placing on your gum?
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
Available as an injection?
Available as nasal/oral spray?
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Enteric coated/modified release products should not be crushed. Use liquid formulation.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Usual formulation brand names
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes - tablets
Yes - tablets
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
Transdermal patch strength
10mg/ml, 20mg/ml, 50mg/ml
Nasal/oral spray Strength
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Are specials or imports available?
N/A licensed alternative available
1mg/ml, 5mg/5ml, 10mg/ml
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Yes - some
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer to administer some preparations via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.