How is Xtampza ER different from other long-acting pain medications?
Xtampza ER can be taken in multiple ways that do not involve swallowing pills or capsules
- According to an FDA publication, up to 40% of Americans may experience difficulties swallowing tablets and capsules†
- Many patients with chronic pain also experience issues with swallowing
†Harris Interactive Inc. Pill-Swallowing Problems in America: A National Survey of Adults. New York, NY: Harris Interactive Inc. for Schwarz Pharma; 2003. pp. 1–39.
If you have difficulty swallowing Xtampza ER capsules, talk to your doctor. Xtampza ER can be taken 4 ways, including several not previously available in other ER opioid medications:
Sprinkled on soft foods
Sprinkled in a cup and then directly into mouth
Taken through feeding tubes
Xtampza ER MUST be taken with food.
It's important that you take your medication exactly as prescribed
Unlike other ER opioid medications, Xtampza ER is designed with DETERx® technology
Store Xtampza ER away from children and in a safe place to prevent stealing or abuse.
Although Xtampza ER is formulated to make manipulation more difficult, it cannot entirely prevent abuse; abuse of Xtampza ER by injection and via the oral and nasal routes is still possible