• For Healthcare Professionals
I can choose the way to take my medication I can choose the way to take my medication

There are several ways you can take Xtampza® ER other than swallowing the capsule whole. Work with your doctor to make sure the way you are taking Xtampza ER is meeting your needs.

Ways to take Xtampza ER

You have 4 options for taking your medication:

Swallow the capsule whole

Swallow the
capsule whole

Sprinkle on soft foods

Sprinkle on
soft foods

Sprinkle into a cup

Sprinkle into
a cup

Through a feeding tube

Through a
feeding tube

Xtampza ER MUST be taken with food.

Please see the Instructions for Use in the full Prescribing Information for more details, or talk to your healthcare provider.

Open

Open Xtampza ER capsule and sprinkle contents over approximately 1 tbsp of soft food.

Swallow

Swallow all of the sprinkled capsule contents. This should be swallowed right away. Do not save any of the soft food and capsule contents for another dose.

Rinse

Rinse your mouth to make sure you have swallowed all of the capsule contents.

Flush

Flush the empty capsule down the toilet right away.

Get emergency help or call 911 right away if you take too much XTAMPZA ER (overdose). When you first start taking XTAMPZA ER, when your dose is changed, or if you take too much (overdose), serious life-threatening breathing problems that can lead to death may occur. Talk to your healthcare provider about naloxone, a medicine for the emergency treatment of an overdose.

  • Taking XTAMPZA ER with other opioid medicines, benzodiazepines, alcohol, or other central nervous system depressants (including street drugs) can cause severe drowsiness, decreased awareness, breathing problems, coma, and death.
  • Never give anyone else your XTAMPZA ER. They could die from taking it. Selling or giving away XTAMPZA ER is against the law.
  • Store XTAMPZA ER securely, out of sight and reach of children, and in a location not accessible by others, including visitors to the home.

Do not take Xtampza ER if you have:

  • severe asthma, trouble breathing, or other lung problems
  • a bowel blockage, or have narrowing of the stomach or intestines

Before taking Xtampza ER, tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of:

  • head injury, seizures
  • liver, kidney, thyroid problems
  • problems urinating
  • pancreas or gallbladder problems
  • abuse of street or prescription drugs, alcohol addiction, or mental health problems

Tell your healthcare provider if you are:

  • noticing your pain getting worse. If your pain gets worse after you take XTAMPZA ER, do not take more of XTAMPZA ER without first talking to your healthcare provider. Talk to your healthcare provider if the pain you have increases, if you feel more sensitive to pain, or if you have new pain after taking XTAMPZA ER.
  • pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Prolonged use of XTAMPZA ER during pregnancy can cause withdrawal symptoms in your newborn baby that could be life-threatening if not recognized and treated.
  • breastfeeding. Not recommended during treatment with XTAMPZA ER. It may harm your baby.
  • living in a household where there are small children or someone who has abused street or prescription drugs.
  • taking prescription or over-the counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements. Taking XTAMPZA ER with certain other medicines can cause serious side effects that could lead to death.

When taking Xtampza ER:

  • Do not change your dose. Take Xtampza ER exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Use the lowest dose possible for the shortest time needed
  • Take your prescribed dose every 12 hours, at the same time every day. Do not take more than your prescribed dose. If you miss a dose, take your next dose at your usual time
  • If you cannot swallow Xtampza ER capsules, see the detailed Instructions for Use in the Medication Guide
  • Always take Xtampza ER capsules with approximately the same amount of food to ensure enough medicine is absorbed
  • Swallow Xtampza ER whole. Do not snort or inject Xtampza ER because this may cause you to overdose and die
  • The contents of the Xtampza ER capsules may be sprinkled on soft food, sprinkled into a cup and then put directly into the mouth, or given through a nasogastric or gastrostomy tube
  • Call your healthcare provider if the dose you are taking does not control your pain
  • Do not stop taking Xtampza ER without talking to your healthcare provider
  • Dispose of expired, unwanted or unused Xtampza ER by promptly flushing down the toilet, if a drug take-back option is not readily available. Visit www.fda.gov/drugdisposal for additional information on disposal of unused medicines

While taking Xtampza ER, DO NOT:

  • Drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how Xtampza ER affects you. Xtampza ER can make you sleepy, dizzy, or lightheaded
  • Drink alcohol or use prescription or over-the-counter medicines that contain alcohol. Using products containing alcohol during treatment with Xtampza ER may cause you to overdose and die

The possible side effects of Xtampza ER are:

  • constipation, nausea, sleepiness, vomiting, tiredness, headache, dizziness, abdominal pain. Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms and they are severe

Get emergency medical help if you have:

  • trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, chest pain, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, extreme drowsiness, light-headedness when changing positions, feeling faint, agitation, high body temperature, trouble walking, stiff muscles, or mental changes such as confusion

These are not all the possible side effects of Xtampza ER. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. For more information, go to dailymed.nlm.nih.gov.

Start a routine

Start a routine

Pick a specific time that you’ll take your Xtampza ER each morning and night (make sure the times are 12 hours apart). This will help you remember to take your medication consistently.

Start a routine

Take with food

Xtampza ER must be taken with food. That’s because food helps your body absorb the medicine to relieve your pain. Take it with approximately the same amount of food each time.

Discuss any changes in your dose with your
                                doctor

Discuss any changes in your dose with your doctor

If you are finding that your dose of Xtampza ER isn’t controlling your pain, don’t increase your dose or stop taking the medication. Talk to your doctor first. Your doctor will work with you to make sure you are receiving the dose that best meets your needs.

Storing Xtampza ER

Storing Xtampza ER properly is an important way to keep your prescription safe and secure.

Keep your prescription:

at room temperature

at room temperature

secure location

in a secure location to prevent others from taking it

Selling or giving away Xtampza ER is against the law.

Disposing of Xtampza ER

It’s important to discard unused medications properly and not save them after you are no longer using the medicine. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has an online tool to help you find authorized collectors, such as retail pharmacies, hospitals, or clinic pharmacies, that can take your unused medication.

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If these options are not available to you, you can flush your unused Xtampza ER capsules down the toilet.

Medication

According to the DEA,17.3 million pounds* of medication have been collected on Take Back days.

*As of April 2023.
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INDICATIONS AND USAGE

XTAMPZA® ER (oxycodone) is:

  • A strong prescription pain medicine that contains an opioid (narcotic) that is used to manage severe and persistent pain that requires an extended treatment period with a daily opioid medicine, when other pain medicines do not treat your pain well enough or you cannot tolerate them.
  • A long-acting (extended-release) opioid pain medicine that can put you at risk for overdose and death. Even if you take your dose correctly as prescribed by your healthcare provider, you are at risk for opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse that can lead to death.
  • Not to be taken on an "as needed" basis

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT XTAMPZA ER

WARNING: SERIOUS AND LIFE-THREATENING RISKS FROM USE OF XTAMPZA ER

Addiction, Abuse, and Misuse

Because the use of XTAMPZA ER exposes patients and other users to the risks of opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse, which can lead to overdose and death, assess each patient’s risk prior to prescribing and reassess all patients regularly for the development of these behaviors or conditions.

Life-Threatening Respiratory Depression

Serious, life-threatening, or fatal respiratory depression may occur with use of XTAMPZA ER, especially during initiation or following a dosage increase. To reduce the risk of respiratory depression, proper dosing and titration of XTAMPZA ER are essential.

Accidental Ingestion

Accidental ingestion of even one dose of XTAMPZA ER, especially by children, can result in a fatal overdose of oxycodone.

Risks From Concomitant Use With Benzodiazepines or Other CNS Depressants

Concomitant use of opioids with benzodiazepines or other central nervous system (CNS) depressants, including alcohol, may result in profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death. Reserve concomitant prescribing of XTAMPZA ER and benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants for use in patients for whom alternative treatment options are inadequate.

Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS)

If opioid use is required for an extended period of time in a pregnant woman, advise the patient of the risk of NOWS, which may be life-threatening if not recognized and treated. Ensure that management by neonatology experts will be available at delivery.

Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)

Healthcare providers are strongly encouraged to complete a REMS-compliant education program and to counsel patients and caregivers on serious risks, safe use, and the importance of reading the Medication Guide with each prescription.

Cytochrome P450 3A4 Interaction

The concomitant use of XTAMPZA ER with all cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibitors may result in an increase in oxycodone plasma concentrations, which could increase or prolong adverse drug effects and may cause potentially fatal respiratory depression. In addition, discontinuation of a concomitantly used cytochrome P450 3A4 inducer may result in an increase in oxycodone plasma concentration. Regularly evaluate patients receiving XTAMPZA ER and any CYP3A4 inhibitor or inducer.

Important information about XTAMPZA ER:

  • Get emergency help or call 911 right away if you take too much XTAMPZA ER (overdose). When you first start taking XTAMPZA ER, when your dose is changed, or if you take too much (overdose), serious life-threatening breathing problems that can lead to death may occur. Talk to your healthcare provider about naloxone, a medicine for the emergency treatment of an overdose.
  • Taking XTAMPZA ER with other opioid medicines, benzodiazepines, alcohol, or other central nervous system depressants (including street drugs) can cause severe drowsiness, decreased awareness, breathing problems, coma, and death.
  • Taking XTAMPZA ER with other opioid medicines, benzodiazepines, alcohol, or other central nervous system depressants (including street drugs) can cause severe drowsiness, decreased awareness, breathing problems, coma, and death.
  • Never give anyone else your XTAMPZA ER. They could die from taking it. Selling or giving away XTAMPZA ER is against the law.
  • Store XTAMPZA ER securely, out of sight and reach of children, and in a location not accessible by others, including visitors to the home.

Do not take XTAMPZA ER if you have:

  • severe asthma, trouble breathing, or other lung problems.
  • a bowel blockage, or have narrowing of the stomach or intestines.

Before taking XTAMPZA ER, tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of:

  • head injury, seizures
  • liver, kidney, thyroid problems
  • problems urinating
  • pancreas or gallbladder problems
  • abuse of street or prescription drugs, alcohol addiction, opioid overdose, or mental health problems

Tell your healthcare provider if you are:

  • noticing your pain getting worse. If your pain gets worse after you take XTAMPZA ER, do not take more of XTAMPZA ER without first talking to your healthcare provider. Talk to your healthcare provider if the pain you have increases, if you feel more sensitive to pain, or if you have new pain after taking XTAMPZA ER.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION ABOUT XTAMPZA ER

WARNING: SERIOUS AND LIFE-THREATENING RISKS FROM USE OF XTAMPZA ER

Addiction, Abuse, and Misuse

Because the use of XTAMPZA ER exposes patients and other users to the risks of opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse, which can lead to overdose and death, assess each patient’s risk prior to prescribing and reassess all patients regularly for the development of these behaviors or conditions.

Life-Threatening Respiratory Depression

Serious, life-threatening, or fatal respiratory depression may occur with use of XTAMPZA ER, especially during initiation or following a dosage increase. To reduce the risk of respiratory depression, proper dosing and titration of XTAMPZA ER are essential.

Accidental Ingestion

Accidental ingestion of even one dose of XTAMPZA ER, especially by children, can result in a fatal overdose of oxycodone.

Risks From Concomitant Use With Benzodiazepines or Other CNS Depressants

Concomitant use of opioids with benzodiazepines or other central nervous system (CNS) depressants, including alcohol, may result in profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death. Reserve concomitant prescribing of XTAMPZA ER and benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants for use in patients for whom alternative treatment options are inadequate.

Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS)

If opioid use is required for an extended period of time in a pregnant woman, advise the patient of the risk of NOWS, which may be life-threatening if not recognized and treated. Ensure that management by neonatology experts will be available at delivery.

Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)

Healthcare providers are strongly encouraged to complete a REMS-compliant education program and to counsel patients and caregivers on serious risks, safe use, and the importance of reading the Medication Guide with each prescription.

Cytochrome P450 3A4 Interaction

The concomitant use of XTAMPZA ER with all cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibitors may result in an increase in oxycodone plasma concentrations, which could increase or prolong adverse drug effects and may cause potentially fatal respiratory depression. In addition, discontinuation of a concomitantly used cytochrome P450 3A4 inducer may result in an increase in oxycodone plasma concentration. Regularly evaluate patients receiving XTAMPZA ER and any CYP3A4 inhibitor or inducer.

  • pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Prolonged use of XTAMPZA ER during pregnancy can cause withdrawal symptoms in your newborn baby that could be life‑threatening if not recognized and treated.
  • breastfeeding. Not recommended during treatment with XTAMPZA ER. It may harm your baby.
  • living in a household where there are small children or someone who has abused street or prescription drugs
  • taking prescription or over‑the‑counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements. Taking XTAMPZA ER with certain other medicines can cause serious side effects that could lead to death.

When taking XTAMPZA ER:

  • Do not change your dose. Take XTAMPZA ER exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Use the lowest dose possible for the shortest time needed.
  • Take your prescribed dose every 12 hours, at the same time every day. Do not take more than your prescribed dose. If you miss a dose, take your next dose at your usual time.
  • If you cannot swallow XTAMPZA ER capsules, see the detailed Instructions for Use in the Medication Guide.
  • Always take XTAMPZA ER capsules with approximately the same amount of food to ensure enough medicine is absorbed.
  • Swallow XTAMPZA ER whole. Do not snort, or inject XTAMPZA ER because this may cause you to overdose and die.
  • The contents of the XTAMPZA ER capsules may be sprinkled on soft food, sprinkled into a cup and then put directly into the mouth, or given through a nasogastric or gastrostomy tube.
  • Call your healthcare provider if the dose you are taking does not control your pain.
  • Do not stop taking XTAMPZA ER without talking to your healthcare provider.
  • Dispose of expired, unwanted or unused XTAMPZA ER by promptly flushing down the toilet, if a drug take‑back option is not readily available. Visit www.fda.gov/drugdisposal for additional information on disposal of unused medicines.

While taking XTAMPZA ER, DO NOT:

  • Drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how XTAMPZA ER affects you. XTAMPZA ER can make you sleepy, dizzy, or light‑headed.
  • Drink alcohol or use prescription or over‑the‑counter medicines that contain alcohol. Using products containing alcohol during treatment with XTAMPZA ER may cause you to overdose and die.

The possible side effects of XTAMPZA ER are:

  • constipation, nausea, sleepiness, vomiting, tiredness, headache, dizziness, and abdominal pain. Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms and they are severe.

Get emergency medical help or call 911 right away if you have:

  • trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, chest pain, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, extreme drowsiness, light‑headedness when changing positions, feeling faint, agitation, high body temperature, trouble walking, stiff muscles, or mental changes such as confusion.

These are not all the possible side effects of XTAMPZA ER. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1‑800‑FDA‑1088. For more information, go to dailymed.nlm.nih.gov.

See full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning on Addiction, Abuse and Misuse and other serious risks, and the Medication Guide accompanying this piece or at XTAMPZAER.com/PI. Speak to your healthcare provider if you have questions about XTAMPZA ER.

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