NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Medicines Update

Oxypro® Opening Instructions

Key messages

  • Oxypro® is now the preferred oral oxycodone prolonged release preparation in NHSGGC. See previous blog for further details here.
  • Oxypro® is packaged in child-resistant blister packaging and the tablets cannot be pressed out of the blister.  
  • Problems have been reported with opening the packaging of Oxypro® and patients need to be physically able to open the blister.  

Please follow these instructions when opening the blister:

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The instructions above are included in the patient information leaflet (PIL) and this should be provided to patients. The company has also produced additional patient support materials here including a short video showing how the pack should be opened.

For health professionals, additional prescribing information is available from the company here, including the short video on how to open the packaging. There is also a link here to a printer friendly PIL.

Any safety incidents including lost or wasted tablets should be reported via DATIX.

If you require further information, email prescribing@ggc.scot.nhs.uk.


Published 21/02/2020. Medicines Update blogs are correct at the time of publication.