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I take oxycontin because I have rheumatoid artritis. Is that ok?

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Dr. Gray Barrow
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: OxyContin not always addicting

Oxycontin doesn't always cause or lead to addiction but does cause physical dependence.

In brief: OxyContin not always addicting

Oxycontin doesn't always cause or lead to addiction but does cause physical dependence.
Dr. Gray Barrow
Dr. Gray Barrow
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Dr. David Tambor
Pain Management

In brief: Possibly

Oxycontin is a narcotic pain killer. It will not reduce the inflammation associated with your RA and is strictly palliative.
Long term use does lead to addiction, so, check with your md to see if there is an ant inflammatory alternative that might work better

In brief: Possibly

Oxycontin is a narcotic pain killer. It will not reduce the inflammation associated with your RA and is strictly palliative.
Long term use does lead to addiction, so, check with your md to see if there is an ant inflammatory alternative that might work better
Dr. David Tambor
Dr. David Tambor
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