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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Oxycontin (Definition)

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


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Oxycontin neo doesn't work, what could?

Oxycontin neo doesn't work, what could?

Work for what??: If you are taking it properly - swallowed whole as directed - it gets the same serum drug levels as any other form of oxycodone. If you are tampering with it in an effort to snort or inject it, it turns into a gel and inactivates the oxycodone. Opioids do not work for all kinds of pain (neuropathy is particularly resistant), and it depends on the dose prescribed. Talk to prescriber or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: oxycontin?

Please describe the medication: oxycontin?

See below: Oxycontin (oxycodone) is a opioid pain reliever similar to morphine. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Oxycontin is used to treat moderate to severe pain that is expected to last for an extended period of time. Oxycontin is used for around-the-clock treatment of pain. ...Read more

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Could i get my cdl being on perscribed oxycontin?

I don't think so: whether prescribed or not, chronic opioid therapy has effects on many things needed for driving, and while regular drivers licenses are not a problem, a commercial license may well be. It may depend on the state. Usually there is a booklet available from each state regarding their requirements, and I would start with getting and reviewing that. Talk to your prescribing physician and get a letter ...Read more

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Is oxycontin addictive?

Is oxycontin addictive?

Oxycontin: Absolutely. There is no question....It is possible, even easy to get addicted to oxycontin. These drugs are intended for short term use because of their addictive qualities. ...Read more

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Is oxycontin withdrawal painful?

Is oxycontin withdrawal painful?

Yes: You may experience moderate to severe stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, cold sweats, headaches. You should not stop medication cold turkey. ...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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Is OxyContin or hydromorphine stronger?

Which is stronger?: Neither hydromorphone (dilaudid) nor OxyContin (oxycodone) is "stronger". "Stronger" effect depends on the dose of the med in equivalents. I notice ur med list includes both of these drugs and lorazepam, a benzodiazepine. All of these meds can cause addiction & all are respiratory depressants. Effects will be additive if taken 2gether. Talk 2 ur doc abt the right medication choices for you. ...Read more

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Will exalgo work better than oxycontin?

Depends: on what is causing the pain, and the dose of either drug. In equivalent doses, all opioids work about the same, and differ mainly in side effects. Hydromorphone is much more potent than oxycodone, but that doesn't mean it is "better" or "stronger." 2 mg of hydrocodone is roughly equivalent to 10 mg of oxycodone when taken by mouth. Your pain specialist and pharmacist can better answer this. ...Read more

Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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