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Can I use OxyContin if I am taking naloxone?

Your doctor will administer the drug naloxone only if you have taken too much OxyContin (oxycodone) or overdosed on a related medication. OxyContin is a pain reliever that belongs to a class of drugs called opioid analgesics. Exceeding the recommended dose of OxyContin or any other opioid drug can cause serious side effects, including breathing difficulty, unconsciousness and even death. Naloxone and other related drugs can reverse these side effects by blocking the activity of opioids.

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