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Facts About OxyContin
OxyContin contains oxycodone, a strong narcotic pain reliever similar to morphine. OxyContin is only intended for moderate to severe pain that is present on a daily basis.
Facts About Analgesics (Painkillers)
Analgesic medications are commonly referred to as painkillers. Oxycodone is a narcotic analgesic medication.
OxyContin Abuse Targeted
OxyContin is one of the best-selling brand-name painkillers in the world, it also however, has a widespread problem of abuse and misuse. OxyContin abuse is being targeted. Of real concern is how the problem affects patients with legitimate illness who depend on the drug.
Abuse-resistant OxyContin was designed to deter opioid abuse. Has it been successful?
When Are Pain Medications Appropriate for Arthritis Patients?
Pain medications are commonly prescribed for patients struggling with arthritis pain.
Information about Oxycodone, from MedlinePlus.