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Can I use Roxicodone if I have a history of alcoholism?

If you have a history of alcoholism, your doctor may be reluctant to prescribe Roxicodone (oxycodone) for you. Roxicodone belongs to a group of pain-relieving medications called opioid analgesics. These medications can cause side effects such as drowsiness and breathing problems. Drinking alcohol while taking Roxicodone can dangerously intensify these side effects, so it's important to avoid alcohol completely while using this medication. If you have had a drinking problem in the past, your doctor may choose to prescribe a different pain reliever.

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