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Opioid pain reliever: OxyContin is a long-acting opioid pain reliever with dosing at 8-12 hrs instead of 4-6 hrs like most other opioid meds. It can, unfortunately, be more easily abused than some & was thus the subject of some controversy a few yrs back, but I find it is an excellent medication for those w/ severe or long-term chronic pain. ...Read more
Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...Read more
If oxycontin isn't strong enough to control my pain, is there a different medication I should try?
Yes: Depending on type of pain, other non opiate meds may be a good add-on. Other answer given by a.N. Is inaccurate and dangerous on several levels. There is no maximum dose for opiates used in chronic pain such as oxycotin.Their are maximum doses for short acting or combination opiate products. However rapid increase could result in overdose. Talk to your doctor about any changes in dose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My partner has just come off oxycontin. But he has just been told he may have to go back on it unless he can find an alternative can you please help?
No: It is off the market.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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