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Is it a good idea to go to sleep if i think i've overdosed on oxycontin?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine 34 years experience
NO: If you think you have overdosed get to the er immediately. Respiratory despression can result in death and falling asleep can make this more likely to happen.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Why are you typing?: If you think you have od'd on oxycontin, call 911 and get to an emergency room. If you fall asleep, it may be the last thing you ever do. Get help for your drug problem.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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