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If you are in pain, a healthcare provider may prescribe a medication that contains oxycodone hydrochloride. Oxycodone is a type of opioid narcotic drug; it works to relieve pain by binding to opioid receptors throughout the body. This ingredient is also a controlled substance and has a significant potential for both physical and psychological dependence and abuse. Before your healthcare provider prescribes it, he or she will consider several factors, including the severity of your pain, other medical conditions you have, and other medications you may be taking (including non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements).
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