A 20-year-old female asked:
is oxycontin actually more addictive and deadly than heroin and cocaine combined?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
51 years experience Neurology
Variable: Abuse of any of the drugs can be deadly, but cocaine is not an opioid, but rather a sympathomimetic amine which can provoke heart attacks and stokes, killing in that fashion. Heroin can cause apnea, but so can any other narcotic in sufficient dosage. All are clearly addictive.
Answered on Aug 19, 2015
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