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Wednesday, July 30, 2008 rey, Community Member, asks

Q: is xanax and oxycodin the same thing?

can you substitute xanax for oxycodin?

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Dr. Diana L Walcutt, Health Guide
7/30/08 7:43pm

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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7/30/08 10:23pm

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

Desarae, Community Member
8/ 5/09 6:07pm

No they are not. Xanax is for anxiety and oxycodin is for pain.

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By rey, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/04/14, First Published: 07/30/08