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oxycodone hydrochloride (oxycontin)

available over the counter: no

uses: moderate to severe pain

mechanism of action: acts on spinal cord and brain

side effects

  • common: dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, constipation, itching
  • less common: foot swelling, sweating, euphoria, urinary retention

concerns: tell your doctor or dentist before undergoing surgery


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