Oxycontin is a type of opioid drug. It is a very strong pain killer and has addictive properties if not administered properly. Many addicts abuse this drug after suffering from a serious illness and not being weaned properly from the drug. This drug should only be taken under the close supervision of a physician’s medical care.
Oxycontin can be swallowed, crushed and snorted or chewed by an addict. This type of pain reliever suppresses the respiratory system. It can cause unconsciousness, extreme sedation and coma. In some cases it can cause death if not taken properly.
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