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Can I use OxyContin if I am taking heart medication?

You can probably take the prescription pain medication OxyContin (oxycodone) if you're using cardiovascular drugs. But there are some important exceptions, so be sure to tell your doctor about all your medications, including cardiovascular drugs, before you start taking OxyContin. One example of the way this powerful pain medication can interact with heart drugs: OxyContin can reduce the effect of medications called diuretics, which include some types of blood pressure drugs. To protect your heart health, your doctor may need to make adjustments if you start taking OxyContin.

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