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A 55-year-old female asked:

need a doctor to prescribe and monitor my oxycontin in holden ma area does anyone know a doctor?

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Dr. Frederick Michael Elliott
Family Medicine 20 years experience
See pain specialist.: Chronic use of opiates like Oxycontin is best managed by a pain specialist. Your primary physician can help refer you or you can call your state medical board which is usually found in the phone book or online.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Is generic oxycontin a reliable substitute for the brand name drug?

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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management 20 years experience
Yes: Generics are equivalent in potency, but people report differences between generic and brand name medications.
A 48-year-old member asked:

I took an extra dose of oxycontin over a period of 3 hours. What are signs of taking too much oxycontin?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management 19 years experience
Death: Opioid overdose causes initially sedation, possibly nausea and vomiting, followed by respiratory depression and death. Someone who is tolerant of opioid medications is actually at more risk of repiratory depression and death than an opioid naive person. This is due to higher tolerance to analgesic effects of these medications compared to less tolerance for sedation and repiratory depression.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is my oxycontin dose too high?

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Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management 19 years experience
Hard to say: Hard to say without knowing the dose.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the known side effects of oxycontin?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Oxycontin: Nausea, constipation, a liking for the medication, tolerance, dependency. While Oxycontin is a good analgesic it is dangerous to use long term as it has about a 30% which is immediate release. This gives you a boost everytime you take a pill and this is bad as it leads you to like the medication, get dependent and require more frequent doses.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is a good way to quit oxycontin?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Quit oxycontin: Decrease the dose and frequency of use over time. The best is to gradually get off, make changes every 1-2 weeks until you are totally off.

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