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Can I use OxyContin if I am taking selegiline?

Your doctor will decide whether it’s safe for you to use the pain reliever OxyContin (oxycodone) if you're taking selegiline (Emsam). OxyContin belongs to a family of drugs called opioids. Selegiline is a type of antidepressant known as a monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor. There have been reports of patients who experienced bad reactions to the combination of MAO inhibitors and opioid drugs. Give your doctor a complete list of medications you use before taking OxyContin.

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