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Can I use OxyContin if I am taking tranylcypromine?

Doctors generally do not prescribe OxyContin (oxycodone) to patients who are taking tranylcypromine (Parnate). OxyContin is a prescription pain reliever that belongs to a group of medications called opioids. Tranylcypromine is an antidepressant that is typically prescribed to people with severe depression that hasn't responded to therapy. There have been reports that tranylcypromine exaggerates the effects of opioid drugs, which could cause serious side effects. Tell your doctor about all drugs you take before using OxyContin.

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