What Does Sa Stand For On My Oxycontin Proscription

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Asked by ouch

What Does Sa Stand For On My Oxycontin Proscription

It is a long acting med. It used to say ER, now it says SA. pharmacy told me to ask my doc. My doc said it was not on the prescription to ask my pharmacy.

Answer

The SA on OxyContin stands for sustained action or slow acting. There are more than a dozen different abbreviations used by pharmaceutical manufacturers to indicate that a medication is extended release. Personally, I wish they would settle on one or two so it wouldn't be so confusing for patients. Here's an article that will explain more about that and gives a list of some of the most common abbreviations used: Understanding Extended-Release Medications

Answered by Karen Lee Richards