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OxyContin is a medication approved to treat moderate to severe pain. It is a strong narcotic painkiller that is meant only for continuous, around-the-clock pain control. This medicine comes in the form of extended-release tablets and is available by prescription only. As an opioid pain reliever, the drug produces a number of effects, including pain relief, cough suppression, slowing of the digestive tract, and physical dependence.
- Pain relief
- Cough suppression
- Decreased breathing (slow or shallow breathing)
- Certain changes in the circulatory system
- Slowing of the digestive tract
- Release of histamine (which often causes itching)
- Physical dependence.