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Can I drive while taking OxyContin?

Don't drive while taking OxyContin (oxycodone) until you know how this medication affects you. OxyContin is prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. It belongs to a class of drugs called opioid analgesics. Drowsiness and loss of muscle coordination are potential side effects of OxyContin. Since alertness and muscle coordination are essential for driving, let someone else take the wheel until you're familiar with how your body responds to OxyContin. Avoid operating heavy machinery for the same reasons.

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