OxyContin tablets are intended for oral use only. The modified release tablets must be
swallowed whole, and not broken, chewed or crushed. The administration of broken, chewed or crushed modified release oxycodone tablets leads to a rapid release and absorption of a
potentially fatal dose of oxycodone. Parenteral venous injection of the tablet constituents can be expected to result in local tissue necrosis, pulmonary granulomas and serious adverse reactions which may be fatal.OxyContin is the brand name of a time-release formula of the analgesic chemical oxycodone. OxyContin, which is produced by the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma, is prescribed as a pain medication.