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What is the definition or description of: Oxycontin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Oxycontin allergy?

Oxycontin Allergy: OxyContin (oxycodone) is an opioid pain reliever. Allergic reactions to medications could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Allergy to oxycontin? Is that possible? How do you know? Could a person be allergic to all opioids?

Allergy to oxycontin? Is that possible? How do you know? Could a person be allergic to all opioids?

Opioids: Opioids can cause release of histamine in the skin and cause itching and hives, so anything related to them can cause such a reaction and it is usually managed by premedicating with an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if an opioid is necessary. ...Read more

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What is a good way to quit oxycontin?

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. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about oxycontin?

What can you tell me about oxycontin?

Oxycontin: Is a time released long acting formulation of the narcotic oxycodone. It is reserved for those who have a tolerance to opiates and are not opioid naive. It is used for more severe pain and is a schedule 2 drug and can only be written at most for a 30 day prescription with no refills. It is a moderately addictive drug and care should be used with this drug. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my man is using oxycontin?

How can I tell if my man is using oxycontin?

Ask: Ask him. And, if you aren't satisfied with his answer, ask him to do a urine test. ...Read more

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What to do if I don't want hydros. I want oxycontin or oxy codone. Any tips or tricks?

What to do if I don't want hydros. I want oxycontin or oxy codone. Any tips or tricks?

Opiates: Hello, only suggestion anyone here can give you is to get help. We are not here in order for people to procure drugs except for legitimate reasons. If you are having severe pain you need to be able to negotiate and work with some physician. That may be a difficult task to find someone you can work with. Otherwise if you're addicted to these medications please get help. ...Read more

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Is oxycontin the same as heroin?

Is oxycontin the same as heroin?

No: They are different chemicals but both are addictive. Oxycontin is legal by presription and heroin is illegal. ...Read more

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What does smoking oxycontin do to you?

What does smoking oxycontin do to you?

Many things: Oxycodone, when smoked, gets into the body (and the brain) very quickly, within seconds. It has a greater chance of producing overdose, and can cause physical dependence and addiction more quickly when smoked than when taken by mouth, but both routes of administration will cause addiction. It is not good for the lungs or heart either, since many impurities present in the smoke are toxic. ...Read more

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What are the known side effects of oxycontin?

What are the known side effects of oxycontin?

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. ...Read more

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Is 60mg of morphine equal to 60mg of oxycontin?

Is 60mg of morphine equal to 60mg of oxycontin?

No: The common conversion is that oxycodone is about one and a half times as strong as morphine. 150 mg of morphine would be expected to supply the same pain amelioration as 100 mg of oxycodone. ...Read more

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Please describe the next stongest pain killer after oxycontin 80mg?

Please describe the next stongest pain killer after oxycontin 80mg?

What are we treating: First we need to understand what are we treating. Increasing the dose is not always a solution, ovation of medication may be ale o decree the dose and provide efficacy ...Read more

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What symptoms make you suspicious of oxycontin addiction?

What symptoms make you suspicious of oxycontin addiction?

Abuse: Addiction is elevated narcotic abuse that becomes a craving, with compulsive need to use opioids and often self-destructive behavior. ...Read more

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What are some facts to keep in mind when taking oxycontin?

What are some facts to keep in mind when taking oxycontin?

Be vigilant: Oxycontin - oxycodone is a chemical name. It is prepared in an extended release form. It is a schedule ii drug accdg. To dea schedule/ it is a potent opioid indicated for moderate to severe pain. Like any potent opioids the side effects are similar. There is potential for physical dependence, euphoria, gastrointestinal side effects like nausea, constipation, respiratory depression is a risk. ...Read more

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What are the differences between fentanyl patches and oxycontin?

What are the differences between fentanyl patches and oxycontin?

Half-life & delivery: Both are opioids but stay in your body for different lengths of time (half-life) and, of course differ in their delivery (oral versus patch). ...Read more

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What are possible reasons that my dr wants me to get on oxycontin instead of hydrocodone?

See below: Hydrocodone is only available as a short acting medication which lasts 4-6 hours. Oxycontin is time release and will last 8-12 hours. ...Read more

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Does OxyContin cause weight gain?

Does OxyContin cause weight gain?

It may: Although the effect is small, all opiods have a tendency for weight gain. This is cased both by direct hypothalamic effects as well as "carb coping" due to mild withdrawal. Naltrexone, an opioid blocked, is known to lead to weight loss. ...Read more

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Can you mix oxycodone with oxycontin? 10mg each

Can you mix oxycodone with oxycontin? 10mg each

Why?: They are both narcotics. Although one is suppose to be longer acting, the action is variable and all you are doing is adding one narcotic to another and increasing the risk of overdose. I would leave the prescribing and directions to your doctor.
In the state of fl, there are about 3 deaths a day, due to overdoses, for this very reason. ...Read more

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Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

One that works: Which ever works is the best. Avinza (morphine) is a once per day medication while Oxycontin is a 2-3 time per day medication. Side effects are similar with the exception of maybe a little more itching with avinza (morphine). ...Read more

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Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

Which is better oxycontin or avinza (morphine)?

Avinza (morphine): Avinza (morphine) is long acting and once day. Hence it is better as you do not have peaks and troughs. Oxycontin is touted as being designed as q 12 hrs but it usually ends up as a q 8hrs or even a q 6 hrs. It is highly addictive for this reason. This is due to an immediate 30% release portion in each tablet so you get a boost every time you take it - not good for a long acting medication. ...Read more

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What effects does OxyContin have on a males sex drive?

What effects does OxyContin have on a males sex drive?

OxyContin effects: OxyContin is an Opioid and is used to treat moderate to severe pain that is expected to last for an extended period of time.
It can lower Testosterone levels, and contribute to low libido and difficulty with orgasm.
Taking SSRI medication for Depression may cause decreased sex drive and difficulty reaching an orgasm.
See your Physician for Diagnosis of pain, discuss OxyContin effects; Therapy. ...Read more

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What is the difference between oxycontin and oxycodone?

Immediate vs Extend: Oxycodone immediate release (roxicodone (oxycodone) and oxyceta) is short acting and used for breakthrough pain. Oxycodone controlled release (oxycontin) is longer acting and it works over many hours. The exact dosage of this controlled substance needs to be determined by the prescriber. ...Read more

Oxycontin Allergy (Definition)

OxyContin (oxycodone) is an opioid pain reliever. Allergic reactions to medications could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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Oxycontin (Definition)

Treats moderate to severe pain. Rapid-release oxycodone is a narcotic that is used ...Read more