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Who should take OxyContin?

Only people who need pain management 24 hours a day should take OxyContin. It should be prescribed only for moderate to severe pain that is long-lasting and continuous. In addition, because OxyContin can be habit-forming, it should only be given to people who can tolerate narcotic medication (also known as opiates).

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