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What should I know about OxyContin before taking it?

OxyContin can make you drowsy and affect your ability to drive, operate machinery or participate in other activities that might be hazardous. The drug can also make you feel lightheaded or dizzy if you stand up too quickly after you have been lying down. Taking your time while getting up after lying down can help ease these reactions. OxyContin can react with alcoholic beverages in a dangerous way, so you should talk to your doctor about how to use alcohol safely while taking this medication. OxyContin can be habit-forming. Speak to your doctor about risks and safety before starting this medication.

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