• rey rey
    July 30, 2008
    is xanax and oxycodin the same thing?
    rey rey
    July 30, 2008

    can you substitute xanax for oxycodin?

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  • Richard G. Wirtz, Psy.D.
    Health Guide
    July 30, 2008
    Richard G. Wirtz, Psy.D.
    Health Guide
    July 30, 2008

    rey - Diana is absolutely right. If you have been taking oxycontin or oxycodone for some time and try to substitute Xanax for it you will likely start to feel uncomfortable from the withdraw of the narcotic. They are not the same thing. Don't try this without talking to your doctor.

     

    Rick Wirtz

  • Dr. Diana L Walcutt
    Health Guide
    July 30, 2008
    Dr. Diana L Walcutt
    Health Guide
    July 30, 2008

    Hi Rey:

     Xanax is a benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer, and Oxycodone is a narcotic. Two very different drugs that have two very different effects on people. You should speak with a physician about this before taking either one.

     

    Dr. Diana Walcutt

    The Stress Masters

     

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